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Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)

Nektar DAW Controller (T4)

Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
Nektar DAW Controller (T4)
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Features

  • KEYS & PADS 49 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard with after touch. Expression & pedal sockets. 8 super-sensitive pads with pressure. Chord: Trigger up to 6 notes from one key or pad. Hold: Holds played notes until deactivated – great with legato
  • NOTE REPEAT Inspiring performance tool. Real-time control of trigger rate, accent, swing and gate. Separate settings for keys and pads. Switch on/off at any time with dedicated repeat buttons. Sync to external clock. Control velocity with pressure or wheels
  • NEKTARINE Instant access to Nectar plugin control in any VST/VST3/AU DAW. Customize mapping or create plugin maps from scratch. Browse patches directly from Panorama T4. Layer up to 8 VST/VST3/AU plugins with mix control of volume, pan, mute, solo and select
  • DAW CONTROL Nectar DAW integration included for Bigwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Unendow, Reason, Reaper and Studio One. MCU compatible for control of almost any other MIDI Music software
  • CONNECTIONS USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch

Description

Panorama T4 is a powerful MIDI controller with great integration with most DAW's. Additionally it is the first controller to deliver Nectar-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 customize 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 DAW's delivering track navigation, mixer and transport control with either Nectar DAW integration or MCU compatibility. PLAY: 2ND GEN PANORAMA KEYBED Panorama T4 features a 2nd generation Panorama synth-action key bed. 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 key bed is our most expressive key bed yet and features the After Touch strip: Easily triggered and controlled, After Touch makes it possible to dynamically alter tone or volume by gently applying just a bit of pressure. PADS: 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 Bigwig'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” soft key 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 “Velia” gives you access to a pre-assigned fixed velocity level. PERFORM: 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. CONTROL: ACCESS ALL AREAS Nine 30mm faders, 8 assignable LED buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of the T4's control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. When used with Nectar DAW integration or Nectarine, 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. Our “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. DISPLAY: INSTANT FEEDBACK 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 Nectarine, 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 Nectarine. 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. WHERE IS NEKTARINE? You hardly notice it, but it’s there. Nectarine is discreet and doesn’t impose itself on you or your DAW. But behind it lies a powerhouse of features that enhance control and library management of instrument plugins. Launch Nectarine and it will immediately communicate with your Panorama T4. Now you are ready to take deep control of VST, VST3 or AU plugins from Panorama: Load an instrument plugin that’s supported by Nectarine's default plugin maps and create new and exciting sounds that you didn’t even know your plugin was capable of. Turning knobs is so much more fun than moussing around. The display will tell you which parameter is assigned to each control as well as status feedback. The LED buttons below the faders are set up for navigation so it’s quick and easy to find your way around even complex plugins. Each button is labeled with a common control page name such as OSC, Filter, Envy, LFO and FX. As soon as you press a button, the corresponding Nectarine factory map page is selected. The LED buttons can be “learned” to any map page so you can set up each map exactly how you want it. CONTROL MAPS No doubt, there will be plugins out there not yet factory mapped for Nectarine: no problem! Click the “Edit” button in the Nectarine header to open the control edit page. This is where control map pages are created. You can also rename parameters and create navigation assignments so it’s easy to select the plugin’s pages. Drag and drop parameters to assign them to controls on each page or use Panorama’s parameter learn function. Factory maps are also customizable and any map can be saved for automatic recall every time the plugin is loaded. Nectarine and Panorama T4 delivers an unrivaled control experience with deep integration typically not even available on dedicated hardware synthesizer products. With this level of control you’ll see your instruments in a new light. BROWSE MEANS LESS Nectarine's browser enables browsing of patches directly from Panorama T4. Factory patches for most of the popular instrument plugins are instantly available with minimum setup. Your own user patches can also be imported or saved, so over time there will be quite a few patches to choose from in the Nectarine browser. Thankfully, Nectarine has all the tools to help you manage thousands of patches – including patch tagging, search and rating options which make it easy to find exactly the patch you are looking for. Group tags store a combination of tag settings and make it possible to narrow your options at the push of just one button. The best part is that the Nectarine browser allows complete migration between DAWs: Use Nectarine in one DAW and your plugins can be browsed the same way in any other compatible DAW. MULTI MEANS MORE Panorama T4’s Multi mode enables up to 8 instrument plugins to be layered in Nectarine. Each plugin slot has its own unique browser settings as well as volume, pan, mute and solo parameters assigned for instant mix from Panorama. When Multi mode is active, patches loaded for each slot are clearly listed in the display and slots can be added in real-time. Press the Browse button at any time to load a new patch in any of the active slots. Multi definitely means more! DAW CONTROL Panorama T4 is compatible with any DAW that supports Mackie Control Universal (MCU). This includes transport, track selection and basic mixer control. The 6 LED transport buttons put an end to using the mouse for this. Dedicated Track up/down buttons are located below the display. If your DAW is supported by Nectar DAW Integration, you can do even more. FIX IT IN THE MIX Control basic mixer functionality right away: The first 8 faders control your DAW’s mixer in banks of 8 channels each, their LED buttons activate mute. And this works in any DAW, that supports MCU. Hold shift and move through your mixer in banks of 8, using the Bank buttons below the Display. The 9th fader controls master volume, the encoders are mapped to channel pan. With Nectar DAW Integration, you get extended features such as alternating channel 9 between volume control for master and current channel – or toggling the LED buttons between solo and mute. Depending on your DAW, you can also use the display buttons to switch the encoders to control sends or smart/quick controls in Logic or Cubase for example. To help you make the best out of your screen estate, Panorama also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAW mixer window. NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION – THE COMPLETE SYSTEM Nectarine and MCU DAW control create a powerful system. Our Nectar 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 Bigwig, Cubase, Garage band, Logic, Unendow, Reaper, Reason and Studio One. HIGHLIGHTS Extended transport control with Got Left locator, Set L and Set R locators, Undo, Click and Record Arm. Mixer mode with display feedback, track listing, volume, pan and sends control. Control of Smart/Quick Control in Logic and Cubase/Unendow, channel macros in Studio One. Dedicated maps for DAW’s own included instruments. Basic mapping of plugins not hosted in Nectarine, offering 2 encoder pages (1 in Studio One) and one fader control page. Grab/learn parameters – take control of any parameter on the active instrument immediately. Automatically detects and manages communication with Nectarine when inserted on a track. Automation write/read activation. MIDI AND USER PRESETS If you prefer to control MIDI hardware products, Panorama T4 can do that as well. The Control Edit menu makes it easy to program any of the controls to send MIDI messages from standard MIDI cc, RPN and NRPN, MMC and of course note messages. Buttons and pads can even be set up to load specific Panorama T4 presets or pad maps as well as trigger chords. There are 10 presets to store control setups and a further 8 pad maps storing 2×8 pad assignments each. Once controls are programmed as they should be, connect your MIDI equipment to the MIDI output jack and get started. You can use the repeat buttons to expand your performance options as well as of course the chord and hold functions. CONNECTIONS On the back of the Panorama T4 you’ll find: USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch As a low powered USB device, Panorama T4 works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. This includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10. 5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed). Apple iOS is supported using Apple’s powered USB camera connection kit. For Nectar DAW integration and Nectarine, you’ll find the system specifications at the end of this page. BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED Bigwig 8-Track is included with every Panorama T4. So you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bigwig 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 ‘Bigwig 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 Bigwig Studio. Nectar DAW Integration supports Bigwig 8-Track, so using Nectar Panorama T4 and Bigwig 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! .


Item Weight 14.11 pounds


Product Dimensions 32.28 x 10.91 x 3.15 inches


ASIN B07F45H865


Item model number T4


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20,216 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #99 in Computer Recording MIDI Controllers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 5, 2018


Hardware Interface USB


Number of Keyboard Keys 49


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Delivery

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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • KEYS & PADS 49 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard with after touch. Expression & pedal sockets. 8 super-sensitive pads with pressure. Chord: Trigger up to 6 notes from one key or pad. Hold: Holds played notes until deactivated – great with legato
  • NOTE REPEAT Inspiring performance tool. Real-time control of trigger rate, accent, swing and gate. Separate settings for keys and pads. Switch on/off at any time with dedicated repeat buttons. Sync to external clock. Control velocity with pressure or wheels
  • NEKTARINE Instant access to Nectar plugin control in any VST/VST3/AU DAW. Customize mapping or create plugin maps from scratch. Browse patches directly from Panorama T4. Layer up to 8 VST/VST3/AU plugins with mix control of volume, pan, mute, solo and select
  • DAW CONTROL Nectar DAW integration included for Bigwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Unendow, Reason, Reaper and Studio One. MCU compatible for control of almost any other MIDI Music software
  • CONNECTIONS USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch

Description

Panorama T4 is a powerful MIDI controller with great integration with most DAW's. Additionally it is the first controller to deliver Nectar-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 customize 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 DAW's delivering track navigation, mixer and transport control with either Nectar DAW integration or MCU compatibility. PLAY: 2ND GEN PANORAMA KEYBED Panorama T4 features a 2nd generation Panorama synth-action key bed. 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 key bed is our most expressive key bed yet and features the After Touch strip: Easily triggered and controlled, After Touch makes it possible to dynamically alter tone or volume by gently applying just a bit of pressure. PADS: 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 Bigwig'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” soft key 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 “Velia” gives you access to a pre-assigned fixed velocity level. PERFORM: 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. CONTROL: ACCESS ALL AREAS Nine 30mm faders, 8 assignable LED buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of the T4's control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. When used with Nectar DAW integration or Nectarine, 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. Our “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. DISPLAY: INSTANT FEEDBACK 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 Nectarine, 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 Nectarine. 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. WHERE IS NEKTARINE? You hardly notice it, but it’s there. Nectarine is discreet and doesn’t impose itself on you or your DAW. But behind it lies a powerhouse of features that enhance control and library management of instrument plugins. Launch Nectarine and it will immediately communicate with your Panorama T4. Now you are ready to take deep control of VST, VST3 or AU plugins from Panorama: Load an instrument plugin that’s supported by Nectarine's default plugin maps and create new and exciting sounds that you didn’t even know your plugin was capable of. Turning knobs is so much more fun than moussing around. The display will tell you which parameter is assigned to each control as well as status feedback. The LED buttons below the faders are set up for navigation so it’s quick and easy to find your way around even complex plugins. Each button is labeled with a common control page name such as OSC, Filter, Envy, LFO and FX. As soon as you press a button, the corresponding Nectarine factory map page is selected. The LED buttons can be “learned” to any map page so you can set up each map exactly how you want it. CONTROL MAPS No doubt, there will be plugins out there not yet factory mapped for Nectarine: no problem! Click the “Edit” button in the Nectarine header to open the control edit page. This is where control map pages are created. You can also rename parameters and create navigation assignments so it’s easy to select the plugin’s pages. Drag and drop parameters to assign them to controls on each page or use Panorama’s parameter learn function. Factory maps are also customizable and any map can be saved for automatic recall every time the plugin is loaded. Nectarine and Panorama T4 delivers an unrivaled control experience with deep integration typically not even available on dedicated hardware synthesizer products. With this level of control you’ll see your instruments in a new light. BROWSE MEANS LESS Nectarine's browser enables browsing of patches directly from Panorama T4. Factory patches for most of the popular instrument plugins are instantly available with minimum setup. Your own user patches can also be imported or saved, so over time there will be quite a few patches to choose from in the Nectarine browser. Thankfully, Nectarine has all the tools to help you manage thousands of patches – including patch tagging, search and rating options which make it easy to find exactly the patch you are looking for. Group tags store a combination of tag settings and make it possible to narrow your options at the push of just one button. The best part is that the Nectarine browser allows complete migration between DAWs: Use Nectarine in one DAW and your plugins can be browsed the same way in any other compatible DAW. MULTI MEANS MORE Panorama T4’s Multi mode enables up to 8 instrument plugins to be layered in Nectarine. Each plugin slot has its own unique browser settings as well as volume, pan, mute and solo parameters assigned for instant mix from Panorama. When Multi mode is active, patches loaded for each slot are clearly listed in the display and slots can be added in real-time. Press the Browse button at any time to load a new patch in any of the active slots. Multi definitely means more! DAW CONTROL Panorama T4 is compatible with any DAW that supports Mackie Control Universal (MCU). This includes transport, track selection and basic mixer control. The 6 LED transport buttons put an end to using the mouse for this. Dedicated Track up/down buttons are located below the display. If your DAW is supported by Nectar DAW Integration, you can do even more. FIX IT IN THE MIX Control basic mixer functionality right away: The first 8 faders control your DAW’s mixer in banks of 8 channels each, their LED buttons activate mute. And this works in any DAW, that supports MCU. Hold shift and move through your mixer in banks of 8, using the Bank buttons below the Display. The 9th fader controls master volume, the encoders are mapped to channel pan. With Nectar DAW Integration, you get extended features such as alternating channel 9 between volume control for master and current channel – or toggling the LED buttons between solo and mute. Depending on your DAW, you can also use the display buttons to switch the encoders to control sends or smart/quick controls in Logic or Cubase for example. To help you make the best out of your screen estate, Panorama also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAW mixer window. NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION – THE COMPLETE SYSTEM Nectarine and MCU DAW control create a powerful system. Our Nectar 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 Bigwig, Cubase, Garage band, Logic, Unendow, Reaper, Reason and Studio One. HIGHLIGHTS Extended transport control with Got Left locator, Set L and Set R locators, Undo, Click and Record Arm. Mixer mode with display feedback, track listing, volume, pan and sends control. Control of Smart/Quick Control in Logic and Cubase/Unendow, channel macros in Studio One. Dedicated maps for DAW’s own included instruments. Basic mapping of plugins not hosted in Nectarine, offering 2 encoder pages (1 in Studio One) and one fader control page. Grab/learn parameters – take control of any parameter on the active instrument immediately. Automatically detects and manages communication with Nectarine when inserted on a track. Automation write/read activation. MIDI AND USER PRESETS If you prefer to control MIDI hardware products, Panorama T4 can do that as well. The Control Edit menu makes it easy to program any of the controls to send MIDI messages from standard MIDI cc, RPN and NRPN, MMC and of course note messages. Buttons and pads can even be set up to load specific Panorama T4 presets or pad maps as well as trigger chords. There are 10 presets to store control setups and a further 8 pad maps storing 2×8 pad assignments each. Once controls are programmed as they should be, connect your MIDI equipment to the MIDI output jack and get started. You can use the repeat buttons to expand your performance options as well as of course the chord and hold functions. CONNECTIONS On the back of the Panorama T4 you’ll find: USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch As a low powered USB device, Panorama T4 works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. This includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10. 5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed). Apple iOS is supported using Apple’s powered USB camera connection kit. For Nectar DAW integration and Nectarine, you’ll find the system specifications at the end of this page. BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED Bigwig 8-Track is included with every Panorama T4. So you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bigwig 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 ‘Bigwig 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 Bigwig Studio. Nectar DAW Integration supports Bigwig 8-Track, so using Nectar Panorama T4 and Bigwig 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! .


Item Weight 14.11 pounds


Product Dimensions 32.28 x 10.91 x 3.15 inches


ASIN B07F45H865


Item model number T4


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20,216 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #99 in Computer Recording MIDI Controllers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 5, 2018


Hardware Interface USB


Number of Keyboard Keys 49


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • KEYS & PADS 49 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard with after touch. Expression & pedal sockets. 8 super-sensitive pads with pressure. Chord: Trigger up to 6 notes from one key or pad. Hold: Holds played notes until deactivated – great with legato
  • NOTE REPEAT Inspiring performance tool. Real-time control of trigger rate, accent, swing and gate. Separate settings for keys and pads. Switch on/off at any time with dedicated repeat buttons. Sync to external clock. Control velocity with pressure or wheels
  • NEKTARINE Instant access to Nectar plugin control in any VST/VST3/AU DAW. Customize mapping or create plugin maps from scratch. Browse patches directly from Panorama T4. Layer up to 8 VST/VST3/AU plugins with mix control of volume, pan, mute, solo and select
  • DAW CONTROL Nectar DAW integration included for Bigwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Unendow, Reason, Reaper and Studio One. MCU compatible for control of almost any other MIDI Music software
  • CONNECTIONS USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch

Description

Panorama T4 is a powerful MIDI controller with great integration with most DAW's. Additionally it is the first controller to deliver Nectar-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 customize 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 DAW's delivering track navigation, mixer and transport control with either Nectar DAW integration or MCU compatibility. PLAY: 2ND GEN PANORAMA KEYBED Panorama T4 features a 2nd generation Panorama synth-action key bed. 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 key bed is our most expressive key bed yet and features the After Touch strip: Easily triggered and controlled, After Touch makes it possible to dynamically alter tone or volume by gently applying just a bit of pressure. PADS: 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 Bigwig'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” soft key 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 “Velia” gives you access to a pre-assigned fixed velocity level. PERFORM: 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. CONTROL: ACCESS ALL AREAS Nine 30mm faders, 8 assignable LED buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of the T4's control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. When used with Nectar DAW integration or Nectarine, 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. Our “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. DISPLAY: INSTANT FEEDBACK 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 Nectarine, 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 Nectarine. 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. WHERE IS NEKTARINE? You hardly notice it, but it’s there. Nectarine is discreet and doesn’t impose itself on you or your DAW. But behind it lies a powerhouse of features that enhance control and library management of instrument plugins. Launch Nectarine and it will immediately communicate with your Panorama T4. Now you are ready to take deep control of VST, VST3 or AU plugins from Panorama: Load an instrument plugin that’s supported by Nectarine's default plugin maps and create new and exciting sounds that you didn’t even know your plugin was capable of. Turning knobs is so much more fun than moussing around. The display will tell you which parameter is assigned to each control as well as status feedback. The LED buttons below the faders are set up for navigation so it’s quick and easy to find your way around even complex plugins. Each button is labeled with a common control page name such as OSC, Filter, Envy, LFO and FX. As soon as you press a button, the corresponding Nectarine factory map page is selected. The LED buttons can be “learned” to any map page so you can set up each map exactly how you want it. CONTROL MAPS No doubt, there will be plugins out there not yet factory mapped for Nectarine: no problem! Click the “Edit” button in the Nectarine header to open the control edit page. This is where control map pages are created. You can also rename parameters and create navigation assignments so it’s easy to select the plugin’s pages. Drag and drop parameters to assign them to controls on each page or use Panorama’s parameter learn function. Factory maps are also customizable and any map can be saved for automatic recall every time the plugin is loaded. Nectarine and Panorama T4 delivers an unrivaled control experience with deep integration typically not even available on dedicated hardware synthesizer products. With this level of control you’ll see your instruments in a new light. BROWSE MEANS LESS Nectarine's browser enables browsing of patches directly from Panorama T4. Factory patches for most of the popular instrument plugins are instantly available with minimum setup. Your own user patches can also be imported or saved, so over time there will be quite a few patches to choose from in the Nectarine browser. Thankfully, Nectarine has all the tools to help you manage thousands of patches – including patch tagging, search and rating options which make it easy to find exactly the patch you are looking for. Group tags store a combination of tag settings and make it possible to narrow your options at the push of just one button. The best part is that the Nectarine browser allows complete migration between DAWs: Use Nectarine in one DAW and your plugins can be browsed the same way in any other compatible DAW. MULTI MEANS MORE Panorama T4’s Multi mode enables up to 8 instrument plugins to be layered in Nectarine. Each plugin slot has its own unique browser settings as well as volume, pan, mute and solo parameters assigned for instant mix from Panorama. When Multi mode is active, patches loaded for each slot are clearly listed in the display and slots can be added in real-time. Press the Browse button at any time to load a new patch in any of the active slots. Multi definitely means more! DAW CONTROL Panorama T4 is compatible with any DAW that supports Mackie Control Universal (MCU). This includes transport, track selection and basic mixer control. The 6 LED transport buttons put an end to using the mouse for this. Dedicated Track up/down buttons are located below the display. If your DAW is supported by Nectar DAW Integration, you can do even more. FIX IT IN THE MIX Control basic mixer functionality right away: The first 8 faders control your DAW’s mixer in banks of 8 channels each, their LED buttons activate mute. And this works in any DAW, that supports MCU. Hold shift and move through your mixer in banks of 8, using the Bank buttons below the Display. The 9th fader controls master volume, the encoders are mapped to channel pan. With Nectar DAW Integration, you get extended features such as alternating channel 9 between volume control for master and current channel – or toggling the LED buttons between solo and mute. Depending on your DAW, you can also use the display buttons to switch the encoders to control sends or smart/quick controls in Logic or Cubase for example. To help you make the best out of your screen estate, Panorama also has shortcuts for opening and closing your DAW mixer window. NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION – THE COMPLETE SYSTEM Nectarine and MCU DAW control create a powerful system. Our Nectar 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 Bigwig, Cubase, Garage band, Logic, Unendow, Reaper, Reason and Studio One. HIGHLIGHTS Extended transport control with Got Left locator, Set L and Set R locators, Undo, Click and Record Arm. Mixer mode with display feedback, track listing, volume, pan and sends control. Control of Smart/Quick Control in Logic and Cubase/Unendow, channel macros in Studio One. Dedicated maps for DAW’s own included instruments. Basic mapping of plugins not hosted in Nectarine, offering 2 encoder pages (1 in Studio One) and one fader control page. Grab/learn parameters – take control of any parameter on the active instrument immediately. Automatically detects and manages communication with Nectarine when inserted on a track. Automation write/read activation. MIDI AND USER PRESETS If you prefer to control MIDI hardware products, Panorama T4 can do that as well. The Control Edit menu makes it easy to program any of the controls to send MIDI messages from standard MIDI cc, RPN and NRPN, MMC and of course note messages. Buttons and pads can even be set up to load specific Panorama T4 presets or pad maps as well as trigger chords. There are 10 presets to store control setups and a further 8 pad maps storing 2×8 pad assignments each. Once controls are programmed as they should be, connect your MIDI equipment to the MIDI output jack and get started. You can use the repeat buttons to expand your performance options as well as of course the chord and hold functions. CONNECTIONS On the back of the Panorama T4 you’ll find: USB port for power and data connection to your computer Foot switch jack, assignable (pedal not included) Expression pedal jack (pedal not included) MIDI Output On/off switch As a low powered USB device, Panorama T4 works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. This includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10. 5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed). Apple iOS is supported using Apple’s powered USB camera connection kit. For Nectar DAW integration and Nectarine, you’ll find the system specifications at the end of this page. BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED Bigwig 8-Track is included with every Panorama T4. So you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bigwig 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 ‘Bigwig 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 Bigwig Studio. Nectar DAW Integration supports Bigwig 8-Track, so using Nectar Panorama T4 and Bigwig 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! .


Item Weight 14.11 pounds


Product Dimensions 32.28 x 10.91 x 3.15 inches


ASIN B07F45H865


Item model number T4


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20,216 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments) #99 in Computer Recording MIDI Controllers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available July 5, 2018


Hardware Interface USB


Number of Keyboard Keys 49


abunda_amazon_reviews I took a chance, as few have reviewed or own this controller. I wanted a Hammond Clone I could stand and play, as my back gets sore at my RT-3 after an hour. I put the T4 on top of my old Fatar Sl880, updated the firmware and downloaded the latest Logic drivers from Nektar, and fired it up. To my shock, the 9 faders matched Logic's vintage B3 drawbars BY DEFAULT, and the knobs were also set perfectly. Unlike the very heavy keys on the Fatar below, the Nektar is very close to real Hammond keys. I'm in heaven!!! Thank You, Nektar!!! I can't wait to use the T4 with the rest of Logic, and perhaps an analog synth, like the neutron, as well. The T4 is lighter than I expected, and uses only a single USB to my Macbook Pro. If I wanted to pick nits: the keys could have felt on top stop, or something like it. On release, if you let go, you will hear them as the spring pushes them up and they hit the stop, with the keyboard off. This is pretty common, even my Fatar, 100% weighted, with felt, can be heard in the same way, though more muffled. Once I started playing I did not notice the "stop" noise on release at all. So I won't even take a half star off this great value, so cutting edge, and so well thought out. I like it so much I write this reivew, my first after 15 years buying from Amazon.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great for Logic X;;Chas Herren;;;I want to start off by saying that I'm not a keyboardist. I have played guitar most of my life and now also play the lever harp. I bought the Nektar T4 controller because I began recording in Cubase and wanted something to help me sequence bass lines, chords, drums, etc. To that end, I use the keys and pads on the T4 quite a bit. However, I very, very rarely touch the faders or use the knobs to edit parameters in a patch. The mute buttons have come in handy for me, and the transport buttons are nice. But given that I'm usually holding a guitar when I work in Cubase, I'm just used to touching my mouse or keyboard, so I don't even think about using some of the features of this controller. In fact, many times I forget to turn it on when I'm recording vocals or guitar parts. As far as the quality of the keyboard goes, I am very satisfied with it. I first learned keyboard stuff on a Roland D-50 back in the 1980s, so I will admit that my opinions about how a keyboard should feel are possibly different from those of a concert pianist. The T4 works for me, though. On the other hand, the drum pads feel very stiff. I typically end up with sore fingers after doing a drum part. I haven't used any other drum pads in my life, so this may be the way they are supposed to feel. They work...and I sometimes just edit a drum part with the mouse and keyboard instead of bothering with the pads. My son gets a real kick out of the pads, though, and that much is worth it. As a side note, Nektar also makes a piece of software called Nektarine that allows a user to edit MIDI-controllable parameters in real time with all of the knobs and faders (the extent of which is dependent on the VST, not the T4 controller). I installed the software and got it working within Cubase, but frankly, I don't want to edit the parameters in anything close to real time. Usually, I will get a rough idea of what sound I am looking for, sequence the part that I need, then go back and do the fine adjustment to the sound to make it perfect. I've watched videos of people using a T4 and Nektarine and it does look extremely cool. I think if I were performing live as a keyboardist, Nektarine would provide some value. For what I do, it is extreme overkill. Overall, the Nektar T4 feels solid to me and has allowed me to do the sequencing I need to do. Even the controls that I do not use frequently feel right - for the money that I paid, I think the T4 is an incredible value. The USB MIDI input makes me extremely happy. I have fought with MIDI interfaces quite a bit in my time, so the ability just to plug in the T4 with a USB cable seemed almost too easy. Cubase recognized the controller immediately, so there is nothing bad that I can say in that regard. I believe the Nektar T4 controller was a good purchase for me. It may be a little more full-featured than I need, but the keyboard itself feels right to me and I've enjoyed the way I can work with it. I have probably only scratched the surface of the capability of the controller. Maybe if my musical direction changes in the future, I'll open up more of the features, but given the cost of the controller, I'm not that concerned. The T4 is a good value and has earned a spot in the studio.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A good controller, gets less use than I expected;;Robert Herrick;;;I use Logic and Ableton for recording and live performances respectively. Integrates fairly well with Logic, but for some odd reason, Nektar decided that none of the modes would offer full control over the midi signals sent by each button or slider. There's a learn mode in which alleges you can do just that, but in the various modes, you'll find that at least one set of controls is locked to a specific message type. In addition, I noticed in Ableton that there was not a single mode in which Ableton was able to receive commands from all of the controls. This is could easily be fixed by having "Internal" mode have the ability to configure every control and give you a choice between CC, Program, or Note signals (and actually have it work).;;Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Don't Bother Using With Ableton;;Z Mohammed;;;First off: this is a decent controller for the price. The feel of it is, IMO, great. It is not feature-packed, but I wasn't looking for that. I just wanted something simple that felt nice to play and wasn't too much money. In the end, though, I have to give this a low rating, because of the build quality. I had this leaning up against the wall (the tall way), as one might commonly do. I was moving something around on my desk and didn't realize that the USB cable was still plugged in, and mistakenly tugged on it. This caused the synth to fall over (90 degrees, like this): I -> _ ...It stopped working after that. Sure, I realize this is a "fall" and it was my fault and I'm certainly not asking for a replacement or anything of the sort, but: c'mon. A synth should be able to survive a tilting-over, in my opinion. Disappointing. I did not replace it. The quest for the right controller continues...;;Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Stopped working after a (short) fall;;Jeremy Rice;;;I’m truly loving this keyboard it does everything I need it to do and the style of it it’s pretty unique.. works well with FL studio!!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Style & performance!;;Telly;;;Works perfect for nutty .;;Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great features,? Solid build.;;M. Stephenson

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chas Herren - Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2018
Great for Logic X
I took a chance, as few have reviewed or own this controller. I wanted a Hammond Clone I could stand and play, as my back gets sore at my RT-3 after an hour. I put the T4 on top of my old Fatar Sl880, updated the firmware and downloaded the latest Logic drivers from Nektar, and fired it up. To my shock, the 9 faders matched Logic's vintage B3 drawbars BY DEFAULT, and the knobs were also set perfectly. Unlike the very heavy keys on the Fatar below, the Nektar is very close to real Hammond keys. I'm in heaven!!! Thank You, Nektar!!! I can't wait to use the T4 with the rest of Logic, and perhaps an analog synth, like the neutron, as well. The T4 is lighter than I expected, and uses only a single USB to my Macbook Pro. If I wanted to pick nits: the keys could have felt on top stop, or something like it. On release, if you let go, you will hear them as the spring pushes them up and they hit the stop, with the keyboard off. This is pretty common, even my Fatar, 100% weighted, with felt, can be heard in the same way, though more muffled. Once I started playing I did not notice the "stop" noise on release at all. So I won't even take a half star off this great value, so cutting edge, and so well thought out. I like it so much I write this reivew, my first after 15 years buying from Amazon.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert Herrick - Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
A good controller, gets less use than I expected
I want to start off by saying that I'm not a keyboardist. I have played guitar most of my life and now also play the lever harp. I bought the Nektar T4 controller because I began recording in Cubase and wanted something to help me sequence bass lines, chords, drums, etc. To that end, I use the keys and pads on the T4 quite a bit. However, I very, very rarely touch the faders or use the knobs to edit parameters in a patch. The mute buttons have come in handy for me, and the transport buttons are nice. But given that I'm usually holding a guitar when I work in Cubase, I'm just used to touching my mouse or keyboard, so I don't even think about using some of the features of this controller. In fact, many times I forget to turn it on when I'm recording vocals or guitar parts. As far as the quality of the keyboard goes, I am very satisfied with it. I first learned keyboard stuff on a Roland D-50 back in the 1980s, so I will admit that my opinions about how a keyboard should feel are possibly different from those of a concert pianist. The T4 works for me, though. On the other hand, the drum pads feel very stiff. I typically end up with sore fingers after doing a drum part. I haven't used any other drum pads in my life, so this may be the way they are supposed to feel. They work...and I sometimes just edit a drum part with the mouse and keyboard instead of bothering with the pads. My son gets a real kick out of the pads, though, and that much is worth it. As a side note, Nektar also makes a piece of software called Nektarine that allows a user to edit MIDI-controllable parameters in real time with all of the knobs and faders (the extent of which is dependent on the VST, not the T4 controller). I installed the software and got it working within Cubase, but frankly, I don't want to edit the parameters in anything close to real time. Usually, I will get a rough idea of what sound I am looking for, sequence the part that I need, then go back and do the fine adjustment to the sound to make it perfect. I've watched videos of people using a T4 and Nektarine and it does look extremely cool. I think if I were performing live as a keyboardist, Nektarine would provide some value. For what I do, it is extreme overkill. Overall, the Nektar T4 feels solid to me and has allowed me to do the sequencing I need to do. Even the controls that I do not use frequently feel right - for the money that I paid, I think the T4 is an incredible value. The USB MIDI input makes me extremely happy. I have fought with MIDI interfaces quite a bit in my time, so the ability just to plug in the T4 with a USB cable seemed almost too easy. Cubase recognized the controller immediately, so there is nothing bad that I can say in that regard. I believe the Nektar T4 controller was a good purchase for me. It may be a little more full-featured than I need, but the keyboard itself feels right to me and I've enjoyed the way I can work with it. I have probably only scratched the surface of the capability of the controller. Maybe if my musical direction changes in the future, I'll open up more of the features, but given the cost of the controller, I'm not that concerned. The T4 is a good value and has earned a spot in the studio.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Z Mohammed - Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020
Don't Bother Using With Ableton
I use Logic and Ableton for recording and live performances respectively. Integrates fairly well with Logic, but for some odd reason, Nektar decided that none of the modes would offer full control over the midi signals sent by each button or slider. There's a learn mode in which alleges you can do just that, but in the various modes, you'll find that at least one set of controls is locked to a specific message type. In addition, I noticed in Ableton that there was not a single mode in which Ableton was able to receive commands from all of the controls. This is could easily be fixed by having "Internal" mode have the ability to configure every control and give you a choice between CC, Program, or Note signals (and actually have it work).

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Rice - Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020
Stopped working after a (short) fall
First off: this is a decent controller for the price. The feel of it is, IMO, great. It is not feature-packed, but I wasn't looking for that. I just wanted something simple that felt nice to play and wasn't too much money. In the end, though, I have to give this a low rating, because of the build quality. I had this leaning up against the wall (the tall way), as one might commonly do. I was moving something around on my desk and didn't realize that the USB cable was still plugged in, and mistakenly tugged on it. This caused the synth to fall over (90 degrees, like this): I -> _ ...It stopped working after that. Sure, I realize this is a "fall" and it was my fault and I'm certainly not asking for a replacement or anything of the sort, but: c'mon. A synth should be able to survive a tilting-over, in my opinion. Disappointing. I did not replace it. The quest for the right controller continues...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Telly - Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
Style & performance!
I’m truly loving this keyboard it does everything I need it to do and the style of it it’s pretty unique.. works well with FL studio!!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Stephenson - Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
Great features,? Solid build.
Works perfect for nutty .

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chas Herren - Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2018
Great for Logic X
I took a chance, as few have reviewed or own this controller. I wanted a Hammond Clone I could stand and play, as my back gets sore at my RT-3 after an hour. I put the T4 on top of my old Fatar Sl880, updated the firmware and downloaded the latest Logic drivers from Nektar, and fired it up. To my shock, the 9 faders matched Logic's vintage B3 drawbars BY DEFAULT, and the knobs were also set perfectly. Unlike the very heavy keys on the Fatar below, the Nektar is very close to real Hammond keys. I'm in heaven!!! Thank You, Nektar!!! I can't wait to use the T4 with the rest of Logic, and perhaps an analog synth, like the neutron, as well. The T4 is lighter than I expected, and uses only a single USB to my Macbook Pro. If I wanted to pick nits: the keys could have felt on top stop, or something like it. On release, if you let go, you will hear them as the spring pushes them up and they hit the stop, with the keyboard off. This is pretty common, even my Fatar, 100% weighted, with felt, can be heard in the same way, though more muffled. Once I started playing I did not notice the "stop" noise on release at all. So I won't even take a half star off this great value, so cutting edge, and so well thought out. I like it so much I write this reivew, my first after 15 years buying from Amazon.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Robert Herrick - Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
A good controller, gets less use than I expected
I want to start off by saying that I'm not a keyboardist. I have played guitar most of my life and now also play the lever harp. I bought the Nektar T4 controller because I began recording in Cubase and wanted something to help me sequence bass lines, chords, drums, etc. To that end, I use the keys and pads on the T4 quite a bit. However, I very, very rarely touch the faders or use the knobs to edit parameters in a patch. The mute buttons have come in handy for me, and the transport buttons are nice. But given that I'm usually holding a guitar when I work in Cubase, I'm just used to touching my mouse or keyboard, so I don't even think about using some of the features of this controller. In fact, many times I forget to turn it on when I'm recording vocals or guitar parts. As far as the quality of the keyboard goes, I am very satisfied with it. I first learned keyboard stuff on a Roland D-50 back in the 1980s, so I will admit that my opinions about how a keyboard should feel are possibly different from those of a concert pianist. The T4 works for me, though. On the other hand, the drum pads feel very stiff. I typically end up with sore fingers after doing a drum part. I haven't used any other drum pads in my life, so this may be the way they are supposed to feel. They work...and I sometimes just edit a drum part with the mouse and keyboard instead of bothering with the pads. My son gets a real kick out of the pads, though, and that much is worth it. As a side note, Nektar also makes a piece of software called Nektarine that allows a user to edit MIDI-controllable parameters in real time with all of the knobs and faders (the extent of which is dependent on the VST, not the T4 controller). I installed the software and got it working within Cubase, but frankly, I don't want to edit the parameters in anything close to real time. Usually, I will get a rough idea of what sound I am looking for, sequence the part that I need, then go back and do the fine adjustment to the sound to make it perfect. I've watched videos of people using a T4 and Nektarine and it does look extremely cool. I think if I were performing live as a keyboardist, Nektarine would provide some value. For what I do, it is extreme overkill. Overall, the Nektar T4 feels solid to me and has allowed me to do the sequencing I need to do. Even the controls that I do not use frequently feel right - for the money that I paid, I think the T4 is an incredible value. The USB MIDI input makes me extremely happy. I have fought with MIDI interfaces quite a bit in my time, so the ability just to plug in the T4 with a USB cable seemed almost too easy. Cubase recognized the controller immediately, so there is nothing bad that I can say in that regard. I believe the Nektar T4 controller was a good purchase for me. It may be a little more full-featured than I need, but the keyboard itself feels right to me and I've enjoyed the way I can work with it. I have probably only scratched the surface of the capability of the controller. Maybe if my musical direction changes in the future, I'll open up more of the features, but given the cost of the controller, I'm not that concerned. The T4 is a good value and has earned a spot in the studio.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Z Mohammed - Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020
Don't Bother Using With Ableton
I use Logic and Ableton for recording and live performances respectively. Integrates fairly well with Logic, but for some odd reason, Nektar decided that none of the modes would offer full control over the midi signals sent by each button or slider. There's a learn mode in which alleges you can do just that, but in the various modes, you'll find that at least one set of controls is locked to a specific message type. In addition, I noticed in Ableton that there was not a single mode in which Ableton was able to receive commands from all of the controls. This is could easily be fixed by having "Internal" mode have the ability to configure every control and give you a choice between CC, Program, or Note signals (and actually have it work).

2.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Rice - Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020
Stopped working after a (short) fall
First off: this is a decent controller for the price. The feel of it is, IMO, great. It is not feature-packed, but I wasn't looking for that. I just wanted something simple that felt nice to play and wasn't too much money. In the end, though, I have to give this a low rating, because of the build quality. I had this leaning up against the wall (the tall way), as one might commonly do. I was moving something around on my desk and didn't realize that the USB cable was still plugged in, and mistakenly tugged on it. This caused the synth to fall over (90 degrees, like this): I -> _ ...It stopped working after that. Sure, I realize this is a "fall" and it was my fault and I'm certainly not asking for a replacement or anything of the sort, but: c'mon. A synth should be able to survive a tilting-over, in my opinion. Disappointing. I did not replace it. The quest for the right controller continues...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Telly - Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2020
Style & performance!
I’m truly loving this keyboard it does everything I need it to do and the style of it it’s pretty unique.. works well with FL studio!!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M. Stephenson - Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
Great features,? Solid build.
Works perfect for nutty .