Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Assignment Overview

The following sections outline the assignment of Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49 interface elements to Logic functions.

Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Pads

The Pads can operate in one of eight modes, and three overlays. While pressing SCENE, you can select modes for the Pads and channel strips. Releasing SCENE without pressing a Pad does not affect the currently selected Pad or channel views.

Pad
Assignment
1
Switches Pads to Transport mode.
2
Switches Pads to Solo/Mute mode.
3
Switches Pads to Rec/Select mode.
4–8
Switches Pads to User 4–8 mode.
These modes have unassigned Pads. You can assign them to key commands with the Learn function.
9
Switches channel strips to Pan mode.
10
Switches channel strips to Send mode.
11
Switches channel strips to Automation mode.
12
Switches channel strips to Instrument Edit mode.
13
Switches channel strips to Effect Edit mode.
14–16
Switches channel strips to User 6–8 mode.
These modes have unassigned encoders. You can assign them with the Logic Express Learn function.

Transport Mode

This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 1.

Pad
Assignment
1
Sets main encoder to Transport mode.
2
Sets main encoder to Scrub mode.
3
Sets main encoder to Shuttle mode.
7
Switches sync between internal and external.
8
Enables/disables metronome click (separately for Playback and Record).
9
Enables/disables Cycle mode.
10
Enables/disables Autopunch mode.
11
Enables/disables Replace mode.
12
Enables/disables Solo.
13
Record
14
Pause
15
Play
16
Stop

Solo/Mute Mode

This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 2.

Pad
Assignment
1–8
Enables/disables Solo for the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips.
9–16
Enables/disables Mute for the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips.

Rec/Select Mode

This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 3.

Pad
Assignment
1–8
Activates/deactivates the Record Enable button of the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips.
9–16
Selects one of the eight channels being controlled with the eight channel strips.

User 4–8 Modes

These modes are enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 4 to 8.

In these modes, the Pads are unassigned. Use the Learn function: Logic Express > Preferences > Control Surfaces > Learn Assignment for [function name] to assign them to key commands, for example.

Note: When in Learn mode, if a pad is pressed and released immediately, the learned assignment does not work as expected.

To successfully assign a key command
  1. Enable the Learn New Assignment button in the Key Commands window.

  2. Choose a key command, then press and hold down the pad, until the Learn New Assignment button switches to the “up” state.

This slightly different approach is due to messages sent by the Korg devices: when the pad is immediately released, a value range is learned. Holding the pad until Learn mode disengages results in a fixed value being learned.

Send Mode

This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 10. In Send mode, the channel strip encoders control the send level of the selected send. The Pads remain in the currently selected mode.

  • Send Overlay: Pressing SETTING while the encoders are in Send mode changes the operation of the Pads in Send mode.
Pad
Assignment
1–8
Switches the send bypass state (of the currently selected send) for the eight channel strips.
9–16
Switches the send position (pre/post fader) of the currently selected send, for the eight channel strips.

Effect Edit Mode

This mode is enabled by pressing SCENE and Pad 13. In Effect Edit mode, the channel strip encoders control the parameters of the currently selected effect. The Pads remain in the currently selected mode.

  • Effect Edit Overlay: Pressing SETTING while the encoders are in Effect Edit mode changes the operation of the Pads in Effect Edit mode.
Pad
Assignment
1–8
Switches the effect bypass state (of the currently selected Insert slot) for the eight channel strips.

Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Main Section

The main LCD shows information on the current mode of the encoders.

Display text
Meaning
<Instrument name>
Encoders edit instrument parameters.
<Plug-in name>
Encoders edit effect parameters (the currently selected Insert slot number is indicated on the display).
Automatn
Encoders set the automation mode.
Ins. x
(SETTING held down) Main encoder chooses the Insert slot number.
ModePad?
Displayed while SCENE button is held down.
Pan
Encoders control pan.
Send x
Encoders control send level of send x.
User 6
Channel Strip User Mode 6. Encoders are initially unassigned.
User 7
Channel Strip User Mode 7. Encoders are initially unassigned.
User 8
Channel Strip User Mode 8. Encoders are initially unassigned.

The LCD backlight is red while recording, and green at other times.

The controls in the main section have the following meaning:

Control
Assignment
Main encoder
Controls the playhead in one of three modes. (See Pads 1–3 in Transport Mode.)
SETTING
Held down in Send mode:
  • Main encoder chooses the current send.

  • Pads have special meaning—see Send Mode.

  • LCDs display send destinations.

  • Encoders choose send destinations.

Held down in Effect Edit mode:
  • Main encoder chooses the current Insert slot.

  • Pads have special meaning—see Effect Edit Mode.

  • LCDs display effect names for all eight channels.

MESSAGE
Enables/disables Duplicate Flip mode. When enabled, both the faders and encoders control the parameter displayed in the LCDs.
SCENE
While held down, Pads switch between Pad functions and channel views. See Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Pads.
EXIT
HEX LOCK
Shifts fader bank to the previous eight channels. (LED is on if previous channels exist.) Shifts fader bank to the previous eight parameters in Effect Edit or Instrument Edit view.
ENTER
Shifts fader bank to the next eight channels. (LED is on if subsequent channels exist.) Shifts fader bank to the next eight parameters in Effect Edit or Instrument Edit view.
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Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: Channel Strips

There are several modes for the encoders, enabled with SCENE and Pad 9–16.

Control
Assignment
LCD
Shows the parameter controlled by the encoder. The current name/value is displayed for a few seconds when you move an encoder or fader. When the encoders are in a Mixer view (Pan, Send, Send Setup), the background color indicates the channel automation mode:
  • Green: Off or Read

  • Yellow: Touch or Latch

  • Red: Write

Encoder
Controls the parameter shown directly above the encoder in the LCD.
Fader
Controls volume. As the faders don’t offer feedback, Pickup mode is used (if enabled in the Control Surfaces preferences). This means that the fader must reach (“pick up”) the current parameter value before the value starts to change.

Korg microKONTROL and KONTROL49: External Input

The following table outlines the external input controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
Foot Switch
Starts and stops playback.
Pedal
Controls the master fader.