Launchkey is our easy-to-use MIDI keyboard controller. It’s pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live – because we designed it specifically for the purpose. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately spring into life, giving you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer.
Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it’ll automatically map to other major music software too.
Ultra-responsive USB MIDI keyboard controller, with assignable knobs and buttons.
Novation's ultra-responsive, highly expressive MIDI keyboard hosts a comprehensive array of fully assignable controls, integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools and other major music software, and is built to be a true player's instrument.
Novation’s Most Expressive Keyboard
In designing Impulse keyboards, Novation went all-out to create a supremely expressive performance keyboard. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt beautifully to virtual organs, synths and pianos. Novation's High Rate Scan (HRS) technology 'reads' the keyboard 10,000 times per second, capturing every nuance and detail of your performance to an incredible degree of precision.
Produce Better Music
Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds with Impulse's endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, plentiful buttons and LCD screen. Each control can be manually mapped to any DAW or plug-in parameter via MIDI, or automatically assigned using Novation's famous Automap software.
Do More with Your Drum Pads Impulse's eight pressure-sensitive, backlit pads are perfect for playing and recording drum and percussion tracks, with Roll mode making light work of automatic note repeats.
Going beyond beats, Arp mode uses the pads for real-time arpeggio design, while in Ableton Live, they can even be assigned as multi-coloured clip launchers – yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip, or red for a recording clip.
Connect To Just About Anything Being class-compliant and USB bus-powered, Impulse keyboard only has to be plugged into a Mac or PC to get up and running – no power supply required. It's gig-ready, too, with a 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port enabling connection to hardware synths and sound modules.
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