Novation Nocturn 25 (No Longer Available)
25-key USB MIDI Controller with 8 Touch-sensitive Pots, 15 Buttons, Transport Controls, 8 Drum Pads, and Automap
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From Our Research Team:
The next generation of the Nocturn — with keys!The wildly popular Nocturn control surface now has keys! The Nocturn 25 gives you 25 synth-action keys, so you can record your favorite virtual instruments. And now, you've also got better visual feedback than ever. On top of having LED-ringed encoders and backlit buttons that give you instant information, the Nocturn 25 comes with Automap software that displays the entire control surface on your computer screen for easy big-screen viewing. It features 25 high-quality Fatar "Fast Touch" keys, complete with velocity sensitivity, aftertouch, and separate pitch/modulation wheels, for more expressive playing with the Nocturn 25.
Novation Nocturn 25 USB Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
Apart from from high quality hardware, what really sets Nocturn Keyboard aside is the Automap control software. Automap is now even more powerful and easy to use. Nocturn Keyboard ships with Automap standard, which acts as a software interface for the unit. Automap enables you to map parameters in your software plug-ins, straight to dials and buttons on the controller by simply clicking on a parameter, then touching the controller. There is no longer any need to sift through long lists of MIDI continuous controller numbers. This applies to encoders, control-buttons, drumpads, modulation wheel, sustain and expression pedals; Automap can instantly assign them all to software parameters. Automap can integrate with Logic, ProTools, Digital Performer and any other HUI compatible sequencers, using the HUI control protocol.
Displaying Control Information
The Automap GUI graphically displays all the controls on Nocturn Keyboard, visually showing you what software parameter is assigned to each control, exactly as it is laid out on the unit. You can also name each control, turning the GUI into a giant screen where all information is instantly displayed and updated. With this, there is no need for a tiny LCD screen on the unit, which can only display very limited information.
Nocturn Keyboard can be set up for use as a serious DAW/sequencer controller, as well as its ground-breaking Automap control of all VST/AU/RTAS/TDM plug-ins. Below is a list of compatible DAWs and Nocturn features that correspond.
Novation Nocturn 25 USB Keyboard Controller Features:
Novation's Nocturn 25 integrates DAW control with a great feeling, great playing keyboard controller!
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Great Controller (few flaws
by Preston Smith from APO Armed ForcesPro's:
March 8, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist, Project studio producer, musician, instrumentalist, composer
Synth-style fast-action keys
Mod/Pitch wheels feel AWESOME
Ability to adjust sensitivity on EVERYTHING
Speed Knob has all sorts of possible functionality
Fits... read more [+] a lot of usefulness into a small package
Drum pads are a bit small (and there's space to make them larger)
Infinite rotaries feel a little flimsy, too easy to turn, no feedback
AutoMap is a little awry, sometimes it's just easier to map yourself
MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE THE FIRMWARE!!!
Overall, I would probably buy this again if it were lost or stolen. However, as an Axiom owner, I would still rate that controller much higher, but there is a bit of cost savings buying novation. It really comes down to a few flaws, but plenty of goodness for a decent price. Recommended. close [-]
Novation makes some of the most solid keyboard controllers on the market today. This Nocturn is no exception. I own about five Novation controllers and each one of them is still in action, despite amazing stage abuse and travel abuse. OK, don't buy them just to abuse them, buy them because they're great! :)
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Novation Nocturn 25
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