Novation Impulse 49
Your Electronic Music Production Hub
Novation’s ultra-responsive, highly expressive 49-key MIDI keyboard hosts a comprehensive array of fully assignable controls, integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools and other major music software, and is built to be a true player’s instrument.
Our Most Expressive Keyboard
In designing Impulse 49, Novation went all-out to create a supremely expressive performance keyboard. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt beautifully to virtual organs, synths and pianos. Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology ‘reads’ the keyboard 10,000 times per second, capturing every nuance and detail of your performance to an incredible degree of precision.
Produce Better Music
Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds with Impulse 49’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, plentiful buttons and LCD screen. Each control can be manually mapped to any DAW or plug-in parameter via MIDI, or automatically assigned using Novation’s famous Automap software.
Do More with Your Drum Pads
Impulse 49’s eight pressure-sensitive, backlit pads are perfect for playing and recording drum and percussion tracks, with Roll mode making light work of automatic note repeats. Going beyond beats, Arp mode uses the pads for real-time arpeggio design, while in Ableton Live, they can even be assigned as multi-coloured clip launchers – yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip, or red for a recording clip.
Connect To Just About Anything
Being class-compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 49 only has to be plugged into a Mac or PC to get up and running – no power supply required. It’s gig-ready, too, with a 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port enabling connection to hardware synths and sound modules.
Make Music Straight Out of the Box
A great controller keyboard needs great software to bring it to life, and music software doesn’t get much greater than Ableton Live, the Lite edition of which is included in the box and integrates with Impulse 49’s controls to provide:
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Clip launching (using Impulse 49’s backlit drum pads)
- Scene launching
- Plug-in/Device control
Impulse 49 also ships with a massive library of Loopmasters samples, as well as the Bass Station plug-in, which brings the sound and vibe of Novation’s legendary analogue bass synthesiser to your VST/AU-enabled DAW.
As well as Ableton Live, Impulse 49 integrates with Logic Pro, Cubase, Reason, Sonar, Pro Tools and other major music production applications, and is compatible with Novation Automap for instant and automatic DAW, instrument and effect plug-in control.
- Create Expressive Performances
Ultra-responsive, full-size piano-style keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, plus Sustain and Expression pedal inputs.
- Accurately Capture Your Playing
Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans the keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every nuance of your performance.
- Easily Assign All Controls
Get hands-on with any major music production software, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Pro Tools; and use Automap for automatic assignment and control of DAW and plug-in parameters.
- Shape Your Sound
Manipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 49’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders and assignable buttons, with feedback provided by the LCD display.
- Do More with Your Drum Pads
Eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads enable you to play beats, design arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton Live.
- Tough Enough to Tour
Solid and rugged enough to handle the most demanding live situations.
- Plug-In and Play
Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 49 ‘just works’ with Mac OS X and Windows, requiring no power supply or drivers.
- Connect To Just About Anything
Plug in to your hardware synths and sound modules via 5-pin DIN MIDI output.
- Make Music Immediately
Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in, and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- Impulse 49
- USB cable
- Power supply
- Printed Getting Started guide
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks.
- Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
- iOS8, iOS7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included).
- Impulse is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
Unit Weight: 5kg (without accessories)
Dimensions: 10.0cm x 84.6cm x 33.2cm (H x W x D)