How to Link Your Korg Controller to Resolume in 3 Easy Steps

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

These controllers are mainly made for music, but you can easily use them for VJing and video mixing. Let's learn how to easily link your device to Resolume and start controlling your video loops and VJ loops.

In the first place, 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 

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

#2 Download the KORG KONTROL Editor

Visit http://www.korg.com/us/support/download/software/0/159/1355, install and open it. Select your target device and click OK. Go to File > Save As... > "default" or similar. Now you can configure your controller as you want. For example, the button behavior is set to "Momentary" by default, maybe you want to change it to "Toggle". You can modify the knob and slider ranges too. After you complete your setup, go to File > Save As... > "your_new_preset"; go to Communication > Write Scene Data > OK.

#3 Configure your Midi Input in Resolume

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

3 comments

VJ Galaxy

Hi Adrien,

I would need more details, but maybe it is not working because there is not enough energy in your USB ports in order to feed both MIDI controllers simultaneously. Are you working with a laptop? Some operative systems have the option to concentrate more energy in the ports (as long as the ports are the cause of your issue).

Adrien

Hi, I want to use 2 Korg NanoKontrol2 at the same time in Resolume, but I’m having problems with assigning. Resolume only recognize one NanoKontrol. Any Help ? Thankssss

matundra

am having a problem on assigning the knobs for my korg kontrol 1 with resolume arena 5 please help

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