The Nektar Impact LX61+ is a versatile MIDI keyboard that provides complete control over your favourite digital audio workstation. The keyboard features 61 velocity sensitive keys that span over six octaves and provide a natural and fluid feel while playing a range of different sounds. Additionally, the keyboard features eight LED illuminated, velocity-sensitive pads that can be used to trigger everything from one-shot vocal samples for live performances to sliced up instrument samples for music production.
The Nektar Impact LX61+ is designed for simple and easy integration with your favourite digital audio workstation, with custom designed Nektar DAW Integration that works with popular programs such as FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. Installation is easy and once connected to any of the DAWs above, the LX61+ will automatically integrate, giving you full access to every control and parameter within your DAW.
The integrated control center, located at the top of the keyboard, provides full access to nearly every parameter in your selected DAW. The nine 30 mm faders allow you to control everything from LFO automation to attack, delay, release, and sustain controls. Additionally, located beneath the faders are nine assignable buttons which you can assign to different controls. The velocity sensitive pads also utilize 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 will automatically be assigned to the pad you selected.
The Nektar Impact LX61+ is lightweight and portable, making it 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 LX61+ 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.
Bitwig Studio 8-Track is a professional DAW that comes with the Nektar LX61+ and offers 82 premium quality instruments, effects, note FX, and modulators with 8 audio/instrument hybrid tracks to play with, featuring two effects tracks, two group tracks and eight scenes. Bitwig Studio 8-Track will have you performing immediately thanks to the industry-leading hardware integration capabilities. You can connect all your favourite synths, drum machines, and loopers and start creating.
Overall, the Nektar Impact LX61+ is a powerful yet portable MIDI keyboard that offers a range of features and controls to improve your workflow as a digital musician.
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Good controller at a very good price