Impulse 25 - USB MIDI Keyboard by Novation
The keyboard on the Impulse feel fantastic, it’s a velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch. Its got full sized keys that are solid and don’t feel cheaply made. They are very expressive but you can mess velocity curve in the software. These keys are extremely playable and are actually as good as the hype.
Control it all with Encoders, Pads and more
The Impulse is made for musicians who need to play and tweak live or producers who are looking for a central all in one go to station to look after sessions.
With 1 fader you can get very hands on with your mixer.
A lovely bank of 8 Endless encoders, using the Automap software provided means you can assign these to important synth parameters for on the spot tweaking and changes. Again these can be assigned to different parameters inside your DAW such as something as useful as pan knobs. Having transport controls right on deck means you don’t need to be looking at your computer or reaching for that mouse. Do it all while still keeping the flow of the music uninterrupted.
8 velocity sensitive pads that also double as multicoloured clip launchers in Ableton. These pads have a great feel and a re very punchy. Of course the velocity can be changed within the software to customize your finger drumming style. There is also a roll button for fills and a built in arpegiator which can be great for coming with new patterns whether for drums or instruments like synths.
Customize under the hood
The ability to work with different DAWS is a huge positive with the Impulse, it comes with a bunch of templates for major DAWs and some plugins so you can get started straight away. For the more geeky inclined you can set up zones so certain keys trigger different instruments as well as change midi channels and even perform a sysex dump.
Included is the Automap software which makes using all your different 3rd party plugins and daws much easier and a whole lot simpler. It gives you instant access to your DAWs mixer and transport controls. It also allows you to change mappings and adjust to your liking all with a GUI that actually makes sense in the real world.
Impulse is USB powered and has no need for a power supply, so great for travelling with a laptop but it also has MIDI in and MIDI out ports for interfacing with external hardware like synths. There is also room for expansion and more expression with sustain and expression pedal jacks.
Ableton Live Lite
The Software of choice for many of todays top producers. From using the game changing session view to build up an arrangement or bang out a live set to using the more traditional one page arrangement view. Ableton Live lite covers the spectrum in modern Digital music creation. Use the infamous Ableton Drum, Instrument, and Effect Racks to take your productions to a new level. Make sure to check out the incredible native studio effects including EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter and more or simply use any of your own 3rd party VST and AU instruments and effects. Ableton Live lite is the perfect kick-start or taster for those who want to see what all the Ableton live fuss is about.
1gb of samples from Loopmasters
Loopmasters is one of the best and biggest sample pack companies in the industry. They have been around for over a decade and helped shape the way modern music is made today. With some of the worlds best producers working for them, Loopmasters have released some of the most original and usable packs. Whether used for inspiration or simplicity you can be sure your samples will be of high quality.
It's so easy to use - everything's just assigned to everything. So simple.
Jimmy Mac, Keys – Lorde
One of the best MIDI controllers on the market.”
“It's small, portable, efficient, and, with the automap, is a pleasure to work with.”
“This is a great controller that generally integrates well with most DAWs straight out of the box.”
“With its very responsive keys, full complement of controls, and plug-and-play integration with major DAWs and plug-ins, the Impluse is simply an outstanding value.”
“...the impulse has a good feature set both as an instrument and a performance controller and is sufficiently equipped for navigating a Live session.”
Music Tech Features • Ultra-responsive expressive keyboard.
• Velocity sensitive backlit drum pads.
• Knobs, faders and buttons that work in major music making software like Ableton Live.
• Large LCD control screen.
• Rock solid build quality.
• Total control over your music making software and seamless integration with Ableton Live.
• USB-powered with MIDI inputs.
• Plug in and play with Mac or Windows.
• Includes Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sound library and Bass Station synth.
More information can be found in the PDF below:
|Number Of Keys||25|
|Dimensions||525mm (20.6”) length x 332mm (13”) depth x 100mm (3.94”) height|
|Included Software||Ableton Live Lite, 1GB Loopmasters Samples|
|USB Bus Powered||Yes|
|Key Size||Full Size Keys|
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