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Novation’s ultra-responsive, highly expressive 61-key MIDI keyboard hosts a comprehensive array of fully assignable controls, integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools and other major music software, and is built to be a true player’s instrument.
Our Most Expressive Keyboard
In designing Impulse 61, Novation went all-out to create a supremely expressive performance keyboard. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt beautifully to virtual organs, synths and pianos. Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology ‘reads’ the keyboard 10,000 times per second, capturing every nuance and detail of your performance to an incredible degree of precision.
Produce Better Music
Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds with Impulse 61’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, plentiful buttons and LCD screen. Each control can be manually mapped to any DAW or plug-in parameter via MIDI, or automatically assigned using Novation’s famous Automap software.
Do More with Your Drum Pads
Impulse 61’s eight pressure-sensitive, backlit pads are perfect for playing and recording drum and percussion tracks, with Roll mode making light work of automatic note repeats. Going beyond beats, Arp mode uses the pads for real-time arpeggio design, while in Ableton Live, they can even be assigned as multi-coloured clip launchers – yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip, or red for a recording clip.
Connect To Just About Anything
Being class-compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 61 only has to be plugged into a Mac or PC to get up and running – no power supply required. It’s gig-ready, too, with a 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port enabling connection to hardware synths and sound modules.
Make Music Straight Out of the Box
A great controller keyboard needs great software to bring it to life, and music software doesn’t get much greater than Ableton Live, the Lite edition of which is included in the box and integrates with Impulse 61’s controls to provide:
• Mixer control (all channels)
• Transport control
• Clip launching (using Impulse 61’s backlit drum pads)
• Scene launching
• Plug-in/Device control
Impulse 61 also ships with a massive library of Loopmasters samples, as well as the Bass Station plug-in, which brings the sound and vibe of Novation’s legendary analogue bass synthesiser to your VST/AU-enabled DAW.
As well as Ableton Live, Impulse 61 integrates with Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools and other major music production applications, and is compatible with Novation Automap for instant and automatic DAW, instrument and effect plug-in control.
- Ableton Live Lite
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Free Melodics lessons
What's in the Box:
- Impulse 61
- USB cable
- Printed Getting Started guide
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks.
Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
iOS8, iOS7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included).
Impulse is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.
- Fully USB bus powered on Mac or PC.