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Novation Impulse 61 USB-MIDI 61-Key Controller

 
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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.

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-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.

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 multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

Get your Novation Impulse 61 USB-MIDI 61-Key Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct 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

Powerful MIDI Control On A Budget

5

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

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Portable

4

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.

Tim

Edison, NJ

Great Midi Keyboard

5

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

jeremy

nyc

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Great controller

5

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

robotech

columbus ohio

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Novation LaunchKey 25

4

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.

Rex

Cleveland, OH

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Fun Tool

4

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!

Ryan

Bethpage, NY

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Sleek Design and Easy to Use!

5

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

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Launch key 25

5

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

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Impulse 61 USB-MIDI 61-Key Controller

4.6 8

100.0

Model Impulse 61
Warranty Info:

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