Nektar Impact LX49 Plus 49 Key USB Keyboard Controller

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Product Description

The 49 note Impact LX49+ USB MIDI controller is jam-packed with intelligent and expressive performance control to take your creativity to new heights. Custom designed for Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.

Nektar Impact LX49 Plus USB Keyboard Controller Features

  • 49 note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
  • Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
  • Octave shift buttons
  • Transpose shift buttons 
The 49 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a synth action with a medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX design. With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is choice for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels to caters for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you quickly can shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

Nektar Impact LX49 Plus Controls
  • 8 potentiometers
  • 9 30mm faders
  • 9 assignable buttons
  • 6 dedicated transport buttons
  • 5 preset locations store control settings
  • Page button (for Nektar DAW Integration only)
  • Nektar DAW Integration for major DAWs
Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of Impact LX49's 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 take on a life of their own, providing flexible pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX+ presets for recall at any time. And if you switch Null on, any parameter values are stored when you change presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

Nektar Impact LX49 Plus Pads
  • 8 velocity sensitive pads
  • Each pad LED illuminated with 4 color options: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Note-learn
  • Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
  • Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
  • Clips and Scenes LED buttons
The 4 color LED illumination not only looks good but also indicate which pad map is currently loaded and can even tell you which type of MIDI message each pad sends. With Nektar DAW Integration, the pads are automatically assigned in for example Reason and Bitwig.. The two Clips and Scenes buttons are used in Bitwig to trigger...., Clips and Scenes. In Reason, a clever control of Reason's location points create a similar experience with scenes triggering of any song.

Nektar Impact LX49 Plus Connections
  • 1/4” TS jack foot switch input (MIDI Assignable)
  • USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
  • Connects to iPad via Apple Camera Connection Kit (not supplied)
There is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4 functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX+'s 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons.

Product Specifications
Nektar Impact LX49 Plus System Requirements
  • USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for:
  • Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)
Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions: 31 5/8"(L) x 10 1/2"(D) 3 "(H)
  • Weight: 7 Lbs
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  818-771-9886 Warranty:  1 Year
Jamie Submitted: 5/9/2018
Product Rating
Almost Perfect.
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
This is one of the best 49 key midi keyboards under $200. The setup and instructions are painless. Essentially, Nektar does all the work for you. The pads feel great, and are responsive enough. My only concern with this keyboard is the keybed. I'm used to semi-weighted or piano keys. These have a good distance of throw until you reach the bottom, and they're a tad noisy. My 25 key second generation Axiom keys felt much sturdier, but was also much more expensive and you only get half the keys. However, the DAW integration, super easy functionality, and mapping makes up for it in imho. This controller is definitely worth the money. If you're on a $150-$200 budget and want drum pads, rotary encoders, sliders, and synth keys, then this is the ticket. If you want just a keyboard with weighted keys, but without the gizmos (pads,encoders, etc), I would go with a Roland A49.
Juanito Souffrant Submitted: 5/4/2018
Product Rating
Well worth the money
What is your opinion of this product?
Well constructed and worked as advertised.
Elexis Bellville Submitted: 11/7/2017
Product Rating
I love it like I love my bed!
What is your opinion of this product?
I am new to piano playing, piano's period, but this keyboard doesn't make learning it hard.
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MSRP: $179.99
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