Nektar Impact LX61+ Keyboard Controller
Model Number : Impact LX61+
- USB MIDI controller keyboard with 61 velocity sensitive keys
- 8 hyper-sensitive backlit pads
- Mac, PC and iOS compatible
- Software instruments automatically mapped to controls
- Includes Bigwig 8-track DAW
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Impact LX61+ Controller Keyboard
The Impact LX61+ is a great breed of MIDI controllers delivering both generic MIDI control that works with any computer music application as well as comprehensive smart controller functionality. The best of both worlds means unrivaled control, features and options that makes it fun to create music and easy to set up.
- 61 note full-size, velocity sensitive keyboard
- Connect via USB to Windows, OSX, Linux or iOS computers
- Foot switch sustain socket (1/4" jack)
- Works with all MIDI music applications
- Smart controller with Nektar DAW Integration for most popular DAWs
With its 61 note, full-size velocity sensitive keyboard you are ready to make music in seconds. Plug in the included MIDI cable and your operating system, whether Windows, OSX or iOS, automatically installs the driver. You can choose between 4 velocity curves that cater for different playing styles including a soft and hard touch. Dynamic and expressive, its calibrated for all styles of music. Octave & Transport buttons: Dedicated buttons for Octave makes it easy to reach the low and the high notes beyond the keyboards 61 note physical reach. The Transpose buttons equally allow you to shift the key you are playing in for quick transpositions when needed. Better still, both set of buttons can be assigned to control additional functions such as Global MIDI channel, Program and Preset select.
- 61 note velocity censitive, full-size keyboard
- 4 velocity curves (from hard to soft)
- 3 fixed velocity curves
- Pitchbend & Modulation wheels
- Dedicated Octave & Transpose buttons - can also control Global MIDI channel, Program and Preset select
About Nektar DAW Integration
Nektar DAW Integration is powerful pre-configured setups for popular DAWs. Supported DAWs include Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic Nuendo, Reason, Reaper, Sonar and Studio One. Here is how it works Transport & Navigation. The 6 dedicated transport buttons are always within reach and mapped to control Cycle, Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Press Shift to get access to alternate functions such as Goto L, Set L, Set R, Undo, Click and Mode. Dedicated Track up/down and Patch up/down buttons are located below the display.
Press mixer and the first 8 Impact LX+ faders are assigned to control 8 channels of your DAWs mixer. The alternate Bank up/down function moves control assignments to the next or previous group of 8 channels. The 9th fader is assigned to the currently selected channel so you always know where to find it. The buttons under the faders follow the channel assignment of their corresponding fader and can control Mute or Solo. Pan for the group of 8 channels controlled by the faders is handled by the 8 pots. Fader 9 is used for control volume of the current mixer channel as well as master volume. To help you get the best out of your screen real estate, Impact LX also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAWs mixer window so you can see what's going on.
The Instrument button assigns all controls to instrument parameters once an instrument track is selected in your DAW. Nektar mapping ensures this is done automatically, so you can start tweaking immediately. Better still, many devices and plugins are pre-mapped to match the blue control labels on the Impact LX61+. The Page Button. With Nektar DAW Integration, a page button allows you to switch between Default settings and User settings with LEDs clearly indicating which page is active. Each page changes assignments of the 8 pots, leaving the User page for example for your own assignments. Many pre-mapped plugins take advantage of the two pages. So you could use it for immediate access to both, oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 parameters from the pots, switching between oscillators using the Page button. In addition, a typical control layout places amp and filter ADSR envelopes on the faders for instant access regardless of whether the Default or User page is selected.
Impact LX61+ feature 26 real-time controls that can be programmed to send unique MIDI messages. Each setup can be saved to any of 5 user presets for recall at any time. Used with Nektar DAW integration the control options increase manifold. Using dedicated setups for mixer and instrument control, you’ll be able to switch seamlessly between the 5 user presets and Nektar DAW Integration
Control Center Features
- 9 30mm faders
- 9 MIDI buttons
- 8 pots
- 5 user presets
- 10 global MIDI buttons
The 8 pads are great to play. Dynamic and sensitive they are ideally for finger drumming and the kind of percussive playing that’s difficult on a keyboard. Using Impact’s unique “Pad Learn” function it’s quick and easy to assign the sounds or MIDI notes to the pads you want. With Pad Learn active, just hit a pad to select, and press a key on the keyboard to assign the MIDI note. Done! Setups can be stored in 4 Pad Maps for recall at any time. The 4-color illumination visually indicate which pad map is active at any time. The pads take on a great life with Nektar DAW integration and features that take advantage of the pads ability to change color and show status.