Nektar Impact Series- Keyboard Controllers done right.

Nektar hit big with their Panorama range. Now they've done it again - at a more affordable price. The streamlined Impact series of controllers offers intelligent mapping and tight integration with most popular DAWs, preset mixer and plug-in modes, transport and navigation controls, midi programming capabilities, and five user presets. That's a lot of control. 

If you want the power of the Impact LX+ series without the extra keys and faders, Nektar's newly launched the LX25+ is for you. It's so compact and lightweight, you won't have to think twice before taking it to the road. Based on the award-winning Panorama and LX49+/LX61+ before it, the Nektar Impact LX25+ USB MIDI controller uses intelligent mapping to give you hands-on control of your DAW session. Switch between Mixer, Instrument, and Preset modes for a fast workflow. The Impact series synth-action keys give you a smooth, precise feel, as do its pitch and mod wheels. In fact, all controls on the impact models - including the knobs, 30mm fader, and performance pads - feel great.

The full power of the Impact LX+ series is realized with the newly launched LX88+, now with MIDI in/out to equip you for any production application.

OCTAVE & TRANSPOSE BUTTONS -There is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4 functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX+'s 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons.

CONTROL CENTER - Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of Impact LX+'s control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the controls take on a life of their own, providing flexible pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX+ presets for recall at any time. And if you switch Null on, any parameter values are stored when you change presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

PADS - For groove and beat creation, Impact LX'+s 8 velocity sensitive pads make life easy. Calibrated to trigger at a light touch, finger drumming is suddenly well within reach with a nice and even velocity response. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is the "Pad Learn“ feature, which allows you to just select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. No complex menus for a task that's essential to getting the most out of your pads. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don't lose your settings when you switch your system off for the night. In addition, 4 pad map locations can store your settings for future recall.

BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED - Bitwig 8-Track Software is included with every Impact model so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own, too. The ‘Bitwig Essentials Package’, a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.


NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION- 
The Impact series controllers are jam-packed with intelligent and expressive performance control to the core , some of which are not even available on many premium products. Ever wanted a controller that hooks up automatically to your DAW? Impact LX+ does exactly that. Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One takes Impact LX+ way beyond functionality normally offered by a USB MIDI controller keyboard. With Impact LX+ the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.

COMPARISION OF NEKTAR IMPACT SERIES MODELS 

 

NEKTAR IMPACT LX25+ 25-KEY MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

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The Impact LX25+ MIDI controller is compact and portable yet jam-packed with intelligent and expressive performance control not even available on many premium products. The 25 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a synth action with a medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX design. With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is a choice for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels cater for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you can quickly shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

Specifications:

    • 25 note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
    • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
    • Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
    • Octave shift buttons
    • Transpose shift buttons



NEKTAR IMPACT LX88+ 88-KEY MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

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The Impact LX88+ is a unique USB MIDI controller keyboard designed for keyboard players looking for extra reach. The 88 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a semi-weighted action with medium tension. Carefully balanced with an even and dynamic response , the Impact LX88+ offers 4 velocity curves that gradually increase in dynamics so there is a match for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels cater for a consistent output. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX88+ design. Transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you can quickly shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

Specifications:

    • 88 note, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard
    • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
    • Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
    • Transpose shift buttons

 

NEKTAR IMPACT LX49+ 49-KEY MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

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Take control of your DAW with the Nektar Impact LX49+ USB MIDI controller. Based on their award-winning Panorama, Nektar's Impact LX49+ uses intelligent mapping to give you hands-on control over your session immediately. Switch between Mixer, Instrument, and Preset modes for a fast workflow. The labeled faders and encoders show default instrument parameter assignments, helping you keep your eyes off your computer screen. The Impact LX49+'s 49 synth-action keys give you a smooth, precise feel, as do its pitch and mod wheels.

Specifications:

  • Pads: 8
  • Number of Keys: 49
  • Type of Keys: Synth
  • Velocity Sensitive: Yes
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, Octave/Shift transpose buttons
  • Encoders/Pots: 8

 

NEKTAR IMPACT LX61+ 61-KEY MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

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The Impact LX61+'s 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard sports a silky synth action with medium tension. This makes it perfect for playing just about any type of part. To suit your playing style, you get four velocity curves that gradually increase in dynamics. For certain types of synth parts requiring consistent output, there are three fixed velocities. Pitch bend and modulation wheels are properly placed to your left, with the octave and transpose buttons above them. This is one nice controller!

Specifications:

  • Pads: 8 (4-color backlit pads)
  • Number of Keys: 61
  • Type of Keys: Synth
  • Velocity Sensitive: Yes
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, Octave/Shift transpose buttons
  • Encoders/Pots: 8

NEKTAR IMPACT GX-49 - MIDI KEYBOARD

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The Impact GX49 is dynamic and expressive instruments, tailored to composition & performance with your computer music system. The no-fuss interface is a great entry into the world of Nektar controllers. Featuring a 49-note (4 octave) or 61-note (5 octave) keyboard, pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel and foot switch socket. Two multi-colored octave buttons enable shifting the keyboard range up or down -3/+4 octaves with the LED colors changing to show the exact status, Impact GX are well equipped to deliver a great workflow. Dedicated transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up to +/- 12 semi tones. The buttons can quickly be re-purposed to change the Global MIDI Channel or send Program messages. Additionally an assignable potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, by default controls mixer volume.

Specifications:

  • 49 note full-sized velocity sensitive keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
  • Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators
  • 7 x Transport buttons with secondary level for 14 MIDI controls

 

 

     

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