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Great for Linux
on 22 January 2012
I bought this NanoKontrol2 to use with soft synths and mixing software on Linux - works great.
It was recognized and in use straight away with Jack, AmSynth, Hydrogen drum machine and Ardour mixing software.
I haven't been able to find a native Linux app to change the control codes that the device sends out, but the editor software for Windows from Korg's site worked fine under Wine 1.0.1 on Debian (current version - squeeze, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions).
Editor, driver and firmware upgrade for Windows and Mac need to be downloaded from Korg's site.
For Linux, you only need the Windows editor software. The driver is not required and, if you try to install it under Wine, the editor will not find the device (it will not install properly anyway). I didn't try the firmware upgrade as the device works perfectly.
The editor can load and save settings as files so mappings can be sent to the controller in seconds.
Versatile piece of kit, with accurate controls and a nice amount of friction to them. Recommended.