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  • Nektar Technology, Inc
  • 7949 Ajay Drive, Unit C, Sun Valley
  • 91352 California
  • http://www.nektartech.com
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  • Thomas Wendt
  • +49 (40) 399085-95

New at Musikmesse 2013: Nektar make Impact with a new 49 note USB keyboard

The Nektar Impact LX49 combines an unparalleled feature set and pre-mapped DAW control, setting a new standard for mid-level USB controllers

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt, ) Nektar have announced Impact LX49, the first in a new range of Nektar USB controller keyboards, aimed at users looking for an affordable, yet fully featured solution.

With intelligent mapping for major DAWs, Impact LX49 makes it easy for musicians and producers to get up and running without having to worry about MIDI assignments to get started. Based on the technology developed for the acclaimed 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 unique 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.

Features:



49 note full-size, velocity sensitive keyboard
4 keyboard velocity curve options
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
2 Transpose buttons (assignable also to Program, MIDI channel and Preset -/+)
2 Octave Shift buttons (assignable also to Program, MIDI channel and Preset -/+)
8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads
3 Digit LED display
8 Function buttons
9 30mm control faders
8 control pots
9 control buttons
6 transport buttons for cycle, rewind, forward, stop, play, record
5 preset memory locations
4 Pad memory locations
USB port
Sustain foot switch jack (pedal not included)
Supports Standard DAWs right out of the box (installation required): Reason, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Garageband, Sonar, Bitwig, Reaper


Pricing and Availability

Nektar Impact LX49 will be available in Q3 2013 at an RRP of USD 159.99/EUR129.99/GBP 109.99 in stores worldwide.

The Impact range will also feature a 25 and 61 note keyboard option, expected late 2013.

Nektar Technology, Inc

Nektar Technology, Inc is a California based Musical Instrument Company that has one mission: To bridge the gap between the incredible sonic and creational possibilities of today's and tomorrow's music software and the desire of musicians for tactile experience that makes it inspiring, playing software like an instrument. When Nektar started in August 2009 they were looking at what would be the ultimate controller, a controller that is transparent to use. With the focus on the instrument aspect of a truly musical experience in combination with the sonic capabilities of modern music software, the team found a lot of room for improvement. Nektar's Panorama P4 Controller is the first testament to this concept. This Advanced Control * Enhanced Workflow Keyboard seamlessly integrates with Propellerhead Reason adding a tactile user interface that makes it complete as a production and a live instrument.

To achieve this goal the team created an intriguing design, developed a new high class keybed and took care of all the mechanical and electrical engineering required to create this truely musical instrument.

More Information: www.nektartech.com