Novation 61SL MKIII

The Novation 61SL MKIII is the ultimate centrepiece for your setup with MIDI/CV, 8 track sequencer, RGB LED keys and seamless DAW control.

Key Features:

  • Full colour LCD screens
  • Semi weighted synth action keybed with aftertouch
  • Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
  • 8 faders, 8 knobs, 16 velocity sensitive pads
  • Transport control parameters
  • LED feedback: Work with scales and keys and set up multiple zones
  • Control all major music software
  • Sound collective access, Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters, free Melodics lessons

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    Product Code: 100298697

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    The Novation 61SL MKIII is the perfect centrepiece to control your setup, with or without a computer. It seamlessly controls DAW software whilst it offers absolute control over MIDI hardware and CV/Gate synths taking total control directly from the internal 8-track polyphonic sequencer to keep everything in sync.

    The 61SL MKIII is packed full of features to give you absolute hands-on control and improved workflow. Full colour LCD screens display full parameter feedback so you can see everything you are controlling, and keyboard features vibrant RGB LED feedback making it extremely useful to work with scales and multiple zones or layers on the board. 

    The Novation 61SL MKIII is the perfect controller for Ableton Live DAW software offering unmatched integration with it's full colour LCD screens giving you full visibility of your parameters, while the pads, buttons, eight faders and eight knobs get you hands-on with your music - and in any major music software, using InControl.

    Deep integration with Logic and Reason - plus HUI compatibility with Cubase, Pro Tools and Reason - mean SL MkIII is equally at home controlling most DAWs. Highly customisable mappings for hardware and software easily control everything. You can create your own templates in the software editor, and save them to the keyboard.

    The 61SL MKIII features an internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer so you can record or input notes step-by-step in real time, and you can play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard. You can then record parameter automation straight onto the sequencer, bringing your productions to life. Choose an arp type with the buttons on the keyboard, set a sync rate, tweak note and pattern lengths, and use the pads to create everything in in real time.

    61SL MkIII boasts an extremely playable synth-style semi-weighted keybed, with a sprung action tuned to the needs of the experienced player. It’s got aftertouch too, assignable to anything. Its exceptionally high scan rate of 10 kHz gives the keys a super dynamic feel for expressive performances. And you can see scales, modes and zones instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback.

    The SL MkIII's velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions too: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and have polyphonic aftertouch.  

    The SL MKIII features comprehensive connectivity; USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru, three pedal inputs, Analogue Clock Out, and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to route anything anywhere. This makes it the ultimate central nervous system for any studio or live performance setup.

    Two year warranty
    Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Novation will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they’ll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

    Included Software

    • Access to the Sound Collective
    • Ableton Live Lite
    • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
    • Free Melodics lessons

    Main features of the Novation 61SL MKIII include:

    • Full colour LCD screens give you full parameter feedback, enabling you to see everything you are controlling
    • Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
    • One routable clock for the whole system
    • MIDI and analogue clock and transport controls keep everything running in time
    • Arpeggiator
    • Customisable templates
    • Control all major music software
    • Highly customisable mappings for hardware and software easily control everything
    • LED feedback: Work with scales and keys and set up multiple zones and layers on the keyboard
    • See everything instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback
    • USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru; three pedal inputs
    • Analogue Clock Out; and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to route anything anywhere

     Product Hardware Specifications

    • 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive, individually sprung, synth style, semi-weighted keyboard
    • 16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
    • 2 Page and 2 scene launch buttons
    • 8 continuous rotary knobs
    • 8 sliders
    • 6 dedicated transport controls
    • RGB backlit pitch bend and modulation wheels
    • 2 octave / transpose buttons
    • 2 Track buttons
    • 5x RGB TFT LCD screens
    • 59 Backlit buttons with tact switches
    • 61 RGB LEDs plus 49 or 61 keybed RGB LEDs
    • 16 Assignable buttons x 2 pages (32 assignable buttons)
    • Assignable grid x 2 pages | (32 assignable pads)
    • Backlit RGB Mode switching buttons including InControl

    Rear Panel & Connectors

    • Power switch
    • DC power socket
    • USB socket
    • MIDI IN, OUT, OUT2 / THRU - 3x 5-pin DIN sockets
    • Sustain and Expression pedal 1/4" TRS jack inputs
    • Footswitch pedal 1/4" TS jack input
    • CV, Gate, Modulation -1- on 3.5mm jack sockets
    • CV, Gate, Modulation -2- on 3.5mm jack sockets
    • Clock out
    • Kensington security slot


    • 32 Sessions
    • 8 Tracks per session (2 Synth and 4 Drum)
    • 8 Patterns per track (Synth 1, Synth 2, Drum 1&2, Drum 3&4)
    • Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
    • Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 8 events per step
    • All assignable controls can be automated (8 maximum automation lanes)
    • Internal tempo range 40 - 240
    • External synced tempo range 30 - 300
    • Swing 20 - 80%

    Real Time Performance

    • 22 Scale types and chromatic transposition
    • Pattern expand view - flip the grid
    • Pattern start and end, direction incl. random
    • Configurable pattern chain
    • Session instant switching and queued switch


    • Velocity and gate per step
    • Multiple gate lengths per step (via real time record)
    • Automation edit per step
    • Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session
    • Duplicate step, pattern
    Software Compatibility
    Power Requirements
    • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 1000mA

    Power supply included (This product can not be powered from USB)

    • 49SL MkIII: <817mm length x 300mm depth x 100mm height>

    • 61SL MkIII: <981mm length x 300mm depth x 100mm height>





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