Nektar Technology Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

Nektar Technology Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

Nektar Technology Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Nektar Technology Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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  • 49 Velocity-Sensitive Keys
  • 4 Velocity Curves and 3 Fixed Velocities
  • 8 Velocity-Sensitive Trigger Pads
  • 8 Control Pots and 9 Faders
  • Modulation and Pitch Bend Wheels
  • Transpose and Octave-Shift Buttons
  • Full Transport Controls
  • Bitwig 8-Track Included
  • Compatibility with Apple iOS
  • Intelligent Mapping for Major DAWs
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Nektar Technology LX49+ overview

  • 1Description

The Impact LX49+ from Nektar Technology is a 49-key, velocity-sensitive USB controller keyboard featuring intelligent mapping, allowing you to manipulate integral aspects of all major DAWs from the controller. Its piano-style keys respond with a medium tension, and four velocity curves are available along with three fixed-velocity levels for instances where consistent output is required.

Octave and transpose buttons are available, as well as pitch-bend and modulation wheels. Eight velocity-sensitive pads allow you to finger-drum in the MPC style, though each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI CC message for use as MIDI-trigger or toggle buttons. This keyboard includes the Bitwig 8-Track DAW for music creation, and allows for optional connection with iOS devices

Control Center
Nine faders, nine MIDI buttons and eight encoders line the top of the 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 provide seamless but flexible operation over most DAWs. Personalized settings can be stored in any of the five Impact LX+ presets for recall at any time. 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, this keyboard boasts eight velocity-sensitive pads, calibrated to trigger at a light touch, and suitable for finger-drumming, providing an even velocity response. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI CC message for use as a MIDI trigger or to toggle buttons. The "Pad Learn" function allows for easy assignment: simply select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard, and the assignment is completed. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don't lose your settings when you switch your system off. In addition, four pad-map locations can store settings for future recall.
Mixer Control
Press mixer and the first eight faders are assigned to control the eight channels of your DAW's 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, controlling Mute or Solo and Pan (via eight associated pots). Fader 9 is used for control volume of the current mixer channel as well as master volume. The MIDI controller also offers shortcuts for opening and closing your DAW's mixer window.
Connectivity and iOS Capability
As a low-powered USB device, this keyboard works with all USB devices that feature a Class-compliant MIDI driver. You can also hook the keyboard to an Apple iPad using the iPad's optional USB camera-connection kit (available separately).
Includes Bitwig 8-Track
Bitwig 8-Track is included with your purchase, giving you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to eight audio or MIDI tracks, and providing third-party plug-in support as well. Bitwig also offers a selection of loops, clips, and samples.
Many DAWs Supported
Supports multiple DAWs right out of the box including Reason, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, GarageBand, Sonar, Bitwig, Reaper, FL Studio, Studio One, Digital Performer (installation required).
Other Notable Features
  • Pitch-bend and modulation wheels
  • 2 transpose buttons (assignable also to program, MIDI channel and preset -/+)
  • 2 octave-shift buttons (assignable also to program, MIDI channel and preset -/+)
  • 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with four velocity curves plus three fixed options
  • Pads can be assigned notes and MIDI CC messages
  • 8 function buttons
  • 9 faders with 30mm throw
  • 8 control pots
  • 9 assignable buttons
  • 6 transport buttons for cycle, rewind, forward, stop, play, record
  • 5 preset memory locations
  • 4 pad memory locations
UPC: 859383002305
In the Box
Nektar Technology Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nektar Technology LX49+ specs

    Keyboard 49 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys
    Controls 8 x potentiometers
    9 x 30 mm faders
    9 x assignable buttons
    6 x dedicated transport buttons
    5 x preset locations store control settings
    1 x Page button (for Nektar DAW Integration)
    Pads 8 x velocity sensitive pads
    4 x color options: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
    4 x velocity curves (plus 3 fixed)
    LED buttons for clips and Scenes
    Connectors 1 x USB port
    1 x 1/4" TS footswitch input (MIDI assignable)
    Power Requirements USB bus
    System Requirements Class-compliant, no driver needed for Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, or Linux
    DAW Integration Mac OS X 10.7 or higher; Windows Vista, 7, 8 or higher
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 31.6 x 10.5 x 3.0" / 80.3 x 26.7 x 7.6 cm
    Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 33.5 x 12.5 x 4.0"

    Nektar Technology LX49+ reviews

    Impact LX49+ 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM! I bought the Controller after doing ALOT of research and it seemed to have caught my eye. Shipping was fast and reliable but upon opening the box and connecting the device it never turned on! I tried on 3 different computers in my Studio and the same thing happened. I contacted Nektar hoping there was something I wasn't doing correctly. They had me go out and purchase a USB Powered Hub ( Y when none of the product reviews said it was necessary ). Eventually after that failed they asked me to return it to the Vendor. I attempted to return the device however B&H was closed for the Succos holidays so i have to wait an entire week! Eventually they replied to my RMA request and the device was returned. I received an email stating that the Item was received by the returns department and I will be contacted in 3 business days. Getting annoyed after 5 days I contacted customer service who said that I had to wait till the end of the week (Another 5 days) before I can receive word as to what the decision will be because they are backed up due to the holidays??????????? All this is almost a month after purchasing this Controller for my studio. I have projects due and losing money because of a faulty device!
    Date published: 2016-11-07
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