We put Nektar's ambitious foot controller through its, er, paces.
California-based Nektar Technology have made a splash in recent years, largely with their range of hybrid keyboard/controllers that offer a level of integration with certain popular DAW software and support of others through the MMC and Mackie Control Universal (MCU) protocols. The company's latest product, the Pacer MIDI Foot Controller, morphed from its initial conception as a hands-free DAW controller into a comprehensively-featured floorboard able to control DAWs, hardware and software preamps, amplifiers, effects units and the like, in both studio and live situations. With four relay-switching outlets, and the ability to connect up to two expression pedals and up to four footswitches in addition to its 10 on-board programmable footswitches, the Pacer offers significant control capability at a relatively modest price.
The Pacer's black, solid‑steel housing and 11 chunky composite footswitches give it not only physical...
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