Musikmesse 2014: Today, gear maker Nektar announced the release of their new Impact LX25 and Impact LX61 budget USB MIDI controller keyboards.
The Impact LX61 (top right) is a 61-note velocity sensitive, synth-style keyboard with pitch bend, modulation wheel, 9 faders, 9 MIDI buttons, 8 pots, 8 pads, transport control, 3-digit LED display, foot switch and USB sockets. Continue reading
Nektar has introduced the Impact LX49, the first in a new line of budget controllers, designed to offer deep integration with many popular DAWs.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Impact LX49’s real magic shows with the unique DAW integration which offers pre-mapped support for Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reason, Sonar and Studio One, with additional DAW support scheduled for following release.
Nektar has developed custom integration with a common workflow. As such, Impact LX49’s integration goes way beyond the typical basic Mixer mapping. Users of supported DAWs will be able to navigate tracks, switch between controlling mixer or instruments, trigger and set loop points, switch metronome on/off, Undo and more.
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New VST Plug-in Maps for Cubase / Nuendo. Nektar has added 54 insert and instrument maps to their VST plug-in collection, each “carefully handmapped at Nektar HQ:” Continue reading
Musikmesse 2013: Nektar has introduced the Impact LX49, the first in a new range of Nektar USB controller keyboards, designed to be affordable but full-featured.
Based on the technology developed for the higher end Nektar Panorama series, Impact comes pre-mapped and configured. Just like Panorama, which features multiple modes for main control navigation, Impact LX49 allows the user to switch between Mixer, Instrument and Preset modes. Presets include 5 memory locations for users to store their own setups. Navigation options include track change, patch change and a Plug-in button that opens or closes the currently controlled plug-in window on the computer display.
Impact LX49 also features 8 velocity sensitive pads that also can be used as MIDI buttons. A pad learn function enables pad presets to be programmed quickly by just pressing the target note on the keyboard. Four pad memory locations store pad settings for later recall, completely independent of the preset settings.
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2013 NAMM Show: Nektar has announced the Panorama P1, a new USB controller surface that offers deep integration with Cubase and Reason.
Like Nektar’s Panorama P4 and P6 USB controller keyboards, the Panorama P1 features extensive generic MIDI controller capabilities, that allow it to work with any DAW, plus deep instrument and device control integration technology for Cubase and Reason. Continue reading
Nektar, the company known for the Panorama P4 and P6 USB controller keyboards for Propellerhead’s Reason, have announced Panorama integration with Steinberg’s DAW Cubase.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading