Nektar Impact iX 49, iX 61 Controllers Integrate With 11 DAWs

Nektar_Impakt_iX-49_ControllerNektar has announced availability of their Impact iX 49 and iX 61 control keyboards.

The Impact iX keyboards offer standard USB keyboard controller functionality as well as Nektar DAW integration, with 11 supported DAWs.

The full-size keyboards feature pitch bend, modulation wheel and a foot switch jack for connecting a sustain pedal. Being USB class compliant the keyboards can be plugged easily into the computer or iPad, no drivers required. Continue reading

Nektar Debuts Two New Impact Keyboard Controllers

Nektar_Impact-LX61Musikmesse 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 Intros Impact LZX49 Controller Offers Tight DAW Integration

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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.

Here are the details: Continue reading

Nektar Upgrades DAW Support, Extends Plug-ins and Rack Extensions

Nektar_Panorama_P1.1.1MIDI controller-maker Nektar has recently upgraded their DAW support, and extended the range of directly controllable Plug-ins and Rack Extensions.

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

Panorama P1 For Cubase, Nuendo & Reason Now Available

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Nektar has announced that they are now shipping the Panorama P1 controller, introduced at the 2013 NAMM Show.

The Panorama P1 is a compact control surface with 66 real-time controls, a color high-resolution TFT display and deep integration with Cubase, Nuendo and Reason. Continue reading

Nektar Intros Budget Impact LX49 MIDI Controller

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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.

Here are the details.  Continue reading