The Novation Impulse 61 sets a new standard for controller keyboards everywhere! Novation have made the Impulse keyboards tactile physically and intuitive operationally!
Here’s What Novation Say About the Impulse 61
Novation’s ultra-responsive, highly expressive 61-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 61, 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 61’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.
Do More with Your Drum Pads
Impulse 61’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 61 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 61’s controls to provide:
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Clip launching (using Impulse 61’s backlit drum pads)
- Scene launching
- Plug-in/Device control
Now expanded from 1GB to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library included with every Novation Launch, SL and Impulse keyboard is packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano and Organ.
Encompassing all contemporary genres – from blues, funk and hip-hop to bass, techno and all flavours of house – and taking in a huge range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation, it’s everything you need to start making music today!
Impulse 61 also ships with 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 61 integrates with Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools and other major music production applications.
Novation Sound Collective
Get free or discounted software exclusive to registered Novation users! The Sound Collective offer changes frequently, so make sure you check back to make the most of the free software and plugins that you'll get! Click here for more info.
2 year warranty
All Novation products come with a 24 month warranty from the point of purchase, if bought after October 2016. Visit Novation's site for more infomation.
- 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.
- Shape Your Sound - Manipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 61’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 61 ‘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.
- Access to the Sound Collective
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
- Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- 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
- 9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button
- 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