Nektar

Impact LX49

49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Nektar

Impact LX49

49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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The Nektar Impact LX49 is a 49-Key USB MIDI Controller keyboard that features DAW integration with Cubase, Logic Pro, Reason, Bitwig Studio, Nuendo, Reaper, Sonar, Presonus Studio One, Digital Performer, FL Studio and GarageBand

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

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  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

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Returns

Flexible 30 Day Returns Period

If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item.

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Overview

The Impact LX range of budget USB MIDI controller delivers performance way above its class. From the 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive keyboard, 8 velocity sensitive pads to the rubberized fader caps and low-profile design, Impact LX49 and LX61 feels, looks, performs and is supported like a class act. DAW integration with most of the popular DAWs makes it easy to get going and a breeze to set up. With Impact LX49 the hard work is done*, so you can focus on your creativity.

KEYBOARD

The 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive keyboard is un-mistakenly synth action with a medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX design. With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is choice for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels to caters for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you quickly can shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

OCTAVE & TRANSPOSE BUTTONS

There is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4 functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX's 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons.

PADS

For groove and beat creation Impact LX's 8 velocity sensitive pads makes life easy. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message, for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is the "Pad Learn" feature which allows you to just select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. No complex menus for a task that's essential for getting the most out of your pads. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don't lose your settings when you switch your system off for the night. In addition, 4 pad map locations can store your settings for future recall.

USER PRESETS & PROGRAMMING MIDI

If you mainly want to use your DAWs MIDI learn features, Impact LX is easy to come to grips with. There are 2 non-overlapping, read-only presets on the Mixer and Instrument buttons so you can quickly switch between independent and unique setups. These presets are also used for Impact LX's integrated DAW support. In addition, 5 user presets are programmed for GM compatible and "learn-friendly" setups plus they can of course be overwritten with your own settings. With the Impact LX's "Null" function switched to on, parameter values are stored when you switch between presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

DAW CONTROL

Impact LX49 and LX61 software integration supports most of the popular DAWs. A common workflow gives access to many of the functions you are most likely to need when recording and performing with your Impact LX. The best part is that it's all done for you. All you have to do is complete the installation process and start making music. Impact LX DAW integration currently supports Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. DAWs are different and the Impact LX DAW integration caters for each DAWs uniqueness while maintaining a common workflow. Relying on your computer screen for constant feedback, important and essential windows related to what you are controlling can be open and closed as needed, right from Impact LX49 or LX61. The following is a brief overview of the common workflow.

TRANSPORT & NAVIGATION

The 6 dedicated transport buttons are always within reach and mapped to control Cycle, Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Press Shift to get access to alternate functions such as Goto L, Set L, Set R, Undo, Click and Mode*. Additional alternate DAW functions include Track up/down and Patch up/down to change your instrument patches are available via the display buttons. alternate text alternate text

MIXER PRESET

Press mixer and the first 8 Impact LX faders are assigned to control 8 channels of your DAWs mixer. The alternate Bank up/down function moves control assignments to the next or previous group of 8 channels. The 9th fader is assigned to the currently selected channel so you always know where to find it. The buttons under the faders follow the channel assignment of their corresponding fader and can control Mute or Solo. Pan for the group of 8 channels controlled by the faders is handled by the 8 pots. To help you get the best out of your screen real estate, Impact LX also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAWs mixer window so you can see what's going on.

INSTRUMENT PRESET

The Instrument preset assigns all controls to instrument parameters once an instrument track is selected in your DAW. Using Nektar mapping, a typical control layout places amp and filter envelopes on the faders and the parameters that have the biggest impact on the instruments sound, on the pots. This means you often have filter cutoff and resonance on pots 1 and 2 for example. Using a unique Impact LX "grab" mode you can quickly assign parameters for individual instruments to controls and create the setup you want. The hardware is done, but flexibility remains. alternate text

STUDIO ONE™ ARTIST

Studio One™ Artist is a powerful recording and production platform that lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs. Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, effects, and VIs by drag-and-drop. Need an instrument, effects plug-in, or drum loop? Just drag what you need from the content Browser, drop it into the arrangement, and everything is taken care of. At mixdown, process your tracks using more than 20 high-quality Native Effects; Studio One's cutting-edge mix engine delivers stunning results. Studio One makes it easy! No other entry-level DAW is this easy to use, yet offers unlimited tracks and plug-in instantiations, extensive use of drag-and-drop, and in-depth editing features. Best of all, Studio One Artist is included with the Impact LX USB keyboard!

Technical Specifications

Keyboard
  • 49 note (61 on LX61) velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Pitch bend & Modulation assignable wheels
  • Octave shift buttons
  • Transpose shift buttons
  • Foot switch pedal socket (sustain)
System Requirements
  • Class compliant (no driver needed): OSX and Windows XP or higher
  • Daw Integration
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher
Pads
  • 8 velocity sensitive pads
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Note-learn
  • Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
  • Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
Weight & Dimensions
  • Impact LX49:
  • Dimensions: 31 5/8"(L) x 10 1/2"(D) 3 "(H)
  • Weight: 7 Lbs
  • Impact LX61:
  • Dimensions: 38"(L) x 10 1/2"(D) 3 "(H)
  • Weight: 9 Lbs

Controls
  • 8 potentiometers
  • 9 30mm faders
  • 9 assignable buttons
  • 6 dedicated transport buttons
  • 5 preset locations store control settings
  • Integration files for major DAWs
Connections
  • Foot switch (sustain) 1/4" jack input (pedal not included)
  • USB port for power and communication with computer or iPad (via optional USB camera connection kit)
SKU LX49
Brand Nektar
Condition New
Colour Black
Compatibility PC, Mac
Keys 49 Key
Key Action Un-Weighted
EAN 0859383002183

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

Flexible 30 Day Returns Period

If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item.

No Returns / Exchange On

  • Software where the item has been unsealed.
  • Software serial codes delivered by email

Click here to view our full Returns Policy.

Payments

Secure Online Payment Powered By Sage Pay 

We accept the following debit / credit cards:

Card Payments

Paypal

Pay for your item(s) in just a few clicks with PayPal. PayPal

Finance

Deko Finance

Instant Online Finance With Deko

Finance is a great way to spread the cost of your purchase.

To make it easy we’ve teamed up with Deko whose smart technology lets you apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

Quick and Easy

Simply add the items to your basket and at the checkout, select the Deko finance option that suits you.

The quick application form should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete and you’ll receive an instant decision.

Click here for more information about aplying for finance.

Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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Reviews

Steven

Great quality and was very simple to set up in Cubase 8 Pro. The keys are reasonable, not weighted but better than the m-audio keyboard I had been using. They are just velocity sensitive and don't have aftertouch though, but I would still say this is the best you can get in this price range (and a bit above) and Nektar offers great support and will continue to update the software to support more VST's.
Highly recommended.

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