The entry-level SE25 and SE49 will be available later this month
New from California's Nektar Technology, Inc come two entry-level MIDI controller keyboards, the SE25 and SE49. Both will be available from mid-April, priced $50/£44/€50 and $70/£60/€70, respectively.
Both keyboards are USB-powered and will work with any MIDI music software on Mac, Windows or (with the Apple Camera kit) iOS. What's more, Nektar's Panorama DAW Integration software will give you full integration with most leading DAWs including Cubase, Logic, Reason, Sonar, Studio One, Reaper, FL Studio, Bitwig, Digital Performer, Garageband, Mixcraft and Nuendo.
The 0.4kg SE25 features 25 velocity-sensitive mini keys and six buttons (three of which are user-assignable), and measures 335x100x21mm, while the SE49 features 49 full-sized velocity-sensitive keys, four buttons (two of which are user-assignable), pitch bend and modulation wheels and a foot controller input, all in a body measuring 805x197x65mm and weighing 2.2kg.
At this price you could probably even stretch to buying both, with the SE25 for use on the road and the SE49 for the home studio.
More info at Nektar's own website.