Nektar Impact GX49 Controller Keyboard

£87.99 RRP £99.99 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 72598

  • Compact, 49-Key Controller Keyboard
  • 8 Assignable Transport Control Buttons
  • Pitch And Modulation Wheels
  • MIDI Assignable Potentiometer
  • Free Bitwig 8-Track Audio Software

Nektar Impact GX49 Controller Keyboard

The Nektar Impact GX49 Controller Keyboard is a compact, 49-key keyboard, designed for use with your selected DAW. This versatile controller keyboard features everything you need to play, edit and record instrumentation in your selected audio software. The keyboard boasts features such as a pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheels, expansive transport and transpose controls and more. The GX49 can also be connected to USB devices and iOS supported devices for added versatility.

Product Ref: 72598

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Versatile Keyboard Controller

This compact 49-key keyboard features a range of premium-quality components and features that result in a high-performance controller for your favourite DAW. The GX49 features a 49-note keyboard spanning 4 octaves and all the standard parameters and features associated with keyboard controllers including: pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel and foot switch socket. The pitch-bend and modulation wheel can be used to manipulate the pitch or other parameters such as LFO envelopes or cutoff points. The transpose controls allow you to span up to +/- 12 semi tones but they can be re-purposes to change the Global MIDI Chanel or send program messages. Additionally the rotary potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, with its default setting set to control mixer volume.

Expansive Transport Controls

As well as the transpose controls, modulation and pitch wheels, there are also 8 transport control buttons for use with your DAW. Navigating your DAW can sometimes prove tedious, having to switch between the mouse and your controller all the time, but with these transport controls you have all the essential functions routed to 8 different buttons. These controls are routed to default settings including: undo, rewind, fast forward, track search (left and right) and patch search (left and right). These controls can also be assigned to MIDI messages for use with MIDI software. You can also assign a secondary message for seven of the buttons delivering up to 14 programmable options in total

Digital Connectivity

The GX49 also boasts a range of digital connectivity from MIDI to USB and Apple iOS supported devices. The GX49 is a low powered USB device meaning it will work with all USB devices that features a Class compliant MIDI driver. You can also connect the keyboard to an Apple iPad via the iPad's USB camera connection kit and use with audio software apps.

Free Bitwig 8-Track Software

The GX49 comes complete with a free version of the Bitwig 8-track software, allowing you to produce, perform and design sounds straight out of the box. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50- software based instruments and effects with up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks. You can also use your own third party VST plug-ins for added versatility. The software features the 'Bitwig Essentials Package', which is a versatile and varied range of loops, clips and samples to get you started. Nektar DAW Integration supports the Bitwig 8-Track software, so you can get creating sounds and making music within minutes


  • 49-note full-sized velocity sensitive keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
  • Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators
  • Transpose up/down buttons with LED indicators
  • 7 x Transport buttons with secondary level for 14 MIDI controls.
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Modulation wheel (MIDI assignable)
  • Potentiometer / control knob (MIDI assignable)
  • Power on/off switch (back)
  • 1/4” TS jack foot switch input (MIDI Assignable)
  • USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
  • Connects to iPad via Apple Camera Connection Kit (not supplied)


System Requirements

  • Operating System: Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)
  • Nektar DAW Integration: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher

Weight & Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 31 5/8"(L) x 7 3/4"(D) 2 3/4 "(H)
  • Weight: 4.8 Lbs (2.2kg)