The Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI controller gives you everything you need to control your DAW with expression and precision. At the heart of the Impulse 61 is its highly responsive semi-weighted keyboard with assignable aftertouch. You get full DAW/plug-in control via 9 faders, 8 rotarys, 8 backlit performance pads, an army of dedicated/assignable buttons and transport controls, and an LCD screen to keep you status-savvy. The Impulse 61 also ships with a tidy collection of cool software and sounds. If you have DAW control issues, check out the Novation Impulse 61.
The Novation Impulse 61's semi-weighted keybed is first-class. Designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer accessory, these keys communicate musical expression to your DAW with an efficacy you never thought possible. That's always been the challenge with MIDI and computer-based music creation - and the Impulse 61 attacks it head-on. The result is better music.
In addition to the superb keyboard, the Novation Impulse 61's multi-function, backlit drum pads let you roll beats, warp arpeggios, launch clips in Ableton Live, and curb the potential for mayhem that lurks beneath the surface of every complex DAW setup. And with immediate access to your DAW's transport, mixer and plug-ins, you'll enjoy increased productivity and focus, resulting in, again, better music.
The Novation Impulse 61 has been designed and tested to work with all major DAWs and plug-in instruments and effects, including Ableton (Ableton Live Lite comes included with Impulse), Cubase, Logic, ProTools, Reason/Record, Sonar (PC only), FL Studio, Studio One, and Garage Band. Automap 4 control software is the magic that gives you immediate hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins. In addition, you get Impulse 61 access to your 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, such as Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion. In Live, you can even control Scene Launch and Clip Launch using Impulse's back-lit drum pads. The Novation Impulse 61 is one serious controller.
Your Novation Impulse 61 also includes your choice of XLN's world-class Addictive Keys virtual instruments. Choose from the following:
This offer is open to both new and existing customers. To redeem your Addictive Keys license, log in to your Novation account and register your product. You'll find your instrument options under your My Account page.
Impulse is our ultra-responsive and expressive keyboard with loads of fully assignable controls. Designed for people who love to play keys, it's a pleasure to play and integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools and other major music software.
We specifically designed the Impulse keyboard to let you create truly expressive performances. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt perfectly to any instrument you want to play, including organs, synths and pianos. While you’re playing, our unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology will scan the keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance.
Mix and sculpt your sound using endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, loads of buttons and a custom LCD screen. All controls work seamlessly with major music software and can be mapped to any parameter.
Play drums in real time with pressure-sensitive pads for rolling beats, looping drum samples and designing arpeggios. These pads also function as multicoloured clip launchers in Ableton Live, so you can tell whether clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red).
Impulse is class-compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can simply plug it into Mac or Windows and get started straight away, without the need for a power supply. Impulse is gig-ready, too; 5 pin MIDI outputs allow you to connect to your favourite synth or module.
Ableton Live Lite comes in the box and integrates seamlessly with all the controls to provide:
You’ll also get an impressive library of free samples from Loopmasters, as well as our Bass Station software plug-in, which recreates the sound of the legendary analogue bass synthesizer.
|Number of Keys||61|
|Type of Keys||Semi-weighted|
|Other Controllers||9 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch wheels|
|Dedicated Transport Control||Yes|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Hardware Requirements - Mac||Dual Core processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum|
|Hardware Requirements - PC||Dual Core processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.7 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 or later|
|Power Supply||USB Bus Powered, AC-DC USB Adapter|
|Manufacturer Part Number||IMPULSE 61|