Nektar Impact LX88 USB 88 Key Keyboard Controller

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    Product Description

    Impact LX88 is a dream for keyboard players composing in the studio or performing live, featuring 88 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys, a slim-line lightweight design and a rich selection of controls easily within grasp. With 47 assignable controls including 8 knobs, 9 faders, and 8 velocity sensitive performance pads (with 4 fast-access maps providing 32 pad mappings in total) you can easily control your sounds, samples and loops on the fly. The unique pad learn function allows notes to be learned quickly to each of the pads by simply pressing the keyboard. Extended transport controls (including click on/off, undo and loop setup) provide you with everything you need to take full control of your DAW.

    Nektar Impact LX88 USB 88 Key Keyboard Controller Features

    • 88-note USB MIDI controller with semi-weighted keys
    • Pitch Bend and modulation wheels
    • Split and Layer buttons with LED indicators – can send on up to 3 MIDI channels
    • 8 potentiometers
    • 9 30mm faders
    • 9 assignable buttons
    • 6 dedicated transport buttons
    • 5 preset locations store control settings
    • 8 velocity-sensitive performance pads can easily be assigned to MIDI notes or messages
    • Full transport controls with extended functionality (click, undo and loop setup)
    • Nektar's DAW integration for today’s most popular DAWs
    • Comes pre-mapped and configured so you don't have to spend hours assigning MIDI controls
    • Includes PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW software
    • Bus Powered via USB Port
    • Dedicated 9v DC power socket
    • MIDI Output Port
    For live performances the Impact LX88 provides up to 3 zones including split and layer, each on their own unique MIDI channel. Octave, MIDI channel, transpose and program change can be changed individually for each zone, even while you play. The build-in MIDI output socket allows for direct connection to external MIDI hardware and can work as USB MIDI interface when connected to a computer.

    Settings can be saved in 5 user presets for recall at any stage and with controls able to be programmed to send on any MIDI channel, the stage is set for a powerful combination of multi-timbral performances and real-time control.

    Nektar’s DAW Integration – dedicated control for your DAW
    Nektar’s powerful DAW integration, custom-developed for the world’s most popular DAWs enables the Impact LX88 to communicate with your DAW ensuring the all-important controls map automatically with no complicated software or installation process.

    Currently includes support for:
    Bitwig Studio, Propellerheads Reason, PreSonus Studio One, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Apple Logic, Apple Garageband, Cockos Reaper, Cakewalk Sonar, Image-Line FL Studio and MOTU Digital Performer.

    Product Specifications
    Nektar Impact LX88 USB 88 Key Keyboard Controller Specifications
    • Keyboard:
      • 88-note velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard
      • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
      • Pitch bend and Modulation assignable wheels
      • Split and Layer buttons to activate and deactivate zones
      • Transpose shift buttons
      • Foot switch pedal socket (sustain)
    • System Requirements: Class compliant (no driver needed): OSX and Windows XP or higher
    • DAW Integration: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher
    • Pads:
      • 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
    • Controls:
      • 8 potentiometers
      • 9 30mm faders
      • 9 assignable buttons
      • 6 dedicated transport buttons
      • 5 preset locations store control settings
      • Integration files for major DAWs
    • Connections:
      • Foot switch (sustain) 1/4" jack input (pedal not included)
      • MIDI Out (can be routed from LX88 or from DAW)
      • USB port for power and communication with computer, and iPad via USB camera -connection kit (not included).
      • Power supply socket (PSU not included) 9v 600mA, center positive, 2.1mm barrel connector
    • Dimensions: (L x W x H) 50.25 x 11 x 3.5"
    • Weight: 18 LBS
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    Thom
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    Best value in this price range, hands down.
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    After having been frustrated with my Casio PX-560 as a midi controller, I needed an all-purpose 88-key key-bed that was not too heavy or too light in the action and the Nektar LX88 is the perfect happy medium (as I can comfortably perform a piano piece and still be able to lay down drum tracks and solos with ease.) The pre-programmed DAW configurations, make setting up utterly effortless, which is amazing. This keyboard has a very solid tactile quality to it for the price and my only issue with this controller is the location of the pitch & modulation wheels, as it makes for some awkward performances in some respects (I think Nektar tried too hard to conserve the length of this controller, as the effect wheels belong just left of the key-bed.)
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    John Jenkins
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    Nice board
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    Nice board, nice feel and weight of keys. Gonna make some good music on it.
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