Nektar Panorama a new MIDI controller on the block
One of the key features that sets the Nektar Panorama MIDI controllers apart from the rest, is the level of DAW integration.
Nektar Technologies just announced the latest iteration of their flagship Panorama series.
The new line-up consists of the T4 and T6, a 49-key and a 61-key MIDI Controller.
The new series brings together robust construction, professional features and intuitive usability. The new Nektar Panorama features synth-action keys with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch alongside 8 RGB LED backlit pressure-sensitive pads. The pads allow you to trigger drums or chords of up to six individual notes with one pad. Furthermore, you have the ability to choose from a plethora of velocity curve settings, to dial in just the right amount of sensitivity to suit your playing style.
The new Nektar Panorama controllers feature a built-in note repeat setting, this is a great tool for performances or sequencing complex drum rhythms. There are real-time settings for rate, swing and other parameters, and you’re able to separate the repeats between the keys and pads!
What sets it apart with the integration?
Nektar Panorama comes with a nifty application called Nektarine.
It allows you to load it directly into a DAW and gives you instant access to customized MIDI mappings for your plugins. Nektarine also reads your plugins presets and allows you to browse, directly from the controller! Furthermore, you have the ability to stack up to eight VST/AU plugins to create unique “racks” of multitimbral sounds.
Nektar Panorama works with all major DAWs on the market, and thanks to the Nektarine application and the controller’s LCD screen – you get instant feedback over a variety of plugin and DAW parameters. Its set to launch at the end of July 2018, the retail has been announced at USD $350 (Around R5000 excl. duties) for the 49-key and USD $400 (Around R5500 excl. duties) for the 61-key. Not bad at all considering the host of professional features!
To find out more, check out Nektar’s website
Nektar Technologies is distributed by Tuerk Music in South Africa, visit their website to find your nearest stockist.