Nektar Pacer MIDI DAW Footswitch Controller

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Your Price: $309.00 CDN



Hands-Free Solution for DAW and MIDI Control!

Nektar PACER provides hands-free control of your DAW, MIDI guitar software and hardware, as well as amplifier channel and FX switching. All integrated into one rugged and stage-ready foot pedal with 10 programmable LED foot switches, 4 switching relays and connections for up to 4 external footswitches and 2 expression pedals. With the press of one button you can send up to 16 MIDI and relay messages to reconfigure a setup instantly, step through program change messages, control FX, switch channels on your amp or start playback in your DAW. Pacer offers users the ability to control their DAW without letting go of their instrument, create advance setups for live shows and offers a simple pre-configured solution to control products such as Line 6, Kemper Profiler, AxeFX and Avid Eleven.

Pacer provides three levels of DAW control support. Mackie MCU support enables control of almost every DAW including FL Studio, Ableton Live, ProTools and StudioOne so you can happily sell Pacer to ALL your customers looking for a DAW foot controller. Nektar DAW integration provides the 'top level' feature set for DAW control - for users of Bitwig, Cubase, Nuendo, GarageBand, Logic Pro, Reaper and Reason. And if any customers are still keen to use MIDI Machine Control (MMC) then this is supported too, but remember to check the DAW specification first!

A user can program the switches to send MIDI messages, control one of PACER's 4 relays or load any of the 24 presets. Each control within a preset is programmable with up to 6 steps or actions which can be sent simultaneously or in a sequence of presses. When you load a preset, up to 16 MIDI-messages or switch states can be sent at the same time so just one stomp can have a dramatic effect! PACER's connectivity features allow you to integrate analog amps with conventional footswitch sockets into your setup just as well as software guitar apps or other MIDI-capable hardware.


• 10 Programmable LED footswitches
• 4 switching relays
• Connect up to 4 external footswitches and 2 expression pedals
• Send up to 16 MIDI and relay messages
• 24 presets
• 3 types of DAW control support including the highest level Nektar Integration
• USB MIDI interface
• Control your DAW without letting go of your instrument
• Each switch can change up to 6 actions simultaneously or in a sequence of presets
• Dimensions: 500 mm (W) x 230 mm (D) x 47 mm (H)
• Weight: 3.5 kg


PACER: USB Class Compliant (no driver needed) works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher. Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux (Ubuntu)
Nektar DAW Integration: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher. Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Check Nektar DAW Integration documentation or marketing information for support of legacy DAW versions.
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