GarageBand Setup for Impact Controllers


Important: Impact integration for Garageband is compatible
with GarageBand 6.0.5 and above.
These instructions assume you have GarageBand installed and
are running Mac OS X.

Here are the steps you need to follow to setup your Impact controller with GarageBand.

  1. Make sure GarageBand is already installed on your computer. If not, please
    install the latest version of GarageBand first and open it at least once, before running the
    installer for Nektar DAW integration software.
  2. Download the ‘Impact_Apple_Integration’ file from the My Downloads after registering your product.
  3. Run the ‘Impact_Apple_Support’ installer and follow the onscreen instructions
  4. Plug-in your Impact keyboard and make sure it’s switched on (if you didn’t do so already)
  5. Launch GarageBand

That’s it, setup is now complete.


If you encounter a problem where some controls do not work as expected, specifically related to button functions, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Close any applications you have open
  2. Open a Finder window
  3. Open the ‘Go’ menu at the top of the screen
  4. Select ‘Go to folder…’
  5. Type ~/Library/Containers
  6. Click ‘Go’
  7. Open the ‘’ folder
  8. Open the ‘Data’ folder
  9. Open the ‘Library’ folder
  10. Open the ‘Preferences’ folder
  11. Find and move it to the trash
  12. Empty the Trash
  13. In the Finder go to //Applications/Nektar/LX49 or //Applications/Nektar/Apple
  14. Run the uninstaller located in that directory
  15. Restart your computer
  16. Start GarageBand and create an empty project (this is just so GarageBand creates a new cs file)
  17. Quit GarageBand
  18. Run the latest ‘Impact_Apple_Support’ installer (the latest installers can always be found the in the Downloads section of your account page)
  19. Start Garageband again

If you continue to have trouble, please contact support.