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Nektar Impact GXP 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

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IMPACT GXP49

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EXPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE CONTROLLERS
The Nektar Impact GXP USB MIDI controller keyboards are designed for players: Experience 49, 61 or 88 semi-weighted keys and instant access to performance controls including a real-time repeat engine, powerful Nektarine plugin patch management and Nektar DAW Integration. GXP gives you the keys to a great performance!

PLAY - Treat your fingers to a dynamic semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and aftertouch that captures all aspects of your performance.
REPEAT - The Repeat Engine lets you create inspiring rhythmic elements with direct and intuitive realtime access from dedicated buttons.
DAW CONTROL - Control essential DAW functions directly from the Impact GXP's dedicated transport controls. Supports 12 DAWs.
PRODUCE - Includes all you need to create: Licenses for Steinberg's acclaimed Cubase LE Music Production Software & Retrologue virtual synthesizer.

KEYS: JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH
At the core of Impact GXP is a newly designed and carefully balanced keyboard action. Its semi-weighted full-size keys with velocity and aftertouch deliver a nice, firm touch and great playability.
Choose from 5 different velocity curves to tailor Impact GXP's keyboard sensitivity to your personal needs. They cover a wide dynamic range from soft to hard touch. The default curve "normal" is optimized to deliver good control across the whole velocity range right out of the box. In addition, 3 fixed levels let you send fixed velocity values across the whole keyboard if needed.

DIRECT ACCESS: THE CONTROLS YOU NEED
Impact GXP's streamlined no-fuss control panel is based on Nektar's successful Impact GX-series. It enables advanced DAW integration with extended transport control, track selection and volume control. You can even open/close DAW windows and navigate projects and the 14 assignable illuminated RGB buttons allow direct MIDI program- and bank-selection.

Impact GXP is a MIDI controller as well as a DAW controller:
If you use MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration, you can also set up MIDI control yourself. The assignable buttons in the transport section can be configured to send out Program message or MMC (MIDI Machine Control) transport control. In addition, any of the 28 assignable MIDI buttons, the modulation wheel, keyboard aftertouch, foot switches and of course the big control knob, can be assigned to send out MIDI cc messages. The settings are stored over power cycling.

GREAT CONNECTIVITY: MIDI, PEDALS, POWER
Impact GXP gives keyboard players all the right expression options needed for live and studio work. It offers large pitch bend & modulation wheels and connections for up to 3 optional external pedals: Connect any standard expression pedal to the first, and any standard footswitch to the second socket. And if you use an optional Y-cable adapter, the footswitch socket even supports two independent switches.
Impact GXP can also be used stand-alone with external MIDI gear: The rear panel includes a 5-pin MIDI out jack and an external power supply socket for powering the unit when not connected via USB.

REPEAT: GET INSPIRED
The Repeat Engine is great for creating inspiring rhythmic elements: Simply press the dedicated Repeat button, play and get inspired.
Dedicated RGB buttons now give you direct one-button access to Repeat Rates, Accent, Interval, Swing and routing aftertouch or modulation to velocity. The large Data/Tempo Encoder turns into a dedicated tempo control, unless synchronization is set to external MIDI clock.
Choose one of the 5 different key trigger modes to change Repeat's behavior from interesting arpeggio-style effects with human feel to hard-quantized repetitive rhythms. Repeat is a fun way to experiment and create those famous "happy accidents", that make you come up with unexpected new ideas.

NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION: GIVE YOUR MOUSE A BREAK!
Install Nektar DAW Integration and the 8 buttons right above the wheels let you take control of essential tasks in your DAW right from Impact GXP. Features cover extended transport control including go-to and set locators, track navigation, volume control, launching windows and patch navigation - without ever reaching for the mouse.

Features
• Full-sized keybed 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/down buttons with LED indicators
• Transpose up/down buttons with LED indicators. Assignable to other functions.
• 7 transport buttons for DAW integration or MIDI assignable
• Shift button activates secondary level for a total of 14 accessible buttons
• Nektar DAW Integration for Impact GXP88 currently supports: Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar, Studio One

In the Box
• Impact GXP USB MIDI Controller keyboard
• User Guide
• Standard USB cable
• Steinberg Cubase LE DAW license
• Steinberg Retrologue VST-Synthesizer Plugin license

System Requirements
USB class compliant (no driver needed)
GXP: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher.
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux (Ubuntu).
Nektarine and Nektar DAW Integration: Windows 7/8/10 or higher. Mac OS 10.7 or higher.
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