an exceptional controller, at a great price
If you’re looking for a controller with a good number of fully assignable buttons and a semi-weighted keyboard, you should consider the Novation Impulse.
The product is designed to work with most known DAWs, like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Reason and Sonar, due to its pre-mapped features.
The keys are semi-weighted, meaning that it’s designed not just for producers and composers, but for keyboardists as well. By the way, Impulse has traditional Midi In and Midi Out connections, so you can have an additional set of keys and controls when they want to use Impulse connected with sound modules or synthesizers.
The Novation Impulse comes with Automat, a software that helps the user to assign the controls in a very intuitive way.
Even if you don’t want to use Automat, you’re going to love the easiness of assigning and mapping pads, knobs and faders.
Features Novation Impulse :
– 25, 49 or 61 semi-weighted piano style keyboard with aftertouch;
– 9 sliders (49 and 61) or 1 slider (25);
– 8 drum pads;
– 8 knobs;
– Pitch bend and modulation wheels;
– 6 function buttons;
– 9 mute/solo buttons;
– Arpeggiator functions;
– Midi In and Midi Out;
– Sustain and Expression sockets;
– Plug and Play and USB-powered: just plug Impulse into a USB port on a Mac or Windows computer, without the need of power supply or drivers;
– Ableton Live Lite 9 included;
– Novation Bass Station VST and AU included;
– A collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
It’s an exceptional controller, with great attributes at a fair price.
Novation ImpulsezZounds and Amazon. The retail price is around U$ 299.99.