We were surprised at just how revolutionary this controller turned out to be. Nektar’s T-range includes both a 61-note and 49-note controller keyboard, and we looked at the latter T4. It includes its own software shell called Nektarine – not unlike NI’s Komplete Kontrol and Akai’s VIP software – but adds deep DAW integration for a great price.
We tried the T4 with both Logic and Studio One, discovering that it can control everything from Transport controls to zooming; plug-in instruments to mixing. Nektarine is also a very capable application that will have you controlling any AU and VST within its easy environment.