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The Nektar Panorama T4 offers deep instrument control in any DAW with VST/AU support.
- 49 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard with aftertouch
- 8 super-sensitive pads with pressure
- 9 x 30mm faders, 8 assignable rotary encoders and 8 assignable LED buttons
- 6 LED transport buttons
- Nektar DAW integration for Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason and Reaper
- Loads in any VST/VST3/AU host DAW for instant access to Nektar plugin control
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Panorama T4 is the first controller to deliver Nektar-level instrument plugin control in any VST/AU compatible DAW. Load patches directly from the keyboard and start controlling parameters immediately, with every change instantly visible on the LED display. Control any instrument plugin with one of the many included maps or customise and create your own. Discover new performance tools like the powerful chord, hold and note repeat functions. Tweak repeat parameters, plugin parameters and record it all in your DAW. Panorama T4 connects to most DAWs delivering track navigation, mixer and transport control with either Nektar DAW integration or MCU compatibility.
2nd Gen Panorama Keybed
Panorama T4 features a 2nd generation Panorama synth-action keybed. Dampened and carefully balanced across the keyboard with medium tension, which means the activation force required is in the middle of the range established for professional keyboards.
Five velocity curves shift the emphasis from soft to hard, giving enough choice to cater for any playing style. A fixed option enables velocity values to be set by controls, including the wheels.
The 2nd Gen Panorama keybed is their most expressive keybed yet and features the AfterTouch strip: Easily triggered and controlled, AfterTouch makes it possible to dynamically alter tone or volume by gently applying just a bit of pressure.
Beats On Tap
Designed with finger drumming in mind, Panorama T4's 8 large velocity and pressure sensitive pads are the perfect tool for beat creation. Triggering at an extremely low threshold, they will capture ghost notes and flams as easily as you can play them. If the factory settings are not expressive enough for you, it's even possible to calibrate each pad individually for optimum performance.
Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons – and assigning sounds couldn't be easier: Activate Pad Learn, select a pad, play the required note or drum sound on the keyboard and assignment is done. A Pad Bank Button left to the pads gives you access to another 8 pads, for a total of 16 pads within a pad map. 8 such pad maps are available for recall at any time.
With DAW Integration, you additionally get automatic mapping of dedicated drums synths such as Reason's Kong and Bitwig's Drum Machine for a tightly integrated drum machine feeling, complete with full visual feedback on the pads.
You can even assign chords to the pads and combine this with the Pad Repeat feature to generate fun rhythmical and chordal figures.
The display's 'Velocity Spread' softkey quickly spreads the last played note across all 16 pads, each with its own fixed velocity, making it easier to create consistent and nuanced dynamics. And 'VelFix' gives you access to a pre-assigned fixed velocity level.
Key And Pad Repeat
Located just above the wheels are the Key Repeat and Pad Repeat buttons. Press to activate the repeat function and notes will be repeated at the set rate. Change the rate in real-time from 1/4 - 1/96 note values, change the tempo, add some swing and set an accent interval.
Repeat settings for pads and keys are independent of each other, so one can be set for the drum beat and the other for an instrumentation part. The Repeat's trigger mode can be set to repeat from the point of playing a note or to sync with the beat. Clock source can either be internal or external MIDI clock.
Repeat is a fun way to look for ideas and facilitate 'happy accidents', regardless of whether you are adding flams to drum beats or creating big repetitive chord progressions.
Access All Areas
Nine 30mm faders, 8 assignable LED buttons and 8 encoders are at the centre of the T-series' control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products.
When used with Nektar DAW integration or Nektarine, the controls provide flexible pre-mapped DAW- or plugin-control, giving you deep tactile control right from the hardware. The DAW integration files also contain automatic catch-up and soft-takeover functions to avoid parameter jumping when you switch between devices.
Nektar's 'Null' function additionally allows you to do this without relying on software feedback with independent settings for each of Mixer, Instrument, Multi and Preset modes. Control settings can be stored in any of Panorama's 10 presets for recall at any time.
The custom LCD display provides crisp and clear feedback for all your settings: Here is where you select Panorama's different modes, access global parameters and navigate your software. With DAW Integration and Nektarine, you will even see your software's mixer and plugin parameters right there.
The 4 soft buttons below the display will change their function according to the selected menu for fast access. The 4 mode buttons to the right of the display allow you to change from internal mode to DAW or plugin control at the touch of a button. The Multi button is reserved for Nektarine.
By pressing the FOCUS button, you can enlarge the current parameter to fill the whole screen. All of this ensures a fluent and fast workflow without any guessing games.
Nektar DAW Integration - The Complete System
Nektarine and MCU DAW control create a powerful system. The Nektar DAW Integration software takes the system integration even further: This custom software is especially created for each of the supported DAWs and will provide you with a common workflow that gives access to expanded transport and mixer functions as well as control of your DAW's own instruments. It's the most complete DAW control system available, even compared with products in higher price brackets. Panorama T-series' DAW integration currently supports Bitwig, Cubase, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper and Reason.
Bitwig 8-Track Included
Bitwig 8-Track is included with every Panorama T4 so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own, too. The 'Bitwig Essentials Package', a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.
Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track, so using Nektar Panorama T4 and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic combination. If you are just starting out, you will find it's the perfect way to take your first steps in the world of digital music creation. And if you're already familiar with using computer software, then you'll be amazed at what this combination has to offer!
Nektar T4 Specifications
49 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard
velocity and aftertouch sensitive
4 velocity curves plus 1 fixed (adjustable)
Pitch bend & Modulation wheels
Octave shift buttons
Key & Pad Repeat Buttons
9 x 30mm faders
8 assignable LED buttons
8 assignable encoders
4 navigation buttons + shift for another 4 assignments
6 LED transport buttons
10 user configurable presets
Mixer, Instrument, Multi and Internal Mode Buttons
128 x 64 px custom LCD display
Focus function displays current parameter line in large font
8 velocity and pressure sensitive LED colour pads
5 velocity curves plus fixed (adjustable)
Note-learn, Chord-Learn and Pad Repeat
Pads assignable notes and MIDI cc messages
Load or Save to any of 8 pad maps
Pad Bank button for access to another 8 pads
1/4 inch TS jack foot switch input (MIDI assignable)
1/4 inch Expression pedal input (MIDI assignable)
MIDI Out socket (cable not included)
USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
Dimensions & Weight
82 cm (L) x 27.7 cm (D) x 8 cm(H), 6.4 kgs
Panorama T4: USB class compliant (no driver needed) works with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher. Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Linux (Ubuntu)
Nektar DAW Integration: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher. Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Check Nektar DAW Integration documentation or marketing information for support of legacy DAW versions.
Nektarine: Windows 7,8,10 or higher. Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
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Brand Nektar Condition Opened Number of keys 49