Novation Impulse 61

61 keys USB Midi Controller Keyboard 25 Keys with Automap PC/MAC
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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.

Our Most Expressive Keyboard

We specifically designed the Impulse keyboard to let you create truly expressive performances. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and after touch, 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 Better Music

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 with Your Drum Pads

Play drums in real time with pressure-sensitive pads for rolling beats, looping drum samples and designing arpeggios. These pads also function as multicolored clip launchers in Ableton Live, so you can tell whether clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red).

Connect To Just About Anything

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 favorite synth or module.

Make Music Straight Out of the Box

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 and3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)

Cubase: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control,Plug-in instrument/effects control

Reason/Record: Mixer control, Transport control, Instant control of rack devices (Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)

Cakewalk/Sonar: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in VST instrument/effects control


Create Expressive Performances

Ultra-responsive, full-size, piano keyboard with semi-weighted action and after touch.


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 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 plugin and play on Mac or Windows without a power supply or drivers.


Make Music Immediately

Comes with everything you need to start performing your music.


Learn with Melodics

Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box.

Tech Spec

 Product Hardware Specifications

25, 49 or 61 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)

4 control switch buttons with LEDs (49 & 61 note) 3 control switch buttons with LEDs (25 note)

9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)

Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll

USB B 2.0

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

 Software Compatibility

Ableton Live Lite is included

If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 8 or greater to work with Impulse. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Impulse integration. Impulse will also work as a standard MIDI controller.


 Power Requirements

Fully USB bus powered

Power supply not included

 Product Dimensions

Impulse 25: 525mm (20.6) length x 332mm (13) depth x 100mm (3.94) height

Impulse 49: 864mm (33.3) length x 332mm (13) depth x 100mm (3.94) height

Impulse 61: 1022mm (40.2) length x 332mm (13) depth x 100mm (3.94) height

 OS Compatibility

OS compatibilty not relevant for this product range/type

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