1. Download and install Korg Control Editor/Korg USB-MIDI Driver:
2. Restart the computer. Make sure Cubase is completely closed.
3. Connect the supplied USB cable to the NanoKontrol 2, but do not connect it to the computer yet.
4. While simultaneously holding the "Set" and "<<" buttons on the NanoKontrol 2, connect the supplied USB cable to the computer. Release the buttons after the "<<" button stops flashing red (takes a few seconds).
Note: each DAW has its own special combination of buttons to press and other steps to perform. See the owner's manual if needed: https://www.korg.com/us/support/downloa ... /159/1912/
5. Start Cubase.
6. In the top tool bar, click "Studio" then click "Studio Setup."
7. Click the MIDI folder, then click "MIDI Port Setup." For the "Nano Kontrol2 Slider/Knob", uncheck the box under "In All MIDI Inputs"
8. Click "+" on the top left of the Studio Setup window and click "Mackie Control"
9. In the Mackie Control settings, set MIDI input and output to the "Nano Kontrol2 Slider/Knob"
10. Click apply, click ok, then exit the Studio Setup.
Default Korg NanoKontrol 2 assignments:
Marker created at current time position*
Skip to previous marker
Skip to next marker
Action - Mix Console
Shift channel selection left**
Shift channel selection right**
* To view markers, right click in the track area of the Project Zone window, then click "Add marker track"
** Selected mix console channels are indicated by the thin white lines above the track names toward the bottom of the the mix console. Eight channels are selected at a given time.
Comment: After configuring the Korg NanoKontrol2, I ran into one issue where my main MIDI keyboard was not triggering any notes in Cubase, even though the MIDI activity meter was responding in Cubase. What I did to fix this was the following:
1. Exit Cubase completely.
2. Open the Korg NanoKontrol Editor and open the NanoKontrol2 edit page.
3. Click the --- in the top left corner of the NanoKontrol2 image and change the global MIDI channel to "2" or greater (maybe depending on how many MIDI devices you have?). Note that the Control Mode should be set to your specific DAW and LED mode to "external."
4. Click "Communication" in the tool bar, then "write scene data."
5. Exit the editor and start Cubase. The MIDI keyboard should work again as normal.
Oddly enough, if I repeat this and change the global MIDI channel back to 1, it works again as normal. I don't know the cause of this.