Digital Performer Setup & Troubleshooting: Impact GXP, LX Mini & GX Mini

Impact GX/LX Mini & GXP Support

Here are the steps you need to go through to get your Impact up and running with Digital Performer 8 and above.


Run the ‘DAW Integration Installer’ in that folder and follow the on-screen instructions.

  1. If you have just completed a fresh install of Digital Performer, make sure to open the program once and quit again, before installing the Impact GXP, LX Mini or GX Mini Digital Performer support files.
  2. Download the ‘Impact_GXP_SE25_SE61_MOTU_Support’ or ‘Impact_GX-LX_Mini_MOTU_Support’ file from your Account page after registering your product.
  3. Plug-in your Impact and make sure it’s switched on (if you didn’t do so already).
  4. Launch Digital Performer and create a Project or open an existing one.
  5. Go to the ‘Setup’ menu.
  6. Select ‘Control Surface Setup…’
  7. Click the ‘+’ button in the upper right corner.
  8. For ‘Driver’ select ‘Nektar Impact’.
  9. For ‘Unit’ select ‘Multi MIDI’.
  10. Please see the table below for the MIDI input and output settings you will need for each specific model.*
  11. Click ‘OK’ to close the Control Surface Setup window.
*Model Windows MacOS
GXP Input: MIDIIN2 (ImpactGXP**)-16
Output: MIDIOUT2 (ImpactGXP**)
Input: ImpactGXP** MIDI2-16
Output: ImpactGXP** MIDI2
LX Mini Input: MIDIIN2 (ImpactLXMini)-16
Output: MIDIOUT2 (ImpactLX Mini)
Input: ImpactLXMini MIDI2-16
Output: ImpactLXMini MIDI2
GX Mini Input: MIDIIN2 (ImpactGXMini)-16
Output: MIDIOUT2 (ImpactGX Mini)
Input: ImpactGXMini MIDI2-16
Output: ImpactGXMini MIDI2


Patch Changes
If you find that the [< Patch] and [Patch >] buttons don’t work when controlling a third-party plug-in, it’s likely because the plug-in uses it’s own patch browser. The Patch buttons on the Impact series control the patch navigation functions of the DAW, so you may need to save the plug-ins presets in your DAWs patch format, before you can use the Patch buttons on the Impact controller for patch navigation. You can find more information about saving patches in your DAW, in the documentation for that program.

Known Issues

Currently Nektar controllers will operate as generic MIDI devices when running Digital Performer as native applications on M1 based Apple computers.

In the meantime, you can run Digital Performer in an Intel Mac emulation layer called Rosetta and our support software for those applications will work. Please follow these steps:

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Select ‘Applications’ from the list on the left side of the window.
  3. Right-click on the Digital Performer app and select ‘Get Info…’. (Image 3)
  4. Tick the ‘Open in Rosetta’ option. (Image 3)
  5. Close the Info window.
  6. Start Digital Performer.