Nektar Impact GX49 - 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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IMPACT GX49

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The Impact GX49 and GX61 are dynamic and expressive instruments, tailored to composition & performance with your computer music system. The no-fuss interface is a great entry into the world of Nektar controllers.

Featuring a 49-note (4 octave) or 61-note (5 octave) keyboard, pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel and foot switch socket. Two multi-coloured octave buttons enable shifting the keyboard range up or down -3/+4 octaves with the LED colors changing to show the exact status, Impact GX are well equipped to deliver a great workflow.

Dedicated transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up to +/- 12 semi tones. The buttons can quickly be re-purposed to change the Global MIDI Channel or send Program messages. Additionally an assignable potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, by default controls mixer volume.

NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION - TICKING ALL THE RIGHT BOXES

Nektar DAW Integration for many of the most commonly used DAWs makes it easy to get going, and a pleasure to use. With Impact GX49 your controller keyboard is part of your system, giving you the creative freedom to compose, perform and play, without having to reach for your mouse constantly.

Nektar DAW integration is carefully crafted to give the best experience with your Nektar hardware. It delivers the freedom to create, instead of having to reach for the mouse constantly when you are in the middle of capturing an idea.
With Nektar DAW integration, the hard work is done, so you don't have to. Once installation is complete, Impact GX offers an extended feature set, normally unavailable on a compact controller.

Transport control with ability to goto and set locators, track navigation, volume control, launching windows and patch navigation is all available right from Impact GX. Check out the function overview chart below and see how the Impact GX ticks all the right boxes.

TRANSPORT - EXTENDED!

Eight buttons intended for DAW control, are at the center of the Impact GX. Essential tasks like transport activation or navigating tracks are highly repetitive and reaching for the mouse every time, can kill any seed of inspiration. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the 8 buttons extend functionality to include control over transport and a host of other important DAW functions, right from Impact GX.

The buttons can also be assigned to MIDI messages for use with any MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration. A primary and a secondary message can be programmed for each of 7 buttons, delivering 14 programmable options total.

CONNECTIVITY & APPLE iOS

As a low powered USB device, Impact GX works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. That includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10.5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed).

And if you are often on the move you can easily hook your Impact GX keyboard to an Apple iPad using the iPads optional USB camera connection kit (optional). Of course the Impact GX is powered by the iPad so you can work away for as long as your iPad remains charged.


BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED

Bitwig 8-Track in included with every Impact GX so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own too if you like. The Bitwig Essentials Package, a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips, and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.

Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track so using Nektar Impact GX and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic combination. If you are just starting out you will find its the perfect way to take your first steps in the world of digital music creation. And if youre already familiar with using computer software then youll be amazed at what this combination has to offer!

Specifications:

Keyboard
• 49-or 61 note full-sized velocity sensitive keyboard
• 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed

Controls
• Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators
• Transpose up/down buttons with LED indicators (assignable to send Global MIDI Channel or Program)
• 7 x Transport buttons with secondary level for 14 MIDI controls.
• Pitch bend wheel
• Modulation wheel (MIDI assignable )
• Potentiometer / control knob (MIDI assignable)
• Power on/off switch (back)

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)

System Requirements
• USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for:
• Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)

Nektar DAW Integration
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher

Weight & Dimensions

Impact GX49:
Dimensions: 31 5/8"(L) x 7 3/4"(D) 2 3/4 "(H)
Weight: 4.8 Lbs

Impact GX61:
Dimensions: 38"(L) x 7 3/4"(D) 2 3/4"(H)
Weight: 6 Lbs
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