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Nektar SE49 49-key Keyboard Controller

49-key MIDI Keyboard Controller with 4 Velocity Curves, Octave, Transpose, Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels, and USB
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Portable MIDI Controller Keyboard from Nektar

From the company committed to offering musicians high-quality MIDI controllers at an outstanding price comes the Nektar SE49. This strikingly sleek keyboard controller is as feature-packed as it is portable. Featuring 49 velocity-sensitive full-size keys, four velocity curves, and a fader and full complement of assignable buttons that provide customizable control, the SE49 packs in everything you need to take command of your virtual instruments and DAW. The SE49 also features a 1/4" TS jack footswitch input for connecting a foot pedal for even more MIDI control options. At Sweetwater, we are really excited about this compact MIDI keyboard controller.

Keys designed for great response!

Nektar knows that the keys on a keyboard are one of its most important features. That’s why they put countless hours of research and design into the velocity-sensitive, full-size keys on the SE49. These keys respond beautifully, with a nice firm feel and great rebound. There are even four different velocity curves that let you adjust the keyboard response to fit your unique playing style. The result is a comfortable playing experience as you explore the expansive world of virtual instruments.

Easy-to-use controls

Pitch bend and mod wheels, four buttons, and a MIDI-assignable fader to the left of the keys provide extensive customizable control. First, you can adjust octaves up or down by -3/+4 with multicolored LED indicators that clearly show your octave status. You can also transpose the keys ±12 semitones. These same buttons can also be reassigned to switch MIDI channels, change MIDI programs, select tracks, and even browse patches when DAW integration is active. And to take things even further, you can set the MIDI fader, modulation wheel, or footswitch pedal to control any MIDI CC message you desire. And your assignments are even stored when you power off, so next time you can pick up right where you left off.

Hands-on DAW control and software

Download Nektar’s DAW integration software and use the SE49 to control DAW transport functions as well as track selection, so you can put down the mouse or give your track pad a rest and gain hands-on control over your DAW. It also comes with Bitwig 8-track that features over 50 software instruments and effects. Whether you are just getting started in MIDI/DAW integration or are a seasoned pro, the SE49 has plenty to offer!

Nektar SE49 Keyboard Controller Features:

  • Feature-packed MIDI keyboard controller with 49 velocity-sensitive, full-size keys
  • Features Octave Up/Down, Transpose Up/Down, a 30mm fader, and pitch and modulation wheels
  • 4 different velocity curves let you adjust the keyboard response to fit your unique playing style
  • Adjust octaves up or down by -3/+4 with multicolored LED indicators that clearly show your octave status
  • Transpose ±12 semitones
  • 1/4" TS jack footswitch input for connecting a foot pedal for MIDI control options
  • Nektar’s DAW integration software for controlling track selection and transport controls directly from the SE49
  • Comes with Bitwig 8-track DAW featuring over 50 software instruments and effects
  • USB port for USB connectivity
  • Works with any DAW or MIDI music software on OS X, Windows, and Apple iOS

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Tech Specs

  • Type: Keyboard Controller
  • Number of Keys: 49
  • Type of Keys: Full-size, Synth action
  • Velocity Sensitive: 4 x Velocity Curves, 3 x Fixed
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
  • Faders: 1 x 30mm Fader
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (sustain)
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • Computer Connectivity: USB
  • Software: Bitwig Studio 8-track
  • OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.8.5 or later
  • OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Power Supply: USB bus powered
  • Height: 2.71"
  • Width: 31.69"
  • Depth: 7.75"
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SE49

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5/5

Great controller with great value!

Truth be told, I actually didn't buy this controller with the intent of creating music. Rather, I was finally able to play a Japan exclusive rhythm game called Nostalgia. This controller was the cheapest I could find and I decided to try it out. This MIDI keyboard worked perfectly and I'm truly satisfied! The keys can be loud but based on my older CASIO keyboard it's not much louder.

The video attached includes a 50 second preview of Salut d'amour in the MIDI rhythm game, Nostalgia.
Rated 5/5

Excellent Service

I had no problems with a great product at a great price. If I had, these guys were there for me the whole way and would have, no doubt, taken care of it. Sweetwater has the best customer service I've seen in ANY businesses.
Music background: Hack
Rated 5/5

Great product

Excellent value. Very simple to use.
Rated 5/5

Exactly what I needed

I've had this keyboard for about 2 months and I'm very happy I bought it. I use it with FL studio and it has worked well so far. I have a medium sized desk and it fits well with my laptop and plenty of room for the mouse and a Logitech keyboard. It's not too heavy, which is nice because I have a glass desk. The keys are nice and respond nicely to velocity. They can be a little loud when pressing firmly, but I'm recording the notes, so it's not an issue. I am happy I went with full size keys! 49 keys is great also.. I don't have to constantly change the octave for higher or lower notes. I recommend this midi keyboard!
Music background: Novice home producer/beat maker during my free time
Rated 5/5

Midi Keyboard

It works perfectly! had issues hooking it up with my DAW at first but we figured it out and it's all I use now!
Music background: Guitarist/Vocalist

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