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.
Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI Controller at a Glance:
- First-class keyboard
- Iron-fisted, velvet-gloved control
- Works with all major DAWS
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.
Iron-fisted, velvet-gloved control
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.
Works with all major DAWS
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.
Novation Impulse 61 USB MIDI Controller Features:
- Ultra-responsive semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
- Automap 4 control software enables instant hands-on access to your DAW and plug-ins
- Comprehansive DAW/plug-in control surface
- 9 faders, 8 rotarys, 8 pads, transport controls, and an army of buttons
- Custom LCD screen always keep you status-savvy
- Multi-function drum pads let you warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live
- Ships with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station, Loopmasters sample library, and Mike The Drummer
If you want absolute DAW control, the Novation Impulse 61 is an excellent choice!
|Number of Keys||61|
|Type of Keys||Semi-weighted|
|Number of Performance Pads||8|
|Number of Encoders/Pots||8|
|Number of Sliders/Faders||9|
|Dedicated Transport Control||Yes|
|Other Controllers||9 x assignable buttons; mod, pitch wheels|
|System Requirements Mac||Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard (32 and 64 bit)|
|System Requirements PC||Windows 7 (64 & 32 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit only), or Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)|
|Pedal Inputs||Sustain, Expression|
|MIDI I/O||In, Out, and USB|
|Power Supply||USB Bus Powered (or AC-DC USB mains adapter – not supplied)|