Novation Impulse 61 USB/MIDI 61-Key Keyboard Controller
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0% Interest for 24 Months
On select purchases $299 or more with your Sam Ash card now thru 12/31/21. 24-equal monthly payments required.
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.
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!
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
Things You Will Get:
|Model Number||IMPULSE 61|
|MIDI Controller Type||MIDI Keyboard Controller|
|Number of Keys||49 Keys|
|Number of Pads||8|
|Number of Faders||9|
|Number of Knobs||8|
|Sustain Pedal Input||Yes|
|Included Software||Ableton Live Lite • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser • Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments • Free Melodics lessons|
|Power Supply||Bus Powered|