Nektar Technology Panorama P6 - Keyboard Controller

Nektar Technology Panorama 61-Key Keyboard Controller and Bitwig DAW Kit

Nektar Technology Panorama 61-Key Keyboard Controller and Bitwig DAW Kit

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Nektar Technology Panorama 61-Key Keyboard Controller and Bitwig DAW Kit

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  • 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
  • Bitwig Studio Digital Audio Workstation
  • Velocity-Sensitive Keys & Pads, 9 Faders
  • 16 Knobs, Motorized 100mm Fader
  • Transport Controls and DAW Mapping
  • Multi-Track Recording
  • Hybrid Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Layered Editing and Clip Automation
  • VST and VST3 Support
  • Mac OS X, Windows, Linux
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  • 1Description

The Panorama 61-Key Keyboard Controller and Bitwig DAW Kit from B&H is a keyboard controller and software package designed to provide robust music creation functionality, versatile control, and smooth integration for producers, musicians, and electronic artists in small- and large-scale production rooms, personal studios, and mobile setups. It includes a Nektar Panorama P6 USB MIDI keyboard controller and Bitwig Studio V2 digital audio workstation software.

Bitwig Studio V2 offers multi-track recording with audio, instrument, and audio/MIDI hybrid tracks. Edit tracks individually or in layers, and apply automation on clips and tracks. Multiple clip-launching modes serve looping and live performance workflows. 9GB of content includes a variety of instrument samples, loops, and sound effects. Support for VST and VST3 allows you to use third-party plug-ins such as instruments and mixing effects. Bitwig Studio V2 is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

The Panorama P6 keyboard controller provides 61 velocity-sensitive keys, 12 velocity- and pressure-sensitive trigger pads, and 16 encoders. It also boasts nine 45mm faders and one motorized, touch-sensitive 100mm fader. There are modulation and pitch bend wheels, transport controls, and function keys, which can trigger MIDI commands or QWERTY macros. Intelligent mapping allows out-of-the-box support for many popular DAWs including Bitwig. The 3.5” color TFT display delivers clear visual reference to parameters, channels, and pages, so you’ll always know what you are controlling.

  • Nektar Technology Panorama P6 - Keyboard Controller

    The Panorama P6 from Nektar Technology is a 61-key controller with a comprehensive Reason implementation that makes it feel like one is controlling hardware in real-time. Additional extensive programming options for controlling other ReWired DAWs, virtual instruments and MIDI hardware enhance performance and creativity.

    The keyboard and pads have a solid feel and respond in a dynamic manner. Velocity sensitivity allows for complex expression. Combined with ninety-three real-time controls available at any one time, and cross-platform computer compatibility, makes the Panorama P6 the definitive keyboard controller for Reason and other MIDI software and hardware.

    DAW Control
    Deep Integration without the need for mapping of the following software:
  • Apple Main Stage 3
  • Cocos Reaper
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Cubase
  • Logic Pro
  • Reason
  • Reason Integration
    • One button press completely reconfigures the keyboard and allows for switching between controlling Reason's mixer, instruments, or transport
    • Similar to multiple control surfaces in one, with the benefits of complete integration
    • Popup menus provide deep access to all areas with parameters pre-assigned in a logical way
    • Every single device is mapped with parameter names and values clearly visible in the display
    • Allows for operating Reason as if it's hardware
    • Re-designed Kong, ReDrum and Dr OctoRex interfaces for improved beat creation including colored graphic pads on the TFT display and drum parameters selectable by hitting the corresponding pad
    • Kong pad 1 and ReDrum channel 1 can be triggered via the foot switch socket
    Internal Mode
    • 4th mode provides access to all the internal options so you can set up presets for DAWs ReWired to Reason, or to control external MIDI hardware
    • All 93 real-time controls can be programmed to send MIDI messages in the keyboard's Internal mode
    • Programming is straight forward with all parameters clearly visible simultaneously on the 3.5" TFT display
    • Changes made are instantaneous so you can check the result immediately or even program dynamically as you work
    Dedicated Transport Controls
    • All main transport functions are available at any one time via eleven dedicated transport buttons
    • Provides one button access to L/R locator positions, undo, click on/off, recording mode, cycle on/off, rewind, forward, stop, play and record
    • The three Reason modes automatically map the transport buttons and even send transport messages to a ReWired DAW
    • Improved Transport mode with icons showing status for click, Q-record, cycle and pre-count
    • Button for quantize added along with some re-organization that eliminated the need for another menu level to access some functions
    • Looper addition to Transport mode
    • With the looper active, the pads act as an array of loop markers automatically set across a Reason song at an adjustable loop length
    • Randomize function allows the randomization of device parameters that are currently in view on Panorama's display
    Pads
    • Twelve velocity and pressure-sensitive pads with choice of seven velocity curves for expressive percussive performances
    • Easy to program using the "Learn Note" function
    • "Velocity Spread" feature quickly spreads one note across all the pads, each with its own fixed velocity, making it easier to create consistent and nuanced dynamics
    • "Scale-Function" assigns each pad to pitches within any of the pre-defined 30+ scales, a quick and easy way to change pad assignments, great for percussive performances with any keyboard sound while freely changing intervals or transposing the whole set on the fly
    • Reason devices such as ReDrum, Dr. Octo Rex and Kong are automatically assigned to pads in the keyboard's Instrument mode with an additional four virtual pads available when needed
    • Increased pad sensitivity so the pads can be triggered with the lightest of touch
    Reason Channel Controls
    • Regardless of which Reason mode you are in, or how far down you are in a menu, you always have instant access to volume, solo and mute controls for the current mixer channel
    • The 100 mm ALPS fader and two LED buttons can be locked to a specific mixer channel, or set to follow your track selection
    • ALPS fader is motorized so its position updates automatically to match your virtual Reason mixer
    • By entering the dedicated Fader menu you can use the data encoder to control pan or sends parameters, or change the fader assignment to control Master or Control Room, all without affecting whatever else you are doing
    • Mixer channel signal indicators show if a signal is present for any of the eight channels visible on Panorama's Mixer view
    ASCII/QWERTY Macros
    • By pressing a single button you can send out for example, a command to copy, move L/R location points and paste commands, or open the editor and magnify to maximum all at the same time
    • Macro feature can send up to eight keystroke commands in one sequence from the keyboard to the computer
    • With any one of 36 programmable buttons and 12 pads assignable to macros, this feature can really provide time-saving and interesting workflow ideas
    Presets and Maps
    • Little to no setup required for the Reason user
    • Presets can be setup for a ReWired DAW, VI or other software/hardware combination using the keyboard's Internal mode
    • User settings are stored in non-volatile memory and retained even when the keyboard is switched off, with plenty of storage space available
    • Twenty preset locations store settings for the sixteen encoders, nine faders and ten buttons with an additional five keyboard, ten F-Keys and twenty Pad map locations storing all settings for their respective functional area
    • Preset can be loaded with any combination of maps plus you can load maps independently without affecting your other assignments
    • Presets and map changes assignable to any button making it possible to recall any given preset or map at the push of a button
    • Options for assigning next or previous are available with the new default assignment of the Patch- and Patch+ buttons
    • Secondary encoder curve assignment to be triggered by the PB-buttons allows immediate switching between an acceleration curve and a new linear option
    • Formatting of Reason parameter values that are not formatted by the application including EQ and Dynamics parameters
    • Instant view of F-keys assignments when the F-keys shift button is pressed
    UPC: 859383002169
  • Bitwig Studio V2 - Music Creation System for Mac, Windows, and Linux (Boxed)

    Featuring an intuitive layout that adapts to each step of an artist's workflow, Bitwig Studio V2 - Music Creation System for Mac, Windows, and Linux offers a significant update to the production and performance DAW designed for the electronic and recording musician. Upgrades to the software include a re-conceptualized modulation system with over 25 added modulators, 17 new devices (audio, note and hardware), updated remote control facilities, dynamic displays, and better hardware integration with improved MIDI handling and editor workflows.

    Bitwig's recording environment utilizes an object-based system for editing tracks, clips, virtual instruments, effects, and individual notes. Built-in parameter spectrographs provide visual feedback of how setting changes influence parameters such as gain, velocity, panorama and more. In addition to the traditional linear multi-track recording view, the software offers an arranger clip launcher for experimenting with non-linear looping while producing and a mixer clip launcher view for live performance.

    The program supports audio tracks with time stretching and transient detection, instrument tracks with per note micro-pitch control, and hybrid tracks that can accept both audio and MIDI instrument information. This enables bouncing note clips to audio in place and slicing audio to send to a sampler or drum machine. Multiple tracks can be edited simultaneously using layered editing, and automation can be applied at both the clip and track level. A suite of virtual instruments is included, as well as full support for 32-/64-bit VST and VST3 plug-ins. Each plug-in is opened as a separate process to prevent Bitwig Studio from crashing in case the VST plug-in crashes. A "Unified Device System" allows any device parameter, nested device, or plug-in to be modulated with macro controls, LFOs, note expressions, and envelope followers, as well as hardware parameters.

    Workflow enhancements include multi-monitor support for up to 3 monitors. The 9GB factory content includes 2,000 presets and sounds, such as drum machines (808, 909, percussion), acoustic drums, multi-sampled instruments (Wurlitzer, Rhodes, vibraphone, marimba, acoustic and electric bass), instrument loops, various sound effects, and an Artist Collection Package. A context-based pop-up browser system allows for simple tagging and searching for music content. The software supports many popular MIDI devices out of the box, such as full integration with Nektar's Panorama and Impact controllers, and also provides an open-source JavaScript API for programming controller functionality.

    What's New in Version 2

    New Features and Updates
    • A re-conceptualized Modulation System
    • Numerous device updates, including dynamic displays, and spectrum analyzers
    • Remote controls
    • Fades and crossfades
    • VST3 support
    • Better hardware integration
    • Smart tool switching
    • Improved editor workflow
    • MIDI timecode support
    • New menu system
    • Dashboard
    • Notification system
    • Adjustable track height in arranger
    • Controller API improvements
    New Modulators
    • 4-Stage: Advanced envelope that can be synced to tempo and looped
    • ADSR: Inspired by and modelled on old analog classic synth envelopes
    • AHDSR: Attack-Hold-Decay-Sustain-Release envelope with slope settings
    • Audio Sidechain: Allows you to use any audio input (in the track or external) as a modulation source
    • Beat LFO: A simple yet powerful beat-synced LFO with expressive controls for wave shape and timing
    • Button: A simple button to control any parameter
    • Buttons: Two buttons, freely assignable to any parameter
    • Classic LFO: A highly configurable LFO with numerous available waveforms and polyphonic capabilities
    • Envelope Follower: An envelope modulator controlled by audio input
    • Expressions: Assign up to four expressions (velocity, timbre, release, pressure) to any parameter in your device chain
    • HW CV In: Modulate parameters in Bitwig Studio 2 from hardware via CV using this Modulator
    • Keytrack: Modulate any parameter by key of incoming notes, with curve settings
    • Macro-4: Four macro knobs in one modulator
    • Macro: A simple macro knob
    • Math: A choice of adding, subtracting, multiplying or min/max-ing two parameters
    • LFO: A free-running LFO that can be shaped in many ways
    • MIDI: Allows you to modulate any parameter using MIDI CC, Pitch Bend or Aftertouch data from an external source
    • Mix: Control a parameter with two faders and a crossfader to create complex interconnecting relationships
    • Note Sidechain: Allows you to use any note input as a modulation source
    • Random: Useful for giving a parameter a random value every time you play a note, at a given time interval or to provide some smooth sweeping chaos
    • Select-4: Select-4 is a morphing modulator, letting you set four stages, with each stage modulating any number of parameters – you can then morph between the four stages using a fader
    • Steps: Modulate any parameter with a step sequencer – you can set speed, number of steps, and direction
    • Vector-4: An X/Y matrix where each of the four corners can be assigned to control any parameter
    • Vector-8: Similar to Vector-4 but with eight assignable points
    • XY: Assign each axis to any parameter and use as a X/Y pad with great expressive potential

     

    New Devices
    • Audio FX
      • Spectrum analyzer: Delivers a visual representation of the audio material you feed it – allows for a freely selectable secondary input, so you can directly compare the frequency graph of two separate audio sources
      • Pitch Shifter: Shifts your pitch up or down one octave, with precise fine-tune and grain control
      • Treemonster: Organic zero-crossing amplitude controlled ring modulator with a life of its own
      • Phaser: High-quality phaser, by popular demand
      • Dual Pan: Control panning for individual channels of a stereo signal
      • DC Offset: A utility device to add DC offset to an audio signal, for instance to generate audio signals from modulation
    • Note Effects
      • Multi-Note: This chorder device will generate up to 7 notes based on the note you send into it, with pitch and velocity settings
      • Note Echo: Allows you to get creative with note echoes and loops
      • Note Harmonizer: Transpose your notes in real-time to harmonize with a chord playing on another track
      • Note Latch: The Note Latch device will simply hold any note you send into it until it receives the next note - or until you click its stop button
      • Note Length: This device will transform all notes to a defined length and velocity – in its second mode, it can generate a fixed-length note when the key is released
      • Note Velocity: Transform velocity on incoming notes using a curve and use modulators for some dynamic velocity effects
    • Hardware Integration Devices
      • MIDI CC: This device can be used to send CC data to external hardware or plug-ins – add it to a HW Instrument device to get instant access to your hardware's parameters
      • MIDI Program Change: As the name implies, this device allows you to control program changes of your hardware or VST plug-ins from Bitwig Studio
      • MIDI Song Select: A device used to send MIDI song select messages to external devices, for instance to change patterns on a drum machine
      • HW Clock Out: Using the HW CV Clock device you can send CV clock to audio outputs, with individual time settings
      • HW CV Instrument: Use this device to send notes as CV and gate to an output on your audio interface, to control analog synths, Eurorack modules and other hardware
      • HW CV Out: This is a simple device to send a CV signal to an output on your audio interface
    Key Features
    • Native cross-platform DAW (Windows, macOS, Linux)
    • Intuitive nonlinear sequencing for the studio world and beyond
    • Modular device structure with advanced nesting and routing
    • Multi-touch support for Windows and Linux, with a dedicated Tablet display profile
    • Full multicore and multiprocessor support
    • VST and VST3 support with built-in 32-/64-bit bridging, plug-in crash protection, delay compensation, and flexible multi-out and sidechain capabilities
    • Multi-display support for up to three displays
    • Unified Modulation System: Use Macro controls, Note Expressions, and LFOs & Envelopes to modulate any device, VST plug-in, or hardware parameter
    • Advanced Layered Editing mode
    • Support for various MIDI controllers out of the box, with native MPE support for next generation controllers
    • Open Controller API: Create and customize functionality for any MIDI controller, with scripting access to nearly every feature of Bitwig Studio
    • Bounce and Bounce in Place for Clips or time selection
    • Context-based Pop-up Browser, with support for selected VST preset formats
    • Extensive hardware integration with MIDI sync, MIDI Time Code, as well as analog Clock, and CV out
    • File import: WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, and MIDI
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  • 1Description
  • Nektar Technology Panorama P6 - Keyboard Controller
    Keyboard 61-note semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive with aftertouch
    5 velocity curves, plus fixed
    Pitch bend and modulation assignable wheels
    Octave shift buttons
    PB1/2 buttons
    Sustain pedal jack (pedal optional)
    Expression pedal jack (pedal optional)
    4 keyboard zones programmable with controller filters and program changes
    5 keyboard maps store all settings
    Pads 12 pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
    7 velocity curves
    Note-learn
    Scale mode with 30+ scales and interval setting
    Velocity spread functions spreads the selected pad assignment over all 12 pads, at different velocity levels
    Transpose and octave shift in both pad-map and scale mode
    Pads freely assignable in Reason mode
    Load or save to any of 20 pad maps
    Function Keys 11 assignable keys, accessible using shift and transport keys
    Load or save to any of 10 F-Keys maps
    F-Keys assignable even in 3 Reason modes
    Preset Controls 16 encoders
    9 x 45 mm faders
    10 assignable LED buttons
    11 dedicated transport buttons
    20 preset locations store all settings including links to keyboard, pad and F-keys maps
    Other 100 mm ALPS motorized fader
    6 dedicated assignable navigation buttons
    ASCII/QWERTY macros assignable to buttons and pads
    3.5" high-resolution TFT display provides navigation and user visibility
    Reason implementation that lets you use Reason as if it's hardware
    4 modes when used with Reason switch between Mixer, Instrument, Transport and Internal
    Presets and setup files for major DAWs and VIs
    USB port for communication with computer
    USB Micro B connector for extra and external power
    Power Requirements USB power or optional external USB power supply

    Two USB ports or external USB power supply required to power entire unit - one USB port powers entire unit with the exception of the motorized fader
    System Requirements Mac OS X
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows XP not currently supported)
    Reason 5, 6 and 6.5 supported
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 15.0 x 6.0"
  • Bitwig Studio V2 - Music Creation System for Mac, Windows, and Linux (Boxed)
    System Requirements
    Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    64-bit capable Intel CPU
    Minimum 4 GB RAM
    Minimum 9 GB free disk space
    Minimum 1280 x 768-pixel screen resolution
    Decent internet connection for bundled content (not included with installer)
    Windows Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit)
    Dual-core AMD or Intel CPU or faster with SSE3 support
    Minimum 4 GB RAM
    Minimum 9 GB free disk space
    Minimum 1280 x 768-pixel screen resolution
    Decent internet connection for bundled content (not included with installer)
    Linux Requirements Ubuntu 16.04 or later
    64-bit Dual Core or better x86 CPU with SSE3 support
    Minimum 4 GB RAM
    Minimum 9 GB free disk space
    Minimum 1280 x 768-pixel screen resolution
    Decent internet connection for bundled content (not included with installer)
    Support VST(i): VST 2.4 and VST3 (32-/64-bit support)
    AU: No, possible in future version
    OSC: No, possible in future version
    ReWire: No
    JACK: Yes
    ALSA: Yes
    PulseAudio: Yes
    LV2: No, possible in future version
    Audio Formats Support File Import: WAV, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, and MIDI
    File Export: WAV, up to 32-bit/192 kHz
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 7.7 x 2.1"
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