The Impact LX88 from Nektar Technology is an 88-note, velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard, with medium tension, which amongst other things, provides more reach for the performing musician. The full-size, piano-style keys are covered to protect against dirt and dust, and the keyboard can be set to one of four available velocity curves, along with three fixed-velocity levels for instances where consistent output is required. It features intelligent mapping for manipulating integral aspects of all major DAWs from the controller, while for those preferring to control MIDI hardware, a build-in MIDI Out port is provided, as well as extensive MIDI programing options.
The keyboard can send on up to three zones at the same time. Octave and transpose buttons are available, as well as pitch-bend and modulation wheels. Eight velocity-sensitive pads allow you to finger-drum in the MPC style, though each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI CC message for use as MIDI-trigger or toggle buttons. The keyboard includes the Bitwig 8-Track DAW for music creation, and allows for optional connection with iOS devices.