Novation Impulse 49 USB Controller Keyboard

Instant access to your DAW's Mixer, Transport & Plugins

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The store is open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays.

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Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

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If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.

SKU: NOVIMP49

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Product Description

The Novation Impulse 49 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 49

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.

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

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!

As well as Ableton Live, Impulse 49 integrates with Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools and other major music production applications.

3 year warranty

All Novation products come with a 3 year warranty from the point of purchase, if bought after October 2016. Visit Novation's site for more infomation.

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.
  • Shape Your Sound - Manipulate 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 and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

Software Included

  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments

Specifications

  • 49 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