Best MIDI Controller Keyboards for Studio One

A MIDI controller with deep integration for Studio One can dramatically improve your DAW workflow. As all Nektar MIDI controller keyboards include extensive DAW control for Presonus Studio One, the choice is all yours. Nektar has keyboards with essential transport and project navigation as well as models with deep remote control including VST / AU plugins. That includes detailed visual feedback on the controller’s display. In the following we present a brief overview of our models’ capabilities with links to the product pages.

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In this tutorial video, you can see our Panorama T4 MIDI controller taking control of Studio One: If you’d like to know more – here you’ll find tutorial pages for Panorama T series and Panorama P series

ADVANCED DAW AND PLUGIN CONTROL FOR STUDIO ONE

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 VST / AU instrument plugin control, check out our Panorama and Impact LX+ series of MIDI controller keyboards:

Panorama P4P6 Products

PANORAMA P-SERIES

Our Panorama P4 and P6 feature advanced and deep control for Studio One: Extended transport control, project navigation, mixer and AU / VST instrument plugins. A color display with full visual feedback makes it easy to always keep an overview.  Additionally, the motor fader adds console feeling to the experience. Also available as P1 desktop controller (see further below).

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Nektar Panorama T4 & T6

PANORAMA T-SERIES

Panorama T4 and T6 include advanced Panorama-class MIDI control for Studio One: Extended transport control, project navigation, mixer control and full AU / VST instrument plugin control in combination with the included Nektarine software. Nektarine also features a graphic map editor. The LED display provides full visual feedback of parameter names and settings.

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Nektar Impact LX Plus range

IMPACT LX+ SERIES

Studio One can be controlled extensively from the Impact LX+ 25, 49, 61 and 88 models. Features include: Extended transport control, project navigation, Mixer control and VST / AU instrument plugin control. The 3 digit LCD display provides instant parameter value feedback Includes iOS support. Pick your size:

IMPACT LX25+, IMPACT LX49+/61+ or IMPACT LX88+

ADVANCED DAW CONTROL FOR STUDIO ONE

If you are looking for a more stream-lined Studio One DAW control experience, check out our Impact GX and GXP MIDI controllers. These models include comprehensive DAW project navigation and transport control including locators. SE49 and SE61 are a great choice, if your focus is keys with essential DAW control.

Nektar Impact GXP 49 61 88

IMPACT GXP SERIES

Impact GXP MIDI controllers are made for performance and include features like semi-weighted keys and aftertouch. Control Studio One transport functions including locators, navigate projects, select tracks, undo, open DAW and plugin windows and set the level for any selected track and the master out. The included Nektarine software lets you create comprehensive multipatches using AU / VST plugins, complete with recall from the hardware. A great MIDI controller for software-based live setups!

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Impact GX49 GX61

IMPACT GX SERIES

Impact GX49 or 61 are a great choice, if you want a compact solution for your DAW setup: Synth-action keybed, control over Studio One’s transport functions including locators, project navigation, track selection, undo, open for DAW & plugin windows and level control for the currently selected track and master out. Includes iOS support.

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SE49 SE61 Top Shot

SE49 & SE61

Just play: These very compact entry level MIDI controller keyboards add great keys (synth-action) to your Studio One setup and give you essential transport control plus track or patch selection and volume control of the currently selected track. The SE series has the features you need when starting out. Includes iOS support.

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MOBILE MINI DAW CONTROLLERS FOR STUDIO ONE

How about mobile MIDI controllers with Studio One DAW remote control features? Take your pick: the super-tiny SE25, with entry-level essential DAW control, GX Mini with full Impact GX-class DAW integration – or all of these features plus drum pads and plugin instrument control on Impact LX Mini.

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SE25 MINI CONTROLLER

Mobile keys: This tiny USB mini MIDI controller keyboard with 25 mini keys fits in a backpack – and offers essential transport control for Studio One. You can also assign Track or Patch selection, Volume or Pan to the 4 buttons. Pitch Bend, Sustain or Modulation can be controlled from those buttons as well. Nektar’s Part Two Feature adds interesting performance options. Includes iOS support.

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IMPACT GX MINI

GX Mini sports a host of DAW control features for Studio One. Although it’s not much larger than an SE25, it offers full extended transport control including locators, project navigation, track selection and open/close for DAW and plugin windows. Hardware features include 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 backpack-compatible size! Includes iOS support.

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IMPACT LX MINI

LX Mini adds extensive Studio One instrument plugin control, whilst incorporating all of GX Mini’s DAW control features. Another extra is volume control for the currently selected track and master out. All internal plugins are pre-mapped for control from the 8 knobs, and you can also create your own assignments for both, internal or 3rd party VST / AU plugins. Add to that hardware features such as 25 mini keys, joystick, sustain pedal connector, 8 drum pads and two independent arpeggiator engines. LX Mini is a truly powerful, yet highly mobile mini MIDI controller. Includes iOS support.

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DESKTOP & FLOOR MIDI CONTROLLERS FOR STUDIO ONE

You would like to add a MIDI controller to your Studio One setup for dedicated mixing-, plugin-, foot- or pad-control but don’t need extra keys? Then check out the AURA pad controller, PACER MIDI foot controller or Panorama P1 (featuring deep Nektar DAW and plugin control).

Aura Product page

AURA BEAT COMPOSER

Powerful beat creation and performance features for your Studio One setup come courtesy of our AURA MIDI pad controller! AURA includes a step sequencer and pad repeat engine. Studio One integration lets you control transport functions, including locators and loop length, select tracks, open plugin windows and assign a footswitch to control DAW transport. In combination with Nektarine, it becomes an incredible plugin controller for VST, VST3 and AU running right inside your DAW! May be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.

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Pacer Product Page

PACER

Put DAW control right at your feet: PACER is fully programmable MIDI footswitch including hands-free DAW control for Presonus Studio One. PACER lets you integrate your DAW, MIDI-gear, FX and amp with plenty of switching power! Can be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.

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 PANORAMA P1

Add Panorama class MIDI and DAW control to any setup with our Panorama P1: The desktop version of our acclaimed Panorama P4 and P6 MIDI controllers.

It offers the same level of deep DAW and Plugin control for Presonus Studio One as the keyboard versions, only missing the motor fader. A compact case (about the size of a laptop), makes it easy to fit this powerful MIDI controller into almost any setup. May be used in conjunction with other Nektar MIDI controllers.

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