Nektar is making some new tools for musicians who need decent MIDI controllers with a little extra. The company has announced the new Nektar SE25 and Nektar SE49 MIDI controllers, which offer 29 and 49 keys respectively, and in a compact footprint that’s prefect for already cluttered environments.
The Nektar SE25 in particular is perfect for mobile music production. It’s powered through USB and offers controls for sustain, pitch bend, modulation, and more. Not only that, but if you use the Nektar DAW Integration software, you can also get a transport control in select DAWs, including Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, and Studio One. Not only that, but there’s a way to access a second page of features, which gives you a second layer of MIDI controls. The SE25 has compact keys to make for a more compact overall footprint.
There’s also an SE49, which, as you might expect, is a little more capable. The device offers 49 velocity-sensitive keys, and full pitch bend and modulation wheels. You’ll also get 30mm fader, and access to Nektar DAW control — which again, integrates certain MIDI controls into your DAW.
Of course, perhaps the best thing about the new Nektar MIDI controllers is the fact that they’re so inexpensive. The Nektar SE25 comes in at only $49.99, which makes it perfect for musicians on a budget that want something to take on the road. The Nektar SE49 is also still very inexpensive — it’s available for $99.99, and from a number of retailers. The Se25 doesn’t seem to be available just yet, but they’ll likely be available from the same retailers as the Nektar SE49 in the near future, so keep an eye out if you’re interested in buying.
You can get the new Nektar SE49 using the links below. Again, keep an eye on the retailers below for availability of the smaller Nektar SE25.