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Novation Impulse 49 USB/MIDI 49-Key Keyboard Controller

In its popular 49-key format, the compact Novation Impulse 49 provides a full complement of control and playability.


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The Novation Impulse 49 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 49 USB-MIDI 49-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:

  • MIDI Controller
  • 4GB Loopmasters Sample Library
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station Synth
  • Novation V Station VST
  • Melodics Lessons

My favorite controller


The Impulse line from Novation is great for your home studio or for live performances. I use it when I teach Ableton, because I love the response and the feel of the more full size keys. Grab one now before they are gone!


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Impulse 49 USB/MIDI 49-Key Keyboard Controller

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Midi Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 49
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 11.02 lbs
Dimensions 13.07" x 33.31" x 3.94" inches (DxWxH)
Series Impulse Series
Model IMPULSE 49
Warranty Info:

The Manufacturer warranty covers three year parts and labor from the date of purchase.

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