Nektar Technology Impact LX88+ 88-Key USB MIDI Controller


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  • $359.99
  • Regular price MSRP: $399.99





Get A MIDI Controller That's Jam-Packed With Intelligent And Expressive Performance Control With The Nektar Technology Impact LX88+ 88-Key USB MIDI Controller

The Impact LX88+ is a unique USB MIDI controller keyboard designed for keyboard players looking for extra reach. It's jam-packed with intelligent, expressive performance control and hooks up automatically to your DAW! If you prefer to control MIDI hardware, use the build-in MIDI Out as well as the extensive MIDI programming options. Impact LX88+ does it all, and more.

Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for most of the popular DAWs, takes Impact LX88+ way beyond functionality normally offered by a MIDI controller keyboard. With Impact LX88+ the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.

SPLIT, LAYER & TRANSPOSE BUTTONS

The Impact LX88+ keyboard can send on up to 3 zones at the same time. Press Layer to add the layer zone and split to add the split zone. When split or layer is active, the corresponding LED button is lit so there is no confusion. Each zone can be programmed to send on it's own unique MIDI channel with essential settings either pre-programmed or adjustable during performance.

This is where the 2 Transpose buttons below the Split and Layer buttons come in. Four 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 with the LED display telling you which function you have selected. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX88+'s 5 user presets with either the Octave or Transpose buttons. Pressing either split or layer while pressing the Transpose buttons will change the setting currently assigned for the corresponding zone. Neat!

IMPACT LX88+ MIDI KEYBOARD

The 88 note velocity sensitive keyboard is a semi-weighted action with medium tension. Carefully balanced with an even and dynamic response , the Impact LX88+ offers 4 velocity curves that gradually increase in dynamics so there is a match for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity levels cater for a consistent output. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX88+ design. Transpose buttons as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you can quickly shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional articulation with the wheels.

CONTROL CENTER

Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of Impact LX88+'s control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the controls take on a life of their own, providing flexible pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX88+ presets for recall at any time. And if you switch Null on, any parameter values are stored when you change presets so you avoid parameter jumping.

PADS

For groove and beat creation, Impact LX88+'s 8 velocity sensitive pads make life easy. Calibrated to trigger at a light touch, finger drumming is suddenly well within reach with a nice and even velocity response. 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 to 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.

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KEYBOARD

  • 88 note, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
  • Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
  • Transpose shift buttons

CONTROLS

  • 8 potentiometers
  • 9 30mm faders
  • 9 assignable buttons
  • 6 dedicated transport buttons
  • 5 preset locations store control settings
  • Page button (for Nektar DAW Integration only)
  • Nektar DAW Integration  for major DAWs

PADS

  • 8 velocity sensitive pads
  • Each pad LED illuminated with 4 color options: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Note-learn
  • Pads assignable notes and  MIDI cc messages
  • Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
  • Clips and Scenes LED buttons

CONNECTIONS

  • 1/4" TS jack foot switch input (MIDI Assignable)
  • MIDI Out (can be routed from LX88 or from DAW)
  • USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
  • Connects to iPad via Apple Camera  Connection Kit (not supplied)
  • Power supply socket (PSU optional) 9v 600mA, center positive,  2.1mm barrel connector

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions: 50.25" (L) x 11" (W) x 3.5" (H)
  • Weight: 18 Lbs

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

Manufacturer: Nektar
Model: IMPACT LX88+
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I459750-N-0
UPC: #859383002336
Listing ID: NA91359