Korg nanoSeries controllers now available in black

Back in black: the three Korg nanoSeries devices.
Back in black: the three Korg nanoSeries devices.

Korg's original nanoSeries controllers may only just have hit the shelves, but the company has already added to the range by making the nanoKEY, nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL available in black.

As previously reported, these diminutive USB controllers are designed for laptop users who want to be able to make music anywhere.

The nanoKEY is a low-profile 25-note keyboard; the nanoPAD puts 12 trigger pads and an X/Y pad under your hands; and the nanoKONTROL is a mini mixer with nine faders, nine knobs and 18 switches.

The black versions will most likely appeal to owners of darker-hued laptops, though unluckily for Korg, they're set to be released just as Apple discontinues its black MacBook (with which the devices would surely look rather good).

Specs for these models are exactly the same as for the original nanoSeries devices - we gave you our first impressions of these in an exclusive hands-on test.

Prices are £42 for the nanoKEY and £49 each for the nanoPAD and nanoKONTROL. Expect to see the black versions in shops in December.

Full spec details are available on the Korg website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.