Novation Impulse 25 Controller Keyboard

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  • Professional control surface and keyboard all in one unit
  • 25 synth-style velocity sensitive keys for expressive playing
  • 9 faders, 8 knobs, 8 drum pads transport controls and other assignable buttons
  • Compatible with all major music software (DAWs) and plugins
  • Arpeggiator and beat roll functions for simple creation of complex patterns
  • Advanced DAW control with Automap 4 software (inlcluded)
  • Includes Albeton Live Lite and Novation Bass Station plugin
  • Includes access to over 1GB of Loopmaster sample content
  • This product is covered by a 2-year warranty and qualifies for a free replacement from Novation including UK transit costs in the highly unlikely event of a failure
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The Novation Impulse 25 is an innovative professional 25 key controller keyboard, designed to automatically map to the software you are using for the fastest possible workflow. Compatible with all major plugins and DAWs this keyboard brings professional control to home studios and pro studios alike. The keyboard itself is designed for players as it is semi-weighted, velocity sensitive and features assignable aftertouch - so none of your natural performance is lost, giving much more subtlety to your recordings.

The 25 key model is best for engineers/producers who need a basic range for playing within a 3 octave range (with the possibility of ocatve transposition for even greater reach), this is ideal for playing in leads and chords seperately, and for basic two hand applications.

Software compatibility includes Ableton, Cubase, FL Studio, Garage Band, Logic, ProTools, Reason/Record, Sonar (PC only) and Studio One. With each of these DAWs you have full mixer control, transport control and plug-in instrument/effect control via knobs and fader on the Novation Impulse controller keyboard. When using lots of plugins and lots of channels, it can be easy to lose track of your controller assignments, which is why Novation have included Automap 4 software, which includes an on-screen display of the current assignements and helps you rapidly re-assign the controls as you see fit and the keyboard has a Learn button, where you click on the software element you want to control, and then wiggle the knob you want to control it and it becomes automatically assigned to the job.

Last but not least the back-lit drum pad section includes some seriously powerful features. Use it with Ableton Live to trigger Live Clips, using it as a sampler/drum machine. There is a built-in arpeggiator that lets you turn chords into arpeggios and the Arpeggiator Warping feature lets you control the rythm of the arpeggio live by switching beats in and out (perfect for drums), as well as speed, shape, syncopation and gate time control. There is also a Beat Roll mode, where you can trigger rolls with the drum pads and as they are pressure sensitive, you can even control the dynamics during a roll!

Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
  • Automap 4 - controller mapping software
  • Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
  • Loopmasters sample library - over 1GB of royalty-free samples
  • Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks
Model Impulse 49 Controller Keyboard
(H x W x D)
100 x 525 x 322 mm
Weight3.5 kg
System Requirements Mac
Mac OSX 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard and Snow Leopard (32-bit kernel only)
Minimum Computer spec: Mac - G4/1GHz, both with 256MB RAM

Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or greater (Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 32/64 also supported)
Minimum Computer spec: Pentium 3/1GHz/256MB RAM (machines running Vista will require a higher spec)
USBUSB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
Included Accessories Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
Loopmasters sample library - over 1GB of royalty-free samples
Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks

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