New Nektar SE MIDI controllers combine function and form-factor
The incredibly compact new Nektar SE MIDI controllers have most of the features you would expect from a professional controller.
The Nektar SE range comes in two variants, the SE25 and SE49 – both are USB-powered, class-compliant and work with virtually any MIDI compatible software applications on Windows, Mac and iOS. The Nektar SE controllers come with software which you run on your device that allows you immediate access to the transport controls in your DAW, the system works with most major DAWs on the market.
The Nektar SE49 features 49 velocity-sensitive keys with four adjustable velocity curves. There’s an octave up/down and transpose up/down, a single assignable fader, mod wheel and pitch-bend controller. There are various other buttons for switching MIDI channels and other transport controls for your DAW.
In order for the Nekter SE 25 to be much more compact, they opted for 25 mini-keys and did away with the mod wheel, pitch-bend and fader. You’ve still got full control over your DAWs transport, making this a great travel companion for editing or laying down ideas as they spark.
One of the most affordable options on the market…
The Nektar SE is compact and well-constructed, the main focus here being on form and function. The series is incredibly affordable and features an option to suit varying needs. Whether you’re looking for a travel companion to law down and capture creative ideas quickly, or a full-sized 49-key MIDI controller for studio use – both options come in under USD $70 (Under R1000 excl. duties).
Both options are USB-powered and class-compliant, meaning no need for extra drivers (except for the more advanced DAW transport features) are needed to get going straight out the box.
The suggested retail pricing on each model is as follows:
- Nektar SE25 – USD $49.99 (Around R700 excl. duties)
- Nektar SE49 – USD $69.99 (Around R1000 excl. duties)
For more information check out the Nektar website here.