Submitted October 17, 2013 by David Toma in Grand Blanc, MI
"Near Perfect MIDI Keyboard"
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The Novation Impulse is a great MIDI keyboard. I love that it is USB powered and can connect through a basic midi cable and be powered by even my cell phone wall charger. My only problem is with the knobs (stated below)
The keyboard doesn't have any sounds.
The mixer sliders are great, and it's nice that it also works for other things and I can assign them to MIDI-enabled devices in my DAW.The Drum pads feel good, I love the arp feature and how it works with the drum pads. The knobs are a little weird to use. It feels like it has some kind of feature that likes to enhance precision, but doesn't work very well, like the enchance pointer precision on the mouse in windows.
Ease of Use
Very easy to set up and use. The automap software is nice, but since I use Ableton, I don't really need it.
The keyboard is built like a tank. Even though it's plastic, it has lasted months unlike some other things I have.
Definitely worth the price.
I've been playing music for about 10 years and making electronic music since late 2012. Make music at home, never played live.
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