Nektar has announced Panorama P6, a 61 note USB MIDI controller keyboard with the same deep Reason integration as their acclaimed Panorama P4.
Nektar Panorama: Keyboard and pads are dynamic, sensitive and balanced carefully with a solid feel that allows for complete expression.
Panorama P4 first shipped in June 2012 and has already become a favorite among Reason users who are looking for great integration with hardware and workflow that allows uninterrupted creative freedom
Like the P4, the Panorama P6 features 4 modes that allow the user to switch between Mixer, Instrument and Transport mode and a 4th Internal mode with 20 user presets each configurable for control of external MIDI hardware, ReWired DAW’s or other MIDI controllable software.
A motorized fader, solo and mute buttons give mix channel control in every mode as does the extended transport buttons with no less than 11 functions a button push away. 16 encoders, 9 faders and 9 LED buttons do most of the controlling with parameters and values displayed on the TFT display. All assignable buttons including the 11 function keys and 12 pads can be setup to send MIDI messages or QWERTY macros, a unique Panorama idea where up to 8 computer keyboard shortcuts can be sent with just one button press. In addition the Panorama P6 features a 61 note velocity sensitive semi-weighted keyboard with after touch, pitch bend, modulation wheel, MIDI out, foot switch and expression pedal sockets.
Panorama P6 is shipping in December 2012, at a MSRP of $659.99 USD / 529.99 EUR / £419.99 GBP (anticipated street price of $599.99 USD / 479.99 EUR / £369.99 GBP).
Nektar has announced the Panorama, a controller for Propellerhead Software Reason 6.
Panorama is our vision of how a great controller should work. Yes, there are many ‘generic’ controllers on the market already but we have yet to find one that satisfies our criteria of operating the software, as if it’s hardware – That’s Panorama.
Panorama uses a communication protocol that has been custom designed for Reason 6, putting control – every control – at your fingertips. Panorama, in addition, of course also feature traditional MIDI controller capabilities, including a MIDI output, just in case you want to switch between your virtual and hardware instrument rack in real-time. Panorama really does access all areas.
Panorama P4 features
49-Note Keyboard Controller.
Custom designed for Propellerhead Reason.
Integrated with communication protocol.
Channel Strip Controls.
12 Velocity Pads.
Nektar has also launched a competition in which they are giving away the first Panorama P4 controller.
Yes, we are going to give away the very first manufactured Panorama P4 to the lucky winner of this competition.
The rules are simple: Answer the questions below and submit the form including your real name and email address. Only one submission is permitted per person. Multiple submissions by one person will result in that persons entry being void.
The competition ends January 31st, 2012. The Panorama is expected to ship in Q1 2012.