Nektar AURA is a powerful beat creation and performance instrument. This MIDI Pad Controller has 16 hyper-sensitive RGB illuminated pads, an onboard step sequencer, a flexible pad repeat engine and incredible plugin control. AURA brings an exciting drum-machine-style workflow to any DAW or external MIDI setup.
PLAY & PERFORM – Play grooves on AURA’s 16 hyper-sensitive velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive pads. Juice up your performances with tools like Pad Repeat and record it all in your DAW.
STEP SEQUENCER – Program beats directly on the hardware with AURA’s step sequencer, including creative realtime parameter tweaking. No computer required: The sequencer can also be used with external MIDI gear!
CONTROL PLUGINS – Build kits using VST®, VST3® or AU™ instrument- and FX-plugins. Control them from AURA with full feedback on the display. Maps for many popular plugins are included and the graphic map editor makes it easy to create your own.
ACCESS YOUR SOUNDS – Select and load plugins or patches from AURA’s patch browser with Nektarine’s powerful database keeping your sounds organized and making them instantly accessible.DAW CONTROL — Take advantage of AURA’s deep DAW integration: Aura, of course, works with any MIDI software, but if you use one of the DAWs supported by Nektar DAW Integration software you can select tracks, navigate projects or control extended transport functions directly from the hardware. Nektar’s integration software takes care of all required setup tasks, so everything is pre-configured for instant use.Nektar DAW Integration software for AURA currently supports Ableton Live Suite, Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Garageband, Logic, Nuendo, Reaper, Reason, Studio One and Sonar/Cakewalk.Nektarine software lets you work with your plug-ins like hardware
In a world of multi-purpose USB MIDI controllers, what sets the Nektar Aura pad controller and sequencer apart? Most notably, the Nektarine 2.0 software that gives you an entirely new way to interact with your plug-in collection. Nektarine can host up to 16 of your virtual instrument plug-ins, with four effects plug-in slots for each — you also have additional slots for send effects. And using Nektarine’s mixer page, you can customize volume, panning, and mute/solo for each plug-in.
In addition to plug-in control, Nektarine makes it easy to browse through thousands of patches to find the sounds you need fast. And because Nektarine can run in any DAW that hosts AAX, AU, VST, or VST3 plug-ins, it basically allows you to create your own custom virtual instrument and effects rack and then access that within your DAW of choice. Outside of your DAW, you can run Nektarine as a standalone application, putting all of your custom sounds at your fingertips without having to reference a DAW project.