Novation Impulse 25
Novation Impulse 25 Overview by GAK
The Novation Impulse 25 is a compact USB MIDI controller designed for the musician or producer on-the-go. Ideal for laptop producers that are out of the studio, the Novation Impulse 25 can easily fit in a standard size rucksack making it simple to control your software's mixer, instruments and effects using this controller. The Novation Impulse 25 controller also features eight drum pads with multi-coloured LEDs, eight rotary encoders, full transport control, nine assignable buttons and one fader.
- Create Expressive Performances Ultra-responsive, full-size piano-style keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, plus Sustain and Expression pedal inputs.
- Accurately Capture Your Playing Novation’s High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans the keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every nuance of your performance.
- Easily Assign All Controls Get hands-on with any major music production software, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Pro Tools; and use Automap for automatic assignment and control of DAW and plug-in parameters.
- Shape Your Sound Manipulate your sounds and mixes using Impulse 25’s endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders and assignable buttons, with feedback provided by the LCD display.
- Do More with Your Drum Pads Eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads enable you to play beats, design arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton Live.
- Tough Enough to Tour Solid and rugged enough to handle the most demanding live situations.
- Plug-In and Play Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse 25 ‘just works’ with Mac OS X and Windows, requiring no power supply or drivers.
- Connect To Just About Anything Plug in to your hardware synths and sound modules via 5-pin DIN MIDI output.
- Make Music Immediately Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST/AU plug-in, and a huge collection of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
- The Impulse from Novation includes Automap 4, Novation's improved controller software. Automap 4 is now more simple and easier for DAW and plug-in assignment, making the Impulse work in harmony with your chosen software. The Impulse keyboard is fitted with a Semi-Weighted keybed and aftertouch, which is ultra-responsive and can adapt to your playing style.
- The Impulse controller also features eight drum pads with multi-coloured LEDs, eight rotary encoders, full transport control, nine assignable buttons and one fader. The large LCD screen on the Impulse keeps you informed of every operation.
- The drum pads on the Impulse can be used to trigger clips in Ableton Live's session view; illuminating yellow if a clip is loaded, green if it is playing and red if it is set to record. They can also work in different modes, such as following the pattern of Impulse's on-board groovebox-style arpeggiator/step sequencer. The USB powered Impulse will be a true asset to any studio environment and perfect for all types of producers and musicians.
- Access to the Sound Collective
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
- Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- 25 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch
- 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
- 8 endless encoders (infinite rotation)
- 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
- 6 dedicated transport controls
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 2 octave / transpose buttons
- Custom blue-backlit LCD display
- 6 function buttons (4 with LED indicators)
- 3 control switch buttons with LEDs
- Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
- USB socket
- DC power socket
- Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
- Expression pedal 1/4” jack socket
- MIDI In and MIDI Out din sockets
- Kensington security slot
Little bit more difficult to set up for Reason but once set up, its fine. Its soldid and heavy. A very professional bit of kit.