Korg nanoKONTROL2 - Black by AL_4224
The nanoKONTROL 2 is a fantastic little midi controller for getting some hands on control over your DAW. Yes its small and a little fiddly, but no-one should be complaining when you consider it only costs £45.
-Transport controls are very useful, and I find myself reaching for them all the time. Much nicer to use than a computer keyboard or mouse.
-Faders work nicely, and don't feel as flimsy as they look. However fader travel is a little short and this limits their usefulness for some applications.
-Knobs work nicely too, and they gave a finer level of control than I expected.
-Solo, mute, record buttons for each track are great too.
-Gives control over 8 tracks, which Is just what you need when starting out. However a fader for the master channel as on the first version wouldn't go amiss.
-"Plug and Play" compatability for most setups. No need to install any drivers. Some very basic setup may be required within your DAW.
-Oh and the black version looks very neat with its red lighted buttons. Overall design is sleek and clean, very nice.