Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

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Zexila
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3090 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Post Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:34 pm

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zyguli
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180 posts since 11 May, 2006 from Warszawa

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:43 am

I guess Nektarine is a wrapper? It seems a step backwards with regard to the Panorama P series.

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ChamomileShark
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1239 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:45 am

Well the after touch sensor on my P6 is failing after about 3 years (and out of warrenty) so I must admit I'm less disposed to look to Nektar for when I need a new controller. Also, and it might be just me but attempting to move two sliders or knobs controlling parameters in real time just confuses it.

Zexila
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3090 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:51 am

Maybe this is cheaper version of Panorama, it resembles Impact quite a bit, got myself 61 one for 150, truly bang for the buck, guess this thing will go for cheap too.
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aMUSEd
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29655 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:56 am

zyguli wrote:I guess Nektarine is a wrapper? It seems a step backwards with regard to the Panorama P series.
I can see the advantage being uniform operation in every host rather than a bespoke solution for each compatible host (while it looks like it still has that too for DAW control).

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rod_zero
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Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:25 pm

oh look another controller with just 8 faders and 8 knobs, so much innovation.
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Bandaide
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24 posts since 21 May, 2015

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:06 pm

Will give this a look if they've improved their keys.

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aMUSEd
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Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:47 pm

rod_zero wrote:oh look another controller with just 8 faders and 8 knobs, so much innovation.
The Arturia ones have 9 of each but the problem here is many hosts with macro controls like Ableton and Bitwig also conform to the 8 per user page layout, it's become something of a standard (although you can actually add a 9th in Bitwig, I've just not seen anyone using that much in macros). Personally I find around 8 per page OK as I'm used to this for Kore and it breaks any gui down into more easily memorisable chunks, too many controls are harder for me to embed in muscle memory.

Zexila
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3090 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:35 am

News are live on KVR
https://www.kvraudio.com/news/nektar-te ... ards-41799
Pricing and availability (MSRP):

T4 $349.99 US / £279.99 / €349.99.
T6 $399.99 US / £349.99 / €399.99.

Shipping in July 2018.
Not much cheaper than P series, so my cheap theory is wrong.
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ilmai
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272 posts since 25 Aug, 2016 from Helsinki, Finland

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:01 am

Well the P4 and P6 are gone from the Nektar website and they're also advertising an improved keybed, so looks like these are replacements for the P series.

http://www.nektartech.com/panorama-t4-t ... oller.html

JJ67
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15 posts since 28 Feb, 2010

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:30 am

ilmai wrote:Well the P4 and P6 are gone from the Nektar website and they're also advertising an improved keybed, so looks like these are replacements for the P series.

http://www.nektartech.com/panorama-t4-t ... oller.html
Gone?
They still are listed: http://www.nektartech.com/panorama-p4-p6.html.

ilmai
KVRist
272 posts since 25 Aug, 2016 from Helsinki, Finland

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:23 am

JJ67 wrote:Gone?
They still are listed: http://www.nektartech.com/panorama-p4-p6.html.
Wow, either I'm completely blind or their website was different when I last saw it :D Still, looks like they might be kinda replacing the P series with the improved keybed & all.

maschinelf
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764 posts since 3 Sep, 2011

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:48 am

With the P series, deep integration is imho best implemented with Reason and Cubase. It doesn't seem like the entire list of premapped vst plugins that work with cubase also work with the other daws that support this functionality, like reaper or bitwig. Some do work but not all. You can create your own mappings but cannot name the pages and also the number of pages is limited. Bitwig can do it on its own but that's not the same thing. So nektarine actually seems like a good thing that addresses this limitation of the P series, provided it's not intrusive or unstable like automap. Would love to see something similar for the P series.

acid alex
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32 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:15 am

I was considering a T4 but have been offered a P6 for £80 from a friend. The problem I have with P6 is there are quite a few of my VST plugins aren’t listed on their website. Would the T4 with Nektarine be better for me? The P6 is also a bit large for my limited studio space. Which should I go for?

Zexila
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3090 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Nektar Panorama T4/T6 MIDI Controller Keyboards

Post Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:11 am

Zexila wrote:News are live on KVR
https://www.kvraudio.com/news/nektar-te ... ards-41799
Pricing and availability (MSRP):

T4 $349.99 US / £279.99 / €349.99.
T6 $399.99 US / £349.99 / €399.99.

Shipping in July 2018.
Not much cheaper than P series, so my cheap theory is wrong.
Well, my bad, again, P series prices are reduced now, so yeah, T series is cheaper than P initially, so my theory stands. :D
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