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Novation Nocturn USB MIDI Controller

The Novation Nocturn MIDI controller easily maps to your favorite DAW software to give you touchable control over your music. (5) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Novation's most affordable hardware controller to date, Nocturn is an intelligent plug-in controller that promises to unleash the full potential of all your favourite instruments and effects. Featuring the latest Automap Universal 2.0 software, exclusive to Novation controllers, Nocturn provides automatic, instant and intelligent control of all automatable plug-ins within every major sequencer, including Pro Tools.

Nocturn features eight touch-sensitive rotary encoders, each equipped with a bright eleven-LED ring (ideal for laptop DJ'ing in a dark club environment). These are accompanied by eight user-assignable illuminated buttons and a smooth, professional 45mm cross-fader. The finishing touch is Novation's unique 'speed dial'; a touch-sensitive rotary encoder that instantly takes control of whatever your mouse is focused on!

Featuring a revolutionary new 'heads-up transparent control GUI', Automap Universal 2.0 places a transparent control map across your computer screen, to be recalled or hidden at will. Little or no user setup is required and plug-in control can be exactly the way you want it, no matter what music software you use. Just boot up the plug-in and you'll see at a glance how the parameters are automatically assigned to each of Nocturn's controls. An instant click and control 'learn' function is also available for quick re-assigning of controls, or for creating your own controller map in seconds. Multiple page options mean that you can assign a potentially infinite number of parameters for each plug-in.

Automap Universal 2.0 also categorises all your control maps. A simple browsing facility lets you review all open plug-ins, then quickly switch to controlling one of them. Automap Universal 2.0 also supports standard MIDI protocol, providing the same transparent display for quick and simple assigning of MIDI parameters. This ensures Nocturn can also turn its hand to controlling a hardware MIDI device, any non-automatable plug-ins, or your sequencer mixer. Once a 'MIDI map' is created, it can be saved and recalled via the same map browsing facility. A growing number of maps will be available to download from Novation's own website.

Nocturn's spacious and tactile control layout, side mounted USB socket and ultra-low profile allow it to sit neatly in front of your QWERTY keyboard or on a larger keyboard such as the SL61. Large, rugged rubber grips hold it steady whilst you let rip with your favourite music software.

Combined, Automap Universal 2.0's heads up transparent control GUI and Nocturn's touch sensitive dials remove the pain inherent in controlling multiple instruments and effects, allowing you to flow intuitively from one plug-in to the next, leaving you free to focus on what matter most - your music.

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Controls:
Assignable Rotary Encoders: 8 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED surrounds

Speed Dial (Encoder): 1 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED-surround, press and rotate for second function

Assignable Buttons: 8

Assignable Crossfader: 1 x 45mm

System Buttons: 'Learn', 'View', 'Page+' and 'Page-'

Group Buttons: User, FX, Inst, Mixer

Interfacing Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI

Weight and Dimensions
Size (WxDxH): 239mm (9.41 in.), 137mm (5.39 in.), 18-28mm (0.7-1.1 in.)

Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Minimum Operational Requirements:
Mac OSX 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard also supported) or Windows XP with
Service Pack 2 or greater (Vista 32/64 also supported)

Minimum Computer spec: Mac - G4/1GHz, both with 256MB RAM or PC -
Pentium 3/1GHz/256MB RAM (machines running Vista will require a higher spec)

Interfacing:
USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-431-2609
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Excellent product! Essential Production Tool!"
Feature: The Automap Software is excellent! I was up and running in minutes and now I wonder how I ever worked without it. Now, I can adjust compressors, eqs, effects, instruments, etc... simply by turning knobs, just like the 'real thing'. Much faster and more intuitive. In addition, if you upgrade to the PRO version of the software, you can actually map out KEY commands for your DAW onto the Nocturn! I can now do all sort of 'chores' (such as SAVE/DEL/create tracks, etc...) all by pushing one button on the Nocturn. Doesn't get better than that! My workflow in the studio has improved exponentially since installing the Nocturn with Automap PRO. Ease of Use: Learning curve almost non-existent. Quality: Well built and nice looking too. Value: Priced just right. Overall: IMO, the Nocturn with Aumoap make up an ESSENTIAL too in any DAW based studio.
Style of Music: Many
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