MIDI Controller KeyboardsDEEP INSTRUMENT CONTROL IN ANY DAW WITH VST/AU SUPPORT
Panorama T4 & T6 are the first controllers 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 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 & T6 connect to most DAWs delivering track navigation, mixer and transport control with either Nektar DAW integration or MCU compatibility. Experience the unsurpassed integration of Panorama T4 and T6!
KEYS & PADS
- 49 or 61 note 2nd Gen synth-action keyboard with aftertouch.
- 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.
- 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
- Loads in any VST/VST3/AU host DAW for instant access to Nektar plugin control.
- Customize mapping or create plugin maps from scratch.
- Browse patches directly from Panorama T4/T6
- Layer up to 8 VST/VST3/AU plugins with Panorama mix control of volume, pan, mute, solo and select.
- Nektar DAW integration for Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason and Reaper.
- MCU compatible for control of almost any other VST/AU DAW.
PLAY: 2ND GEN PANORAMA KEYBED
Panorama T4 and T6 feature 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 our 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.
PADS: BEATS ON TAP
Designed with finger drumming in mind, Panorama T4/T6'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.
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 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.
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 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.