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Using Korg NanoKontrol Studio for audio with Premiere Pro 14.1.0

Community Beginner ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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Hey everyone,

 

Having some issues here. I found a tutorial on YouTube where a guy was able to get Korg's NanoKontrol Studio mobile MIDI controller to work as an audio mixer control surface inside Premiere. The process seemed straightforward, so I went ahead and ordered one.

 

Once I have the controller booted up in Mackie mode (set + rec button + turn on), I go into my control surface preferences, where "Mackie" is listed under Device Class. I click on it, and click the edit button under the window. Then I click settings on the window that pops up, then I click Mackie Control, then Edit, and under MIDI input and output devices, the NanoKontrol Studio is listed. So it seems that Premiere is recognizing it.

 

Only it doesn't control anything. The jog wheel doesn't work, nor do the faders or pan knobs. Not sure what I'm missing here. 

 

 

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May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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I use the Tangent Elements and Ripple control surfaces. They both have an option I need to have set in the Preferences for the control unit similar to the one for Mackie devices.

 

But they also have a control software from Tangent that sets what the controls do within Premiere. Does he mention anything like that? Is there a Korg software app that controls mapping of Korg controls to applications?

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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There is a Korg Control app and I believe that's what it's used for, but he doesn't mention it in the video as being necessary for setup.

 

 

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Community Expert ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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I'd check that app though, and maybe communicate with the YouTube guy or something. I get so ticked at so many of these things because I'll try something and can't get it to work. Finally chase someone down about it, and they'll say "Oh, well, you have to do this and set that to Y but everyone know's that".

 

Right.

 

Neil

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020

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Hi Neil!

Followed your problem - because I have the same. Saw the YT-video how "easy" the installation process can be, ordered it - and nothing.

Can you please tell me, and maybe others as well, what you did to make it work? What apps or button combinations you had to press to make this thing work?

 

Thanks so much for your help!

 

Christian

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Community Expert ,
Jun 16, 2020 Jun 16, 2020

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Christian,.

 

As noted in my reply, I've got the Tangent control panels, Elements and little Ripple. I don't have any Korg gear.

 

I think to get information on how that Korg could work with Premiere, you would need to communicate directly with Korg about it.

 

Neil

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New Here ,
Dec 03, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

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Hello, I also saw teh video where he gives teh magic key commands THEN I read the manual -- when you start up the nanokontrol press SCENE and marker SET buttons. Now it's working and I am happy!

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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Hey! Are you on Mac or Windows? If Mac what version of OS and Premiere are you using?

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Guide ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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The video below is for the nanokontrol 2. It might help give some ideas to get basic funtionality.


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Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2020 Dec 04, 2020

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So this is confirmed to be a Mac/Windows dilemma. I'm on OS Catalina and the panel doesn't work with Premiere, but both this guy and the one in the inital video I mentioned were Windows users, and they're able to use it without issues.

 

Korg support also got back to me and said that the panel's USB MIDI driver is not compatible with the current version of Catalina. 

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Guide ,
Dec 05, 2020 Dec 05, 2020

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If Korg said it will not work than it will not work. Can you get a refund?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 05, 2020 Dec 05, 2020

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Well, the big question mark now (waiting to hear back) is that they seem to imply that there's a workaround. Here's a direct quote from their email to me:

 

"Unfortunately the Korg USB MIDI driver is still not compatible with Catalina version 10.15. However, you can still use the nanoKontrol Studio with Apple’s USB MIDI Driver by removing the installed KORG USB MIDI Driver. Please reference the following link for more information: https://www.korg.com/news/2019/112902"

 

So I've run the uninstaller attached to this link and done what they suggest, but the controller is still not working with Premiere. Given the wording of their email and the OS issue, I can't tell if it's actually supposed to work or not.

 

Would consider a refund but I've had it for months and been using it quite regularly with Logic Pro X for music mixing and automation, where it works just fine. Might not be worth all this hassle at the end of the day

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New Here ,
Aug 30, 2021 Aug 30, 2021

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Hi - did you ever get this to work in premiere on your Mac? If so - love to know the steps.

thanks. 

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Guide ,
Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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When you start up the nanokontrol press SCENE and marker SET buttons

 

Make sure you have added a Mackie Control instance in Control Surfaces in PP's Preferences

 

Works like a charm. A friend let me play with his Korg so I am experimenting. Super easy to set up and assign shortcut keys

 

Stable on Big Sur and Monterey

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Aug 31, 2021 Aug 31, 2021

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SoundW0rm93 what is the latest with yoru KORG  NanoKontrol Studio???

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