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The Novation Impulse 61 is a professional USB/MIDI controller featuring ultra-responsive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch.

The Novation Impulse 61 is a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by 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.

Player's keyboard
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-color LEDs. 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 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.

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!

Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station Synth and Novation's V Station VST. Also, expanded to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library includes professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multi-sampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

  • Ultra-responsive, full-size, piano keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch
  • Unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans your keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance
  • Easily control all major music software, including Ableton Live, Logic and Pro Tools, with Automap for instant hands-on DAW, instrument and plug-in control
  • Endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders, assignable buttons and LCD feedback display for directly shaping your sound
  • Velocity-sensitive pads for rolling and looping beats, designing arpeggios and launching clips in Ableton Live
  • Solid and tough enough to handle the most demanding live situations
  • Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can plug in and play on Mac or Windows without a power supply or drivers
  • Comes with everything you need to start performing your music
  • Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box
  • Includes 4GB Loopmasters Sample Library, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station Synth, Novation V Station VST, and Melodics Lessons

Get your Novation Impulse 61 USB-MIDI 61-Key Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Impulse 61 USB-MIDI Controller
  • 4GB Loopmasters Sample Library
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station Synth
  • Novation V Station VST
  • MIDI Controller
  • 4GB Loopmasters Sample Library
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station Synth
  • Novation V Station VST

Powerful MIDI Control On A Budget


The Novation Launchkey MIDI Controller is a powerful tool for a little money. You connect via USB & off you go. Tweak your instruments & fx as you will. Includes 4GB of Loopmaster samples & Ableton Live Lite.

Christopher H

Cincinnati, OH




The Launchkey 25 is perfect if you want to work on music and either are on the road a lot of just don't have much space to work with. You get 25 keys and 16 pads so the you are not limited to certain sounds. Automaps with Ableton Live so the sounds that are in the program will easily transfer over to the controller without any problem.


Edison, NJ

Great Midi Keyboard


Easy to use midi keyboard. Lots of fun, the lights on the keyboard are great!




Great controller


Right out of the box this thing exceeded my expectations. The auto mapping, made everything so much easier. Some things out of the box leaves you guessing what to do next. This thing just invited you to play with it. Very easy to use. Also you can create custom settings that makes your productions exactly the way you need them to be. Highly recommended by Robert @ Sam Ash 36


columbus ohio


Novation LaunchKey 25


I was able to use the Novation LaunchKey 25 with Studio One 3 and it turned out to be a very capable controller for the DAW. Even though it did have a pre mapping to the software it mapped very easily and the transport controls remained mapped after one set up. The build quality is nice. The pads and keys feel good. There are a series of 8 knobs above the pads and one map-able fader which is nice because the fader does bank across. Over-all, I recommend it. it's a nice controller.


Cleveland, OH


Fun Tool


The Launchkey is a wonderful portable midi controller that I have so-far used on a few gigs as well as recording a few tracks. I must admit that I am not an owner of a Launchkey but a member in my band decided to buy one recently and ever since I've been fascinated with how simple and fun (yet incredibly effective) it can be when it came to programming it for live shows and using it for recording. Combining the keys and the touch-sensitive trigger pads opens up so many doors when it comes to my performance with my keyboards. This little guy definitely holds top priority on my Christmas list this year!


Bethpage, NY


Sleek Design and Easy to Use!


Offered with 3 options, 25, 49, or 61 keys, this cool little MIDI controller is as visually appealing as it is functional. The sleek, well laid out design helps the user to very easily get acquainted with the product. You don't find yourself searching for basic features here like you may on more convoluted designed MIDI controllers. The pads, knobs and keys feel sturdy and reliable. Fully compatible with Ableton Live, this can be a great and lesser expensive way for the live DJ to spruce up their setup. The sturdy design makes it super portable without having to worry about it being too delicate to take on the road. The samples included are pretty versatile and the piano, organ and Rhodes tones are pretty life-like. This is an easy to use, well-designed, visually appealing and inexpensive way to add something new to your DJ setup.

Lady Landa

Edison, NJ


Launch key 25


The Launchkey controllers are some of my favorite midi boards out there today. They come with Ableton software as well as a good bank of sounds. You can pretty much control everything off of this simple and easy to use keyboard. Control your instruments, mixer and your workflow without a hitch! I love having the ability to use it as a DAW controller AND play my virtual instruments on. The 61 key version gives you the ability to use the sliders for Hammond organ presets or sliders like a mixer. The 25 key still comes with more than others do at this size and price range!

Lee Finn

Cincinnati, Ohio


Impulse 61 USB-MIDI 61-Key Controller

4.6 8


Midi Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 61
Type of Action Semi-weighted
After Touch Yes
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Number of Knobs/Encoders 10
Faders Yes
Fader Type 8 and 1 Master Fader
Trigger/Pads Yes
Number of Trigger/Pads 8
Digital Display Type Yes
Transport Controls Yes
Software Included 4GB Loopmasters Sample Library, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station Synth, Novation V Station VST, and Melodics Lessons
Additional Controls/Features 9 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch wheels
Pedal Input 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression
Connections 1 x Type B, MIDI: In,Out,USB
OS Compatibility Mac ,  PC
Mac OS Requirements OS X 10.7 or later
PC OS Requirements Windows 7 or later
Power Supply Type USB Bus Powered, AC-DC USB Adapter
Weight 14.33 lbs
Dimensions 40.2" x 13" x 3.94" inches (LxDxH)
Series Impulse Series
Model IMPULSE 61
Warranty Info:

The Manufacturer warranty covers 12 month parts and labor from the date of purchase.