Novation 61 SL MK3 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 61-Key

Novation 61 SL MK3 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 61-Key

Rock all your software instruments, MIDI hardware and CV/Gate synths with Novation's 3rd-gen SL controller keyboard -- tightly integrated with Ableton Live.

Novation Remote 61SL 61-Key USB Controller Keyboard with AutoMap

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Keys: 61

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

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

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

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
-- 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

-- Halion

-- Z3ta

-- Legacy Cell

-- MS-20

-- Polysix

-- Vanguard

-- 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
(17 ratings)
Submitted August 2, 2006 by a customer from
"Best controller on the market"
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This is currently the best controller on the market, hands down. If you have ever used your DAW and felt like it is just a bunch of random parts taped together, this is the product to make you feel like it is all finally coming together.
The automapping feature is so intuitive and easy to use with Cubase, that it is actually saving me time. Having knobs and sliders usually means you spend as much time programming your CC and channels, but with the SL, you can get right to work.
Ease of Use
There is a learning curve, simply because this is the first midi controller that you can actually "learn" like a real instrument. With this keyboard, you can finally compare Cubase to a Triton or Oasys, simply because it makes life so much easier.
The joystick feels a little odd, and I would like to see a metal casing. Other than that, the keyboard feels great, and the knobs and sliders feel confident.
This is by no means a budget controller, but this keyboard exemplifies the maxim, you get what you pay for. And with this, you get nothing but programming bliss.
Musical Background:
Film soundtracker, Producer, Writer
Musical Style:
Industrial Rock/ New Wave/ Synthpop/ House
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