Designed for keyboard players and live performers, the Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key is a 49-note USB MIDI keyboard controller with instant access to performance controls including a real-time repeat engine, powerful Nektarine plug-in patch management, and Nektar DAW integration. Well suited for studio and stage, the slim-line control panel is based on the Impact GX series, enabling advanced DAW integration with extended transport control, track selection, and volume control, as well as options to open and close DAW windows and navigate songs.
Additionally, the Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key user interface has 14 assignable illuminated RGB buttons for the direct MIDI program and bank selection.
The Key Repeat function adds an innovative real-time tool for creating inspirational rhythms and patterns. Direct control is provided from the controller’s illuminated RGB buttons.
Use Key Repeat for real-time control over repeat rates, and control any parameter from accents and swing to internal routing, and from aftertouch to modulation and velocity. Additionally, a second encoder controls tempo (unless synchronization is set to an external MIDI clock).
With the included Nektarine 2.0 software, the Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key provides a powerful master keyboard functionality with the ability to control 16 VST or AU instrument plug-ins, and customize, save, and load individual or complete multipatch sets instantly.
Using the Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key also provides advanced controls such as keyboard zones, layers, and splits for all hosted plug-ins. Nectarine can run as a VST, AU, or AAX plug-in in any compatible DAW or be used as a standalone application.
The Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key includes full DAW support integration with Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar, and Studio One.
The keyboard is bus-powered or can be powered by an optional 9 VDC power supply. The Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key ships with a USB cable, a copy of Cubase LE, and the Retrologue synthesizer.
Nektar Impact GXP49 MIDI Keyboard Controller 49-key Features
- 49-note full-sized keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
- 14 RGB LED buttons for MIDI, note repeat, and Nektarine features
- Pitch-bend and modulation wheels
- 1 push encoder for note repeat, tempo control, and Nektarine features
- Octave up and down buttons with LED indicators
- Transpose of up and down buttons with LED indicators. Assignable to other functions
- Power on/off switch
- 9 VDC power supply socket (PSU optional)
- USB port and USB bus-powered
- 7 transport buttons for DAW integration; MIDI assignable
- The shift button activates the transport button’s secondary level for a total of 14 accessible buttons
- MIDI output jack
- 1/4” TRS jack for connection of 2-foot switches
- 1 MIDI-assignable potentiometer
- 1/4“ TRS jack expression pedal socket
- Note the repeat button with LED tempo indicator
- Nektar DAW support integration
- Note-repeat function button
- Nektarine plug-in control software included (download)
- Nektar DAW Integration for Impact GXP49currently supports Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar, and Studio One
- Includes Cubase LE and Retrologue software synthesizer
- AAX, AU, VST, or VST3 plug-in version and standalone application for OSX and Windows
- Load any VST, VST3, and AU instrument plug-ins
- Up to 16 instrument slots
- Create layers, splits, and zones with a direct selection of 10 instrument slots from GXP
- Each instrument slot with volume, pan, mute/solo, FX sends 1-4 controls
- 4 effect insert plug-in slots per instrument (AU / VST / VST3 FX)
- 4 send-effect plug-in slots (AU / VST / VST3 FX)
- Store instrument and FX plug-in patches + Nektarine multipatches
- Browser Settings are remembered per plug-in slot
- Patch management with control from GXP
- Full parameter feedback: button colors updated in real-time
- Multipatch with settings, save as Default, and load as default—all browser settings can be saved with tags for slots tags