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NOVATION IMPULSE 25 MIDI Keyboard Controller

The Novation Impulse keyboard controllers bring full professional DAW/Plug-in controls and Automap technology to a new, affordable price point.

Key Features:

  • Precision semi-weighted 25 key keyboard with aftertouch
  • Professional control surface
  • Novation’s Automap control softwaree
  • Back-lit drum pads
  • Large LCD screen
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      Impulse is a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. As well as a precision keyboard, drums pads and a full control surface, it comes with a brand new version of Novation’s award-winning Automap control software – Automap 4 - which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple.

      Impulse also comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.  The ultra-responsive keyboard is semi-weighted with aftertouch so it feels like a musical instrument.

      Impulse enables highly expressive playing styles due to its high scan-rate. This means it sends very accurate information about your playing style to your music software, translating subtle differences in dynamics extremely effectively.

      You can add further character to your performance with the pitch and modulation wheels. The 8 drum pads are perfect for sketching beats and triggering samples, but they do so much more: All 8 are back-lit with multi-coloured LEDs which means they can step through arpeggiator sequences, allowing you to warp and change the pattern in real time! There is also a beat roll function, which enables you to improvise with drum patterns on the fly.

      In addition to this, the drum pads can be used to trigger clips in Ableton Live. They light up yellow if a clip is loaded, green if it is playing and red if it is set to record. Impulse is designed to give you full hands-on control of your music-making software. The knobs, faders and buttons give you control over your DAW’s mixer as well as plug-in instruments and effects.

      The included Automap control software has been designed solely to connect hardware controls to your software – even VST/AU/RTAS instruments and effects that don’t come bundled with your DAW.

      The large custom LCD screen shows important information about what you are controlling. Impulse has transport buttons that allow you to play, stop, record, loop and move forwards and backwards in your software. Impulse can be USB powered from your computer or if you want to power it independently you can use a simple USB power adapter (not included). There are expression and sustain pedal inputs on the rear panel, and it has MIDI in and out ports so you can use it as a USB-MIDI interface. This means that you can control external MIDI instruments with Impulse, and you can also use it to enable your music software to trigger external MIDI instruments.

      Create Expressive Performances 
      Ultra-responsive, full-size piano-style keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, plus Sustain and Expression pedal inputs. 

      Accurately Capture Your Playing
      Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans the keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every nuance of your performance. 

      Easily Assign All Controls
      Get hands-on with any major music production software, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Pro Tools; and use Automap for automatic assignment and control of DAW and plug-in parameters.

      Shape Your Sound
      Manipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 25’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders and assignable buttons, with feedback provided by the LCD display. 

      Do More with Your Drum Pads
      Eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads enable you to play beats, design arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton Live.

      Tough Enough to Tour
      Solid and rugged enough to handle the most demanding live situations. 

      Plug-In and Play
      Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 25 ‘just works’ with Mac OS X and Windows, requiring no power supply or drivers.

      Connect To Just About Anything 
      Plug in to your hardware synths and sound modules via 5-pin DIN MIDI output.

      Make Music Immediately
      Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in, and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

      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 music making software
    • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
    • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
    • Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
    • V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

      • 25 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch
      • 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
      • 8 endless encoders (infinite rotation)
      • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
      • 6 dedicated transport controls
      • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
      • 2 octave / transpose buttons
      • Custom blue-backlit LCD display
      • 6 function buttons (4 with LED indicators)
      • 3 control switch buttons with LEDs 
      • Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
      • USB socket
      • DC power socket
      • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
      • Expression pedal 1/4” jack socket
      • MIDI In and MIDI Out din sockets
      • Kensington security slot
    • Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch (pro feel with high performance scan-rate)
    • Professional control surface - full control of your DAW including mixer, transport and plug-ins
    • Novation's Automap control software makes it fast and simple to assign knobs, faders and buttons to your music software
    • Back-lit drum pads allow you to warp arpeggios and improvise with rhythm patterns - they also launch clips in Ableton
    • Large LCD screen displays control information
    • Hardware design is tough and rugged
    • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack
    • USB powered, but can be run on mains power with a simple adapter
    • Expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments
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