We feature many different MIDI controllers here at Scan, but this one comes with one of the highest pedigrees. Korg are of course pre-eminent in the world of keyboards, workstations and synthesisers, so it stands to reason that they would have a very deep intuition when it comes to creating a controller.
This one boasts an X-Y pad which offers huge benefits over a traditional Mod/Pitch wheel, as well as a Ribbon controller alongside the usual pads and knobs. Both the Pad and the ribbon double as controllers for your computer too, with the trackpad controlling the mouse pointer and the ribbon providing mouse clicks.
It features dedicated transport controllers for Stop, Play FF, Rew and Record and also Add Markers. The whole idea of this controller is that you don’t have to take your hands off it.
8 assignable sliders are married with buttons and encoders to give you ultimate control over editing, and the Velocity sensitive Pads combined with the Chord scale and Touch scale function borrow form the mighty Kaossilator to allow you to trigger melodies in any key or scale you specify, oh, and finally there’s an arpeggiator with 50 built-in patterns with which you can trigger your synths or soft synths.
The taktile is designed for simplicity; connect it to your computer via a single USB cable and the power turns on. It supports the major DAW/sequencer software* and its easy setup lets you start creating music right away. Controllers can be freely assigned, making the taktile a USB/MIDI controller that will meet all demands, from controlling a mixer to editing your software synthesizers.
* Supported software: Cubase 7 / Live 9 / Garage Band 10 / Logic Pro X / Pro Tools 10 / SONAR X2 / Digital Performer 8 Any other application that supports MIDI input
Turn your software synthesizer into a Kaossilator, so you can create musical phrases easily
The touch pad located in the center of the taktile feature the Touch Scale function that was so popular on the KORG Kaossilator. Simply stroke the touch pad to generate melodies in the key and scale that you specify; you'll be able to use easy and intuitive gestures to perform musical phrases without needing advanced musical knowledge or keyboard performance skills. There's also an arpeggiator function with fifty different rhythm patterns, so you can play your software synthesizers with a single finger just as though you were using a Kaossilator.
Semi-weighted keyboard with a great playing feel
The semi-weighted keyboard featured on the KROME and KingKORG music workstations and synthesizers - used by players around the world - is also featured on the taktile. No compromises have been made in the playing feel for either the 49-key or 25-key model. You can use these keyboards not just to enter notes on your desktop music production setup, but also for real-time performance.
Touch pad that can also be used as a mouse
The touch pad can also be used as a USB track pad, with gestures such as two-fingered vertical scrolling and tapping to click. Your productivity will be boosted since there's no need to interrupt your musical workflow.
Stylish and usable design
The taktile is designed in a stylish matte finish black that you'll never tire of. With a high-contrast OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) full dot-matrix display, it's easy to check the settings on the device itself. There are two different types of LEDs available for the two trigger pad banks, A and B, providing both visual appeal and functionality. Attention has also been paid to fine details, for instance, the connectors are grouped together on the right panel so the rear panel will present a clean appearance.