The Nektar Impact LX series offers a streamlined set of controller keyboards with deep integration with the most popular Digital Audio Workstations. The LX88+ is the updated Flagship model in the Nektar keyboard range with a full size 7 octave keyboard with semi weighted action and a range of performance and production controls to give a full piano experience without limitation of keys.
Now in its 2nd edition, The LX Plus builds upon it's predecessor; offering a streamlined set of controller keyboards with even deeper integration with the most popular Digital Audio Workstations and a faster, more intuitive workflow.
The LX88+ features a 88-note Velocity sensitive keyboard, with semi-weighted keys to give the feel of a real piano. This is combined with your classic pitch and modulation controls, 8 velocity sensitive pads, 9 faders, 8 rotary encoders, transport controls and a range of other buttons including a set of octave and transpose controls so that you can change key or register at any time; giving you full tactile control of your performance, whether in the studio or out on stage. These responsive controls are combined with Nektar's well known integration to your favourite DAW so that the controller knows what you are doing at all times.
Unique to the 88 key version is the addition of split and layer buttons to play multiple instruments at once. Break the keyboard up into different sections of instruments or layer up your sound for a rich tone. To help you easily navigate your splits, the LX88 has a number of LEDs that light up to show you your current split points.
Plus New Features
The key change in the new LX+ series are the drum pads that have been re-designed to be much more sensitive; so that you can programme your beats with even more depth than before. Nektar are so proud of their new pads that they say they stack up well to even the most advanced, dedicated pad controllers out there.
The other major upgrades in this new series focus on making it even easier to navigate your session using the controller keyboard. This includes new quick select buttons, clear LED back lights for pads and various buttons, and support for even more DAWs like Cakewalk Sonar and MOTU Digital Performer. This means you can select your sounds and parameters quicker than ever before; making changes on the fly with complete confidence in your mix.
Full list of new features
- All the features of the legacy Impact LX models
- Default standard mapping of Instruments across DAWs
- Labeling of faders and pots show default instrument parameter assignments
- Re-designed pads increases sensitivity dramatically. We believe performance stack up even against the best dedicated pad controllers
- LED backlit pads with 4 colors Green, Orange, Yellow and Red for greater user transparency
- Clips and Scenes LED buttons for DAWs with clip based playback options
- LED’s added to Mixer, Instrument and Preset buttons to make it clearer which mode is currently selected
- Page button adds Default and User page doubling pot control assign options with Nektar DAW Integration
- Cakewalk Sonar support now saves map files
- MOTU Digital Performer support now reads map files
- Includes Bitwig 8-Track
88 note, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard
4 velocity curves + 3 fixed
Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
Transpose shift buttons
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
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
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