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Versatile MIDI Keyboard
The Nektar Impact LX49+ is designed to provide you with complete control over your favourite digital audio workstation, providing you with everything you will need plus added extras that will improve your workflow and overall experience. The Impact LX49+’s ergonomic design is utilised to give you everything you need on the keyboard itself, minimising the need to drift between software and hardware to achieve the sound or effect you desire. The 49-note velocity sensitive keybed provides you with enough keys to span over six octaves. The velocity sensitive keys add to the LX49+’s fluidity and natural playing feel, ideal for making the transition from piano to MIDI keyboard. It also adds dynamics to your playing, achieving everything from soft, subtle notes to powerful chords. The 8 LED illuminated pads are also velocity sensitive and are perfect for triggering samples such as vocals or drums. This gives you another way to play in sounds, whether it be to use the pads like a drum machine or for painting in basslines using the gridded pad format.
The Nektar Impact LX49+ is designed for simple and easy integration with your favourite digital audio workstation. Nektar DAW Integration is custom designed to work with programs such as: FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic Nuendo, Reapeer, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. It’s ability to instantly integrate with this range of popular audio software makes your workflow increase tenfold, allowing you to control everything at your fingertips with ease. Installation is easy, all you have to do is connect your Impact LX49+ and you’re done! No need for additional drivers or tedious downloads, once connected to any of the DAW’s labelled above, LX49+ will automatically integrate, giving you full access to every control and parameter within your DAW.
One of the most innovative design aspects of the Nektar Impact LX49+ is the integrated control center, located at the top of the keyboard. This section of faders, rotary style knobs and transport controls gives you full access to nearly every parameter in your selected DAW. The nine 30 mm meters allow you to control everything from LFO automation to attack, delay, release and sustain controls, allowing you to dial in how much of the parameter you need with the 30mm sliders. Located beneath the faders are 9 assignable buttons which you can assign to different controls, use them for everything from turning on filters to triggering automation. The velocity sensitive pads also utilise the ‘Pad Learn’ feature which allows you to select the pad you want to use, play the note or sound you want on the keyboard and the sound with automatically be assigned to the pad you selected. This is highly useful for speeding up your workflow, giving you near instant access to your sounds on the pads. Also featured are 4 pad map locations which you can recall in the future at any time. Additionally there is 5 user assignable user preets programmed for GM compatible setups. This opens up a world of customisation, allowing you to virtually customise and assign a range of presets to suit your needs.
Powerful Yet Portable
The lightweight construction and the fact its USB powered, make the Impact LX49+ ideal for taking anywhere you go. Ideal for collaborating with other musicians on the move as well as performing live. The rear of the keyboard features a 1/4’’ TS foot jack switch input for use with expression pedals and more. You can also connect the keyboard to an iPad via an Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included). Additionally, the Nektar LX49+ comes complete with a free copy of Bitwig 8-Track, which gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects plus 8 audio or MIDI project tracks. You can also use the Bitwig software with a range of 3rd party VST plug-ins. With Bitwig you can start playing, producing and recording music straight out of the box and thanks to Nektar DAW Integration you can simply plug and play your LX49+
- 49 note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
- 8 velocity sensitive, LED illuminated pads
- Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
- Octave shift buttons
- Transpose shift buttons
- 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
- 8 Potentiometers
- 9 x 30mm faders
- 9 assignable buttons
- 6 dedicated transport buttons
- 5 presets locations store control settings
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 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)