Nektar Panorama CS12

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An incredible controller for seamless and transparent integration between software and hardware




The Best Channel Strip and Plugin Controller for Logic Pro

Panorama CS12 is a dedicated DAW channel strip controller initially supporting Logic Pro 10.8 or higher. The compact desktop controller’s liberating workflow is optimised for direct plugin control with one button access to Logic Pro’s plugin slots, sends and channel mixer.

The Best Channel Strip Controller for Logic Pro

Panorama CS12 does what no other controller can do: Give full control of all Logic Pro channel strip parameters including plugins. There is nothing vanilla about Panorama CS12. The entire workflow is designed from the ground up, which enables astonishing features, with a workflow never seen on a control surface before.


  • Long-throw 100mm motorised fader with up to 14 bit control resolution.
  • Set volume and insert automation point at the current play position, by touching the fader
  • Dedicated pan control with channel color illumination, arm, mute and solo.
  • Option to use fader or pan control to click and adjust any parameter in the current channel, including plugins.
  • Advanced direct insert plugin control of both AU and Logic Pros included insert effects.
  • Control up to 12 sends per channel.
  • Instrument control via Selected parameter, SmartControl or Logic Pro learn user pages.
  • 11 color illuminated buttons for selection of plugin slots, sends and channel menus.
  • Fine control at up to 10 (14 bit) times normal resolution.
  • Zoom and tempo controls
  • Access to 26 transport, navigation and Logic Pro functions.

High Resolution Fader with a Touch of Class!

A 100mm ALPS motorised fader follows the selected mixer channel when you work. With up to 14 bit resolution, you get detailed control with touch sensing enabling automation override and update captures in real time.

Paired with a dedicated pan control, as well as buttons for solo, mute and record arm, you have instant access to all main mixer parameters on the selected channel.

Complete Insert FX Plugin Control

Panorama CS12 excels at controlling plugins. You can control any plugin without looking at the plugins’ UI so you can focus on creating, composing and editing.

Many commonly used plugins are pre-mapped including of course Logic Pro’s own. Panorama CS12 dedicates 12 RGB illuminated 360 pots, 4 display buttons and an additional 4 RGB LED buttons to plugin control. Every control can be assigned on multiple pages ensuring as a complete plugin experience, with no parameter left behind.

Via the ControlCore mapping system, it stores all settings in unique files so they can be ported to other computer systems and ensure compatibility with other DAWs in the future.

Control Any Parameter NOW

Control any parameter by simply clicking on it. The 100mm ALPS fader immediately jumps to the clicked parameters position and you take over from there. The fader or pan rotary, can be used to control any parameter in the currently selected Logic Pro channel, at any time.

Activate the Select button and the motorised fader now controls any parameter you click. Any mixer channel, instrument or insert effect plugin parameters. Click, control, click control. Super easy.

Customising Plugin Mapping

Plugin Parameter Learn

A plugin quick learn feature enables assignments on the fly. It’s as simple as moving a parameter and moving a control to complete assignment. And while you are at it, change the LED colour of the control too.

Nektarine Map Creation

For the ultimate in control mapping, use the included Nektarine application/plugin. Assign parameters to controls using drag and drop, create your page structure and name parameters and pages so they are optimized for CS12. Once saved, plugin maps are picked up by ControlCore for use with CS12.


14 bit control resolution is not limited to the motorised fader. With the Fine button (magnifier icon) enabled each of the 12 pots control at 14 bit resolution. In practice this means you’ll be able to adjust parameters with the same fine grained values available through your plugin’s UI or up to 10 x regular control resolution.

So why not keep Fine on at all times? That’s, of course, possible and maybe it’s even preferable for some users. When you control at 10 times the resolution it’s not possible to scroll through all values in one rotation, you need  9 or 10 rotations – in that case switch ‘Fine’ control off.

Watch the video and move the timeline in your own tempo to see Fine control in action.

Set the Loop, Move the Loop

Set left and right locators to just the right loop. With complete freedom, move the loop across the timeline by turning an encoder.

Use the dedicated Goto Left and Goto Right locator to jump straight to the loop point.

Create markers and with a button press, move the play head to the marker position anytime.

You don’t have to learn Panorama CS12’s power features to appreciate its liberating workflow. It’s the many details like the ability to move through your timeline, that makes Panorama CS12 special.



  • 1 x 100mm ALPS motorised fader.
  • 4 x RGB LED control buttons.
  • 6 segment LED meter.
  • 3.5″ TFT color display.
  • 4 x display buttons.
  • 4 x channel strip LED buttons.
  • 18 x Function and navigation LED buttons
  • 2 encoders for zoom and tempo.
  • 1 encoder with push button for Data/Menu
  • 13 endless or 360 degree potentiometers with RGB LED illumination.
  • 11 x RGB LED buttons for selection of channel strip sections.
  • 1/4″ TRS Footswitch socket for basic handsfree DAW control.
  • Connect up to two foot switches using TRS to TS  Y-cable splitter.


  • USB class compliant, no driver needed.
  • Nektar ControlCore installation required. Unit doesn’t operate on its own.
  • A Nektar account for registration and download of support files.
  • USB Power Requirement: 500 mA minimum, connect to a USB high power port recommended.
  • MacOS: 11.5 or later.
  • Logic Pro: 10.7 or higher.


  • 39 cm (L) x 11.5 cm (D) x 3.2 cm (H), 0.49 kgs


  • Panorama CS12
  • Quickstart guide and functional overview. All other documentation is part of the download package.
  • USB A to C cable.

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