novation 25 sl mkii usb/midi controller keyboard

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Novation 25 SL MkII USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard

MPN: 25SLMKII

What's In the Box?

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  • 25 SL MkII
  • Owner's Manual
  • Software: Automap 4, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station soft synth, Mike the Drummer samples, Loopmaster samples
  • USB cable

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List Price: $499.95

Our Price: $399.99

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25 SL MkII

SL MkII is the advanced range of USB/MIDI controllers from Novation. They have been designed to give you complete control over your music making software. We have worked with each of the main DAWs to make sure each of the 56 knobs, faders and buttons control the things in your software that you need them to control including directly access to your plug-in instruments and FX (you also get an Italian made, semi-weighted keyboard mechanism).


Italian-made keyboard: Incredible feeling professional keyboard

Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable after-touch; the Italian made keyboard mechanism plays like a musical instrument rather than a computer accessory. SL MkII comes in three sizes: 25, 49 and 61 keys - as well as a keyless "ZeRO" version which is a compact desktop DAW controller minus the keyboard mechanism.


Automap 4 control software: Spend more time making music, less time reading user guides

Many MIDI controllers have knobs, faders and buttons, but using them is difficult and time consuming!

SL MkII (as with all Novation controllers) comes with Automap control software. This gives you instant mapping to the things you need to control, meaning you can make full use of faders, knobs and buttons on SL MkII to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.


 

144-character LCD: Large screen shows exactly what you are controlling

SL MkII's massive LCD screen displays information about what each knob, button and fader is controlling. It is large enough to show the name and value of entire rows of knobs, faders or buttons, instantly displaying what each control is assigned to. The screen lines up with controls so you can identify what control is assigned to which bit of your software without having to look at the software GUI.


 

Intelligent Controls: Back lit, LED-ringed, touch-sensitive controls

Illuminated controls provide feedback information about what controls are doing. For example LED rings around encoders tell you the position of your filter cutoff, and back-lit buttons will indicate whether a track is muted or not.

Each pot, encoder and fader is touch sensitive so by simply touching the control you can bring up information about that entire row of faders on the LCD screen without having to move the control and lose your settings.


 

Works with all major DAWs and plug-in instruments and effects

Novation has worked with major music software manufacturers to ensure SL MkII gives you instant hands-on control. In addition to the major DAWs, SL MkII & Automap 4 have been specially designed to give you full control of 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, like Native Instruments, UAD or FXpansion.


Automap Control Software - instant mixer, transport and plug-in control

So many controllers promise customers hands-on control of their music software and fail to deliver. Novation controllers are different; they come with Novation's revolutionary new Automap 4 software.

What is it?

Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It makes it fast and simple to control your music software with knobs, buttons and faders. It has been used by many top musician/producers since 2006.


 

How can it help?

SL MkII gives you control over the mixer, transport and plug-ins of all major DAWs, as well as plug-in instruments and effects that don’t come with your DAW, like Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion. Automap enables you to see instantly which knobs, faders and buttons are controlling which part of your software. It also makes it easy to quickly change what the knobs are controlling.


 

See what you are controlling

Automap has a software edit page that looks just like the SL MkII control surface. This labels what each knob, fader and button is controlling, because with so many things in your DAW and plug-ins, it is easy to lose track of what is assigned to what. You can hide this window once you are finished with it, so you can continue making music.


 

Get instant control

SL MkII’s controls can be used to control your plug-in instruments and effects. When you open a software instrument/effect, the 8 knobs will already be linked to commonly used parameters. If you want to control different things in your software, just press the ‘Learn’ button, click on the software parameter, and wiggle the knob that you want to control it. This way you can get hands on control of exactly what you want almost instantly.

Instant mapping: click, touch, it's assigned!

Manufacturer Novation
Condition New
Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 25
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Semi-weighted synth with aftertouch
Controllers Xpression Pad
Xpression Stick
(8) Encoders w/ touch-sensitivity
(8) Pots w/ touch-sensitivity
(8) Sliders with touch-sensitivity
(32) Buttons
(8) soft feel Trigger pads
Control Inputs Sustain
Expression
MIDI In, Out, Thru; USB
Compatible Devices Mac/PC
Bus Power Yes
Width 18.43"
Depth 11.54"
Height 2.68"
Product Weight 7.28 lbs
Unique Features Integrated with Automap 4 for seamless control of plug-ins and DAW mixers

STANDARD DELIVERY

When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. You will also be able to find this information by logging into your account. You will need to have an account set up with Kraft Music in order to track your order (versus checking out as a guest).

We are not able to ship any orders outside of the US and its territories.

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***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please test your item before getting it fully assembled. For example, with digital pianos, unpack the keyboard portion, power it on and test all the keys. It is very rare that these items arrive with defects, but it is still a good idea to test it before spending time getting it fully assembled. Use caution when unpacking your purchase from its box, as some needed parts and pieces may be packed in and amongst the packing material. Be sure to save the carton and all packing materials, in case of a needed return. Do not write on the box and do not discard!

All Novation products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

Very many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any fault at all. To avoid unnecessary inconvenience to you in terms of returning the product please contact Novation support.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident in a product within 12 months from the date of the original purchase Novation will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Novation. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

Whilst this warranty is provided by Novation the warranty obligations are fulfilled by the distributor responsible for the country in which you purchased the product.

In the event that you need to contact the distributor regarding a warranty issue, or an out-of-warranty chargeable repair, please visit the Novation website.

The distributor will then advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. In every case it will be necessary to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to the distributor. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase directly then you should contact the reseller from whom you purchased the product and attempt to obtain proof of purchase from them.

Please do note that if you purchase a Novation product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Novation distributor to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorised Novation Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the product directly from Novation in the UK, or one of its Authorized Distributors outside the UK). This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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