Nektar Panorama P6 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Nektar Panorama P6 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommendation

The Panorama P6 earned a spot on our recommended list for 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards when we published the first edition in March 2016 where it remained until it was out-ranked by other controllers in June 2021.


Much like its name, the Nektar Panorama P6 is a MIDI keyboard controller that covers all bases, and does so effectively.

With 93 real-time controls, it is hard to run out of things to do, and all of this is provided for without compromising the quality of the keys and its overall build.

With its combination of traditional feeling keys and modern control features, this MIDI keyboard is designed to cater to a wider audience.

Pianists will be more than happy with the Panorama P6’s weighted piano style keys true to the shape and feel of acoustic pianos.

Keyboardists and electronic musicians will appreciate the wealth of controls available, especially the pads and faders.

Its nice display monitor is also noteworthy, providing excellent visual queues that complement both live performance and studio recording work.


  • Keys: 61 weighted / piano-style / velocity-sensitive / aftertouch
  • Pads: 12 pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • Octaves: 10 by using Octave Up and Octave Down controls
  • Controls: 16 knobs and 10 faders with 1 motorized fader
  • Automap: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Reaper and Reason
  • Power: USB powered / Optional power adapter (sold separately)
  • Connectivity: USB, USB Micro (for additional power), 5-pin MIDI ports, Footswitch and Expression pedal jacks
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 compatible
  • Dimensions: 42 x 5.9 x 15.4 inches
  • Weight: 17 lbs
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 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.

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