New Nektar Impact iX MIDI keyboards
Californian manufacturer Nektar adds to its MIDI keyboard range with DAW integration the new Impact iX 49 and 61 models.
Both new Nektar Impact, iX 49 and 61 keyboards are compact models equipped with a single USB port that ensure MIDI communication. The difference with the other Impact controllers is that the USB is now Class Compliant so you can use them to control your DAWs on Mac and PC without specific drivers, but also your apps on iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone via the Apple camera connection kit.
The Impact iX 49 and 61 include integration features for 11 DAWs (Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One), and ship with Studio One Artist from PreSonus.
- 49 or 61 velocity-sensitive keys
- Modulation and pitch bend wheels
- Octave and transpose buttons, with a switch to send MIDI MMC transport messages
- Footswitch input
- Class Compliant
- DAW integration for navigation in the tracks, instrument patch change, track volume control and transport
Both new Impact iX 49 and iX 61 are available at authorized dealers with street prices of $99.99 / 89.99€ for the iX 49 and $119.99 / 99.99€ for the iX 61. More info at www.nektartech.com.
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