Novation Impulse 25 25 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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The IMPULSE 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard is part of the range of professional USB/MIDI controllers created by Novation. The Impulse 25 has precision features including ultra-responsive semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch. It also features a full control surface that is powered by Automap 4 that makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple!

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Novation Impulse 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features
  • 25-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Expressive ultra High Rate Scan (HRS) technology enables true players feel
  • 8 Knobs, 1 Fader, and 1 Button easily control your music software
  • Custom LCD Feedback Display tells you what you’re controlling
  • 8 multi-color velocity and pressure sensitive drum pads also trigger arpeggios, warp beats and launch clips in Ableton Live
  • Control other music software, such as Logic or Pro Tools, with Automap 4 software - instant hands-on mixer, instrument and effect plug-in control
  • Make music out of the box with Ableton Live Lite and Loopmasters sample library
  • Novation Bass Station - legendary analog bass synth plug-in included
  • Novation V-Station: a polyphonic soft-synth for Mac and PC
  • Learn with Melodics: Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box
  • MIDI I/O to connect to other gear
  • Expression and Sustain pedal inputs
  • Class compliant and USB bus-powered

4GB of Loopmasters Samples
Expanded to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library includes professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

Creative keyboard control for production and performance
Novation’s 20+ years of innovation in synths and controllers culminate in Impulse, a flexible keyboard controller designed to maximize your creativity in studio production and on-stage performance. Impulse allows you to sculpt your sound and mix with ease using 8 smooth knobs, precision faders, assignable buttons, and an LCD feedback display.

Ultra-responsive expressive player’s keyboard
Impulse series keybeds feature semi-weighted action with aftertouch. Session players choose Impulse because Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology, with a remarkable 10,000 scans per second, is specifically designed for true, accurate, and expressive performance.

Designed for Ableton Live electronic music making
Make more music faster thanks to Impulse’s seamless integration with Ableton Live. Achieve a totally smooth workflow in your session and arrange modes, and immediate control over your instruments and mixer with Impulse’s powerful control surface. Impulse’s 8 large multi-color drum pads function as Live clip launch buttons, mirroring the clip’s mode colors in the software.

Large multi-color, velocity and pressure sensitive drum pads
Impulse’s drum pads do far more than just drums – they are your secret weapon for performance and production using any software. Impulse has powerful, built-in arpeggiator and beat-roll functions. Add expression to chords and create totally unique rhythms on the fly. Adjust volume, speed, shape, syncopation, and gate effects in realtime.

Road-ready and pro-quality - it’s built for the demands of live touring
Rugged, professional build quality means it’s tough enough to handle the most demanding live perfomance situation. Impulse is easy to connect and quick to set up: simply plug in and play on Mac and Windows. Impulse is class-compliant, bus-powered, and features MIDI I/O for connecting to the rest of your gear.

Control other music software
Automap 4 controls more plug-ins than ever in Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Cubase, and Sonar. Delivering immediate control of third party instruments and effects from the likes of Native Instruments, Waves and FXpansion, Automap 4 alone makes Novation controllers more powerful than any other in its class.

Make music with out of the box
Impulse comes complete with Ableton Live Lite – the music production and performance software favored by leading artists around the world – and an impressive collection of production-ready samples from the critically acclaimed Loopmasters. Add weight and punch to your mixes using the included Bass Station synth plug-in, featuring warm oscillators and a fat analog-style filter.

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Phone:  800-431-2609 Warranty:  As of 12/14/2017: 2 Year

Product Specifications

Novation Impulse 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Specifications
  • Keys: 25 Semi-weighted
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Number of Performance Pads: 8
  • Number of Encoders/Pots: 8
  • Number of Sliders/Faders: 1
  • Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
  • Other Controllers: Mod, pitch wheels
  • System Requirements
    • Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard (32 and 64 bit)
    • PC: Windows 7 (64 and 32 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit only), or Windows XP SP3 (32bit only)
  • Pedal Inputs: Sustain, Expression
  • MIDI I/O: In, Out, and USB
  • USB: Yes
  • Power Supply: USB Bus Powered (or AC-DC USB mains adapter - not supplied)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.937 x 20.669 x 13.07 inches
  • Weight: 7.716 lbs.

Customer Reviews

Review: Erik Submitted: 3/1/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.



Useful tool once figured out
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As a new DAW recorder who has recorded on analog and digital workstations for approximately 20 years I found the general set up a bit daunting. That said , Novation has pretty good customer service . DO NOT expect the same from Ableton . I sent a couple help tickets over a week ago and still have no response . Managed to link the Impulse to Logic Pro x with no real issues other than my learning as I go .

Review: Ayo Submitted: 1/26/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



I just love this controller

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This model of Novation controller is a must have for any serious minded music producer. It's compact design makes it sit nicely on my workstation table without stepping away to play. The semi weighted keys feels great too.

Review: Stephen from Virgnia Submitted: 2/16/2012

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Brings a whole new meaning to control!

It is big, beefy, and looks very well made. It hasnt failed me yet.

From the 8 drum pads to the arpeggiator button and roll feature, midi in and out (not alot of controllers have that anymore!)

Just install automap, and it works completely with your DAW

No tones included.

Slow as I was impatient to learn how to program the midi CC numbers and sync it with my DAW

Yes, its enough for what I need it for, controlling vst's, Reason 6, and of course my racked midi gear.


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