For the Impact iX61, Nektar put the same silky-smooth, piano-style synth-action keybed in a streamlined, gigable 61-note package without the performance pads and mixer. The big surprise, though, is that the iX61's deceptively minimalist appearance hides cool functionality not found on other controllers in its class.
In keeping with Nektar's DAW-integration mantra, the iX61 gives you sequencer transport and track-selection control via dual-function Octave and Transpose buttons, while a single assignable fader gives you command over any MIDI parameter. Pitch and mod wheels and a footswitch input complete the feature set. The Nektar Impact iX61 comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist software, so you can start composing right from the get-go. Everything is just great about this keyboard. Sliders, buttons, pedals or wheels all are mappable.