Quick tour of the Nektar Panorama P4 Controller
Tim Chandler form Nektar takes us through the use and applications of the new Panorama P4 MIDI controller. Designed to seamlessly integrate with Reason 6, the Panorama P4 will also offer control for any of the other major DAWs out there.
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The Nektar Panorama P4 49-Note Keyboard Controller has been custom designed for the user to have full control over all the functions and features in Propellerhead Reason. The Panorama is different to other generic controllers. It’s sole purpose is to cater for Reason producers and musicians who have been looking for a controller that does it all.
The Panorama P4 from Nektar Technology uses a unique protocol custom designed to work flawlessly with Propellerhead’s Reason 6. Its clever design and clear layout help put control at the fingertips exactly in the same way as hardware would. With its 49-note keyboard, 12 velocity-sensitive pads, a vast array of knobs and faders, and a white on black crystal clear display, the Panorama P4 provides everything required for hands on control of Reason on stage or in the studio.
The Panorama P4 layout is divided between the Mixer Section and the Channel Strip control Panorama let’s you operate Reason like no other controller. The mixer section of the Nektar Technology’s Panorama offers 9 faders (8 channel faders and a master fader) mirrored in the display controlling Volume, pan, inserts, send and returns, mute and solos.
The Channel Strip control gives all the control necessary to each channel strip in a clear layout. The channel Strip is broken down into the different sections, namely EQ, Dynamics, Inserts and Sends. Each section is easily accessible at the touch of the relevant button. Once selected the 8 encoders map to the relevant controls of the selected channel strip in the mixer.In addition, the Panorama features a silent multi-function, touch-sensitive motorised fader that can be used with any instrument, sequencer or mixer channel, delivering precise control of Propellerheads flagship DAW.