Scan code: LN44933 Manufacturer code: IMPULSE 61

Novation Impulse 61 USB Controller Keyboard

Novation Impulse 61 - USB 61-Key Controller Keyboard With Aftertouch, 8 Pads, 8 Knobs, 8 Faders, 2 Wheels, MIDI In/Out

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Scan code: LN44933 Manufacturer code: IMPULSE 61
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Product Overview
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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 61 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 are 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
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.

Bass Station
The original was launched in 1993 and is considered by many as an absolute, now you get to have those classic analogue sounds inside your DAW. Novation have nailed the monophonic, dual-oscillator analogue synthesiser. From booming basses to legendary leads the Bass Station can certainly look after your classic sounds but also thanks to the digital age you can take this synth into new dimensions.

Addictive Keys
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is on the house when you register your controller keyboard or the Launchpad Pro. One full license per account is available for existing and new customers.

4gb 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.

Sound Collective - Helping you find your new sound
Music making is all about the journey, and we’re always looking for new ways to inspire you along the way. That’s why we’ve created the Sound Collective. Receive free versions of the most innovative software instruments and creative FX from developers we admire, as well as discounts to help you make the most of third-party software, exclusive to Novation customers. All you have to do is register your Novation gear, and one offer will be featured in your Novation account every couple of months. Click here for more info.

Enjoy Two Years of Warranty
Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Novation will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they'll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

Novation Two Year Warranty
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.

What's In The Box
• Impulse 61
• USB cable
• Power supply
• Printed Getting Started guide

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

Technical specification
• 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)
• 3 control switch buttons with LEDs
• 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

More information can be found in the PDF below:
Data Sheet
Specifications
Number Of Keys 61
Connections
  • 1 x Expression Pedal
  • 1 x MIDI In
  • 1 x MIDI Out
  • 1 x Sustain Pedal
  • 1 x USB
Weighted Keys Semi
Dimensions 1022mm (40.2") length x 332mm (13") depth x 100mm (3.94") height
Included Software Ableton Live Lite 9
USB Bus Powered Yes
Product Weight kg
Key Size Full Size Keys
Transport Controls Yes
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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Novation
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