Summary: I was looking for a budget pad controller and found something i can use anywhere as well I cannot say how well these things will hold up over heavy use; i am looking into something better thean the bubble-wrap sleeve to for transport - maybe a customized 13" foam shell
Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reasonably priced, Versatile
Summary: Before you consider purchasing the Nano Pad check out Abe's pricing on the Korg Nano Bundle it's worth it! Actually, I was thinking of a Nano Key but in my googling I found a you tube video of a demonstration of the Nano Pad by Ean Golden. I'll try to post vid if I can but if not: A simple web search for "Ean Golden will rock you" should make it #1 & 2. BTW Abe's has the best price especially for the bundle.
Summary: I use all 3 nano products with ableton along with a korg zero 8 and a korg pad kontrol only weakness I've found in the nano is when trying to map mutiple controls to the kaos pad, other than that works great!
Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Powerful, Versatile
Summary: So far I've used the nanoPad for music production, both sampled and orginal composition, and for scratching (via a custom setup in FL Studio). I am overall pleased with this very compact device.It's very much like its older brother -- the Korg PadKontrol. Key differences: I think the nano actually has better pads than its predecessor, and they are definatly more sensitive (of which is didnt really like at first, but after getting used to the sensitivity and being careful...
Pros: Durable, Easy installation, Easy To Use, Inexspensive, Low Latency, Powerful, Quality PadsButtons, Versatile, Wide range compatablity
Cons: No direct scene select, Undesired paint finish
Summary: This is most certainly a sweet little midi controller. Korg packages it with easy to use product specific software that makes it easy to program right out of the box. You can set this up so it essentially has 48 different pads due to the four scenes it has. Notes and Midi controller commands can be assigned to each pad, and the touch pad can also be assigned controls as per the x axis, y axis, and touch on off.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: I use the Korg Nano series mainly for production. It gives you free rein with the programmable keys, I think you can pretty much do anything with it already. Best used with Ableton and/or Traktor, the Korg Nano series can suit your DJ needs (especially the Nano Pad), too. Best thing about this piece of equipment is that it seems very durable, sleek, and pretty.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: Great deals, very compact in size. I like the color. Easy to use. Cant compare with high-end midi controller but good enough for small gig and on tours. The materials are just cheap. I kinda like it and suit my purpose. Just have fun..
Summary: It's just good to bring those to the small live performance or when you have no choice like you are on a tour, I would recommend it. It's really light so I don't feel heavy to bring all of them to anywhere. The price is also good for 3 different kits.