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Nektar Impact IX61
Nektar Impact IX61
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Nektar Impact IX61

61 note USB keyboard controller with pre-mapped integration for Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Sonar & Studio One
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Availability: Discontinued, no longer available
Product Code: SKU40788

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Nektar Impact IX61

We're sorry this item is discontinued and no longer available, this page has been left up for reference purposes only.

The Impact iX61 offers standard USB keyboard controller functionality as well as Nektar DAW integration with 11 DAWs. The 61 note full-size keyboard features pitch bend, modulation wheel and a foot switch jack for connecting sustain pedal.

Impact iX61 is USB class compliant so simply plug it in to a computer, no driver is required. Once plugged in, start composing using MIDI software such as the included Presonus Studio One Artist DAW.

Octave, Transpose & Transport
The octave and transpose buttons shifts the keyboard up or down -3/+4 octaves or -/+12 semi-tones. In addition, the 2 transpose buttons are quickly configured to change MIDI Channel or send MIDI Program messages whenever you need those functions. Better still, pressing a key combination change the Octave and Transpose buttons function to send out MMC transport functions so you can activate start, stop and record directly from your keyboard (compatible with most DAWs including Pro Tools).

Ticking All the Right Boxes
The Impact iX61 is already configured for many of the most popular DAWs, so you don't have to worry about setting it up. Once installed, Nektar DAW integration adds some of the most important features to the Impact iX61 including Transpose button assignment for Track or Patch change, volume control for the currently selected track and a special transport mode for Octave and Transpose buttons which allows you to control Play, Stop, Record and Rewind. Impact iX49 ticks all the right boxes.

Nektar DAW Integration
As a USB class compliant device, the Impact iX61 works with any DAW. However Nektar's DAW integration makes setup easy and straight forward. A growing list of DAWs supported by Nektar DAW integration now includes: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One

Impact iX keyboards are USB class compliant and therefore don't require a driver to operate. So installation and connection is easy; just plug the keyboard in to a USB port on your computer. You can also connect an Impact iX keyboard to an iPad using the iPads optional USB camera connection kit. A 1/4" input jack allows you to add a foot switch pedal for sustain or sending MIDI messages.

Studio One Artist Included
Studio One Artist is a powerful recording and production platform that gets you started making music straight away.


• 61 note velocity sensitive full size keyboard

• Pitch Bend and modulation wheels

• Octave buttons

• Transpose buttons

• Transport mode switches Octaves and Transpose buttons to send out MIDI MMC messages (compatible with Pro Tools)

• Foot switch input jack

• USB powered, Class Compliant (no driver needed)

• Connects to iPad (via USB adaptor kit, not included)

• Includes Presonus Studio One Artist

Nektar DAW Integration

• Navigation of DAW tracks

• Change instrument patches

• Control track volume

• Transport control (Play/Stop/Record/Rewind/Forward)

• Nektar DAW integration for 11 DAWs including Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review »

Needed a MIDI Controller for One Job... April 4, 2016
Reviewer: Alex from Silver Spring, MD United States  
I needed to re-create a music track for a project - the original wasn't clean enough to use.  I had two choices - either hire someone, or pay a little less and get this thing.

I've been out of electronic music for over 20 years.  The last sequencer I used was Cakewalk running in DOS.  I called and got some input on this particular keyboard, and pointers on how the workflow worked.  The guy I spoke to was patient and helpful.

The keyboard arrived promptly, and it took a weekend to plug it  in, install the included sequencer (or whatever you call it these days - DAW, I guess), and once I installed ASIO4ALL to eliminate latency, we were in business.  I'm about halfway through knocking out the track and arrangement now, and my kid even loves playing with it.  It sounds great, plays great and is beyond a steal at this price.