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Novation Impulse 61 USB Keyboard Controller

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Novation has unveiled a new range of MIDI controller keyboards known as Impulse. The usual 25-, 49- and 61-note models are on offer, as are rotary encoders, drum pads and an LCD display.

Impulse is Novation's brand new, cutting-edge range of professional USB/MIDI controllers, available in 25-, 49- and 61-key models. Each has an ultra-responsive, semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, making it feel and play like a real, expressive musical instrument. Impulse controllers have eight rotary encoders, full transport control, a large LCD and 55mm faders, enabling highly expressive performance and unsurpassed control of your music software, with excellent value for money.

Key Features

- Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
- Eight rotary encoders, full transport control, nine assignable buttons & 55mm faders (nine on Impulse 49 and 61; one on Impulse 25).
- Eight drum pads with multicolour LED backlights and multi-mode operation.
- Large LCD with actively updating readout.
- Robust and super durable hardware design.
- USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI input and output ports.
- Comes with Xcite+ Pack: Novation Automap, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and 1.5GB of Loopmasters/Mike The Drummer samples.

All eight of Impulse's drum pads are backlit with multi-coloured LEDs, and they operate in different modes, such as following the pattern being played by Impulse's on-board groovebox-style arpeggiator/step sequencer. You can change the pattern in real time and engage a beat roll function, to improvise with drum patterns instantly. In addition to this, the drum pads 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. Of course, you can add further character to your performance with the pitch and modulation wheels. Impulse is designed to give you complete control of your music-making software. The knobs, faders and buttons put your mixer, instruments and effects at your fingertips, with the convenience of the included Automap control software. Impulse's large LCD screen shows important information about what you are controlling, as you are touching it, and tra nsport buttons provide direct hardware command over your session and easy navigation around your music software.

As well as a precision keyboard, drums pads and a full software controller, each Impulse controller comes with Novation's award-winning Automap control software, for fast and simple DAW and plug-in control. Impulse also comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station soft synth and a Loopmasters sample pack, giving you all you need to start making music. Impulse controllers are powered via the computer's USB connection, and there are expression and sustain pedal inputs on the back of the unit, as well as a MIDI input and output, so you can use Impulse as part of a larger hardware setup.

The Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI controller gives you everything you need to control your DAW with expression and precision. At the heart of the Impulse 61 is its highly responsive semi-weighted keyboard with assignable aftertouch. You get full DAW/plug-in control via 9 faders, 8 rotarys, 8 backlit performance pads, an army of dedicated/assignable buttons and transport controls, and an LCD screen to keep you status-savvy. The Impulse 61 also comes with a tidy collection of cool software and sounds. If you have DAW control issues, check out the Novation Impulse 61. 

First-class keyboard
The Novation Impulse 61's semi-weighted keybed is first-class. Designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer accessory, these keys communicate musical expression to your DAW with an efficacy you never thought possible. That's always been the challenge with MIDI and computer-based music creation - and the Impulse 61 attacks it head-on. The result is better music.

Iron-fisted, velvet-gloved control
In addition to the superb keyboard, the Novation Impulse 61's multi-function, backlit drum pads let you roll beats, warp arpeggios, launch clips in Ableton Live, and curb the potential for mayhem that lurks beneath the surface of every complex DAW setup. And with immediate access to your Digital Audio Workstations transport, mixer and plug-ins, you'll enjoy increased productivity and focus, resulting in, again, better music.

Works with all major DAWS
The Novation Impulse 61 was specifically designed and tested to work with all major DAWs and plug-in instruments and effects, including Ableton (Ableton Live Lite comes included with Impulse), Cubase, Logic, ProTools, Reason/Record, Sonar (PC only), FL Studio, Studio One, and Garage Band. Automap 4 control software is the magic that gives you immediate hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins. In addition, you get Impulse 61 access to your 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, such as Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion. In Live, you can even control Scene Launch and Clip Launch using Impulse's back-lit drum pads. The Novation Impulse 61 is one serious controller.

Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI Controller Features:

  • Ultra-responsive semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Automap 4 control software enables instant hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins
  • Comprehansive DAW/plug-in software controller
  • 9 faders, 8 rotarys, 8 pads, transport controls, and an army of buttons
  • Custom LCD screen always keep you status-savvy
  • Multi-function drum pads let you warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live
  • Ships with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station, Loopmasters sample library, and Mike The Drummer


Novation warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.