Novation Impulse 61 Keyboard Controller


Product code: AA0596


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Designed for people who love the feel and sound of playing keys, the NOVATION IMPULSE 61 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER from Digital DJ Music is packed with ingenious features but remains fantastic value. This robust 61-key model is the largest in the IMPULSE range and has been praised by critics and musicians alike; from keys player with Lorde, Jimmy Mac, to Amir Amor of Rudimental.

Super-responsive, semi-weighted, chunky piano-style keys with assignable aftertouch provide everything you need to sculpt an impressive sound, bursting with expression and personality. Combine the keys with the smooth action of the knobs, faders and pressure-sensitive pads, not to mention the custom LCD screen, and you have one very clever instrument. It's little wonder that the NOVATION IMPULSE 61 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER has been labelled 'one of the best MIDI controllers on the market.'

Craft unique sequences and rhythms by activating arpeggios, warping and rolling beats and triggering clips using the 8 pressure-sensitive drum pads. These pads also illuminate to allow you to see instantly which clips have loaded, are playing and recording - making it superb to use in a performance situation. The IMPULSE 61 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER also comes with NOVATION's unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology, which scans your keyboard 10,000 times per second as you play, to capture every detail of your performance.

The IMPULSE integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live software, as well as other major music making software. The MIDI connections allow you to control the rest of your plug-ins, instruments and effects, including Native Instruments, Waves, FXpansion and Garage Band. The NOVATION IMPULSE 61 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER also comes with Ableton Live Lite software, an impressive Loopmasters sample library, as a well as NOVATION's Bass Station software plug-in, which reproduces the sound of the famed analogue bass synth.

If you're hunting for speed, ease and versatile connectivity, the NOVATION IMPULSE 61 KEYBOARD CONTROLLER leads the way. Both Mac and Windows-compliant and USB bus-powered, so it can be connected to almost anything without needing a power supply or drivers. Simply plug it in and play - all that's left for you to do is make some awesome music.


  • 61 ultra-responsible, semi-weighted, chunky keys with assignable aftertouch
  • NOVATION's High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans your keyboard 10,000 times per second to accurately capture every detail of your performances.
  • Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered. Controls all major music software, including Ableton Live, Logic and Pro Tools. Offers instant control over DAWs, instruments and plug-ins with Automap.
  • Smooth action knobs, chunky precise faders, assignable buttons and LCD display allow you to craft your own distinctive sound.
  • 8 multi-coloured, pressure-sensitive drum pads launch arpeggios and clips, and warp and roll beats.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and a vast library of production-ready samples from Loopmasters. Includes Bass Station software - the virtual version of NOVATION's iconic analogue synth.

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