Nektar has announced availability of their Impact iX 49 and iX 61 control keyboards.
The Impact iX keyboards offer standard USB keyboard controller functionality as well as Nektar DAW integration, with 11 supported 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.
The unique Nektar DAW Integration
The list of DAWs supported by Nektar are: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.
• 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
Nektar 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.
Pricing and availability:
iX49 and iX 61 are available at music retailers world wide for:
- iX49: USD 109.99 / Euro 99.99 / GBP79.99 with an expected street price of USD 99.99 / Euro89.99 / GBP 69.99
- iX 61 USD 129.99 / Euro 109.99 / GBP89.99 with an expected street price of USD 119.99 / Euro 99.99 / GBP 79.99
See the Nektar site for more info.