Keyboard Controller Gets Rack Extension Control

Nektar Panorama P4 Reason Rack Extension update is available now      07/11/12

Keyboard Controller Gets Rack Extension Control

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Nektar has announced the release of Panorama P4 support for 14 new Reason Rack Extensions, taking the total of supported RE's up to 38 in total. Nektar says that the Panorama P4 has quickly become known as the ultimate keyboard controller choice for Reason users and the most complete integrated controller experience on the market. They tell us that, for musicians who are looking for advanced control and integrated workflow, Panorama is the instrument that makes Reason playable like a hardware keyboard workstation. This new release now further cements this position and shows Nektar's continued dedication to the Reason platform.
The list of the 14 newly supported RE's includes:
  • DR-1 Deep Reverb by Synapse Audio
  • Uhbik-A by U-He
  • Echobode by Sonic Charge
  • Renoun by Unfiltered Audio
  • ReStereo by Numerical Sound
  • Shelob by Jiggery Pokery
  • Env Shaper by FXpansion
  • Uhbik-Q by U-He
  • VoltCB1 by Zvork
  • Uhbik-F by U-He
  • Yoko by Unfiltered Audio
  • Glitch by Ochen K.
  • PredatorRE by Rob Papen
  • Probability Drum Trigger by Ochen K.
A spokesperson told Sonic State, "With almost 1500 parameters that needed to be logically mapped for easy navigation, Rob Papen's PredatoRE was a real challenge to get right. The Panorama P4 now delivers control over all PredatoRE's parameters including the modulation routing and arpeggiator/sequencer. The result is an intuitive tactile experience of one of the most amazing virtual instruments on the market in the powerful Reason environment."
Nektar, Inc. in their own words
Nektar Technology, Inc is a California based Musical Instrument Company that has one mission: To bridge the gap between the incredible sonic and creational possibilities of today's and tomorrow's music software and the desire of musicians for tactile experience that makes it inspiring, playing software like an instrument. When Nektar started in August 2009 they were looking at what would be the ultimate controller, a controller that is transparent to use. With the focus on the instrument aspect of a truly musical experience in combination with the sonic capabilities of modern music software, the team found a lot of room for improvement. Nektar's Panorama P4 Controller is the first testament to this concept. This Advanced Control * Advanced Workflow Keyboard seamlessly integrates with Propellerhead Reason adding a tactile user interface that makes it complete as a production and a live instrument. To achieve this goal the team created an intriguing design, developed a new high class keybed and took care of all the mechanical and electrical engineering required to create this true musical instrument. Pricing and Availability:
The Panorama P4 RE update is now part of the integrated installer package on the Nektar website and can be downloaded for free by existing and new users.
Nektar Panorama P4 is available in stores worldwide for MSRP $599.99 USD Anticipated street price $499.99 USD.
In the UK Panorama retails for £349.
In the Euro zone Panorama retails for Euro 449 More information:

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