The Impact LX88+ is a USB MIDI controller designed for keyboard players looking for extra reach. It’s packed with intelligent, expressive performance control and hooks up automatically to your DAW. If you prefer to control MIDI hardware, use the build-in MIDI Out as well as the extensive MIDI programing options. Nektar DAW Integration, custom-designed for most of the popular DAWs, takes Impact LX88+ beyond functionality normally offered by a MIDI controller keyboard. Split, layer and transpose buttons. The Impact LX88+ keyboard can send on up to 3 zones at once. Each zone can be programmed to send on its own unique MIDI channel with essential settings either pre-programmed or adjustable during performance. Pads for groove and beat creation, Impact LX88+’s 8 velocity sensitive pads make life easy. Calibrated to trigger at a light touch, finger drumming is suddenly well within reach with a nice and even velocity response.
Each pad can be assigned any MIDI note number or MIDI cc message for use as MIDI trigger or toggle buttons. But the best part is the “Pad learn” feature, which allows you to just select a pad, play the note or drum sound you want on the keyboard and assignment is done. Nine 30mm faders, 9 MIDI buttons and 8 encoders are at the center of Impact LX88+’s control panel. Each control is fully programmable to send any MIDI CC message for use with hardware or software MIDI products. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the controls take on a life of their own, providing pre-mapped DAW control giving you the best of both worlds. Control settings can be stored in any of the 5 Impact LX88+ presets for recall. LED Buttons The 9 LED buttons can be programmed with a variety of MIDI messages including sending specific MIDI program changes. The last MIDI program message sent is remembered so a corresponding LED button illuminates correctly, even if program was sent via, for example, the transpose buttons or the setup menu.