September 4, 2013
A company called Nektar made some headlines a while back when they announced that they were developing a controller that was made specifically for integration with Reason. In the time that has passed since then, the Panorama series has seen a few iterations of the device, including the P4, which we made an overview video and demo for. More recently, Nektar announced the Panorama P1, a slimmed down version of the keyboard controllers that removes the keybed in favor of a compact solution. I was personally very excited to see it released, as I have more than enough sets of keys around the house, and really enjoyed their controls for use with Reason. Updated and perfectly suited for working with the updated Reason 7, the P1 is a dream to work with. The controls feel more conveniently placed, and I discovered along the way that the P1 quickly …
October 18, 2012
To give everyone a sense for how the Nektar Panorama P4 integrates with Reason and its extensive library of plugins, we decided to shoot a brief demonstration on how all of that works. In this demo we feature the plugins Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, The Echo and The Aligator Triple Filter Gate. This is obviously a small sample of the library of plugins featured in Reason which is a software worth checking out if you havent already.
Be sure to read our overview of the Panorama P4 as well as watch the overview video.…
October 12, 2012
The Nektar Panorama P4 is a dedicated Reason controller that can also work flexibly with other DAWs. However, the Reason integration is what sets the P4 apart from the crowd, and also what made it hotly anticipated by a dedicated following of Propellerhead users. The most surprising thing about the P4 is that Propellerhead weren’t the ones to do it first. This was the next likely move on the table after the release of the Balance audio interface. However, it looks like Nektar took it upon themselves to beat Props to the punch- and the controller released as a result is no slouch. In the end, the device is a quite attractive black and white affair with a large and lovely LCD display that seems to follow the users every move around reason with relative ease.
If there is a learning curve to the P4, the only one I …