nanoKONTROL2 / Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand / Logic Customers : Notice about the “unrecognized by Logic Pro” issue

When using nanoKONTROL2 with Logic Pro, it has been confirmed that the nanoKONTROL2 device is not recognized as a control surface.


Please try the workaround described below.

*Please use the latest nanoKONTROL2/Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand/Logic.
nanoKONTROL2/Control Surface plug-in for GarageBand/Logic

  • Connect the nanoKONTROL2 to your Mac and launch the Logic Pro software.

  • Enable "Show Advanced Tools" and "Control Surfaces" as described in the procedure on the following web page.
    Logic Pro advanced tools and options


  • Choose Logic Pro> Control Surfaces> Setup... to open the Control Surface Setup window and check whether the nanoKONTROL2 icon appears.

*If the nanoKONTROL2 icon is displayed, the issue has been avoided.


  • If the following icon is displayed, delete it.



  • If the nanoKONTROL2 icon is not displayed, go to New > "Scan All Models".


  • Restart Logic Pro when you see the nanoKONTROL2 icon.
    It should then recognize nanoKONTROL2 and let it be used as a control surface device.

* When using the Control Surface plug-in, please uncheck the "Auto" checkbox as shown in the screen capture below.



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