Nektar Panorama Now Supports Cubase
Nektar Panorama Controllers Now Support Cubase
Track, mix, tweak and master by hand with the Nektar Panorama MIDI controllers. They've had Reason support for a while, almost turning it into a piece of hardware with faders, pads and knobs mapped to every rack device in Reason.
Now Cubase users can get the same, controlling the Mixer, Instruments and Transport.
Panorama is designed with DAW navigation and workflow in mind, making it easy to control Cubase while performing or recording without having to reach for the computer mouse or the QWERTY keyboard. Each control, transport or navigation button is automatically mapped to Cubase with a logical layout that's completely transparent thanks to Panorama's high resolution TFT display.
Changing tracks using the Track -/+ buttons the track name and the type of track is called out on the TFT display. The Panorama P4/P6 motorized fader automatically adjusts its position according to the volume of the current track selection.
Mixer ModePanorama mainly controls Cubase through 3 dedicated modes; Mixer Mode, Instrument Mode and Transport Mode. Each of which is engaged at the touch of a button. Mixer mode controls the Mix Console with up to 8 channels controllable at the same time. 8 faders are assigned to volume, 8 encoders assigned to either pan or the sends from 1 to 8 and the 8 LED buttons assigned to control channel mute, solo, record arm or select.
Panorama's second group of 8 encoders control the selected track's channel settings including EQ, Inserts (as well as plug-in selection and editing), FX sends and Quick controls.
Instrument ModeInstrument Mode addresses the active VST Instrument when an instrument track is selected. Just like Reason Instrument Devices and Rack Extensions, many VST instrument plug-ins are pre-mapped and organized in logical modules and menus that completely reconfigure Panorama assignments as needed. For VST plug-ins that are not pre-mapped by Nektar, users can create their own customized VST maps, store and save for use in future sessions. Parameters are easy to assign using a simple Panorama control learn menu so there is no new software or GUI's to learn.
Transport ModeTransport mode features a big time display, L and R locator positions and control over important functions during song composition like setting pre/post roll, precount, punch in/out, tempo, record mode and click level. Markers and loop cycle positions can also be stored/recalled during a session.
A fourth Internal mode provides access to Panorama's many generic controller keyboard functions for control of outboard MIDI equipment or other MIDI software. The Pads menu in addition makes it easy to create setups for various VST pad instruments with its 20 Pad-Map memory locations.
Cubase users will also benefit from Panorama's unique QWERTY macro function which allows up to 8 QWERTY shortcut commands to be sent to Cubase with the push of one button or pad.
Panorama will support Cubase, Cubase Artist and Cubase Elements version 6, 6.5 and 7.
Nektar Panorama P1
Ideal for engineers or if you've already got a master keyboard. The P1 offers the same control as it's big brothers just without the keys.
Nektar Panorama P4
With 49 keys and 12 pads the P4 is a completely integrated instrument controller.
Nektar Panorama P6
If you need two handed control over the keys then the P6 is perfect.