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

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

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.

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Submitted February 8, 2019 by John E in Baltimore, MD
"Great Product for the Price point, don’t bother trying to resell though."
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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.
Sound
No sound - it’s a midi controller. You have to hook it up to a DAW to get sound.
Features
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.
Quality
Solid build. Feels heavy when lifted. Unfortunately the keys - esp lower end keys - could be stronger/have more resistance.
Value
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
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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Submitted August 7, 2017 by Stephen R in Lake Worth, FL
"Pleasantly surprised at this price point!"
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I bought the Nektar LX88+ hoping to get a full 88 key midi controller to replace my aging M-Audio 61 Evolution controller, but worried the keyboard action would be too light for me, a classically trained pianist used to fully weighed 88 key controllers. I was pleasantly surprised at LX88's PERFECT action, not too heavy, not too light, and I was able to easily play some Debussy, Chopin, even Genesis' Firth of Fifth, all smoothly!
Sound
N/A, no sound module
Ease of Use
Has integration with all the main DAWS
Quality
MUCH better than I expected for the price point! The keys have an even, high quality feel, deep dip (something most keybeds in this price range do not), and perfect, usable semi-weighed action. as a matter of fact I plan to replace all my live keyboards with multiple LX88+ controllers.
Value
AMAZING value for the money, I doubt there is another semi-weighed piano type 88 key controller with this quality and features, I highly recommend it.
Manufacturer Support
Everything you need is available on the Nektar website. A very nice, detailed printed user guide in English was a surprise, included in box.
The Wow Factor
As a pianist since the age of ten, I was very surprised at the perfect balance of weight and dip (how low the keys dip), and how easy it was for me to play all my hard piano pieces expressively!
Musical Background:
Working composer for commercials and film @ MultiMedia CraftWorks, performing pianist
Musical Style:
Classical, Hybrid, Pop/Rock, Jingles
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Submitted July 2, 2017 by Juan Molina in Clifton, NJ
"Perfect but..."
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Its a perfect midi keyboard for those people who want an affordable 88 keys with bunch of knobs and buttons. I'm still exploring it cause it has a lot of features. It comes with bitwig 8 track but the only thing is there is no integration for ableton live, however you can download that integration.
Musical Background:
Piano, Guitar, Music production
Musical Style:
Electronic music, Symphony.
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Submitted June 3, 2018 by Jason Covington in Hampton, VA
"So amazingly awesome"
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I purchased this about 3 weeks ago. Along with my Mac, I’m now a soft synth user. The keys feel amazing and the DAW integration is so essential and makes my workflow seemless. I wish I would have purchased this prior to all these $1000s keyboard. I want the 61 version of this as well. So dopetistically awesome.
Musical Background:
Professional over 20 years
Musical Style:
All genres
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