Nektar Impact LX25+ 25-key USB-MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Street Price: 

$120
Nektar Impact LX25+ 25-key USB-MIDI Keyboard Controller

Specifications

  • Keys: 25 note velocity-sensitive synth-action
  • Pads: 8 velocity sensitive pads
  • Arpeggiator:
  • Octaves: Not Specified
  • Bundled Software: Bitwig 8-Track DAW software
  • Power: USB bus powered
  • Connectivity: 1/4” TS jack foot switch input, USB port, Apple Camera Connection Kit (not supplied)
  • Control Hardware Directly: No
  • Compatibility: USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for: Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)
  • Dimensions: 18.75" x 10.5" x 2.75"
  • Weight: 4 lbs

Gearank Recommended

The Nektar Impact LX25+ first appeared on our recommended list for 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards in June 2017 and it remains on that list today.

Overview

The Impact LX25+ features Nekta's DAW integration where it intelligently maps its controls to the corresponding parameters and controls of several commonly used DAWs, such as Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, and Logic Pro.

It has full-sized velocity sensitive keys with 4 velocity curves and an option to choose one of the 3 fixed velocity levels for a more consistent performance.

It also has the essential controls such as pitch and modulation wheels, knobs, 30mm fader, and velocity sensitive pads.

At a fair price range, this is a good controller for a simple home recording set-up. You can read more about it in our guide to The Best 25 Key Controllers.