The Novation Impulse 49 keyboard controller 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 which means it can translate musical expression (how you play the keyboard) extremely effectively. Your performance is reflected exactly by the synth or software instrument you are triggering.
Full control surface
The control surface allows you to get hands on control for your DAW and plug-ins. Novation has worked with all the major DAW and plug-in manufacturers to make sure that you get instant control of your mixer, transport controls and plug-in instruments and effects.
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 music software.
The Power of Automap
Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It makes it fast and simple to control your music software with knobs, buttons and faders. It has been used by many top musician/producers since 2006. Impulse gives you control over the mixer, transport and plug-ins of all major DAWs, as well as plug-in instruments and effects that don’t come with your DAW, like Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion. Automap enables you to see instantly which knobs, faders and buttons are controlling which part of your software. It also makes it easy to quickly change what the knobs are controlling.
See what you are controlling Automap has a software edit page that looks just like the Impulse control surface. This labels what each knob, fader and button is controlling, because with so many things in your DAW and plug-ins, it is easy to lose track of what is assigned to what. You can hide this window once you are finished with it, so you can continue making music.
Get instant control Impulse’s controls can be used to control your plug-in instruments and effects. When you open a software instrument/effect, the 8 knobs will already be linked to things in it. If you want to control different things, just press the ‘Learn’ button, click on the software thing, and wiggle the knob that you want to control it. This way you can get hands on control of exactly what you want almost instantly.
Impulse has 8 drum pads that are velocity-sensitive - with aftertouch! These are back-lit with 3-colour LEDs which means they can do things other drum pads can't…
Ableton Live Clip Launch Impulse comes with Ableton Live Lite included - but if you are already an Ableton user, you will appreciate the power of this...The 8 drum pads can be used to launch clips in Live. The three colors indicate whether a clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red). This makes Impulse the best keyboard for Ableton Live users without exception.
Arpeggiator Warping Impulse has a built in Arpeggiator that enables you to play a turn any chord into an arpeggio. The drum pads take this a step further by enabling you to warp arpeggios. By switching the 8 pads in or out you can change the rhythm of the arpeggio in real time (this works brilliantly with drums!)You can also change the speed, shape, syncopation and gate time of the arpeggio.
Beat Roll Drum pads are great for playing drums! With Beat Roll you can hold on to the pad and create a roll - because the pads are pressure sensitive you can change the volume of the drum as it is rolling, just by pushing down on the pad. This enables some really cool performance tricks!
Impulse also comes with a stack of free software and sounds:
• Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
• Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
• Loopmasters sample library with over 1GB of royalty-free samples
• Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks
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