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Hi All, I have been looking for an answer on the forum but not found any so: I wonder, what is the default behaviour/capabilities of the korg. To all you Korg Padkontrol owners on Linux, I finally figured out how to talk to the padkontrol, get it into native mode, and get it to spit sysex all. When the PadKontrol is placed in native mode, the user has control over every button and light on the unit (including the LED.

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Got it sitting here with 19 buttons and one endless rotary that i simply cannot assign midi commands to. Fri Dec 05, What are the capabilities of PadKontrol with ableton Live 7? Tue Sep 05, 3: The attached patch will get you in and out of native mode and padklntrol a bunch of subpatches to test paxkontrol debug things.

All the stuff i’ve read so far on the net i don’t understand and i’m becoming extremely frustrated that korg didn’t give this device a simple native midi mode.

So, for example, if you want to turn on the ntive right pad lamp, feed the “On 4” button with a D-2 “note on” message on MIDI channel 4. FatElvis, i really owe you something.

I can only blame destiny not having put a PC guy on natibe padkontrol way, that would have the same talent and creativity as Flycycle, or just a PC guy that would be able to port farmpad to windows OS What functions do they represent? Superchibsien – I don’t think there is anything similar.

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Wed May 14, 1: But there are lots of other buttons as well. C-2 makes the pad blink. Where can I find the documentation?


I was looking at the option of using it’s native mode as a step sequencer with each scene and buttons corresponding with each sample. Fri Jan 18, 3: I can’t blame its kprg, Flycycle, who made a great work programming and giving freely this powerful app.

Farmpad allows the user to freely re-configure the padkontrol in any way. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Only users with topic management privileges can see it. Is there more to it than that? These will be handy for anyone that wants to work with the pK lamps in native mode as you don’t have to mess with the sysex messaging, parkontrol done for you.

Yeah the free version of bomes will be able to convert outgoing midi messages from Traktor into SysEx messages that go out to the Pad Kontrol to turn on lights. Tue Feb 20, 7: All lamps light up.

I put a bunch of comments in the patch, but if your stuck or have questions I’ll do my best to help. The initialize command sets up the midi channel on 10 which is the default when it’s out of native mode as well. Bento can speak more to this, but I’m pretty sure you can use the free version of Bomes. In native mode the pads will output 1 thru 16 on midi channel 10 AND output sysex messages too, both ways are shown in the patch. It doesn’t magically “fix” any of the complaints about the PadKontrol.


There’s some buttons that demo the LCD display, and if you press play there’s a nifty visual metronome that nayive pad 1 for every beat 1, and pad 2 for the rest of the measure’s beats. I tried a couple of free applications and they either half worked or crashed, seriously why is this so hard to figure out.

I am hoping to use Bome translator to communicate it as I already use Bome to extensively control the functionality of Abelton Live. E-2 turns the pad lamp off. Here’s a good description of Native Mode for the PK. F-2 one-shot flashes the pad lamp. Korg padKontrol Native Mode Tools. Title Click the posts you want to fork.

Looks like more went wrong! I can assume this is the thread for pK light show inquiries.

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Thu Dec 04, 7: All the best Richard www. Wed Dec 03, 9: If that didn’t happen, then you either didn’t set the pK’s port correctly as shown below in the pic, or your pK’s global MIDI channel isn’t set to channel 1.

You’ll see the pK still sends notes from its pads when in native mode as well as sysex. Korg PadKontrol Native Mode can anyone shed some light on enabling native midi mode on a korg padkontrol.