Nektar Technology GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

Nektar Technology GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

Nektar Technology GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Nektar Technology GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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  • 61 Velocity-Sensitive Keys
  • 4 Velocity Curves + 3 Fixed
  • Modulation and Pitch Bend Wheels
  • Transpose and Octave Shift Buttons
  • Full Transport Controls
  • Bitwig 8-Track Software
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Transport Control for Major DAWs
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The GX61 from Nektar is 61-key USB MIDI keyboard controller featuring a pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel, and footswitch socket. Two multi-colored octave buttons enable shifting the keyboard range by -3 or +4 octaves, with the LED colors showing exact status. Dedicated transpose buttons allow for shifting the keyboard range by +/- 12 semitones. The buttons can quickly be re-purposed to change the global MIDI channel, or send program messages. Additionally an assignable potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, which by default controls mixer volume.

Eight buttons provide DAW control, and when combined with Nektar DAW Integration, extend functionality to include control over transport and a host of other important DAW functions. The buttons can also be assigned to MIDI messages for use with any MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration. A primary and a secondary message, accessed via the shift button, can be programmed for each of seven buttons, delivering a total of fourteen programmable options. 

Each of the fourteen assignable MIDI buttons, the modulation wheel, footswitch, and the big control knob can be assigned to send out MIDI CC messages. The assignable buttons can additionally be configured to send out a program message or MMC transport control. Transport controls with the ability to go to and set locators, track navigation, volume control, launching windows and patch navigation are also available. Bitwig 8-Track software is included to provide a ready-to-create solution.

61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys
Four keyboard-velocity curve settings and three fixed-velocity options
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
Two transpose buttons
Two octave-shift buttons
Nektar DAW Integration for many of the most commonly used DAWs
Eight buttons for DAW control – seven dual-function buttons and one shift button
Buttons can also be assigned to MIDI messages for use with any MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration
Seven transport buttons with secondary level (accessed via shift button) for fourteen MIDI controls
USB port for power and data connection to a computer
Sustain foot switch jack (pedal not included)
Included Bitwig 8-Track provides access to over fifty software instruments and effects for use on up to eight audio or MIDI project tracks, along with any 3rd-party VST plug-ins
UPC: 859383002299
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Nektar Technology GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Bitwig 8-Track Download
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nektar Technology GX61 specs

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    Keyboard 61 Full-Size Keys, Synth Action with Velocity
    MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
    1 x Wheel (Modulation)
    1 x Rotary Encoder
    Performance Functions Octave Shift, Transport Controls, Transpose
    Connectivity
    I/O 1 x USB Type-B Bus-Power/Host Connection 
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS Footswitch Input
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.7 or Later
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7 or Later
    Windows XP or Later
    iOS
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    Connects to iPad via Apple Camera Connection Kit (Not Included)

    Power
    Power Options USB Bus-Power
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 38.0 x 7.8 x 2.8" / 96.5 x 19.7 x 7.0 cm
    Weight 6 lb / 2.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.5 x 9.89 x 3.8"

    Nektar Technology GX61 reviews

    GX61 - USB MIDI Keyboard Controller is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent midi controller keyboard This keyboard is very basic.� You have the 61 key, velocity sensitive keys, 14 (7 with shift key) additional buttons, and one volume control.� The key action is the simple, spring-type that is a bit soft but adequate.� Nevertheless, it has performed flawlessly for me.� It feels well made, and the key action is as good as one finds on typical synthesizer-type keyboards up to several hundred dollars.�� All in all a good choice� for one looking for an inexpensive midi keyboard controller that will be satisfying over time if basic in functionality.
    Date published: 2018-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Controller and Value for the Money! Great controller although have just used the basic functions so far. It has a very nice feel to the keys. Wanted to simplify and get something smaller for my desktop and this fit the bill perfectly!
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing but no macro knobs :( Amazing for the price and size. No drivers required to get it to work
    Date published: 2018-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great keyboard for a very reasonable price.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
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