Novation Impulse 49 USB Keyboard

Novation IMPULSE 49, 49 Keys, 8 Pads, 9 Faders, 8 Knobs, 2 Wheels, Semi Weighted Keys

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Product Overview The Impulse is a gorgeous looking keyboard controller that has all the controls you need to rock a studio session or any world stage. With 49 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch, 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads, 8 endless encoders, 9 sliders, Transport controls (Play rec stop loop etc) and deep under the hood capabilities the Impulse is everything the modern musician or producer needs in a MIDI controller keyboard.

Keys
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 Faders, 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 9 faders you can get very hands on with your mixer but a nice touch from novation was to include solo and mute buttons under each fader to help with zoning in on certain areas. An even nicer touch was making those same buttons assignable for anything with a press of a button.

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.

Automap
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.

Connections
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.

Included Software:
• Ableton live lite
• 1gb of samples from Loopmasters

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." - Attack Magazine

"It's small, portable, efficient, and, with the automap, is a pleasure to work with." - Beatport

"This is a great controller that generally integrates well with most DAWs straight out of the box." - Future Music

"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." - Keyboard Mag

"...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 Precision Keyboard: Ultra-responsive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch
Impulse has a precision 'players' keyboard. It is semi-weighted with assignable aftertouch 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.

Automap 4 control software: Spend more time making music, less time reading user guides
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.

Multi-function drum pads: Warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live
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 (Ableton Live Lite 8 comes with Impulse).
Specifications
Specifications
Number Of Keys 49
Connections
  • 1 x MIDI Out
  • 1 x USB
Weighted Keys Semi
Dimensions  
Included Software  
USB Bus Powered No
Product Weight  
Key Size  
Transport Controls No
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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
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Novation
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Novation Impulse 49 USB Keyboard
Novation Impulse 49 USB Keyboard