Novation 49SL MKIII USB MIDI Controller

Product discontinued

Novation 49SL MKIII USB MIDI Controller

Product discontinued

Novation 49SL MKIII USB MIDI Controller Overview

All-sequencing, all-dancing hub for all of your music making tools.

Let’s Connect

A centrepiece to connect, control and create with your entire setup. Computer or not. Create quickly and easily with your hardware. Build your tracks in the eight-track polyphonic sequencer: everything in time; everything in key; every control at your fingertips.

Total control

Get to work with your favourite hardware with all the benefits of a DAW at your fingertips; no need to look at a computer screen. Pull your DAW out of the box and combine with your hardware synths - connecting everything through SL MkIII. Then easily control everything with highly customisable mappings for your hardware and software. Or create your own in the software editor.

Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer

Input notes step-by-step, or record as you go; you can play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard. Then record parameter automation straight onto the sequencer, bringing your productions to life. You can choose an arp type, set a sync rate, tweak note and pattern lengths, and use the pads to design your rhythms in real time.

It’s the feel

SL MkIII boasts Novation’s finest and most playable synth-style semi-weighted keybed, with a sprung action tuned to the needs of the experienced player. It’s got aftertouch too, assignable to anything. Its exceptionally high scan rate of 10 kHz gives the keys a super dynamic feel for expressive performances. And you can see scales, modes and zones instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback.

SL MkIII’s velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions too: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and have polyphonic aftertouch.

Enjoy three years of warranty

Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a three-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Click here to learn more about Novation's warranty policy.

5 out of 5
5 reviews
  • 5 stars (5)
  • 4 stars (0)
  • 3 stars (0)
  • 2 stars (0)
  • 1 star (0)
Rated 5.00 out of 5 30/11/2022


Lynn Owen

Rated 5.00 out of 5 01/10/2022

Excellent purchase, puts another company (K**g) to shame when it comes to firmware upgrades and listening to users feedback. Blinkenlights galore for disco lovers.


Rated 5.00 out of 5 21/8/2022

Crontrols up to 8 synths per session including cv controlled modules/eurorack, each with an independent sequencer. Comes with a bunch of pre-mapped templates for synth/drum machine control via the numerous encoders/buttons/faders - wish there were more as I had to map my own as not in their list. Great for a DAWless setup (the reason I bought it) or good integration within a DAW - or a combination of both. I couldn't find a better midi controller with these features. Novation also have great support for their products - they've already updated this to include an arp for each synth/track. If this is what you need I don't think you'd be disappointed.

Michael Robson

Rated 5.00 out of 5 15/9/2020

Excellent device. Recent updates convinced me it was worth getting and couldn't be happier with it.


Rated 5.00 out of 5 11/7/2020

A beast of a controller keyboard.

James Whelan