Nektar announces Impact LX MIDI keyboard controllers
March 10, 2014
Nektar Inc, Burbank/ California, March 10th, 2014 (ictw) –
Nektar Technology Inc. announce the release of the Impact LX25 and
Impact LX61 budget USB MIDI controller keyboards, featuring the unique
and musician friendly direct integration with
most DAWs, Nektar Keyboards are famous for.
The Impact LX25 is a feature packed 25-note, velocity sensitive,
synth-style keyboard with pitch bend, modulation wheel, fader, 8 pots, 8
pads, transport control, 3-digit LED display, foot switch and USB
sockets. Its functionality extends beyond its compact
size and provides similar access to DAW parameters and navigation as
its bigger siblings.
The Impact LX61 is a comprehensive 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.
Every control can be programmed to send MIDI messages with settings
stored in 5 user-presets making Impact LX 25 and Impact LX61 compatible
with any MIDI software. A unique pad learn function enables pads to be
assigned MIDI note numbers on the fly with setups
stored in an additional 4 pad maps.
Impact LX25 and Impact LX61 really stand out with the direct integration
with DAWs including Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer,
GarageBand, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.
Integration includes track and patch navigation as well as button
switching between Mixer and Instrument control. Parameters are
pre-assigned and include functions for launching the DAWs relevant
windows, right from Impact LX. The extensive mapping of transport
functions not only includes traditional transport buttons but also
options to set left and right locators/loop points, click on/off plus
Pricing and Availability
Impact LX61 is immediately available for MSRP $229.99/ €179.99/ £159.99
Impact LX25 is available from May for MSRP $129.99/ €109.99/ £99.99