First I’d like to say that I LOVE my Panorama P4 It has EVERYTHING one could want in a keyboard controller and then some. BUT I am noticing a few issues with some things while using it with Cubase 7.5.3 and I have yet to find an official forum for Nektar. So, since I’m using it with Cubase, I figured I’d come on here and see if anyone else has some of the same issues or if it’s just unique to my situation.
The specs for my Macbook and what I’m using are in my signature so I won’t go into all that but here are a few things I’m noticing-
1) When switching from Mixer or Transport to Instrument on the controller, all of the data on the screen of the controller disappears and it just flashes “Updating” at the top left part of the screen and then it goes blank and I’m not able to utilize the View button for that particular track. If I switch to another track using the Track buttons on the controller, sometimes I get the data screen back for that particular track and some times I don’t. It doesn’t affect the ability to use the pads or keys but it affects being able to see the data on the screen and utilizing certain functions such as the View button.
2) I have occasional crashes of the P4 where it just leaves “Cubase” mode while I’m changing a track or adding a new instrument or switching between modes, if that makes sense… Basically up in the left corner of the screen, the controller will indicate that it’s connected to Cubase when you first startup Cubase by simply displaying the word Cubase but if it’s not connected, you’ll see something like “Midi CC” indicating that it’s just in basic Midi mode. It doesn’t happen often but it’s annoying as hell when it does because when it does this, I have to save my project, shut down Cubase, shut down my controller and restart everything except my computer to get the functionality back.
3) The last thing is documentation… It does come with a Quick Start guide but its outdated and it only refers to Reason and the online documentation just doesn’t cover enough yet to really be useful in situations like these.
With all that being said, I wouldn’t want any other controller… Just need to get a few things ironed out and some more documentation.
If anyone else has a Panorama P4 or P6 and are having similar issues or other issues, post them here along with any fixes or solutions you may have figured out or solved please.