How to use Korg's NanoKontrol with ableton live?

the NanoKontrol is not on the list of plug-in devices......how do I get my NanoKontrol to work with ableton live?  I have a couple of other midi controllers that I would like to buy, but are not on the approved list of plug-in devices.....

 

Thanks for your help everyone!

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tbroad2135 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Warrior Bob
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    That list is just for devices that Ableton has built mappings for. You can use any MIDI device whether it's on the list or not, you just won't get the automatic mappings. But if you go into MIDI preferences and enable "remote" for your NanoKontrol, you can use the Ableton MIDI Mapping feature (the "MIDI" button in the upper right) to build quick mappings from any control on the NanoKontrol to most any knob or slider in Live.

    I use a NanoKontrol with Live in this manner and it works great.

    If you want automatic mappings, you CAN write your own custom script for your controller. I've never done it myself, but I believe they're called "user remote scripts" and information can be found on the Ableton forum or at various tutorial sites.

    2 years ago | 2 comments
  • msepsis
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    go here: http://www.korg.co.uk/support/downloads/nano_dl.php

    and download the korgnano_live.zip template. You then can load the resulting unzipped template file to the nanokontrol via korg's kontrol editor.  

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • cygnal
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    Uhm, if you read the spreadout manual  for the NanoKontrol, you will find that you can use NanoKontrol with the "MackieControl" surface template in Live.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • groovebox
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    Am afraid the above is not clear enough... The Kontrol Editor is looking for a different file extension to upload to the NanoPad2...??

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • cygnal
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    After little fiddling, I'd go for what WB mentioned above: user remote scripts.

     

    First, you need to select the CC mode inside the Kontrol Editor, to be able to assign CC numbers yourself.

    Then make a user remote script. The script will add a Control Surface entry to Live's preferences. The scripts must reside in the installation directory, for example here is what the path to my own script looks like:

    "C:\Users\*username*\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live 8.x.x\Preferences\User Remote Scripts\nanoKONTROL_DJ\UserConfiguration.txt"

    You'll have to create the last folder yourself, and copy the sample script file from the parent directory. Then edit it. There are instructions inside, but the principle is simple:

    You assign CC numbers from the KontrolEditor to different "logical" controls that are available. Be careful of the channel numbers, they start from 0 in the script.

    You don't have to assign all, the most important are the "Encoders" which allow you to control the parameters of any device that is selected.

    When you're done with the script, the script will appear as a control surface in Live, just select it in the MIDI preferences (it will probably be at the bottom) and set the input and output to NanoKontrol. Then enable the Track and Remote buttons below...

     

    That's it

    6 months ago | 0 comments
  • groovebox
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    Still this makes no sense... and does not work.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • cygnal
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    On Windows, which is what I am using, the extension for nanoKontrol templates is .nktrl2_data.

    By default, Kontrol Editor installs custom icon for this extension.

     

     

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • DJkloudlit
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    So i know this question is super old but I had the same issue and have a great fix for it!

    For Macs

    Live>Preferences>Midi/Synch

    don't worry about control surface or in/out,  scroll down to where it says midi ports it should have the nano pad as an in and out already, simply turn on track and synch for both nano pad in and nano pad out.

    close your preferences window

    load up a rack

    jam away, you might need to reconfigure the rack in ableton or change the scene on your nano pad.

    same thing for nanokontrol2  

    Hope this helps anyone who had the same problem, especially sense nothing anyone has posted works at all. 

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • jotalink
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    Guys anorher question: can I use two or more nanokontrols to control ableton live? or is ableton limited to recognize and manage only one at the same time? anyone tried this? thank you

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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