Chris Ward, professionally known as Tropics, is a British electronic producer. His debut album, released by Planet Mu, was celebrated by critics worldwide and he has toured with and remixed some of the world’s hottest electronic artists (such as Little Dragon, Falty DL, Rustie, Ed Banger Records etc). A Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP and a Novation Nocturn keyboard already played an integral part of his set up and he recently upgraded to an Impulse, which he now takes on the road for his live shows.
Here's what he had to say about it:
"Im using the Novation Impulse and run a series of plugins through it in Ableton Live. The Automap feature is great; it sets itself up for me and I've never had a problem with it on stage. Using the rotaries and faders assigned to the plugins is also made very simple with Automap. The keys are just right for me too (not too weighty) and overall its an awesome looking keyboard. Another nice touch is the onboard arpeggiator which works well to decorate a build-up, or a nice outro in our live sets."
Check out a video of Tropics live here.