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  • Impulse
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Impulse

Impulse is our ultra-responsive and expressive keyboard with loads of fully assignable controls.

Designed for people who love to play keys, it's a pleasure to play and integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools and other major music software.

 

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Expressive Keyboard

We specifically designed the Impulse keyboard to let you create truly expressive performances. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt perfectly to any instrument you want to play, including organs, synths and pianos.
While you’re playing, our unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology will scan the keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance.
You can choose between a 61, 49 and 25-key version of Impulse.

The only difference is that the 25-key sacrifices its faders to make it easier to carry around.

Produce

Mix and sculpt your sound using endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, loads of buttons and a custom LCD screen.

All controls work seamlessly with major music software and can be mapped to any parameter.

 

 

 

Do More

Play drums in real time with pressure-sensitive pads for rolling beats, looping drum samples and designing arpeggios.

These pads also function as multicoloured clip launchers in Ableton Live, so you can tell whether clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red).

 

Connect

Impulse is class-compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can simply plug it into Mac or Windows and get started straight away, without the need for a power supply.

Impulse is gig-ready, too; 5 pin MIDI outputs allow you to connect to your favourite synth or module.

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Attack

"One of the best MIDI controllers on the market.”

Attack Magazine

Beachport
“It's small, portable, efficient, and, with the automap, is a pleasure to work with.” Beatport
Keyboard

“With its very responsive keys, full complement of controls, and plug-and-play integration with major DAWs and plug-ins, the Impluse is simply an outstanding value.”

Keyboard Mag

MusicTech
“...the Novation Launchkey 49 is our pick for best 49 key MIDI keyboard controller.” Wire Realm

Make Music

Ableton Live Lite comes in the box and integrates seamlessly with all the controls to provide:

  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control
  • Clip launch (using Impulse's back-lit drum pads)
  • Scene launch
  • Plug-in/Device control

You’ll also get an impressive library of free samples from Loopmasters, as well as our Bass Station software plug-in, which recreates the sound of the legendary analogue bass synthesiser
Impulse also gives you instant hands-on control of other major music software, including:

  • Pro Tools: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control
  • Logic: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Logic's own plug-ins and 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)
  • Cubase: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in instrument/effects control

Key Features

Create Expressive Performances

Ultra-responsive, full-size, piano keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch

Accurately Capture Your Playing

Our unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology scans your keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance.

Easily Assign All Controls

Easily control all major music software, including Ableton Live, Logic and Pro Tools, with Automap for instant hands-on DAW, instrument and plug-in control.

Shape Your Sound

Endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders, assignable buttons and LCD feedback display for directly shaping your sound.

Do More with Your Drum Pads

Velocity-sensitive pads for rolling and looping beats, designing arpeggios and launching clips in Ableton Live

Tough Enough to Tour

Solid and tough enough to handle the most demanding live situations.

Plug-In and Play

Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can plug in and play on Mac or Windows without a power supply or drivers

Make Music Immediately

Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in, and a huge collection royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.

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