Nektar Impact GX49


The Nektar Impact GX49 midi keyboard is the ultimate tool for music production, featuring an intuitive and streamlined design that maximizes creativity and efficiency.

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Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device is a highly efficient and affordable MIDI controller that is designed to work with your DAW or virtual instruments. The device offers a streamlined interface and the perfect balance between affordability and functionality.

One of the great features of the Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device is its simplicity. It is a plug-and-play device that does not require any additional drivers to operate. This makes it easy to set up and use with any DAW or software program that supports MIDI. Once plugged in, the device automatically detects your software and the corresponding MIDI maps are loaded into the controller.

The device features both pitch bend and modulation wheels, a range of buttons and transport controls, and 8 velocity-sensitive pads that allow the user to program and trigger drum and percussion sounds. The velocity sensitivity of the pads adds a level of expressiveness and dynamics to your playing, which is especially useful when producing drum beats and other percussion sounds.

The Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device also comes with a dedicated button for switching between MIDI channel modes. This feature allows the controller to be used with multiple virtual instruments or software synthesizers simultaneously. The Midi Channel selection allows the user to switch between 16 different channels, making it easy to integrate multiple virtual instruments or software synthesizers into your workflow.

Additionally, the device comes pre-mapped with a variety of popular software titles such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Cubase. The pre-mapping feature allows you to start creating music right out of the box without needing to spend time mapping the device to your preferred software.

The Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device is also lightweight and portable. This makes it easy to take on the road or to use in a studio. The controller is also compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems and provides USB bus-powered connectivity, meaning you can use it without the need for an external power supply.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a simple and affordable MIDI controller that offers robust functionality and versatility, you should consider the Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device. This controller offers all the essential features needed for music production, and its lightweight design makes it perfect for those on-the-go. With pre-mapped support for popular software titles and a dedicated button for switching between MIDI channel modes, the Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI device is an excellent choice for music producers and studio professionals alike.

Nektar Impact GX49 properties

Product name Impact GX49
Brand Nektar
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument MIDI Keyboard
Pads Yes
Colour Black

Additional information


Product type

Keyboard Instrument




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Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How can I download and install the latest software update for my Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI keyboard?

Answer: To download and install the latest software update for your Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI keyboard, follow these steps:

1. Visit the Nektar website at

2. Under the "Impact Series Software & Firmware" section, select your product model which is "GX49". Click on the "Download" button corresponding to the latest software version available.

3. Save the downloaded file (usually a ZIP or EXE file) to your computer. Make sure you remember the location where you saved it.

4. Disconnect any connected USB devices from your computer except for your Impact GX49 MIDI keyboard, if they are not necessary during installation.

5. Extract the contents of the downloaded file. If it's an EXE file, run the executable to automatically extract its contents.

6. Locate the extracted files on your computer and find the "Installer" or "Setup" program within them. Double-click on this program to launch it.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions during installation. Typically, you'll be asked to accept terms of use, choose an installation location, and select any additional options (such as installing the user manual or creating desktop shortcuts).

8. Once the installation process is complete, restart your computer if prompted by the installer.

9. Connect your Nektar Impact GX49 MIDI keyboard to your computer using a USB cable. Turn on the keyboard and wait for it to be recognized by your computer.

10. Launch your preferred DAW or music production software, then connect your Impact GX49 MIDI keyboard as you normally would. Your keyboard should now have the latest software update installed and ready to use.