Korg MIDI Controller and Resolume in 3 Steps

When it comes to video mixing and VJing, you will need an easy way to control your VJ loops inside your favorite VJ software. In this case, you will learn how to do so by connecting your Korg USB MIDI Controller to Resolume.

These controllers are for music, but you can easily use them for VJing and video mixing. To connect your MIDI controller to Resolume, you will need a Korg USB controller from the following list:

  • microKEY Air (microKEY Air-25/37/49/61)
  • microKEY2 (microKEY2-25/37/49/61)
  • microKEY (microKEY-25/37/61)
  • nano Series2 (nanoKEY2, nanoPad2, nanoKONTROL2)
  • nano Series (nanoKEY, nanoPad, nanoKONTROL)
  • taktile (taktile-25/49)
  • TRITON taktile (TRITON taktile-25/49)
  • nanoKEY Studio
  • nanoKONTROL Studio.

#1 Download the Korg USB-MIDI Driver

Old Operative Systems

Visit http://i.korg.com/SupportPage.aspx?productid=596. Select your device model from the dropdown menu. Download the corresponding .dmg (macOS) or .zip (PC). Install the driver.

New Operative Systems

Visit https://www.korg.com/us/support/download/product/1/285. Download and install the latest driver version: 1.15 r38e (Windows) or 1.2.5 r2 (macOS).

#2 Download the KORG KONTROL Editor

  1. Visit https://www.korg.com/us/support/download/product/1/133
  2. Install and open the KORG KONTROL Editor.
  3. Select your target device and click OK.
  4. Create a backup. For this, go to File > Save As > 'default'. Now you can configure your controller as you want.
  5. Button Behavior is set to Momentary by default; maybe you want to change it to Toggle.
  6. You could also want to modify the knob and slider range.
  7. After you complete your setup, go to File > Save As > 'your_new_preset'.
  8. Finally, go to Communication > Write Scene Data > OK.

#3 Configure your MIDI Controller Input in Resolume

  1. Launch Resolume and go to Avenue/Arena > Preferences > MIDI and set your KORG controller as MIDI input.
  2. Now you can easily assign your control channels (Mapping > Edit Application MIDI Map) and start playing around with your VJ loops.