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Impulse

Impulse - get more creative

Impulse is a range of professional keyboard controllers designed to help you get as creative as possible when producing and performing electronic music

An ultra-responsive and expressive keyboard with fully assignable controls, Impulse integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live and works brilliantly with other major music making software.

  • Ultra-responsive expressive keyboard
  • Velocity sensitive backlit drum pads
  • Knobs, faders and buttons that work in major music making software like Ableton Live
  • Large LCD control screen
  • Rock solid build quality
  • Total control over your music making software and seamless integration with Ableton Live
  • USB-powered with MIDI inputs
  • Plug in and play with Mac or Windows
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Loopmasters sound library and Bass Station synth

Be More Creative

Novation's 20+ years of innovation in synths and controllers have culminated in Impulse: a flexible keyboard controller designed to make you more creative in your studio productions and on stage. Tough enough to handle the most demanding live situations, you can simply plug Impulse into Mac or Windows and get started straight away, without the need for a power supply.

Produce Great Music Even Faster

Mix and sculpt your sound using smooth knobs, chunky faders and precision buttons that work seamlessly in your music making software. Roll beats, arpegiate chords and launch clips using large velocity-sensitive drum pads.

Impulse's MIDI connections mean you can also control the rest of your plug-ins, instruments and effects, including Native Instruments, Waves, FXpansion and Garage Band.

Control Your Music Software

Novation Impulse Controls

Impulse comes with Ableton Live Lite, the music making software favoured by countless leading artists and producers. This seamless integration provides:

  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control
  • Clip launch (using Impulse's back-lit drum pads)
  • Scene launch
  • Plug-in/Device control
Ableton Live Lite, Loopmaster and Bass Station

It also includes an impressive library of free samples from Loopmasters and the Novation Bass Station software plug-in, which recreates the sound of our legendary analogue bass synthesizer. Impulse also gives you instant hands-on control of other major music software, including:

Impulse also gives you instant hands-on control of other major music software, including:

Novation Impulse with Pro Tools

Pro Tools
  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control

Novation Impulse with Cubase and Nuendo

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

Novation Impulse with Logic

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)
Reason/Record
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Instant control of rack devices  (Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)
Sonar
  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control
  • Plug-in VST instrument/effects control