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Novation Impulse 61

USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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SKU: DJK11185 EAN: 00815301000426

Product Description

The Novation Impulse 61 Note USB/MIDI controller designed to be the main control centre of your studio and music creation. The Impulse controller is designed to work with your music making software, controlling the software’s mixer, instruments and effects.
The Impulse from Novation includes Automap 4, Novation's improved controller software. Automap 4 is now more simple and easier for DAW and plug-in assignment, making the Impulse work in harmony with your chosen software. The Impulse keyboard is fitted with a Semi-Weighted keybed and aftertouch, which is ultra-responsive and can adapt to your playing style.
The Impulse controller also features eight drum pads with multi-coloured LEDs, eight rotary encoders, full transport control, nine assignable buttons and nine faders. The large LCD screen on the Impulse keeps you informed of every operation.
The drum pads on the Impulse can be used to trigger clips in Ableton Live's session view; illuminating yellow if a clip is loaded, green if it is playing and red if it is set to record. They can also work in different modes, such as following the pattern of Impulse's on-board groovebox-style arpeggiator/step sequencer. The USB powered Impulse will be a true asset to any studio environment and perfect for all types of producers and musicians

Key Features: 

Create Expressive Performances
Ultra-responsive, full-size piano-style keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, plus Sustain and Expression pedal inputs. 

Accurately Capture Your Playing
Novation's High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans the keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every nuance of your performance.

Easily Assign All Controls
Get hands-on with any major music production software, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Pro Tools; and use Automap for automatic assignment and control of DAW and plug-in parameters.

Shape Your Sound
Manipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 61's endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders and assignable buttons, with feedback provided by the LCD display. 

Do More with Your Drum Pads
Eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads enable you to play beats, design arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton Live.

Tough Enough to Tour
Solid and rugged enough to handle the most demanding live situations. 

Plug-In and Play
Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 61 'just works' with Mac OS X and Windows, requiring no power supply or drivers. 

Connect To Just About Anything
Plug in to your hardware synths and sound modules via 5-pin DIN MIDI output.

Make Music Immediately
Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in, and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

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Technical Specs

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
  • iOS8, iOS7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included).
  • Impulse is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.

Included Software:

  • Access to the Sound Collective
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
  • Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 endless encoders (infinite rotation)
  • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
  • 6 dedicated transport controls
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 2 octave / transpose buttons
  • Custom blue-backlit LCD display
  • 6 function buttons (4 with LED indicators)
  • 4 control switch buttons with LEDs (49 & 61 note) 3 control switch buttons with LEDs (25 note)
  • 9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
  • Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
  • USB socket
  • DC power socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4" jack socket
  • Expression pedal 1/4" jack socket
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out din sockets
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 10 is included - If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 8 or greater to work with Impulse. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Impulse integration. Impulse will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
  • Automap DAW and plug-in control software
    • Works with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, Reason/Record, Sonar and more
    • Includes editable QWERTY support for hardware controls
    • A library of mappings for hundreds of plug-ins is available
    • Automap works with VST and AU plug-ins, as well as RTAS and TDM plug-ins 
      Automap with Pro-Tools does not include AAX plugin control

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Joseph
20 May, 2020
Fantastic piece of kit had it almost over a year now and could'nt be happier with it.
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Reinaldo
3 September, 2018
Excellent ... very good
Excellent ... very good
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George
17 July, 2018
Fantastic Controller for the Money
I'm a music producer and this was my first proper MIDI keyboard that I purchased. The keyboard feels really well built with the keys being perfectly weighted.
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Ben Knowles
28 July, 2013
Awesome MIDI
This is a fantastic keyboard and i think it is one of the best keyboards out at the minute, the LED's are good, the arp and roll mode are a fantastic feature that you don't get on a lot of MIDI's and the screen tells you what ever button you press does which is what i think a fantastic idea!
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