Korg nanoPad + Live BeatRepeater tutorial
Quick tutorial to show how to configure the nanoPad to drive a BeatRepeater in Ableton Live.
First set up the nanoPad.
Open the Korg Kontrol Editor, select a Scene and set up all the buttons to have the same CC, behavior set to Momentary and Off value to 0. Then set the On value for the first button to 1 and for each button set the On value to be the value of the previous button + 10. For example:
Pad 1 – 1
Pad 2 – 10
Pad 3 – 20
and so on. What we’re doing here is to treat the buttons as a quantized knob. Save the scene data set if you want ( backups are good ), then write it to your nanoPad with “Communication/Write Scene Data”. Let’s setup Live.
Open Live. In “Preferences/MIDI Sync” ensure you have the “Remote” button set to ON for the Input of Korg nanoPad. Put a BeatRepeater on a Track and set:
- Chance: 0%
- Gate: 1 Bar
- Mix type: Ins
Start the MIDI mapping, assign the buttons to “Grid” and “Repeat”. For added fun assign “Decay” to an axis of the X/Y pad or to a knob you have around. Then set up the ranges as follow:
Exit from MIDI Map mode and have fun!