The Novation Impulse 61 is a professional USB/MIDI controller featuring ultra-responsive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.
The Novation Impulse 61 is a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation's Automap control software. Automap 4 makes getting hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins fast and simple. Impulse also has 8 backlit drum pads which can warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton live.
Impulse is 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.
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.
The Novation Impulse 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.
Backlit drum pads, Ableton Clip Launch, Arpeggiator and Beat Roll
Impulse has 8 drum pads which are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. They are backlit with 3-colour LEDs. The 8 drum pads can be used to launch clips in Live. The three colours indicate whether a clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red). This makes Impulse the best keyboard for Ableton Live users without exception.
Impulse has a built in Arpeggiator which 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.
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!
Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack