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Nektar Technology Integration for Studio One is here!

NektarTech just announced their new DAW Integration for Studio One!

The new integration delivers a completely transparent control experience including features such as display of track and parameter names, extended transport control, project navigation, mixer operation, tweaking of virtual instruments and instant control of any selected parameter in Studio One.

Being able to tweak virtual instruments like hardware synths or mixing with full parameter feedback considerably speeds up the workflow. Dedicated “Mixer” and “Instrument” mode buttons switch Panorama’s control surface to take over the corresponding parameters in Studio One at the press of a button, literally.

Users can now log in to their Nektar account and download the required files. Not only are the integrations for the Panorama T4 and T6 available now, they’ve also added integration software for the Panorama P1, P4 and P6. In fact, ALL Nektar controllers now have DAW integration for Studio One, from their smallest controller (the SE25), to Impact GX, Impact LX+, Pacer (!) and Panorama.

The Panorama support is for version 4 and higher, all other products also support version 3 (with Panorama obviously having the most features also due to the displays.)

Full features and specifications:

  • Extended transport control including setting locators, metronome, automation and undo.
  • Project navigation including switching channels, opening windows, zooming and more.
  • Full parameter feedback on Panorama display
  • Encoders control Pan, sends, macro, automation and more.
  • Patch browsing for all internal instruments
  • Open/close mixer view and instrument windows
  • Maps customizable by using Studio One Learn
  • All maps structured in the same way:
    • Faders 1-4 commonly mapped to amp envelope
    • Faders 5-8 commonly mapped to filter envelope
    • Fader 9/Motor Fader controls instrument main volume
    • “Data” encoder click-control any visible parameter
  • Control 8 channels at the same time, Bank -/+ to control more channels (1-8 / 9-16 etc.)
  • Current track controlled by fader 9 (or motor fader on P4 and P6)
  • Master Volume Control
  • Volume assigned to faders 1-8. Solo, mute and channel selection via fader buttons
  • Pan, sends or channel macros assignable to encoders
  • Panorama P series offers additional control over channel inserts and insert plugins
  • Soft Take-Over mode eliminates parameter value jumping
  • Supports Nektarine PlugIn host for deep instrument mapping


  • tkcollier

    Maybe I should have been clearer- integration with NK hardware, like Reason, Abelton and others have had for awhile. I really don’t want to go out and buy another keyboard. As an aside, it appears this product has a much smaller screen and it’s not color like the MK2.

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  • Eric Betz

    This is awsome, but we’re still waiting for MPE support though…
    It would be really awesome to be able to use my NI Komplete Kontrol MKII and Roli Seaboard with Studio One’s already awesome workflow design.

  • tkcollier

    When do we get the same integration with Native Instruments? This has been a top user request for years now.

  • Jerome Weaver

    I have the T6 and tried the integration with Studio One, it works, it will be a better experience once I get use to the controls on the keyboard. I love that it has a key feature which allow you to create your chords. And you can use the step mode in the piano roll to come up with a progression. Looking for more improvements. Thank you NektarTeck and Presonus.