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Can Logic 10.7.4 be controlled by a Korg Nanokontrol Studio any more?


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Hi folks

I've just spent the last couple of hours trying to get my Korg Nanokontrol Studio to talk to Logic 10.7.4 to no avail. Is it still possible or not? I notice it's absent from logic-pro-control-surfaces-support-guide.pdf

It's visible in Preferences -> MIDI -> Inputs, but not in Preferences -> Control Surfaces

All I want to do for now is control the volume faders.




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Hi David. Thanks for the reply.

I was hoping I might not have to use that.

I have it installed. I've attempted to set volume on track 1 and 2 which I thought was CC#7 from your list on this forum (7 Channel Volume (MSB)). I can see MIDI going in but it doesn't move the fader.

Where can I find a complete list? Is it a standard MIDI CC list?


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There's no standard MIDI list, no, other than the possibility of using MIDI CC#7 to control the volume of the selected track only: either you use the plug-in and then you shouldn't have to do anything other than going through the plug-in manual, or you make your assignments manually. 

What is your goal exactly? Control the volume faders of 8 specific channel strips in your Logic Mixer? 

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I don't think the plugin nanoKONTROL_Studio_CSPlugIn_0101 works any more in Logic perhaps since about v10.4 and it doesn't seem to be supported any more, so it looks like I'll have to use the Korg Kontrol Editor.

My goal is, to begin with, to get Logic to recognize the volume changes. If that works I'll try other stuff.

Using MIDI monitor I can see that it is now sending the correct CC, but Logic doesn't appear to want to recognize it though, as I said, I can see stuff happening in the beats display at the top of the arrangement window.

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3 minutes ago, Koofarapoliphenol said:

Yes, the goal is to control the volume faders of 8 specific channel strips in the Logic Mixer.

Ok then you can do it manually:

  1. Make sure one of the channel strips you do NOT intend to assign is selected,
  2. Click the fader of a channel strip,
  3. Choose Logic Pro > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for "Volume",
  4. Move a fader on the controller,
  5. Repeat 7 more times to assign the remaining 7 faders. 
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Thank you. That seemed to work.

Why did I have to select a channel strip that I wasn't intending to assign? So I didn't write any unwanted data on the track?

A rather strange thing that happened after I'd assigned all the faders. I unselected "Learn Assignment for Volume" from the top menu, but then when I used the fader on my Nanokontrol to record volume changes on any track the faders were assigned to,  the Control Assignments windows pops open and sometimes I can't close it. I have to quit Logic to get rid of it. Any idea what's going on there?

Am I right in thinking that this Learn Assignment process is relying on the unsupported nanoKONTROL_Studio_CSPlugIn_0101?

Would I be able to do what I want without that plugin, by using only the Korg Kontrol Editor?

As you can see, I'm still quite foggy about what's going on here.

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1 hour ago, Koofarapoliphenol said:

Why did I have to select a channel strip that I wasn't intending to assign?

Because otherwise, the assignment you're making to the selected track follows the selection - so that if you select another track, the knob now controls that track instead of the original. 

No, the Learn Assignment process is independent of the plug-in so you may want to uninstall that plug-in to make sure there's no conflict. You don't even need the Korg Kontrol Editor for this, just do the assignments in Logic Pro and you should be fine. 

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OK, that makes sense.

I'll uninstall the plugin. It's obviously very buggy with the most recent version of Logic.

Uninstalled, but every time I move the fader, the Controller Assignments window opens.

Deleted any Parameter that was Open Parameter Assignments and nothing about Volume.

Now only the track I originally moved works, not the tracks I want to control. I probably shouldn't have deleted all the stuff I did.

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This is a little head- stretching for me at the moment, but I think it's working. When I select a channel strip/track, the fader works. I had to delete a load of stuff that was opening the Controller Assignments window. Now it doesn't.

Now I have 1 assignment for volume and nothing else, which I'm guessing is the one that controls all the tracks when selected.

I have the feeling that it could be the start of a long journey, but for now, this is fine.

I didn't need the control plugin or the Korg Kontrol Editor for what I wanted to do. If only I'd known that before. No matter, I might have learned something.

Thank you David for guiding me through that.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hello! I've had the same problem. I did the same thing with the volume and balance knobs and it worked perfect, but I'd like to know if there's a way that the scroll wheel works properly along with the play, stop, record and rewind buttons. Also mute, solo, rec and select buttons only work as long as I keep them pressed. Is there any way that I can configure this to use it how it's intended to be used?
Thanks in advanced!

EDIT: I already managed to set to work properly almost every button and fader, I just can't get to work Mute, Solo, Rec, Select buttons and the jog wheel. Any advice for this?

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