Novation Impulse 61 MIDI master keyboard

Novation Impulse 61 MIDI controller keyboard

 

The Novation Impulse 61 MIDI master keyboard features 61 synth-weighted keys and a large range of MIDI controllers including 8 x MIDI faders, 8 x MIDI pots and 8 x MIDI drum pads, all of which can be assigned to any MIDI controller value. Many presets are available, including settings for most of the leading DAWs such as ProTools, Logic and Ableton Live.

Features

The Novation Impulse 61 USB / MIDI controller features a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation’s Automap control software – Automap 4 (which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple). Impulse also has 8 back-lit drum pads which can warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch Live clips.

Impulse has a precision ‘players’ keyboard. It is semi-weighted with assignableaftertouch and has been designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer peripheral. In addition to feeling good, it is incredibly accurate – this means it can translate musical expression (how you play the keyboard) extremely effectively. So your performance is reflected exactly by the synth or software instrument you are triggering.

Many MIDI controllers have knobs, faders and buttons, but using them is difficult and time consuming!

Impulse (as with all Novation controllers) comes with Automap control software. This gives you instant mapping to the things you need to control, meaning you can make full use of faders, knobs and buttons on Impulse to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.

The control surface allows you to get hands on control for your DAW and plug-ins. We have worked with all the major DAWs and plug-ins to make sure that you get instant control of your mixer, transport controls and plug-in instruments and effects.

Impulse has 8 quality-feel drum pads which are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. These are back-lit with 3-colour LEDs which means they can do things other drum pads can’t, like warping arpeggios in real time, rolling beats and launching clips in Ableton Live.

We have worked with major music software manufacturers to ensure Impulse gives you instant hands-on control. In addition to the major DAWs, Impulse & Automap 4 have been specially designed to give you full control of 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, like Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion.

Pro Tools
Mixer control (all channels)
Transport control
Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Pro Tools’ own plug-ins and 3rd party RTAS plug-ins)

Ableton
Mixer control (all channels)
Transport control
Clip launch (using Impulse’s back-lit drum pads)
Scene launch
Plug-in/Device control

Cubase
Mixer control (all channels)
Transport control
Plug-in instrument/effects control

Logic
Mixer control (all channels)
Transport control
Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Logic’s own plug-ins and 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)

Reason/Record
Mixer control
Transport control
Instant control of rack devices (Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)

Sonar
Mixer control (all channels)
Transport control
Plug-in VST instrument/effects control

Dimensions
Length (mm) 1022 (Inches) 40.2
Width (mm) 332 (Inches) 13
Height (mm) 100 (Inches) 3.9
Weight (kg) 6.5 (lb) 14.33