Novation Impulse 49Item ID: Impulse49
49-key USB MIDI Controller with Semi-weighted Keys, 25 Knobs/Faders/Pads, Dedicated Transport Controls, and DAW/Instrument/Automap Software - Mac/PC
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Exacting, Intuitive DAW ControlThe Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI controller gives you everything you need to control your DAW with expression and precision. At the heart of the Impulse 49 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 49 also ships with a tidy collection of cool software and sounds. If you have DAW control issues, check out the Novation Impulse 49.
Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller at a Glance:
The Novation Impulse 49'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 49 attacks it head-on. The result is better music.
Iron-fisted, velvet-gloved control
In addition to the superb keyboard, the Novation Impulse 49'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 49 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 49 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 49 is one serious controller.
Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller Features:
If you want absolute DAW control, the Novation Impulse 49 is an excellent choice!
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Cheryll, Lott, TX
Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
It Just Works!
by Kyle Hollinger from United StatesThe Impulse 49 along with the Automap software makes production an absolute snap. I took a class on digital music technology 10 years ago, when Digital Performer was the industry standard. Mapping thi... read more [+]ngs and dealing with Midi interfaces was such a pain. This is an unbelievable time saver. There is absolute minimal setup. The controller itself is very powerful and unique. It works perfectly with Ableton Live. Awesome. close [-]
March 8, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician
Novation keeps innovating
by Matthew Shipp from Gaithersburg, MD USAI've been through countless midi controllers in the past. Each had fallen short in some way. Then I found Novation controllers. I loved the idea of automatic mapping of each control with the music ... read more [+]software and plugins. However, a few of the Novation midi keyboard controllers I tried came only so close to being really great. (Both the hardware and automap have been going through an evolution of sorts for Novation over time.) Then came this which I fell in love with. I love the drum pads on this (something long overdue for a design change), the fact it has nine faders instead of just the typical eight on some controllers, the clip launch and arpeggiator features, and just the overall design of it. It works really well with Ableton Live and can't recommend this enough for it. I have no complaints with this keyboard. Simply awesome in my opinion. close [-]
January 7, 2012
Music Background: DJ/Electronic Music Production/VJ
Novation Impulse 49 is a HIT!
by Gary Cendrowski from MIThis Keyboard controller Maped to my software with ease after a few clicks i was up and running. The fact that i can turn it into a mixier for ther software is a great feature ( two buttons andf its a... read more [+] mixer for Reason) This unit works great with ARKOS, Pro-Tools, Reason and all my hardware synths. close [-]
November 8, 2012
Music Background: Writer, Producer, Mad Man
Fell in love with it right out the box!
by Rufus J. from Richmond, VAI purchased this after much research of this board and the Nektar Panorama (I use Reason right now). I weighed my options and decided to go with this as it had more potential to grow with me should I... read more [+] explore other DAWs with the automap software. I was concerned that it might not feel great with Reason, but I was wrong! I added this to my template session and everything just worked! I still have to figure everything out, hence the 4 stars, but I havent had a problem at all with it that I couldnt figure out...still a lot to learn with all the functions but the basics just work with no problems! I would even use a 61 key version in a live keyboard rig with software and tracks. I'll probably try it with my 49 at some point though. Great buy! close [-]
October 2, 2012
Music Background: Singer/Songwriter/Producer
by: Mitch Gallagher
The latest USB keyboard controller from , the Impulse aims to provide complete control over your... read more »
Novation Impulse 49
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