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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.
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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.

Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It has been designed to make the job of assigning your hardware controls to various software parameters quick and easy.

Despite having knobs and sliders, most MIDI controllers are no good at controlling plug-ins. It is difficult to assign the controls and you cannot see what is controlling which part of your music software.

Automap 4 is the newest and most powerful version of Automap. It enables knobs, faders and buttons to instantly control plug-in instruments/FX, as well as your sequencer's mixer, transport controls and more...

Automap's edit page
Automap's edit page graphically shows you the entire control surface, labelling each control so you can see exactly what is assigned to what.

Mixer and transport control
It gives you instant access to your DAWs mixer and transport controls

See what you are controlling
When you open a plug-in instrument of effect, you have access to its parameters - and you can move them in an instant!

Instantly “learn” controls
The 'learn' function means you can instantly assign knobs, faders and buttons

MIDI made easy
If you want to assign knobs, faders and buttons to MIDI continuous controller numbers, just type them in!

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. Novation has 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 hand-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.

ProTools
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Pro Tools' own plug-ins and 3rd party RTAS plug-ins)

Ableton
(Ableton Live Lite comes included with Impulse)
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Clip launch (using Impulse's back-lit drum pads)
- Scene launch
- Plug-in/Device control (instant control of Ableton's own devices as well as 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)

Cubase
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of whatever VST/VST3 instrument or effect is in focus)

Logic
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Logic's own plug-ins and 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)

Reason/Record
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Instant control of rack devices
(Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)

Sonar
- Mixer control (all channels)
- Transport control
- Plug-in VST instrument/effects control

Impulse will also work with other DAWs such as Studio One, Garage Band, Reaper and FL Studio.

Impulse also comes with a stack of free software and sounds:
- Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
- Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
- Loopmasters sample library - over 1GB of royalty-free samples
- Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks

Key Features
- Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
- Professional control surface gives you full control of your DAW including mixer, transport and plug-in instruments and effects
- Novation’s Automap control software makes it fast and simple to assign knobs, faders and buttons to your music software
- Back-lit drum pads allow you to warp arpeggios and improvise with rhythm patterns – they also launch clips in Ableton
- Large LCD screen displays control information
- Hardware design is tough and rugged
- Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack
- USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments

Weights and Dimensions
- Length (mm) 1022 (Inches) 40.2
- Width (mm) 332 (Inches) 13
- Height (mm) 100 (Inches) 3.9
- Weight (kg) 6.5 (lb) 14.33

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UPC 815301000426
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer NOVATION MUSIC
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