Novation Impulse 49 49 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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The Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard comes from a range of professional USB MIDI controllers by Novation. The Impulse 49 controller has a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by Novation's Automap 4 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 clips in Ableton Live.

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Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features

  • 49-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Expressive ultra High Rate Scan (HRS) technology enables true players feel
  • 9 Faders, 9 Buttons, 8 Knobs 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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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Specifications
  • Keys: 49 Semi-weighted
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Number of Performance Pads: 8
  • Number of Encoders/Pots: 8
  • Number of Sliders/Faders: 9
  • Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
  • Other Controllers: 9 x assignable buttons; 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): 3.94 x 33.31 x 13.07 inches
  • Weight: 11.02 lbs.

Customer Reviews

Chelsea Joseph, Submitted: 1/5/2019
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I love this thing!
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What is your opinion of this product?
This is great for beginners!!! Many Youtube videos to help!!! Many features!!!
Deasia Mccalman Submitted: 12/27/2018
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Great keyboard
What is your opinion of this product?
Owned one previously but didn't work. This one was perfect. Made a lot of guys with this.
Ben Submitted: 11/6/2018
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What is your opinion of this product?
Couldn’t be happier with this! Not too complicated to learn and has a great feel when playing both the keys and the pads. Definitely recommend!
David, Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Exactly what I wanted in a keyboard controller. Love it.
What is your opinion of this product?
Its a very good keybord controller.. the Automap to your Daw is awesome.. love this keyboard.
Akash Darjee Submitted: 9/5/2018
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I love this thing ??????
What is your opinion of this product?
The novatuon impulse 49, owning this for almost a month I love this thing. It does everything I need it to do.
BeatDemon from Warner Robins, GA Submitted: 1/3/2013
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Impulse with Ableton
Well made, but case can be more sturdier. First one kept losing communication between Ableton. Replacement works like a Champ.
Automap,Keyboard and awesome Pads. A on/off switch.
Everything is laid out well. Learning the DAW software is the hard part to learn
No sounds, it controls the DAW sounds
Your general opinion of this product.
Since i got a replacement working well with Ableton i give 5 stars
Actions and velocity are great.
Great Bang for the Buck...


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