Nektar Impact LX25
Impact LX25 is a budget USB MIDI controller, that delivers performance way above its size and class.
From the 25 note velocity sensitive keyboard, 8 velocity sensitive pads to the rubberized fader cap and low-profile design, Impact LX25 feels, looks, performs and is supported like a class act.
DAW integration with most of the popular DAWs makes it easy to get going and a breeze to set up. With Impact LX25 the hard work is done*, so you can focus on your creativity.
25-note velocity sensitive keyboard is un-mistakenly synth action with a
medium tension. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect
against dirt and dust while also complementing the Impact LX25 design.
With 4 velocity curves gradually increasing in dynamics there is choice
for any playing style. If you don't need velocity, 3 fixed velocity
levels to caters for a consistent output. Octave and transpose buttons
as well as pitch bend and modulation wheels are within reach, so you
quickly can shift the keyboard up or down as needed, or apply additional
articulation with the wheels.
Octave & Transpose
is more to the 4 Octave & Transpose buttons than meets the eye. 4
functions are selectable on the fly so you can make important changes at
any time, even while you play. A key combination makes assignment quick
and easy. Choices include sending out MIDI Program Messages, change the
Global MIDI Channel or select any of Impact LX25's 5 user presets with
either the Octave or Transpose buttons.
groove and beat creation Impact LX25's 8 velocity sensitive pads makes
life easy. Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc
message, for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is
the "Pad Learn" feature which allows you to just select a pad, play the
note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. No
complex menus for a task that's essential for getting the most out of
your pads. Assignments are stored over power cycling so you don't lose
your settings when you switch your system off for the night. In
addition, 4 pad map locations can store your settings for future recall.
If you mainly want to use your DAWs MIDI learn features, Impact LX25 is easy to come to grips with. There are 2 non-overlapping, read-only presets on the Mixer and Instrument buttons so you can quickly switch between
independent and unique setups. These presets are also used for Impact LX25's integrated DAW support.
addition, 5 user presets are programmed for GM compatible and
"learn-friendly" setups plus they can of course be overwritten with your
With the Impact LX25's "Null" function switched to on, parameter values
are stored when you switch between presets so you avoid parameter
Impact LX25 integration supports most of the popular DAWs. A common workflow gives access to many of the functions you are most likely to need when recording and performing with your Impact LX25. The best part is that it's all done for you. All you have to do is complete the installation process and start making music. Impact LX25 DAW integration currently supports Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One. DAWs are different and the Impact LX25 DAW integration caters for each DAWs uniqueness while maintaining a common workflow. Relying on your computer screen for constant feedback, important and essential windows related to what you are controlling can be opened and closed as needed, right from Impact LX25. The following is a brief overview of the common workflow.