Nektar launches Impact LX49 budget USB MIDI controller keyboard

Nektar Impact LX49Nektar has announced the launch of an entry-level USB MIDI controller keyboard, offering a great choice for those just dipping their toe into the water of DAW control.

The Impact LX49 is a 49-key synth action keyboard offering a host of controls perfect for controlling software such as Reason and Logic.

Here’s a run down of the features:

  • 49 note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Pitch bend & Modulation assignable wheels
  • Octave shift buttons
  • Transpose shift buttons
  • Foot switch pedal socket (sustain)
  • 8 velocity sensitive pads
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Note-learn
  • Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
  • Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
  • 8 potentiometers
  • 9 30mm faders
  • 9 assignable buttons
  • 6 dedicated transport buttons
  • 5 preset locations store control settings
  • Integration files for major DAWs
  • Support for Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One
  • Comes bundled with Studio One Artist software

Available from 4th November, exact pricing is to be confirmed but is expected to be around the $200 mark.