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KORG Bluetooth MIDI Controller – Update Tutorial

Manufacturer KORG has released a firmware update for the nanoKEY Studio, nanoKONTROL Studio, and microKEY Air that enables them to be used as a Bluetooth MIDI controller in iOS. Which is surprising to me, because I assumed they could already do that. Perhaps iOS 13 broke this? Here's how you update the devices.

Video Description:

Here’s how to update your Korg Bluetooth MIDI controller, such as a nanoKEY Studio, nanoKONTROL Studio, or microKEY Air, to be compatible with the latest iOS update for Bluetooth.
To start your Korg controller in UPDATE MODE.

nanoKEY Studio: Set the mode switch to “USB”, press and hold the [Octave -] and [Sustain] buttons while connecting the controller to the computer’s USB port.
nanoKONTROL Studio: Set the mode switch to “USB”, press and hold the [Mute 8] and [Select 8] buttons while connecting the controller to the computer’s USB port.
microKEY Air 25/37/49/61: Set the mode switch to “USB”, press and hold the [Octave Down] button and keyboard’s leftmost key while connect the controller to the computer’s USB port.

System Updater Downloads

nanoKEY Studio - https://www.korg.com/us/support/downl...
nanoKONTROL Studio - https://www.korg.com/us/support/downl...
microKEY Air 25 System Updater - https://www.korg.com/us/support/downl...
microKEY Air 37/49/61 System Updater - https://www.korg.com/us/support/downl...

iOS13 Support for KORG Product (Corrected Issue with BLE-MIDI Connections for Controller Products ) News Bulletin

https://www.korg.com/us/news/2019/112...

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February 24, 2020  | person_outline Tim Webb
Yes, iOS 13 broke it. Finally got fixed late last year. Still not fixed is the fact that you need the desktop to change Midi CCs etc.
Why is this post published nearly 3 months after Korg fix this ble-midi problem?
February 24, 2020  | person Marcel
@Marcel: I'm not all familiar with Korg's firmware releases. They just posted this video, so I'm featuring it to let other people who have these devices know.
Yeah, I had no idea about this. Thanks Tim!
February 24, 2020  | person BitterGums
On February 24, 2020 - @BitterGums said:
Yeah, I had no idea about this. Thanks Tim!
Glad to hear this was helpful!
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