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Novation Impulse 49

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Novation Impulse 49 review: specs and price

Novation Impulse 49
Novation Impulse 49

Why is Novation Impulse 49 better than the average?

  • Drum pads
    8vs4.83
  • Total keys
    49vs43.03
  • Number of buttons
    32vs17.66
  • Encoders
    1vs0.35
  • Number of faders
    9vs3.66
  • Number of knobs
    8vs5.97
  • Volume
    28087.2cm³vs173049.67cm³

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Design

1.Has a display
Novation Impulse 49

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

2.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

3.volume

28087.2cm³

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4.weight

5kg

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5.thickness

100mm

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16mm

6.width

846mm

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310mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has an arpeggiator function
Novation Impulse 49

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.

2.Has transpose button
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Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).

3.Has octave buttons
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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.

4.number of buttons

32

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

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58

5.Has a modulation wheel
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The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

6.Has a pitch wheel
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The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.

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Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
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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.

2.Has aftertouch keyboard
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The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
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4.drum pads

8

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

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16

5.total keys

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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88

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Novation Impulse 49

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.

3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

4.Has a MIDI-In port
Novation Impulse 49

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.

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Features

1.Is compatible with Windows
Novation Impulse 49

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

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

3.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Novation Impulse 49

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

4.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

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