Panorama P4 First Integrated Reason Controller

US Moving fader, mixer control, channel strip and more      18/12/11

Panorama P4 First Integrated Reason Controller


Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site

This one rather slipped under my radar, but fortunately the people at Nektar Technology gave me a call to let me know that they will be performing a full reveal of this brand-new Reason/Record integrated controller at NAMM.


The Panorama P4 uses a custom control protocol to integrate it more deeply with Reason than a generic MIDI controller. This does rather promise some kind of link up with Propellerheads themselves - we shall see. I am told that it will of course function as a raw MIDI controller, with the promise of deeper integration with other DAWs hinted at.

As far as I know this is a first, though of course Reason has been eminently controllable for a long while, there’s never been anything specifically dedicated to it.

Details are still sparse, but it does appear to be a nicely designed unit, with what looks like a quality, four octave key-bed and the ubiquitous 4x4 pads. There’s also a Mixer Section, consisting of 8 faders, each with assignable pot and button, plus a ninth fader, which generally acts as the master fader or main volume.
Channel Strip - 8 rotary encoders, five function keys, plus five transport controls (also assignable)
But what piqued my interest was the inclusion of a single 100mm motorized fader (ALPS no less) - nothing in itself new, but when combined with a full MIDI controller its an interesting proposition.

We hope to get up close and personal with the Panorama at NAMM and bring you more details then. Nektar have been drip-feeding it via their website for a little while now aiming (and succeeding) to build up a little frenzy on the forums.

But in the mean-time you’ll have to stay tuned to their website for more details.


 



< More From: NEKTAR TECHNOLOGIES
Even more news...


 

Want Our Newsletter?



More...

Featured Video

Brand new super-synth from UDO


Featured Video

Virtual knobs and jacks controlling over 160 virtual modules


Featured Video

Now ready for preorder


Featured Video

The sampler pedal that listens and moves with you


Featured Video

The Mantis has arrived


Featured Video

Bi-timbral noise-based soft synth with a wide range of possibilities


How Influential Were The Yellow Magic Orchestra? 

Overview of boundary-pushing electronic group


Superbooth 2024: Dreadbox Murmux Adept 8 voice Poly 

Limited Run- the final in the Murmux Trilogy


5 MORE Firmware Updates that Totally Changed the Game 

Part 2 on revisions that made synths into brand new machines


3 Home Keyboards that are Actually AWESOME Synths! 

Not somewhere you usually look...


Software Synths that Became Hardware! 

Sometimes, the soft becomes hard


And more


Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com