Nektar SE49 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard

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The Nektar SE49 is a high-quality 49-key MIDI keyboard controller for your studio and production. Its simple and easy to navigate design makes it ideal for aspiring musicians and producers.


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Nektar SE49

The Nektar SE49 is a high-quality 49-key MIDI keyboard controller for your studio and production. Its simple and easy to navigate design makes it ideal for aspiring musicians and producers. While under the hood it boasts features and technology featured in Nektar’s higher models. This keyboard uses 49 synth-action keys with 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed, mod and pitch wheels, and transport control for fast and easy DAW control. The 49-keys can also be transposed (shifted) -3/+4 octaves to give you full range control, and the board supports a sustain pedal input via the 1/4″ jack. Great for a wide range of playing styles.


Nektar DAW integration is carefully crafted to give the best experience with your Nektar hardware. And having to reach for the mouse constantly does not help creativity even if your overall needs are basic. We therefore added some of the most important features to the Impact SE49 including Transpose button assignment for Track or Patch change, volume control for the currently selected track and a special transport mode for Octave and Transpose buttons which allows you to control Play, Stop, Record and Rewind. Impact SE49 ticks all the right boxes.

Supported DAWs

A growing list of DAWs supported by Nektar DAW integration now includes: Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, FL Studio, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Sonar and Studio One

Connectors & iPad Connectivity

Impact SE49 keyboards are USB class compliant and therefore don’t require a driver to operate. So installation and connection is easy; just plug the keyboard in to a USB port on your computer. You can also connect an Impact SE49 keyboard to an iPad using the iPads optional USB camera connection kit. A 1/4″ input jack allows you to add a foot switch pedal for sustain or sending MIDI messages.

BITWIG 8-Track Included

Bitwig 8-Track is included with SE49 so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own too if you like. The ‘Bitwig Essentials Package’, a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips, and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.

Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track so using SE49 and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic combination. If you are just starting out you will find it’s the perfect way to take your first steps in the world of digital music creation.

  • 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves plus 3 fixed
  • Octave shift buttons
  • Transpose shift buttons System Requirements
  • Pitch bend and Modulation assignable wheels
  • Foot switch (sustain) 1/4 in. jack input (pedal not included)
  • USB port for power and communication with computer
  • Connects to iPad via optional USB Camera kit (not included)
  • One 30 mm fader
  • 4 transport buttons
  • (Octave+Transpose buttons) Integration files for major DAWs

Number of Keys: 49

Type of Keys: Synth-action

Other Controllers: Mod and Pitch Wheels

Faders: 1

Dedicated Transport Control: Yes

Pedal Inputs: 1 x Sustain

MIDI I/O: In/Out via USB

USB: 1 x Type B

OS Requirements: 

  • Class compliant (no driver needed): OSX, Windows XP or higher, and Linux systems

DAW Integration Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher

Power Supply: USB Bus Powered, AC-DC USB Adapter

Dimensions (WxDxH): 980 x 197 x 69 mm

Weight: 2.1 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.