Re: Fader Controller
I've not had experience with those controllers specifically, but I've used generic MIDI controllers in the past.
You can easily set up mapping using ACT to control most things like synth parameters, or your faders in the console view. However if you're looking for a substitute for a mod or pitchbend wheel, you're far better off getting a keyboard with those controls.
If you're happy with playing everything on a weighted keyboard, then one of those 25 key controllers would suffice as it'll take up the least desk space.
Personally however, I find a 49 or 61 note keyboard invaluable as the style of playing is radically different from what I'd do on my weighted 88 note keyboard.
The Korg NanoKontrol is really only suitable as a Mackie compatible DAW controller. I've got both the NanoKontrol and the NanoKontrol Studio. They're both great at what they do, and for the price nothing beats them. If you are looking for a Mackie compatible DAW controller, the NanoKontrol Studio is, in my opinion, the best non-motorised option out there.
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