P4 Reaper

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Tim from Nektar demos the Panorama keyboard controller with REAPER for Sonic State.

The P4’s software seems to integrate really well with REAPER, instruments and effects. I really like that the plugin controller mapping seems to be very straightforward and the plugins don’t need to be wrapped like with Novation’s Automap, which means you don’t need to change your existing projects.

This controller seems to cover all the essentials and then some – full size keyboard; lots of assignable knobs, sliders and buttons; 12 finger drum pads; automatic mapping to plugins.

Could this be the ultimate keyboard for REAPER users?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

P4 Golden Reaper

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Important: Impact Reaper integration is compatible with Reaper 4.59 or later. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version if you have not already done so. These instructions assume you have a compatible Reaper program installed running on either Windows (Vista or higher) or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.

Make sure Reaper is already installed on your computer. If not, please install Reaper first and open it at least once, before running the installer for Nektar DAW integration software.

  • Download the ‘Impact_Reaper_Integration’ file from your Account page after registering your product.
  • Run the ‘Impact_Reaper_Support’ installer and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Plug in your Impact controller and make sure it’s switched on (if you didn’t do so already).
  • Launch Reaper and open the ‘Options’ menu
  • Select ‘Preferences’.
  • In the ‘Preferences’ window, select ‘Control/OSC/Web’.
  • Click ‘Add’.
  • In the pop-up window, select your Impact model in the ‘Control surface mode’ list. As long as your Impact is connected and switched on, Reaper should automatically detect the correct ports. (See Image 1 for OS X setup and Image 5 for Windows).
  • Click ‘OK’.
  • In the ‘Preferences’ window, select ‘MIDI Devices’ from the Audio category.
  • Enable ‘Impact LX**’ (Windows) or ‘Impact LX** MIDI1’ (OS X) for your Impact. The mode should be ‘Enable+Control’. The other 2 Impact ports should remain disabled. (See Image 2 for OS X setup and Image 6 for Windows).
  • Click ‘Apply’.
  • Click ‘OK’.

That’s it, setup is now complete and you can move on to the fun part, learning how it all works!

Image 1) OSX

Image 1) Control Surfaces/OSC/Web OSX

Image 2) OSX

Image 2) MIDI Hardware Settings OSX

Image 3) OSX

Image 3) Configure MIDI Input OSX

Image 4) OSX

Image 4) Control Surface Settings OSX


Image 5) Windows

Image 5) Control Surfaces/OSC/Web Windows

Image 6) Windows


Image 6) MIDI Hardware Settings Windows

Image 7) Windows

Image 7) Configure MIDI Input Windows

Image 8) Windows

Image 8) Control Surface Settings Windows

It is important to only enable port 1 in the MIDI Devices window. If multiple ports are enabled Impact will not function correctly. Make sure your setup mirrors that of Image 2 and 6.


If you installed our Reaper support files before starting Reaper for the first time and find that your Impact controller is not listed in Reaper’s Control Surfaces menu, please follow the steps below.


  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Open the ‘Go’ menu at the top of your screen.
  3. Select ‘Go to folder’.
  4. Type or copy/paste ‘~/Library/Application Support‘.
  5. Find the ‘REAPER’ folder in that directory and delete it.
  6. Start Reaper and then quit Reaper again.
  7. Run the Reaper support installer you downloaded from your Account page again.


  1. Open a File Explorer window.
  2. Navigate to ‘C:Users<your user name>AppDataRoaming‘ (note this is normally a hidden directory, follow the instructions on this page to unhide: Show hidden files).
  3. Find the ‘REAPER’ folder in that directory and delete it.
  4. Start Reaper and then quit Reaper again.
  5. Run the Reaper support installer you downloaded from your Account page again.

P4 Reaper 2

P4 Reaper

Patch Changes
If you find that the [< Patch] and [Patch >] buttons don’t work when controlling a third-party plug-in, it’s likely because the plug-in uses it’s own patch browser. The Patch buttons on the Impact series control the patch navigation functions of the DAW, so you may need to save the plug-ins presets in your DAWs patch format, before you can use the Patch buttons on the Impact controller for patch navigation. You can find more information about saving patches in your DAW, in the documentation for that program.

If you have a portable installation of Reaper, you will need to manually install the control surface files. The files you need can be found on the My Account tab on our website.

Download the file named ‘Reaper_Portable_Installation_Impact’.

Unzip the file and copy/paste the .dll files to the ‘Plugins’ folder within Reaper’s install path (usually C:Program FilesREAPER (x64)).

If you’re experiencing problems please contact one of our support engineers.

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