novation impulse 49 usb/midi controller keyboard

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Novation Impulse 49 USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard

MPN: IMPULSE49

What's In the Box?

From Manufacturer

  • Impulse 49
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Installation DVD, containing: Automap 4 software; Impulse User Guide; Xcite+ Pack (Novation Bass Station soft synth, Mike the Drummer samples, Loopmaster samples, Ableton Live Lite)
  • USB cable

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List Price: $449.99

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Impulse 49

Impulse is a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. They each have a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation's Automap control software - Automap 4 (which 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 Live clips.


Precision Keyboard: Ultra-responsive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch

Impulse has a precision 'players' keyboard. It is semi-weighted with assignable aftertouch and has been designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer peripheral. In addition to feeling good, it is incredibly accurate - this means it can translate musical expression (how you play the keyboard) extremely effectively. So your performance is reflected exactly by the synth or software instrument you are triggering.


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!

Impulse (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 Impulse to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.


 

Full DAW/plug-in control surface:
8 knobs, 9 faders and buttons and a custom LCD screen (1 fader & button on Impulse25)

The control surface allows you to get hands on control for your DAW and plug-ins. We have worked with all the major DAWs and plug-ins to make sure that you get instant control of your mixer, transport controls and plug-in instruments and effects.


 

Multi-function drum pads: Warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live

Impulse has 8 quality-feel drum pads which are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. These are back-lit with 3-colour LEDs which means they can do things other drum pads can't, like warping arpeggios in real time, rolling beats and launching clips in Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite 8 comes with Impulse).


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

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

Impulse 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 Impulse 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

Impulse’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 49
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Semi-weighted synth with aftertouch
Controllers Pitch wheel
Modulation wheel
(8) Multi-function drum pads
(8) Rotary encoders
(1) Assignable fader
Transport controls
Control Inputs Sustain
Expression
MIDI In, Out; USB
Compatible Devices Mac/PC
Bus Power Yes
Width 33.3"
Depth 13"
Height 3.93"
Product Weight 11.02 lbs
Unique Features Integrated with Automap 4 for seamless control of plug-ins and DAW mixers

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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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