Nektar Impact and Panorama Keyboards: Now With Bitwig 8-Track

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Nektar has announced a cooperative effort with Bitwig, offering a new “slimline” version of Bitwig Studio, Bitwig 8-Track, to all Nektar customers, free of charge.

Nektar Impact and Panorama series keyboard controllers previously have had fairly deep integration with Bitwig Studio, providing the user an experience similar to that of using a dedicated workstation.

Bitwig 8-Track includes the entire collection of Bitwig Studio devices for use on up to eight project tracks with audio or MIDI. And content is also included, providing a selection of presets and sounds hand-picked from the flagship Bitwig Studio Library.
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Nektar Updates Panorama Keyboards With Reaper, Apple MainStage 3 Support

Nektar_Panorama_Apple_MainStage_3At the 2015 NAMM Show, Nektar introduced an update to their flagship Panorama integrated keyboard controller products P1, P4 and P6.

They now offer integrated support for Apple MainStage 3. According to the company, adding Panorama takes MainStage to another level, providing complete transparency for the musician operating MainStage without having to keep a computer monitor within view. Continue reading

The Best Of The 2013 NAMM Show

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The 2013 NAMM Show was as good as any we can remember, when it comes to new synths and electronic music gear. There were new synths all over, analog made a big comeback, multiple vendors released control voltage devices, there were unique new music controllers and more.

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Nektar Intros Panorama P6 – A 61-Note USB MIDI Controller For Reason

Today Nektar announced the Panorama P6, a 61-note USB MIDI controller keyboard with the same extensive integration with Propellerhead Reason as their earlier Panorama P4, which first shipped in June of this year.

Like the P4, the new Panorama P6 features 4 modes that allow the user to switch between Mixer, Instrument and Transport mode and a 4th Internal mode with 20 user presets, each configurable for control of external hardware, ReWired DAW’s or other software.

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