Nektar Updates Panorama & Impact LX Controllers For Reason 9, Expands Rack Extension Mapping


Nektar Technology, creators of Panorama and Impact LX controller lines today announced a significant update to their Nektar DAW Integration for Reason.

This update makes all Panorama and Impact products compatible with Reason 9 and also offers a substantial expansion of Rack Extension mapping.

Here are the details on the update:

  • Reason 9 Ready – Nektar DAW Integration is now not only compatible with Reason 9, but also includes mapping for the 3 new player devices included in Reason 9. Note Echo, Scales and Chords as well as Dual Arpeggio are each custom mapped, giving the most complete real-time control experience possible. Impact and Panorama continue to support any Reason version from 5.0 and up.
  • ReDrum: Stepping it up with Panorama – Taking advantage of new control options in the Reason Remote SDK, Panorama now allows full control of the ReDrum step sequencer. As drums are triggered or selected using the pads, steps can be quickly edited using the LED buttons. If a step is active, the LED is illuminated, clearly indicating the sequence and state of each step.
  • Standard Mapping takes Nektar support to 387 Rack Extensions – Standard mapping is a new approach that map the most important parameters of a device, such as for example filter cutoff, resonance and envelopes. Following a predefined layout, controls are mapped to the same parameters across RE’s making it easy to control devices when changing tracks. All other parameters on the device can be accessed through Nektar’s ‘grab’ feature – a temporary override for any control, with instant access to parameters on the active instrument. Patch Names and parameter names/values are shown in Panorama’s hi-res TFT display.
  • Custom vs Standard Mapping – Standard mapping doesn’t replace the existing custom mapping for legacy devices but instead provides a uniform and faster way to generate mapping for new Rack Extensions. This means that updates to the Nektar DAW Integration for Reason will be more frequent, ensuring Nektar hardware is able to control even relatively recent Rack Extensions.

The update is available for free to registered owners of Nektar Impact LX and Panorama immediately. See the Nektar site for details.

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