82points

Novation Impulse 25

67points

Novation Launchkey 25

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Novation Impulse 25 vs Novation Launchkey 25

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
82
points
Novation Impulse 25
67
points
Novation Launchkey 25

Why is Novation Impulse 25 better than Novation Launchkey 25?

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • Has a MIDI-Out port
    ?
  • 9 more buttons
    ?

    21vs12
  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
    ?
  • 8 more faders
    ?

    9vs1
  • Has a MIDI-In port
    ?

Why is Novation Launchkey 25 better than Novation Impulse 25?

  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • The device is mappable
    ?
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?
  • 62mm shorter
    270mmvs332mm
  • 76mm narrower
    449mmvs525mm

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.Has a display
?

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

332mm

270mm

4.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.5kg

1.8kg

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

100mm

81mm

6.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

17430cm³

9819.63cm³

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
?

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.Has tap tempo control
?

A feature on some MIDI devices that allows to adjust tempo in real time based on an external input or by “tapping” a button on the device itself. It is used to allow musicians the flexibility of playing at any desired tempo based on their musical input.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
3.Has navigation buttons
?

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
4.Has transpose buttons
?

Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
5.number of buttons
?

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

21

12

6.Has an arpeggiator function
?

The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
?

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
4.drum pads
?

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

16

5.Has synth-action keys
?

A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
6.Has an aftertouch keyboard
?

Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
?

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
?

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
?

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
4.Has a MIDI-In port
?

MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
?

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.The device is mappable
?

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
3.Is compatible with Windows
?

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
4.Has plug and play feature
?

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
5.Has automapping technology
?

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Novation Impulse 25
Novation Launchkey 25

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