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Open Box Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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The Impact SE49 is a USB keyboard controller with a 49-key, full-size keyboard, pitch bend, modulation wheel and foot switch. Octave buttons are available any time to shift the keyboard up or down -3/+4 octaves with multi-colored LED indicators showing the exact status. Transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard +/- 12 semitones and an assig...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Impact SE49 is a USB keyboard controller with a 49-key, full-size keyboard, pitch bend, modulation wheel and foot switch. Octave buttons are available any time to shift the keyboard up or down -3/+4 octaves with multi-colored LED indicators showing the exact status. Transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard +/- 12 semitones and an assignable fader provides control over any MIDI parameter. But there is more to the Impact SE49 than meets the eye.

FEATURES - ON THE BUTTON
Transpose is extremely useful but different situations require different functionality. So it's great to be able to change the MIDI channel or send MIDI Program messages too. The two transpose buttons are quickly configured to any of these functions with setting stored over power cycling. Better still, pressing a key combination change the Octave and Transpose buttons function to send out MMC transport functions so you can activate start, stop and record directly from your keyboard.

INTEGRATION
Nektar DAW integration is carefully crafted to give the best experience with your Nektar hardware. And having to reach for the mouse constantly does not help creativity even if your overall needs are basic. We therefore added some of the most important features to the Impact SE49 including Transpose button assignment for Track or Patch change, volume control for the currently selected track and a special transport mode for Octave and Transpose buttons which allows you to control Play, Stop, Record and Rewind. Impact SE49 ticks all the right boxes.

SUPPORTED DAWs
A growing list of DAWs supported by Nektar DAW integration now includes: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One

CONNECTORS & iPAD CONNECTIVITY
Impact SE49 keyboards are USB class compliant and therefore don't require a driver to operate. So installation and connection is easy; just plug the keyboard in to a USB port on your computer. You can also connect an Impact SE49 keyboard to an iPad using the iPads optional USB camera connection kit. A 1/4" input jack allows you to add a foot switch pedal for sustain or sending MIDI messages.

BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED
Bitwig 8-Track is included with SE49 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 if you like. 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 SE49 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.

Features

49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
Octave shift buttons
Transpose shift buttons System Requirements
Class compliant (no driver needed): OSX and Windows XP or higher, Linux
DAW Integration
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher
Pitch bend and Modulation assignable wheels
Foot switch (sustain) 1/4 in. jack input (pedal not included)
USB port for power and communication with computer
Connects to iPad via optional USB Camera kit (not included)
One 30 mm fader
4 transport buttons
(Octave+Transpose buttons) Integration files for major DAWs
Weight & Dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH): 31-5/8 x 7-3/4 x 2-3/4 in.
Weight: 4.8 lb.

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NektarSE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect and cost effective for my needs.

I haven't had a lot of time to explore all the features, but it list Sonar and FL studio which is what I utilize as compatible. Hope for the best!

I haven't had a lot of time to explore all the features, but it list Sonar and FL studio which is what I utilize as compatible. Hope for the best!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not compatible with USB 3.0

I am running on Windows 10.

It took a while to figure out what was going on, as the manual did not provide much in the way of troubleshooting.
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I am running on Windows 10.

It took a while to figure out what was going on, as the manual did not provide much in the way of troubleshooting.

When I visited the following folder:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers

... and right-clicked on SE49, it had to automatically resolve some issues. When I troubleshot again, it stated that this device is older and incompatible with USB 3.0.

If I can easily resolve this issue, I will change my rating, but for now, I would call this a non-functional product.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect and cost effective for my needs.

By "T"

from Tampabay, FL

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Didn't like the red accent , perfer silver

Best Uses

  • Production project recording

Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

I haven't had a lot of time to explore all the features, but it list Sonar and FL studio which is what I utilize as compatible. Hope for the best!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can get the job done, Nice key action

By "T"

from Tampabay, FL

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

I use the grooves to create quick backing tracks by recording the midi out notes to a pre assigned midi channels templet I created in Sonar.
Then I can use different softsynths ect. I haven't gotten to combining parts of grooves to save as custom presets yet. It's pretty straight forward. Not as many groove variations as hoped for, only one each.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not compatible with USB 3.0

By Dave

from PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

      I am running on Windows 10.

      It took a while to figure out what was going on, as the manual did not provide much in the way of troubleshooting.

      When I visited the following folder:
      Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers

      ... and right-clicked on SE49, it had to automatically resolve some issues. When I troubleshot again, it stated that this device is older and incompatible with USB 3.0.

      If I can easily resolve this issue, I will change my rating, but for now, I would call this a non-functional product.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      More than a Toy

      By Matthew

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

      I bought this so I could dip my toes in the world of production and sound engineering. This MIDI keyboard has it all! It's definitely size blue that it takes up a good chunk of space but its also got everything you'd need to get started if you have all the patches on Logic or GarageBand

      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent value

      By Paul

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

      Using with Sonar X3 without an issue.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not good

      By Perl the player

      from New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

        I love the keys

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Probably pay a little more for something better.

        By Keven

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

        So i just recently purchased this and so far i've only connected it to make sure it works. I need a new desk so i haven't really used it. It feels very "fake" i mean it works and all but maybe the price is a little too much for what is offered. Other than that it works i guess. I'll update this in the near future.

         
        4.0

        Solid Basic Midi Controller

        By Dave

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

          The SE49 fit the bill for what I needed. It is an inexpensive compact controller with adequate software integration with a comfortable number of keys. Great for practice or when inspiration strikes at 3 a.m.

           
          3.0

          Servicable midi controller

          By Alex

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

          A very simple midi controller. The velocity curves on this are just okay. The feel of the keys is pretty bad, but along the lines of what I was expectinf.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A functional MIDI controller for under $50?

          By Daniel

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nektar SE49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard:

          It works. Keys are a bit noisy and the feel is not the best, but for under $50 you are getting a bargain.

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