brand new, cutting-edge range of professional USB/MIDI controllers,
available in 25-, 49- and 61-key models. Each has an ultra-responsive,
semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, making it feel and play like a
real, expressive musical instrument. Impulse controllers
have eight rotary encoders, full transport control, a large LCD and
55mm faders, enabling highly dynamic performance with excellent value
for money. Also new is Automap 4: control software that’s more
streamlined and easier to use than ever before, offering
unsurpassed control of your music software.
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semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch.
rotary encoders, full transport control, nine assignable buttons and 55mm faders (nine on Impulse 49 and 61; one on Impulse 25).
drum pads with multi-colour LED backlights and multi-mode operation.
LCD with actively updating readout.
and rugged hardware design.
powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs and MIDI input & output.
with Xcite+ Pack: Novation’s new Automap 4, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and 1.5GB of Loopmasters/Mike The Drummer samples.
eight of Impulse’s drum pads are backlit with multi-coloured LEDs, and
they operate in different modes, such as following the pattern
of Impulse's on-board groovebox-style arpeggiator/step sequencer. You
can change the pattern in real time and engage a beat roll function, to
improvise with drum patterns on the fly. In addition to this, the drum
pads can be used to trigger clips in Ableton
Live's session view; illuminating yellow if a clip is loaded, green if
it is playing and red if it is set to record. Of course, you can add
further character to your performance with the pitch and modulation
is designed to give you complete control of your music-making software.
The knobs, faders and buttons put your software’s mixer,
instruments and effects at your fingertips, using Novation’s brand new
Automap 4 control software for fast and simple DAW and plug-in
assignment. (Automap 4 will also be available free for all current
Novation Automap users very soon.) Impulse’s large LCD
screen shows important information about what you are controlling, as
you are tweaking it, and transport buttons provide direct hardware
command over your session and easy navigation around your music
software. Impulse controllers come with Ableton Live Lite,
Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and a Loopmasters sample pack,
giving you all you need to start making music.
controllers are powered via the computer’s USB connection, and there
are expression and sustain pedal inputs on the rear panel,
as well as a MIDI input and output, so you can use Impulse as part of a
larger hardware setup.
Novation’s Impulse Range will be shipping in September 2011, priced:
Impulse 25: USA: $329.99
MSRP / $249.99 at dealers. UK: £199.99 inc. VAT typical street price. DE: €259 inc. Tax UVP (MSRP)
Impulse 49: USA: $449.99
MSRP / $349.99 at dealers. UK: £249.99 inc. VAT typical street price. DE: €339 inc. Tax UVP (MSRP)
Impulse 61: USA: $499.99
MSRP / $399.99 at dealers. UK: £299.99 inc. VAT typical street price. DE: €399 inc. Tax UVP (MSRP)