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Novation Impulse 49 : 49 Key MIDI/USB Keyboard Controller

Original price was: R5,699.00.Current price is: R4,999.00.

Novation’s ultra-responsive, highly expressive 49-key MIDI keyboard hosts a comprehensive array of fully assignable controls, integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools and other major music software, and is built to be a true player’s instrument.

Our Most Expressive Keyboard

In designing Impulse 49, Novation went all-out to create a supremely expressive performance keyboard. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt beautifully to virtual organs, synths and pianos. Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology ‘reads’ the keyboard 10,000 times per second, capturing every nuance and detail of your performance to an incredible degree of precision.

Produce Better Music

Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds with Impulse 49’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, plentiful buttons and LCD screen. Each control can be manually mapped to any DAW or plug-in parameter via MIDI, or automatically assigned using Novation’s famous Automap software.

Do More with Your Drum Pads

Impulse 49’s eight pressure-sensitive, backlit pads are perfect for playing and recording drum and percussion tracks, with Roll mode making light work of automatic note repeats. Going beyond beats, Arp mode uses the pads for real-time arpeggio design, while in Ableton Live, they can even be assigned as multi-coloured clip launchers – yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip, or red for a recording clip.

Connect To Just About Anything
Being class-compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 49 only has to be plugged into a Mac or PC to get up and running – no power supply required. It’s gig-ready, too, with a 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port enabling connection to hardware synths and sound modules.

Make Music Straight Out of the Box
A great controller keyboard needs great software to bring it to life, and music software doesn’t get much greater than Ableton Live, the Lite edition of which is included in the box and integrates with Impulse 49’s controls to provide:

• Mixer control (all channels)
• Transport control
• Clip launching (using Impulse 49’s backlit drum pads)
• Scene launching
• Plug-in/Device control

Impulse 49 also ships with a massive library of Loopmasters samples, as well as the Bass Station plug-in, which brings the sound and vibe of Novation’s legendary analogue bass synthesiser to your VST/AU-enabled DAW.

As well as Ableton Live, Impulse 49 integrates with Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools and other major music production applications, and is compatible with Novation Automap for instant and automatic DAW, instrument and effect plug-in control.

Key Features: 

Create Expressive Performances
Ultra-responsive, full-size piano-style keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, plus Sustain and Expression pedal inputs. 

Accurately Capture Your Playing
Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans the keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every nuance of your performance.

Easily Assign All Controls
Get hands-on with any major music production software, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Pro Tools; and use Automap for automatic assignment and control of DAW and plug-in parameters.

Shape Your SoundManipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 49’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders and assignable buttons, with feedback provided by the LCD display.

Do More with Your Drum Pads
Eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads enable you to play beats, design arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton Live.

Tough Enough to Tour
Solid and rugged enough to handle the most demanding live situations.

Plug-In and Play
Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 49 ‘just works’ with Mac OS X and Windows, requiring no power supply or drivers. 

Connect To Just About Anything
Plug in to your hardware synths and sound modules via 5-pin DIN MIDI output.

Make Music Immediately
Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in, and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

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Description

Impulse is a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. As well as a precision keyboard, drums pads and a full control surface, it comes with a brand new version of Novation’s award-winning Automap control software – Automap 4 – which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple. Impulse also comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.

The ultra-responsive keyboard is semi-weighted with aftertouch so it feels like a musical instrument. Impulse enables highly expressive playing styles due to its high scan-rate. This means it sends very accurate information about your playing style to your music software, translating subtle differences in dynamics extremely effectively. You can add further character to your performance with the pitch and modulation wheels. The 8 drum pads are perfect for sketching beats and triggering samples, but they do so much more: All 8 are back-lit with multi-coloured LEDs which means they can step through arpeggiator sequences, allowing you to warp and change the pattern in real time! There is also a beat roll function, which enables you to improvise with drum patterns on the fly. In addition to this, the drum pads can be used to trigger clips in Ableton Live. They light up yellow if a clip is loaded, green if it is playing and red if it is set to record.

Impulse is designed to give you full hands-on control of your music-making software. The knobs, faders and buttons give you control over your DAW’s mixer as well as plug-in instruments and effects. The included Automap control software has been designed solely to connect hardware controls to your software – even VST/AU/RTAS instruments and effects that don’t come bundled with your DAW. The large custom LCD screen shows important information about what you are controlling. Impulse has transport buttons that allow you to play, stop, record, loop and move forwards and backwards in your software.

Impulse can be USB powered from your computer or if you want to power it independently you can use a simple USB power adapter (not included). There are expression and sustain pedal inputs on the rear panel, and it has MIDI in and out ports so you can use it as a USB-MIDI interface. This means that you can control external MIDI instruments with Impulse, and you can also use it to enable your music software to trigger external MIDI instruments.

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Key Features

  • Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Professional control surface gives you full control of your DAW including mixer, transport and plug-in instruments and effects
  • Novation’s Automap control software makes it fast and simple to assign knobs, faders and buttons to your music software
  • Back-lit drum pads allow you to warp arpeggios and improvise with rhythm patterns – they also launch clips in Ableton
  • Large LCD screen displays control information
  • Hardware design is tough and rugged
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack
  • USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments

Product Specifications

What’s in the box:

  • Impulse 49
  • USB cable
  • Printed Getting Started guide

System Requirements: 

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
  • iOS8, iOS7 – Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included).
  • Impulse is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.

Included Software:

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 endless encoders (infinite rotation)
  • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
  • 6 dedicated transport controls
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 2 octave / transpose buttons
  • Custom blue-backlit LCD display
  • 6 function buttons (4 with LED indicators)
  • 4 control switch buttons with LEDs (49 & 61 note) 3 control switch buttons with LEDs (25 note)
  • 9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
  • Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
  • USB socket
  • DC power socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4″ jack socket
  • Expression pedal 1/4″ jack socket
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out din sockets
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 10 is included
    If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 8 or greater to work with Impulse. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Impulse integration. Impulse will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
  • Automap DAW and plug-in control software
    • Works with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, Reason/Record, Sonar and more
    • Includes editable QWERTY support for hardware controls
    • A library of mappings for hundreds of plug-ins is available
    • Automap works with VST and AU plug-ins, as well as RTAS and TDM plug-ins
      Automap with Pro-Tools does not include AAX plugin control

Power Requirements

  • Fully USB bus powered
    Power supply not included

Product Dimensions

  • Impulse 25: 525mm (20.6″) length x 332mm (13″) depth x 100mm (3.94″) height
  • Impulse 49: 864mm (33.3″) length x 332mm (13″) depth x 100mm (3.94″) height
  • Impulse 61: 1022mm (40.2″) length x 332mm (13″) depth x 100mm (3.94″) height