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Old 2012-08-28, 17:11
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Novation vs Nektar Panorama

Any thoughts??? Has anyone had experience of both of these types of controllers.

Please also consider Reason is not my ONLY daw.

Thanks.

(for people who have already commented re this, im sorry. Im just desperate to make the right choice and cant work out which i should get!!)
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Old 2012-08-28, 17:25
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I never tryed a panorama but it look to be the best only for reason , I just know that novation is adapting it's auto mapping to other daws in 2 sec and should be the best for a multiple daws work session !
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Old 2012-08-29, 16:16
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i think you may be right...

i HATE these decisions!!!
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Old 2012-08-28, 17:58
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I own a novation, cant say I am impressed. The keyboard action is better than the stuff roland knock out these days.
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Old 2012-08-29, 16:12
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Im not fussed about the keyboard action really.... im a novice key player...

im more interested in ease of midi mapping. thanks though.
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Old 2012-09-02, 22:53
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Im not fussed about the keyboard action really.... im a novice key player...

im more interested in ease of midi mapping. thanks though.
Its not very good, I thought it was shite considering I had to re map everything anyway. Nektar 110% if you want a keyboard controller stop thinking about alternatives imho
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Old 2012-09-03, 00:38
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Can't comment on the Novation boards but I am very impressed with my P4.
BIG +1 for the P4 from me!
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Old 2012-09-03, 05:31
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Im other news, Novation said they will be implementing REs in automap. Sometime. Before next year. Maybe. Waiting. Not yet. Just a little more time.

Forget that grief, P4. I have automap, and ts nice sometimes, but usually a hasle. If. was buying today, no brainer. Havent touched a P4, but im willing to trust the glowing review of most everyone whos laid hands on it.
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Old 2012-08-29, 18:54
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I don't have the P4, but from reading comments by those who have it, not only does it have very tight integration with Reason (and they are working on mappings to rack extensions), it actually shows up as two separate control surfaces: a keyboard controller and a mixer control surface.

This means that the keyboard can be mapped to a sequencer track while the faders are mapped to mix channels.

A toggle button switches the fader mapping back and forth from mix channel to device controls.
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Old 2012-08-29, 19:50
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I do have the P4, and what SteveDiverse said is spot on. Not only that, currently Nektar's P4 ships with massive support for a lot of Rack Extensions already - and when I say support - I mean they can be controlled fully from the P4 just like any native Reason device once a sequencer track is created for them - including changing patches right from your P4 for those that save/recall patches.

It's really a testament to Nektar's support, as they are a very young and small company selling one product. I don't have the Novation (nor have I ever), but I've read quite publicly on these forums that their support for updates tends to be a little slower than their peers. I just don't see Novation staying up-to-date with RE releases. Not like Nektar, anyway.

Currently, here's the list of supported RE's on the P4 (and I have it on good authority that they are developing templates for as-yet-unreleased RE's that have yet to appear in the market)!

Polar - Propellerheads
Pulsar - Propellerheads
Radical Piano - Propellerheads
Saturation Knob - Softube
TSAR-1R - Softube
DC-2 Dual Chorus - Synapse Audio
AF-4 Analog Filter - Synapse Audio
RM-1 Ring Modulator - Synapse Audio
Rough Rider - Audio Damage
ABL2 - AudioRealism
Etch Red - FXpansion
Buffre Beat Repeater - PEFF
Bitspeek - Sonic Charge
SB Slice Arranger - Sugar Bytes
Ozone Maximizer - iZoptope, Inc.
FET Compressor - Softube
Trident A-Range EQ - Softube
TSAR-1 Reverb - Softube
Polysix - Korg, Inc.
VE-3 Vintage Equalizer - Synapse Audio
Re-Tron - GForce Software
Resampler - Blamsoft, Inc.
AP-12 Phaser - Synapse Audio
Loudness Meter - Flower Audio
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