Nektar has announced its new range of Impact LX+ USB MIDI Controller Keyboards, to be available in stores end of July, 2016.

The Impact LX49+ and LX61+ USB MIDI controllers are jam-packed with intelligent and expressive performance control not even available on many premium products. Ever wanted a controller that hooks up automatically to your DAW? Impact LX+ does exactly that.

Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One takes Impact LX+ way beyond functionality normally offered by a USB MIDI controller keyboard. With Impact LX+ the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.

Impact LX+ features

  • Nektar DAW Integration for Bitwig Studio/8-Track, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.
  • 49 or 61 note full size, ultra-dynamic velocity sensitive keybed.
  • Pitch bend and Modulation wheels.
  • Octave and transpose buttons.
  • 3 digit LED display.
  • 9 faders.
  • 9 fader buttons.
  • 8 pots.
  • Mixer and Instrument buttons with LED indicator for Nektar DAW Integration.
  • Preset button with LED indicator for generic MIDI control.
  • 5 user configurable presets.
  • Page button with two LED’s for Nektar DAW integration switch between User and Default mapping..
  • Default Instrument mapping screen printing in blue for Nektar DAW Integration.
  • Dedicated Track and Patch buttons.
  • 6 Transport buttons with additional shift functionality.
  • 8 hyper sensitive pads, LED backlit with 4 color options.
  • 4 pad maps.
  • Clips and Scenes buttons for Nektar DAW Integration.
  • Foot switch socket.
  • Power on/off button.
  • USB connector.
  • USB class compliant compatible with OS X, Windows, Linux and iOS (via camera connection kit).
  • Full version of Bitwig 8-Track included.

The Impact LX49+ and LX61+ are shipping during the last week of July from all major resellers worldwide for MSRP $199.99 USD/179.99 EUR/£139.99 GBP for the Impact LX49+, and $299.99 USD/199.99 EUR/£169.99 GBP for the Impact LX61+.

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