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Nektar Impact LX Mini

Ultra-portable 25 note mini-keys USB MIDI keyboard controller with Nektar DAW integration supporting 11 DAWs + virtual instrument control

 

MFR# Impact LX Mini

Product Description

Create and produce anywhere with the Nektar Impact LX Mini 25 key USB Midi keyboard and controller made light and manouverable. The LX enhances your workflow with a host of powerful real-time and intuitive control features that inspire your creativity: No menu-diving, tactile control, two arpeggiators, drum pads, mini-keys that are great to play – and of course Nektar DAW integration. LX Mini has everything you need to create!

KEYS

Impact LX Mini features a newly developed keybed with 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys. It can be played expressively and has a defined and firm feel. With a choice of 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed values, you can tailor the keyboard response to your playing style. Dedicated Octave buttons let you shift the octave swiftly for a wider reach. Additionally, the Part 2 buttons can be used for transpose.

JOYSTICK

The Joystick is 4 modulation controls in one: Left/right controls pitch bend, the upwards axis is preassigned to control modulation and the downwards axis is set to foot pedal control. The lever’s push button sends foot pedal at max. level. Up, Down and the push button are freely assignable to any MIDI CC# number. Settings are retained over power-cycling.

FOOTSWITCH

LX Mini even has a footswitch socket for connecting a sustain pedal, a feature often missing on mini-keyboards. Connect any standard sustain pedal to the 1/8” mini socket (an adapter from 1/8” to 1/4″ is included). Polarity is detected automatically on boot-up, and it is freely MIDI CC#-assignable.

TRANSPORT

Control any MIDI music software from LX Mini’s 7 Transport buttons. All buttons are MIDI-assignable, with the shift button doubling the number of assignments to 14. With Nektar DAW integration, you even get a third control level for a total of up to 21 functions – all pre-mapped for instant use.

KNOBS

8 knobs give you instant access to arpeggio, instrument or MIDI CC# parameters. The Instrument, Internal and Arp/Repeat mode buttons instantly assign the panel to the corresponding features. The Page button doubles the number of assignments.

PADS

Impact LX Mini helps you creating expressive grooves and beats with its 8 velocity-sensitive pads. They offer a hyper-sensitive and even response, ideal for finger-drumming. Assignments are done in seconds and can be stored in 4 pad maps for a total of 32 note assignments.

ARPEGGIATOR & NOTE REPEAT

Two independent Arp/Repeat engines (one for keys and one for pads) with instant parameter access will inspire exciting synth and percussion lines. Once selected and activated, the Arp/Repeat engine parameters are available on the 8 knobs: Rate, Swing, Accent Level, Interval, Tempo, Arp Modes and Arp Octave can be changed in real-time. The screen printing makes it easy to find the parameter you are looking for.

The Page button switches between the Keys and Pads engine settings, and the buttons next to the pads allow to activate them independently. So it is really easy to have a hi hat or percussion figure going on the pads, while you have an arpeggio bass line figure assigned to the keys in double time – with immediate access to changing either. The tempo can be clocked internally or via MIDI.

DOUBLE UP: PART 2

Part 2 is a unique performance feature for momentary setup changes: While playing, press one of the dedicated “Part 2” buttons to momentarily shift the octave up or down, transpose, layer another octave on top, switch to another MIDI channel altogether – or any combination of these features. The instant you let go of the buttons, Impact LX Mini reverts back to its original settings. What’s more, any note that was played prior to pressing “Part 2” will keep playing at the original settings – so you could play and hold some really low bass notes, while playing a solo over the top. You’d like to latch your setting? Simply press the second Part 2 button while still holding the first. Part 2 will help you play in new ways, not even possible on larger keyboards!

CONTROL YOUR VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS & DAW

Simply install the Nektar DAW Integration package for your DAW and start controlling essential tasks right from Impact LX Mini’s transport section. Improve your workflow with extended transport control including goto/set locators on the fly, navigate tracks & projects, launch windows or select patches without ever reaching for the mouse.

TWEAK YOUR INSTRUMENTS

How about controlling your virtual instruments like a hardware synth? LX Mini has a dedicated Instrument Mode button, that switches the knobs to control instrument parameters in most DAWs. Printed labels to make it easy to remember assignments: Osc Tune, Level, Mod 1, Mod 2, Cutoff, Resonance, Envelope Amount and LFO. Using the Page button, you can assign two parameters to each knob for a total of 16. The large volume knob controls the channel volume. You assign parameters with Nektar Grab: Simply hold “Shift”, move a software control, then move the hardware control – done! In most DAWs you can save your assignments into maps for later recall. If Nektar DAW integration isn’t active, you can use Instrument Mode for MIDI learn in your DAW.

Nektar DAW Integration for Impact LX Mini currently supports: Ableton Live, Bitwig, Cakewalk, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Studio One. Includes template setup for Pro Tools

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  • USB class compliant (no driver needed) works with any DAW or MIDI music software for OS X, Windows and iOS (iOS requires optional Apple Camera Kit)
  • LX Mini: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux (Ubuntu).
  • Nektar DAW Integration: Windows 7/8/10 or higher. Mac OS 10.7 or higher.

FEATURES:

  • 25 velocity-sensitive mini keys
  • 4 velocity curves (soft, default, hard 1, hard 2) + 3 fixed values
  • Joystick for pitch bend, 2 modulation controls (MIDI assignable)
  • Footswitch jack 1/8″ (adapter to 1/4″ included)
  • Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators
  • Part 2 LED buttons (assignable to momentary keyboard shift, transpose, layering MIDI notes and switching MIDI channels (includes Latch option)
  • 7 transport buttons for DAW integration or MIDI assignable
  • 14 accessible MIDI button functions (plus 3rd level for another 7 functions with Nektar DAW Integration)
  • 8 velocity-sensitive LED Pads (4 pad maps)
  • 8 pots (x2 via Page button, functionality changes according to mode)
  • Volume pot with LED settings indication (MIDI-assignable)

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Package ContentsLX Mini keyboard, user guide, micro USB cable, footswitch socket cable, Bitwig license card
Width15.35 in
Depth7.28 in
Height1.5 in
Unit Weight2.2 lb
Key TypeVelocity-Sensitive
Number of Keys25
Computer ConnectionUSB

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