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NanoKontrol with Hardware synth ? Desktop Synthesizers
Old 1st September 2011
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NanoKontrol with Hardware synth ?

I have a Nanokontrol that i use most of the time with Ableton Live.
It's great, and the knobfiesta + miniprice makes me wish i could use it with a knobless hardware expander as an hardware controller (like a PG200 for the JX-8P !).
But the unit is usb-powered and doesn't come with a midi connection (only a USB connection).
Would it work if i plugged the USB cable into a USB> MIDI cable, so i wouldn't have to power ON my computer to use it with my hardware synth ?
(i don't know if i'm clear enough ?)

Thank you for any tip, hint or experience sharing
Old 1st September 2011
your expander will not give power supply to your nano control imo :<
Old 1st September 2011
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Yes, this is what i fear.
I'm lookeingr forward to see if some braveheart, fearless midi usb knights dared to try despite the obvious "it will fail" feeling
Old 1st September 2011
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Try this:
Kenton MIDI USB Host
Old 1st September 2011
Gear Maniac
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Twice the price of my Nanokontrol, but right up what i need
Old 2nd September 2011
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True true, at least it's a useful adapter that will probably outlive your nanocontrol for many years, plus will help out if you decide to upgrade. I'd be super interested to see a review of this thing.
Old 2nd February 2017
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Im also wondering If I could control my Hardware Synth Module ( That I use for Live performance with a Midi Keyboard) which has Midi In & Out with Korg Nanokontrol 2 ??
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