Nektar has announced the affordably priced Impact series of USB keyboard controllers. Available in 25-key and 61-key version, the Impact controllers feature velocity-sensitive, synth-style keyboards with pitch bend and modulation wheels, and an array of faders, knobs, and buttons for controlling soft synths and DAWs. Five user presets allow control assignments to be stored and recalled for different applications. Eight pads can be assigned to MIDI note numbers on the fly or assignments can be stored in four pad maps. The Impact controllers feature direct integration with Cubase, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Garageband, Reason, Sonar, Studio One, and other DAWs.