Novation Impulse 25 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller, 25-Key

Novation Impulse 25 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller (25-Key)

This keyboard controller form Novation includes drum pads and an updated version of Novation's award-winning Automap control surface.

Novation Remote 25SL 25-Key USB Controller Keyboard with AutoMap

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Keyboard
Keys: 25

Type: Semi-Weighted with aftertouch

Velocity Curves: 6 -- individually assignable for each Template

Pitch and Mod Wheel Mechanism
Pitch wheel lever: Rubberized -- spring loaded, center return left to right motion

Mod/control lever: Rubberized -- spring loaded, bottom return or free running, front to back motion

X/Y Touchpad
Touchpad: Pressure sensitive

Parameters: 2 assignable in X direction; 2 assignable in Y direction

LCD Display
LCD: 2 x 144 character silver. Blue LED backlit

Interfacing
Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI (Win XP/Mac OSX class-compliant)

MIDI: 2 x MIDI Out, 1 x MIDI In, 1 x MIDI Thru

Sustain Pedal: 1 x 1/4 Jack Input

Expression pedal: 1 x 1/4 Jack Input

Controls
Rotary Encoders: 8 -- Infinite Rotation

Rotary Potentiometers: 8 -- Rotation 0 to 270 Degrees

Sliders: 8

Buttons: 32

Trigger pads: 8

Transport Controls: Rewind/Fast Forward/Stop/Start/Record/Loop (assignable buttons)

TAP TEMPO Button: 1

General Operation: Play/Edit/Template/Global/Write buttons

Data select: 1 x rotary encoder, press to change function

Keyboard Octave: Octave up/down buttons

General
Battery Operation: 4 x Standard 'C' Size

External Power Supply: Standard 'Center Positive' 9V DC 600mA Power Supply (optional)

Size: W=468mm, H=68mm, D=278mm

Weight: 2.5kg

Pre-installed onboard Templates and Automaps
Software:
Novation
-- V-Station

-- Bass Station

Propellerhead (only Automap)
-- Reason - All Instruments, Mixer, rack effects

Native Instruments
-- FM7

-- Pro 53

-- Battery II

-- Kontakt II

-- B4

G Media
-- Oddity

-- ImpOSCar

-- Minimonsta

Steinberg
-- Halion

Cakewalk
-- Z3ta

Korg
-- Legacy Cell

-- MS-20

-- Polysix

reFX
-- Vanguard

Arturia
-- CS-80V

-- Arp 2600V

Rob Papen/Linplug
-- Albino
Novation Warranty Novation offers a 3-Year Warranty on this and all other Novation products.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-431-2609
(13 ratings)
Submitted January 4, 2008 by a customer from gmail.com
"get it while it's hot."
the only thing i wish this had was the drumpads they put in the new, smaller, SL Compact. other than that, amazing.
Sound
not applicable
Features
automap. it's amazing. period.
Ease of Use
it is somewhat confusing to set up at first, but definitely worth the time to sit down and read the manual.
Quality
very sturdy little piece of kit.
Value
a little on the expensive side, but if you want a fully fledged controller with automap, this is the way to go. for those with a tighter budget, check the SL Compact.
Manufacturer Support
heard great things about their support, but no experience first-hand.
The Wow Factor
very sexy.
Musical Background:
music producer
Musical Style:
electronic/hip-hop
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