Some new hardware? We’re all ears. When hitting up the Nektar booth at NAMM, our eyes lit up when we saw some colored pads in a box-like shape. So what’s Nektar have to offer with this interesting looking MIDI pad controller and sequencer, with others calling it a ‘beat composer’? If you’re coming out with something like this in 2020, you’re going to be getting some buzz. But at the same time, will have to come strong with either a combination of features that are already available in one or perhaps some new twists and turns that will perk up some musician’s ears. Here are some of our thoughts and a review of the new Nektar Aura beat composer.