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Korg Nano Kontrol 2 Control Surface

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13 minutes ago, PulseStar said:

Hi Everyone........I am a very long time user of Cakewalk/Sonar but have only just started trying to use the NanoKontrol2 to control various VST's.  I have no trouble with using it with CbB but as soon as I go into CC mode I start to pull what's left of my hair out.  I have been using the Act controller and can assign all Rotary's and faders (8 of each)  in Learn mode but the trouble starts when I try to use Act Learn to assign Vst functions to Nano Sliders and Rotaries.  Sometimes it works and other times it dosen't.  I've even had one fader controlling 5 parameters even though they have different CC numbers. Anyone got any infomation that might help?

 

http://msmcleod.co.uk/cakewalk/C4Mapper.zip        Is this the answer?          Thanks for any help.

Cakewalk doesn't easily support swapping between Mackie and ACT mode on the same device. Not only do you need to change the nanoKONTROL 2 into CC mode, you also have to remove the Mackie Control surface in Preferences->Control Surfaces, then replace it with an ACT one.

C4Mapper will partially help, as it will allow you to order the VST parameters. However, by default the Mackie uses the rotary pots for VST parameters, while leaving the faders controlling the track volume. The Mackie does have a "flip" mode that allows you to use the faders instead, but there's no button on the nanoKONTROL 2 to enter this mode.

I've recently got a Presonus Faderport 16, which has similar issues as there's only one VPot which acts on the currently selected channel.

I'll have a think about how best to address this. If you're using the synth edit shortcuts below, it already forces it into "edit" mode. An option to force flip mode might be the answer for those who want to use the faders rather than the rotaries. Although you won't be able to use both rotaries and faders, you can easily switch to each bank of 8 parameters.

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Hello there, I will chime here after doing a search for my problem, as I see the author of the MMcl controller protocol is around. Hope I can get some directions to make a Samson Graphite 49 work on CbB , either using the Mackie Control ( Graphite supports it) , CbB native ACT , Mackie Control-MMcL or AZ Controller. 

I have been struggling with this for a couple of days with no luck, I thought it was second nature, because this worked on Logic, Ableton Demo, Studio One and Digital Performer very easy in the studio where we use DP as the main DAW. I went CbB for my home use, and it worked well with an Alesis Q49 but I bought Graphite to replace it, it has mapping presets for nearly every DAW , but cant make Cakewalk   work with it, have tried all other presets, same result. Worth noting the controller uses channel 1 for MIDI activity and channel 5 for remote functions, this  remote is not seen by CbB, I have tried different configs with no luck.

Thank you very much for any advice. 

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Hi there, i have also Nano Kontrol 2 in CC-Mode.

Is there any step-by-step guide or video tutorial. I can't follow where is to setup what. I have "MMcLMackieControlSetup.zip" installed.

On VST Plugins MIDI-Learn CC with faders, etc, works with NK2, but how to assign transport Button, Play, Record,  Stop, Marker Left, Right, etc. to my Nano Kontrol 2 CC ?

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I have found a Guide that is very good - thanks for this:
https://www.mslinn.com/sites/mike/studio/instruments/Korg/nano/nanoKontrol/instructions.html

Now i have only Problems in "KONTAKT"  -  on an Instrument Library perhaps there are default mappings to CC 21, CC 22 and CC 23, it doesn't work with my CC 21 etc.

In the Spitfire Engine for example every default CC mapping works promptly with Nano Kontrol 2.

Do you have to "Learn" every "KONTAKT"-Library or is there a general Setting for this? 

 

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On 6/22/2020 at 1:21 PM, Roland-Music said:

Hi there, i have also Nano Kontrol 2 in CC-Mode.

Is there any step-by-step guide or video tutorial. I can't follow where is to setup what. I have "MMcLMackieControlSetup.zip" installed.

On VST Plugins MIDI-Learn CC with faders, etc, works with NK2, but how to assign transport Button, Play, Record,  Stop, Marker Left, Right, etc. to my Nano Kontrol 2 CC ?

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Mackie produced 3 control surface products as part of the MCU range:
- The Mackie Control Universal [MCU] ( MackieControl )
- The Mackie Extender ( Mackie Control XT )
- The Mackie C4 ( Mackie Control C4 )

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The nanoKONTROL is designed to emulate the MCU - it won't work as a C4 as the C4 is a completely different device.

Also, you shouldn't need to use the MMcL version of the Mackie Control any more (unless you want to run several independent Mackie Controllers*) - all my changes are now in the official Cakewalk version.

*By independent I mean controllers that are not running as an integrated group - the ones in the picture above are NOT running independently, but as a group.

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