Novation 25 SL Mk IIItem ID: SLmk2-25
25-key USB MIDI Controller with Semi-weighted Keys, 56 Knobs/Faders/Buttons, and DAW/Instrument and Automap Software — Mac/PC
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Serious DAW Control to Streamline Your Workflow!Novation's 25 SL Mk II gives you more than just high-quality MIDI control via its semi-weighted keyboard. This 25-key USB controller doubles as a professional DAW and plug-in control surface. Thanks to its giant 144-character display, back-lit LED buttons, and LED-ringed encoders, the Novation 25 SL Mk II lets you know the status of all of your controls. Plus, you can easily manage all 56 of your controls, using the Automap 3 PRO software that comes included with the Novation 25 SL Mk II.
Novation 25 SL Mk II 25-key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
Take a hands-on, touch-sensitive approach to all aspects of making music
The Novation 25 SL Mk II provides 25 great-feeling, semi-weighted keys for expressively playing in musical parts. Beyond that, though, the Novation 25 SL Mk II offers a full 16-knob, 8-fader, 32-button control surface, so you can take charge of your software, make adjustments to plug-ins, and ultimately speed up your workflow. You'll especially love the Novation 25 SL Mk II's touch-sensitive "soft-feel" drumpads — perfect for sketching beats or triggering samples — and its unique 2-axis Xpression Pad and Pitch/mod Joystick controls.
Map controls at break-neck speed using the included Automap 3 PRO software
It's incredibly easy to assign out controls on the Novation 25 SL Mk II MIDI controller. That's because it comes with a copy of Novation's Automap 3 PRO software. This powerful program lets you simply touch the controller, click on a an on-screen parameter, and consider the control assigned. You can even assign almost any QWERTY or ASCII keyboard shortcut to the hardware controls. On-screen, you can manage your mappings, rename them, or swap them by dragging and dropping — it's all really easy and really fast. Plus, there's an "Autoview" function, which only brings up the Automap 3 PRO GUI when you touch a 25 SL Mk II controller — it will hide the GUI after the controller is released. Automap 3 PRO offers intelligent control over all sequencers and VST/AU/RTAS/TDM plug-ins. It gets better, though — keep reading to find out about the Novation 25 SL Mk II's extensive visual feedback.
LED visual feedback keeps you in touch with every MIDI assignment
With most MIDI controllers, you have to memorize the way you've mapped out your control assignments — not an easy task and one that makes it nearly impossible to collaborate with anyone else while you work. The Novation 25 SL Mk II, though, sports an LED screen above the row of encoders. It displays words to tell you just what you've assigned to each control. Beyond that, those encoders feature an LED ring around them, so you get the visual cues you need to set levels or take note of your levels — whether you're in the studio or out on a dark stage. Add to that 32 assignable back-lit buttons, and you'll have a lot of control — and important feedback — with your Novation 25 SL Mk II.
Includes the Xcite+ Pack, so you can immediately start getting creative
Make music straight out of the box with your Novation 25 SL Mk II USB MIDI controller. It comes with the Xcite+ bundle, which includes popular Ableton Live 7 Lite DAW software. Beyond that, the Novation 25 SL Mk II controller's Xcite+ Pack comes with 502MB of Mike the Drummer live drum loops, the Novation Bass-station synth, and a 1GB Loopmasters Samples library.
Bus-powered for the musician on the go
You can take your Novation 25 SL Mk II out anywhere — to a friend's house or out to the coffee shop. Just pair it with a laptop and you're automatically mobile, as the Novation 25 SL Mk II can be powered completely by USB bus power from yoru computer.
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The Novation 25 SL Mk II puts powerful virtual instrument, plug-in, and DAW controller right under your fingertips!
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James, Phoenix, AZ
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by Just added 25 SL to my Sl 61. sold my MPK25 for good from South West USAWow! I've been writing music for TV and Producing artist for 6+ years, and this is the 1st game changer i've found since I ditch Microsoft and went to Mac. If your's doesn't work, get a mac.
November 5, 2010
Music Background: Accredited, & Published writer, producer, lyricist.
<... read more [+]br /> Cause of this piece, the 25 & 61 Sl MKII, I'm heading back to the stage for a decade or so of live performance.
Macbook Pro Uni 17, 8gig ram, Logic 9, Ableton, Reason/Record 5 plus+++++++ close [-]
Ok with Logic Pro 9
by d.h.hermansson from JerseyNo problems with Logic Pro - automap works fine. I use it for composing and arranging. Italso works well with Abelton, but I don't do live performances, so thatis based more on play than work.
August 3, 2012
Music Background: Classically trained musician
Great Product for Reaper and Camel Audio
by Keyboarder from Seattle, WA USAFirst lets clear up some misunderstanding about this product. All the negative reviews on here are obviously from users who did not take the time to read the installation guides and google the fixes ... read more [+]on forums for their particular DAW and Plugins. I was able to setup my system with Automap in about 2 hours. I have helped friends setup Logic, Pro Tools and Cubase in about the same amount of time.
October 10, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician
I mainly use Reaper and Camel Audio products with this 25 key controller in a mobile setup. I also was able to map ImOscar 2 and all my Arturia soft-synths. They all work the way I want now and all it took was some tweaking. Now I am spending more time writing music and enjoying my soft-synths. close [-]
by Joe from ColoradoI have had this thing for approx. 8 months. The physical keyboard itself is not bad however the Automap software continues to crash Logic Pro 9. It is completely unreliable and I have worked with this... read more [+] unit until my last nerve was gone. Think twice before purchasing this unit. I retired this qwerky thing forever. Oh, and I agree completely with the next to nothing Novation customer service. It is supposed to be a good match with "Live" well not for me it isn't. close [-]
May 1, 2011
Music Background: Transcription, Jazz Composition, Section Arranger
AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE
by unsatisfied customer from ChicagoI bought this keyboard a little over a year ago to integrate into my studio. I have been troubleshooting ever since and it has never worked properly. I have worked with various other keyboards, DAW's,... read more [+] and professional grade studio equipment and rarely encounter an issue. This particular unit is terrible. The keyboard quality is great. Too bad the software doesn't work. Automap is terrible, doesn't function properly and even cuases issues with Pro Tools when the plug-in's are wrapped with automap. I hate this product and I spent a good amount of $ on it. close [-]
August 25, 2010
Music Background: Recording Engineer/Pro Musician
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