A presumptuous French online store has listed details of a previously unseen Nektar MIDI controller. The Panorama T4 and T6 look like a mid-range controller lying somewhere between the Nektar LX and Panorama P ranges. (Updated).
Panorama T4 / T6
It will be available in two sizes, the T4 49 note and the T6 61 note and these are said to be “2nd generation” with velocity and aftertouch, pitch bend, mod wheel and octave shift buttons. Nektar is all about the controls and the T4 has 9 faders, 8 encoders and 8 assignable LED pads.
There are navigation buttons and transport controls plus buttons to bring up windows in your DAW. DAW integration is a big thing for Nektar controllers and the closeness and workflow associated with that integration is what sets them apart. Although there’s not a lot of detail at the moment I think we can assume that the T4 and T6 will contain all that capability. And indeed it does for these DAWs:
Apple Logic/Garageband, Bitwig 8-Track/Studio, Cockos Reaper, Propellerhead Reason, Steinberg Cubase/Nuendo
The LCD display sets it apart from the LX range and should offer a lot more information on what you are editing.
On the right, there’s a bunch of velocity and pressure sensitive light-up pads. These have various functions and can note-learn, chord-learn and have pad repeat modes. They can be assigned to anything and recalled as banks of 8.
The price is listed as €299 for the T4, but we now know the retail is $349 and $399 for the T6. Should be shipping in July/
- Woodbrass Nektar leak: Woodbrass