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Panorama P6 61 Note MIDI Controller

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Panorama P6 61 Note MIDI Controller
Panorama P6 61 Note MIDI Controller Panorama P6 61 Note MIDI Controller

 

Spectacular and deep integration with Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro and Reason puts the spotlight on performance and creativity. Keyboard and pads are dynamic, sensitive and balanced carefully with a solid feel that allows for complete expression. 

All this, combined with 93 real-time controls available at any one time, makes Panorama the definitive keyboard controller for Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro & Reason.

Panorama's keyboard action uses weights to offset the otherwise increasing tension you would experience from the spring. This means the down movement is as clean as possible and not heavy or fatiguing to play. We keep the down weight required within the heavy end of common standards for acoustic pianos. In addition, the dynamic range is much wider than what you experience on most controller keyboards allowing better control of both low and high velocity values. 5 velocity curves gives you choice just in case your playing style requires a different feel. Monophonic aftertouch, pitch bend and modulation wheels, plus foot switch and expression pedal jacks sets you up for performance.

A crystal clear 3.5" color TFT display delivers the information you really need, for each mode or menu. Regardless of whether you are operating Reason or programming MIDI assignments in Internal mode, the display provides detailed information that makes your workflow fluent and fast. Panorama takes the hard work out of using a controller and makes operations that seem complicated and non-transparent on other products, straight-forward and simple.

An unrivalled amount of assignable controls makes Panorama the most comprehensive and fully featured MIDI controller keyboard around. 16 encoders, 9 45mm faders, 1 100mm motorized ALPS fader, 10 LED buttons, 28 buttons, 12 pads each with strike and pressure component, foot switch jack, expression pedal jack, keyboard after touch, pitch bend and modulation wheels gives you immediate control of up to 93 parameters at any one time. You can store settings in 20 presets with individually save and loadable keyboard, pad and F-keys maps. We could argue that it gives you access to over 1500 assigned controls, but that would be spinning it too far. 

Setting up presets or F-keys maps is easy on Panorama. The Control Edit menu enables you to quickly select a control and in real-time assign the MIDI command you want. For each control values can be scaled, reverse and assigned specific or global MIDI channels. Here is a chart showing the programming options available for each type of control.

The motorized 100mm touch-sensitive ALPS fader gives you pro-console mixer channel control when operated with Cubase, Nuendo or Reason. Watch the fader move when you change tracks and just move it to change volume. Two LED buttons controls Solo and Mute so no matter what mode you operating Panorama in, you always have pro-console control within reach. 

It's hard to go places without transport so Panorama features an extended 11 button transport bar, positions right where you need it controlling: Return to L, Forward to R, Undo, Click on/off, Record Mode, Cycle on/off, Back, Forward, Stop, Play and Record. Using the shift button, these also double up as 11 function buttons each assignable to MIDI commands or QWERTY macro's. 

So QWERTY macro's...... big deal, right? That's right, its a VERY big deal. Your software has a ton of features and functions that can be activated using QWERTY shortcut commands. Assigning a command to a button so you don't have to be near your computer makes life a lot easier. Assigning a string of up to 8 commands takes it to another level. With this powerful feature you could for example enter edit mode, zoom in and select a tool with just one button press. Or create an instrument or effects track and locate a folder containing your presets so you can select them from Panorama, all with one button press and without looking at your computer.

For Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro and Reason users, Panorama is a dream come true. The dedicated communication protocol ties Panorama and your DAW tightly together so all you have to do is select the mode and menu you want to control. Panorama does the rest. Three modes (initially 1 in Logic Pro) allows you one button press to switch between controlling the Mixer, Instruments (VSTi or Devices) and Transport, with the 4th mode, Internal, still providing access to traditional MIDI control. 

The integration with Apple Main Stage 3, Cocos Reaper, Bitwig Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Reason, and Nuendo is so deep that you can immerse yourself in your music without having to constantly reach for the mouse. Panorama gives you the creative freedom to just focus on your music.

Reason Integration

  • One button press completely reconfigures the keyboard and allows for switching between controlling Reason's mixer, instruments, or transport
  • Similar to multiple control surfaces in one, with the benefits of complete integration
  • Popup menus provide deep access to all areas with parameters pre-assigned in a logical way
  • Every single device is mapped with parameter names and values clearly visible in the display
  • Allows for operating Reason as if it's hardware
  • Re-designed Kong, ReDrum and Dr OctoRex interfaces for improved beat creation including colored graphic pads on the TFT display and drum parameters  selectable by hitting the corresponding pad
  • Kong pad 1 and ReDrum channel 1 can be triggered via the foot switch socket

Internal Mode

  • 4th mode provides access to all the internal options so you can set up presets for DAWs ReWired to Reason, or to control external MIDI hardware
  • All 93 real-time controls can be programmed to send MIDI messages in the keyboard's Internal mode
  • Programming is straight forward with all parameters clearly visible simultaneously on the 3.5" TFT display
  • Changes made are instantaneous so you can check the result immediately or even program dynamically as you work

Dedicated Transport Controls

  • All main transport functions are available at any one time via eleven dedicated transport buttons
  • Provides one button access to L/R locator positions, undo, click on/off, recording mode, cycle on/off, rewind, forward, stop, play and record
  • The three Reason modes automatically map the transport buttons and even send transport messages to a ReWired DAW
  • Improved Transport mode with icons showing status for click, Q-record, cycle and pre-count
  • Button for quantize added along with some re-organization that eliminated the need for another menu level to access some functions
  • Looper addition to Transport mode
  • With the looper active, the pads act as an array of loop markers automatically set across a Reason song at an adjustable loop length
  • Randomize function allows the randomization of device parameters that are currently in view on Panorama's display

Pads

  • Twelve velocity and pressure-sensitive pads with choice of seven velocity curves for expressive percussive performances
  • Easy to program using the "Learn Note" function
  • "Velocity Spread" feature quickly spreads one note across all the pads, each with its own fixed velocity, making it easier to create consistent and nuanced  dynamics
  • "Scale-Function" assigns each pad to pitches within any of the pre-defined 30+ scales, a quick and easy way to change pad assignments, great for percussive performances with any keyboard sound while freely changing intervals or transposing the whole set on the fly
  • Reason devices such as ReDrum, Dr. Octo Rex and Kong are automatically assigned to pads in the keyboard's Instrument mode with an additional four virtual pads available when needed
  • Increased pad sensitivity so the pads can be triggered with the lightest of touch

Reason Channel Controls

  • Regardless of which Reason mode you are in, or how far down you are in a menu, you always have instant access to volume, solo and mute controls for the current mixer channel
  • The 100 mm ALPS fader and two LED buttons can be locked to a specific mixer channel, or set to follow your track selection
  • ALPS fader is motorized so its position updates automatically to match your virtual Reason mixer
  • By entering the dedicated Fader menu you can use the data encoder to control pan or sends parameters, or change the fader assignment to control Master or Control Room, all without affecting whatever else you are doing
  • Mixer channel signal indicators show if a signal is present for any of the eight channels visible on Panorama's Mixer view

ASCII/QWERTY Macros

  • By pressing a single button you can send out for example, a command to copy, move L/R location points and paste commands, or open the editor and magnify to maximum all at the same time
  • Macro feature can send up to eight keystroke commands in one sequence from the keyboard to the computer
  • With any one of 36 programmable buttons and 12 pads assignable to macros, this feature can really provide time-saving and interesting workflow ideas

Presets and Maps

  • Little to no setup required for the Reason user
  • Presets can be setup for a ReWired DAW, VI or other software/hardware combination using the keyboard's Internal mode
  • User settings are stored in non-volatile memory and retained even when the keyboard is switched off, with plenty of storage space available
  • Twenty preset locations store settings for the sixteen encoders, nine faders and ten buttons with an additional five keyboard, ten F-Keys and twenty Pad map locations storing all settings for their respective functional area
  • Preset can be loaded with any combination of maps plus you can load maps independently without affecting your other assignments
  • Presets and map changes assignable to any button making it possible to recall any given preset or map at the push of a button
  • Options for assigning next or previous are available with the new default assignment of the Patch- and Patch+ buttons
  • Secondary encoder curve assignment to be triggered by the PB-buttons allows immediate switching between an acceleration curve and a new linear option
  • Formatting of Reason parameter values that are not formatted by the application including EQ and Dynamics parameters
  • Instant view of F-keys assignments when the F-keys shift button is pressed 

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Keyboard

  • 61-note semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive with aftertouch
  • 5 velocity curves
  • Pitch bend and modulation assignable wheels
  • Octave shift buttons
  • PB1/2 buttons
  • Sustain pedal jack (pedal optional)
  • Expression pedal jack (pedal optional)
  • 4 keyboard zones programmable with controller filters and program changes
  • 5 keyboard maps store all settings

Pads

  • 12 pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • 7 velocity curves
  • Note-learn
  • Scale mode with 30+ scales and interval setting
  • Velocity spread functions spreads the selected pad assignment over all 12 pads, at different velocity levels
  • Transpose and octave shift in both pad-map and scale mode
  • Pads freely assignable in Reason mode
  • Load or save to any of 20 pad maps

Function Keys

  • 11 assignable keys, accessible using shift and transport keys
  • Load or save to any of 10 F-Keys maps
  • F-Keys assignable even in 3 Reason modes

Preset Controls

  • 16 encoders
  • 9 x 45 mm faders
  • 10 assignable LED buttons
  • 11 dedicated transport buttons
  • 20 preset locations store all settings including links to keyboard, pad and F-keys maps

Other

  • 100 mm ALPS motorized fader
  • 6 dedicated assignable navigation buttons
  • ASCII/QWERTY macros assignable to buttons and pads
  • 3.5" high-resolution TFT display provides navigation and user visibility
  • Reason implementation that lets you use Reason as if it's hardware
  • 4 modes when used with Reason switch between Mixer, Instrument, Transport and Internal
  • Presets and setup files for major DAWs and VIs
  • USB port for communication with computer
  • USB Micro B connector for extra and external power 1

Power Requirements

  • USB power or optional external USB power supply
  • Two USB ports or external USB power supply required to power entire unit
  • One USB port powers entire unit with the exception of the motorized fader

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows XP not currently supported)
  • Reason 5, 6 and 6.5 supported

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