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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Novation Impulse Series MIDI Controllers

The Impulse series is a new range of professional USB/MIDI controllers from Novation. Consisting of three keyboards: the Impulse 25, Impulse 49 and Impulse 61, they each have a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation's Automap control software. Automap 4 makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple. Impulse also has 8 back-lit drum pads which can warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch Live clips.

Impulse has a precision 'players' keyboard. It is semi-weighted with assignable aftertouch and has been designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer peripheral. In addition to feeling good, it is incredibly accurate - this means it can translate musical expression (how you play the keyboard) extremely effectively. So your performance is reflected exactly by the synth or software instrument you are triggering.
The Impulse controllers feature full DAW/plug-in control surface with 8 knobs, 9 faders and buttons and a custom LCD screen (1 fader & button on Impulse25).

Impulse has 8 quality-feel drum pads which are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. These are back-lit with 3-colour LEDs which means they can do things other drum pads can't, like warping arpeggios in real time, rolling beats and launching clips in Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite 8 comes with Impulse).

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