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Nektar Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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The Nektar Impact LX 49 note MIDI controller keyboard delivers plenty of performance way above its class for so little money. From the 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive keyboard, 8 velocity sensitive pads to the rubberized fader caps and low-profile design, Impact LX49 and LX61 feels, looks, performs and is supported like a class act.  DAW integration with most of the popular DAWs makes it easy to get going and a breeze to set up. With Impact LX49 the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.


    • Nektar Impact LX 49+ PRODUCT FEATURES:

      IMPACT LX+ CONTROLLER KEYBOARD
      The 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a synth action with a medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX+ design. With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is a choice for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels cater for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you can quickly shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

      OCTAVE & TRANSPOSE BUTTONS
      There is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4 functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX+'s 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons.

      CONTROL CENTER
      Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of Impact LX+'s control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the controls take on a life of their own, providing flexible pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX+ presets for recall at any time. And if you switch Null on, any parameter values are stored when you change presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

      PADS
      For groove and beat creation, Impact LX'+s 8 velocity sensitive pads make life easy. Calibrated to trigger at a light touch, finger drumming is suddenly well within reach with a nice and even velocity response. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is the "Pad Learn“ feature, which allows you to just select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. No complex menus for a task that's essential to getting the most out of your pads. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don't lose your settings when you switch your system off for the night. In addition, 4 pad map locations can store your settings for future recall.

      NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION
      Impact LX49+ and LX61+ software integration supports most of the popular DAWs. A common workflow gives access to many of the functions you are most likely to need when recording and performing with your Impact LX+. The best part is that it's all done for you: Simply complete the installation process and start making music! Impact LX+ DAW integration currently supports Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. Buttons and controls are labeled so you don't have to remember how they are assigned. That’s why Impact LX+ is a breeze to use but with enough extra features under the hood to challenge even the most experienced power user.

      MIXER CONTROL
      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.

      INSTRUMENT PRESET
      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 LX+.

      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.

      "Grab" and Nektar Maps
      The Nektar "Grab" mode allow you to temporarily assign parameters to controls as you work on your project. It's as easy as holding down shift while moving the parameters on the instrument you want to control followed by moving the controls on Impact LX+ you want them assigned to. Some DAWs even supports saving "grabbed" parameters to a Nektar map* which means you can completely customize your assignments for future use.

      * Implementation depends on the DAW.
    • Nektar Impact LX 49+ TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Keyboard
      49 note (61 on LX61+) velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
      4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
      Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
      Octave shift buttons
      Transpose shift buttons

      Controls
      8 potentiometers
      9 30mm faders
      9 assignable buttons
      6 dedicated transport buttons
      5 preset locations store control settings
      Page button (for Nektar DAW Integration only)
      Nektar DAW Integration for major DAWs

      Pads
      8 velocity sensitive pads
      Each pad LED illuminated with 4 color options: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
      4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
      Note-learn
      Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
      Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
      Clips and Scenes LED buttons

      Connections
      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)

      Weight & Dimensions
      Dimensions: 31 5/8"(L) x 10 1/2"(D) 3 "(H)
      Weight: 7 Lbs
    • Nektar Impact LX 49+ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for:
      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
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