MIDI Controllers: Why do you need one?

Why would you use a controller and how does it help you as a musician?

A controller is necessary to control all the instruments effects that your recording software offers.  All recording software today comes with a mixer section, instruments and effects.  With a controller, multiple parameters (filters, wet dry, transport controls etc.) can be controller and manipulated.  Since our controllers have multiple knobs, faders buttons etc. You can control virtual instruments and effects as though they were hardware instruments.

If you have a synthesizer or an effect like a delay they have multiple knobs on them which change the sound and control the device. Without a controller, you are restricted to using your mouse. A mouse can only control one knob (or parameter) at a time. 

Why would you buy a Nektar controller?

1. Integration, integration integration. Nektar offers deepest level of control over the DAWs we support.  Every parameter of the DAW that can be controlled and has been hand mapped by Nektar.  No software needs to be downloaded.

2. Controller set up and ease of use. If you have ever owned a controller you know that you must do all the midi assignments and mapping.  Nektar does that work for you so you can focus creating music.  The way we look at is, you should not have to install the engine in your car to drive it.

3. Nektar Controllers offer pre-mapped deep integration with the most popular DAWs on the Market: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Reaper, Reason, Sonar, Studio One, Main Stage.

Shop all Nektar controllers here

Looking for more information on specific Nektar products? Read our previous blog post on the Nektar GX, LX+ and Panorama Midi-Controllers here.

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