Novation Impulse 49
Novation Impulse 49
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Novation Impulse 49 review: 31 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Novation Impulse 49
74% have it

2. 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 49
37% have it

3. volume

28087.2cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

4. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Novation Impulse 49
68% have it

5. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
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Novation Launchkey 61: 16

6. Has velocity sensitive pads

Novation Impulse 49
36% have it

7. 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 49
49% have it

8. 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 49
13% have it

9. Has aftertouch keyboard

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.
Novation Impulse 49
40% have it

10. 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 49
14% have it

11. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Novation Impulse 49
73% have it

12. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Novation Impulse 49
66% have it

13. Has a pitch wheel

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.
Novation Impulse 49
66% have it

14. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
32
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

15. 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 49

16. weight

5kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

17. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
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Novation SL MkII 61: 8

18. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Novation Impulse 49
99% have it

19. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Novation Impulse 49
99% have it

20. 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 49
52% have it

21. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
8
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

22. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
9
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

23. Has a transport control section

The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
Novation Impulse 49
58% have it

24. 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 49

25. width

846mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

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