All Nektar MIDI controller keyboards include extensive DAW control for Logic Pro X. So what is the best MIDI controller for Logic Pro X? This depends on your needs and expectations: Depending on the model, our controllers’ features range from transport and project navigation to a complete experience including AU/VST plugin remote control with detailed visual feedback. On this page you will find a brief overview of the different models’ capabilities with links to the product pages.
ADVANCED DAW AND PLUGIN CONTROL FOR LOGIC PRO X
If you are looking for a complete DAW control experience, including DAW project navigation, extended transport control including locators, mixer control for levels, pan, mute/solo and AU instrument plugin control, check out our Panorama and Impact LX+ series of MIDI controller keyboards:
Panorama P4 and P6 offer advanced and deep control for Logic Pro X, including extended transport control, project navigation, mixer and AU / VST instrument plugins. Full visual feedback on the color display makes it easy to always keep an overview. Additionally, the motor fader adds true console feeling to the experience. Also available as P1 desktop controller (without motor fader).
Panorama T4 and T6 offer advanced Panorama-class MIDI control for Logic Pro X with extended transport control, project navigation, mixer control and full AU / VST instrument plugin control in combination with the included Nektarine. Nektarine also includes a graphic map editor. The LED display gives full visual feedback of parameter names and settings.
IMPACT LX+ SERIES
Logic Pro X can be controlled extensively from the Impact LX+ 25, 49, 61 and 88 models. Extended Transport control, project navigation, Mixer control and VST / AU instrument plugin control allow you to give mouse or trackpad a break. Parameter values are visible in the 3 digit LCD display. Includes iOS support. Pick your size:
ADVANCED DAW CONTROL FOR LOGIC PRO X
Check out Impact GX and GXP controllers for a more stream-lined DAW control experience. These controllers provide comprehensive DAW project navigation and transport control including locators. If you want essential control only, SE49 and SE61 are the right choice.
IMPACT GXP SERIES
Impact GXP are performance-oriented controllers with semi-weighted keys and aftertouch. They let you control Logic Pro X transport functions including locators, navigate projects, select tracks, undo, open DAW and plugin windows as well as setting the level for any selected track and the master out. The included Nektarine lets you create comprehensive multipatches from AU / VST plugins, that can be recalled from the hardware.
IMPACT GX SERIES
Impact GX49 and 61 are compact models with a synth-action keybed, offering control over Logic Pro X transport functions including locators, project navigation, track selection, undo, open for DAW & plugin windows as well as level control for the currently selected track and master out. Includes iOS support.
SE49 & SE61
Just play: These very compact entry level MIDI controller keyboards with synth-action keybed give you essential transport control plus track or patch selection and volume control of the currently selected track. The SE series has all the features you need when starting out. Includes iOS support.
MOBILE MINI DAW CONTROLLERS FOR LOGIC PRO X
If you are searching for a mobile MIDI controller with Logic DAW remote control features, look no further: We’ve got you covered, from entry-level essential DAW control on the super-tiny SE25 to full Impact GX-class DAW integration with GX Mini or even plugin instrument control on the Impact LX Mini.
SE25 MINI CONTROLLER
Mobile keys: Our most compact USB mini MIDI controller keyboard with 25 mini keys fits in any backpack – and offers essential transport control for Logic Pro X from the 4 buttons. You can also assign Track or Patch selection, Volume or Pan to the buttons. Pitch Bend, Sustain or Modulation can be controlled from the buttons as well. Nektar’s Part Two Feature adds interesting performance options. Includes iOS support.
IMPACT GX MINI
GX Mini is not much larger than the SE25, yet offers a host of DAW control features for Logic Pro X: Extended transport control including locators, project navigation, track selection and open/close for DAW and plugin windows. It sports 25 mini keys, joystick and sustain pedal connection as well as Nektar’s Part Two performance feature for momentary setup changes. And all of that still in a size that fits in your backpack! Includes iOS support.
IMPACT LX MINI
LX Mini offers extensive Logic Pro X DAW and plugin control, featuring extended transport control including locators, project navigation, track selection, open/close for DAW and plugin windows as well as volume control for the currently selected track. What’s more, all internal plugins are pre-mapped for control from the 8 knobs, and you can also freely assign up to 16 parameters for both, internal or 3rd party AU plugins. Add to that hardware features such as the 25 mini keys, joystick, sustain pedal connector, 8 drum pads and two independent arpeggiator engines for a powerful, yet highly mobile mini MIDI controller. Includes iOS support.
DESKTOP & FLOOR MIDI CONTROLLERS FOR LOGIC PRO X
You are looking for a USB MIDI controller, but don’t need extra keys – or would like to add dedicated mixing, plugin, foot or pad controller features to your existing Logic Pro X setup? Then our AURA pad controller, PACER MIDI foot controller or Panorama P1 (featuring deep Nektar DAW and plugin control) might be the right choice for you!
AURA BEAT COMPOSER
AURA is a powerful beat creation and performance MIDI pad controller with step sequencer and pad repeat engine. Logic Pro X integration lets you control transport including locators and loop length, select tracks, open plugin windows and assign a footswitch to control transport functions. In combination with Nektarine, it is also an incredible plugin controller for VST, VST3 and AU running right inside Logic Pro X! May be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.
PACER is fully programmable MIDI footswitch including hands-free DAW control for Logic Pro X. PACER you can integrate your DAW, MIDI-gear, FX and amp with plenty of switching power! May be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.
Panorama P1 is a desktop version of our acclaimed Panorama P4 and P6 MIDI controllers. It offers the same level of deep DAW and Plugin control for Logic Pro X as the keyboard versions, only missing the motor fader. All of this in a compact case about the size of a laptop. May be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.