NAMM 2015: Nektar Technology Announces the Impact LX88 Controller Keyboard


Nektar is releasing a semi-weighted, 88-note version of its popular Impact LX controller keyboard. Nektar is known for not releasing a product until it is tried and tested to operate fully with the DAW platforms for which it is intended, so many of us are looking forward to this product release date.

The Impact LX 88 controller has been designed as a performance instrument for the more serious player. It possesses several other features that make it attractive to musicians and performers alike, such as the splitting and layering features of the keyboard, and the option to send program change messages for each zone on the fly. This allows you to play multiple sounds simultaneously, especially in a live situation.

The LX88 offers nine faders, nine control buttons, eight pots, six transport buttons, eight velocity-sensitive pads, a foot switch socket, a MIDI out, and control wheels. In addition, if you have a supported DAW, many controls are automatically mapped, so you can navigate through many of your software’s features from the keyboard. You can also customize and assign the controller assignments.

The Impact LX88 ships with a copy of Studio One Artist software.

You can learn about more new products from the 2015 NAMM Show at this link, courtesy of B&H.