BPM11: Novation Impulse Midi Controller

First look at the Ableton connected keyboard      03/10/11

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Seems like one of the stands you'd want to make a bee-line for at the BPM 2011 show was the Novation/Focusrite one.

With a number of the current hot products on display, we were spoilt for choice. One we really wanted to see was the new range of Live connected Novation IMPULSE MIDI keyboard/controllers. With Automap 4.0, pads, faders and pots there's a lot to like.

Becoming available soon, the IMPULSE comes in 61, 49 and 25-key versions, all of which feature the Precision semi-weighted keyboard, multi-function drum pads (also launch clips in Live)

Starting at around £200 notes

 

 

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raphus    Said...

It might be interesting, but I'm disappointed that there appears to be no battery or mains power--it's only powered by USB. So it would never work to controll hardware or a hardware/software combination.

03-Oct-11 11:57 PM


Koshdukai    Said...

It looks too much like an M-Audio Axiom... which, to me, is a bit disappointing. I would expect a bit of more iNovation besides retro-lit 8 pads and dual mode faders/encoders.

Do the Pads at least work as a locally controlled set of 2x8=16 pads ?

04-Oct-11 06:17 AM


Random Person    Said...

Raphus wrote: "It might be interesting, but I'm disappointed that there appears to be no battery or mains power--it's only powered by USB. So it would never work to controll hardware or a hardware/software combination."

From the manual: "If you wish to use Impulse as a stand-alone MIDI controller for other hardware MIDI sound sources (or other devices) without a computer – as you might in live performance, for example – you should obtain an AC-to-DC USB mains adaptor, which you should plug in to Impulse’s USB port in the same way as a standard USB cable. When using this method, please ensure that your local AC supply is within the range of voltages required by the adaptor BEFORE you plug it into the mains. Please contact your Novation dealer for advice on suitable mains adaptors if you are in any doubt."

Manual can be found here: http://www.novationmusic.com/support/downloads/impulse/

06-Oct-11 02:52 PM


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