Nektar Impact LX88+ USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 88-Key

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With 88 keys, transport/synth controls, faders, pads, and easy DAW integration, the Impact LX88+ is for anyone seeking the best in USB/MIDI keyboard control.

The Nektar Impact LX88+ is a unique USB MIDI controller keyboard designed for keyboard players looking for extra reach. It's jam-packed with intelligent, expressive performance control and hooks up automatically to your DAW! If you prefer to control MIDI hardware, use the build-in MIDI Out as well as the extensive MIDI programing options. Impact LX88+ does it all, and more.

Nektar DAW Integration custom designed for most of the popular DAWs, takes Impact LX88+ way beyond functionality normally offered by a MIDI controller keyboard. With Impact LX88+ the hard work is done, so you can focus on your creativity.

The Impact LX88+ is custom-designed for Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One.

- 88 note, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard
- 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
- Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
- Transpose shift buttons

- 8 potentiometers
- 9 30mm faders
- 9 assignable buttons
- 6 dedicated transport buttons
- 5 preset locations store control settings
- Page button (for Nektar DAW Integration only)
- Nektar DAW Integration for major DAWs

- 8 velocity sensitive pads
- Each pad LED illuminated with 4 color options: Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
- 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
- Note-learn
- Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
- Load or Save to any of 4 pad maps
- Clips and Scenes LED buttons

- 1/4" TS jack foot switch input (MIDI Assignable)
- MIDI Out (can be routed from LX88 or from DAW)
- USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
- Connects to iPad via Apple Camera Connection Kit (not supplied)
- Power supply socket (PSU optional) 9v 600mA, center positive, 2.1mm barrel connector

Weight & Dimensions
- Dimensions: 50.25" (L) x 11" (W) x 3.5" (H)
- Weight: 18 Lbs

System Requirements
- USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for:
- Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)

Nektar DAW Integration
- Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
- Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted February 8, 2019 by John E in Baltimore, MD

"Great Product for the Price point, don’t bother trying to resell though."

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Honestly I loved this product and I didn’t want to get rid of it until the F2-C2 keys started malfunctioning. I reached out to Nektar support via the website and I have a new one being shipped out to me after 3 days. Hopefully the new one does well.

No sound - it’s a midi controller. You have to hook it up to a DAW to get sound.

Best features - Semi weighted keys and Backlit pads + 9 smooth faders. About the Semi weighted keys: If you’re a keyboard player get a digital piano. Simple. Semi weighted keys suck. Hammer action is more expensive and heavier to carry so this is a happy medium. My F2-C2 keys started giving higher velocities after 5 months of light - to - moderate use. Had to contact Nektar support to get a new one - grateful for that warranty!

Ease of Use
Very easy to get going! Literally a plug and play in Logic. If you’re in Reason and you set it up initially, you may never have to reach for a mouse for a loooong time. Transport controls are excellent.

Solid build. Feels heavy when lifted. Unfortunately the keys - esp lower end keys - could be stronger/have more resistance.

The product doesn’t hold its value well, wish it did. Folks don’t want to buy it at around the same price point it was bought - more like 50% off the price it was bought.

Manufacturer Support read more
Support is excellent. Don’t try calling - you’ll get nowhere. Go through the website/email and you will be fine. You will get a response in 36 hrs guaranteed.

The Wow Factor
This product is great honestly. Wish I didn’t have to return it but the F2-C2 keys misbehaved so I had to get a new unit. The drum pads are awesome. If you assign the faders , your mixing process will be streamlined to the T.

Musical Background:
Keyboard for 5 years.

Musical Style:
Christian, hip hop,
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