Nektar Panorama P4 49-key MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Nektar Panorama P4 49-key MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Gearank Recommendation

The Nektar Panorama P4 appeared on our recommended list for 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards when we published the first edition back in February 2016 until May 2021 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other keyboards.


With special emphasis on its deep integration and automap compatibility with popular DAWs like Cubase, Reason, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Bitwig Studio and Reaper, the Nektar Panorama P4 is specially designed for studio work.

As a keyboard controller, it comes with 49 full-size keys, all of which feature Aftertouch and are semi-weighted.

But more than that, it houses an extensive array of controls to ensure that you have access to most of the features of your DAW software, this includes 16 encoders, 12 pads, transport controls and more.

With so many things that this keyboard can do, it is nice that it has a colored TFT display, which gives you good visual feedback of your settings.


  • Keys: 49 Full Size Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • Pads: 12
  • Controls: Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, 16 Encoders, 1 Motorized Fader, Transport Controls,
  • Octave: +4/-3 Octaves
  • Zones: Up to 4
  • Automap: Yes (Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Reason, Main Stage, and Reaper)
  • Connectivity: MIDI Out, USB
  • Control Hardware Directly: No
  • Compatibility: OSX 10.6 (Up), Windows Vista (Up), iOS
  • Power: USB Bus Powered
  • Dimensions: 33.25″ x 13″ x 3.25″
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Bundled Software: None
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.

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