Nektar has announced the availability of its Impact iX 49 and iX 61 controller keyboards with DAW Control and comfortable iPad connectivity, including Presonus Studio One Artist.
Nektar products are synonymous with DAW integration and the Impact iX49 and Impact iX61 are no exception. Their deceptively minimalist appearance hides powerful functionality not even found on more comprehensive controllers.
The Impact iX keyboards offer standard USB keyboard controller functionality as well as Nektar DAW integration with no less than 11 DAWs. The full-size keyboards feature pitch bend, modulation wheel and a foot switch jack for connecting a sustain pedal.
Being USB class compliant the keyboards can be plugged easily into the computer or iPad, no drivers required. This makes it possible to start composing using existing MIDI software or the included Presonus Studio One Artist DAW instantly.
iX 49 / iX 61 features
- 49/ 61 note velocity sensitive full size keyboard.
- Pitch Bend and modulation wheels.
- Octave buttons.
- Transpose buttons.
- Transport mode switches Octaves and Transpose buttons to send out MIDI MMC messages (compatible with Pro Tools).
- Foot switch input jack.
- USB powered, Class Compliant (no driver needed).
- Connects to iPad (via USB adaptor kit, not included).
- Includes Presonus Studio One Artist.
- DAW Integration:
- Navigation of DAW tracks.
- Change instrument patches.
- Control track volume.
- Transport control (Play/Stop/Record/Rewind/Forward).
- Nektar DAW integration for 11 DAWs including Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.
iX49 and iX 61 are available for purchase for MSRP $109.99 USD/99.99 EUR/£79.99 GBP and $129.99 USD/109.99 EUR/£89.99 GBP, respectively. Expected street prices are $99.99 USD/89.99 EUR/£69.99 GBP for the iX 49 and $119.99 USD/99.99 EUR/£79.99 GBP for the iX 61.