99points

Novation Impulse 49

80points

Novation Launchkey 49

Novation Impulse 49
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Novation Impulse 49 vs Novation Launchkey 49

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Novation Launchkey 49

Why is Novation Impulse 49 better than Novation Launchkey 49?

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

    32vs22
  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
    ?
  • Has a MIDI-In port
    ?

Why is Novation Launchkey 49 better than Novation Impulse 49?

  • The device is mappable
    ?
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • 62mm shorter
    ?

    270mmvs332mm
  • 76mm narrower
    ?

    770mmvs846mm
  • 40.05% less body volume
    ?

    16839.9cm³vs28087.2cm³

Price comparison

Novation Impulse 49

Buy used:

$200.51

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Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 49 Keys
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$299.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation IMPULSE 49-Key Ableton Live MID...Novation IMPULSE 49-Key Ableton Live MIDI USB Keyboard Controller+Headphones+Mic
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$344.95
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Novation Impulse 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 25 Controller Keyboard ...Novation Impulse 25 Controller Keyboard Bundle with Sustain Pedal and Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (3 Items)
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$199.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
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$599.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 49 Bundle with Sustain ...Novation Impulse 49 Bundle with Sustain Pedal (2 Items)
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$299.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonM Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI K...M Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
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$281.29
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation IMPULSE 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboar...Novation IMPULSE 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller+Stand+Carry Bag
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$364.95

Novation Launchkey 49

Buy used:

$162.86

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$222.45
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI K...Novation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Bundle with Knox Studio Headphones and Keyboard Stand (3 Items)
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$239.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$159.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key...Novation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
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$92.19
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Co...Novation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Controller Keyboard 25 Keys
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$149.99

Design

1.Has a display
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
3.height

332mm

270mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

846mm

770mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

28087.2cm³

16839.9cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.thickness

100mm

81mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.
2.Has octave buttons
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.
3.Has tap tempo control
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.
4.number of buttons

32

22

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
5.Has navigation buttons
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
6.Has an arpeggiator function
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 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.

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.total keys

49

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
4.Has pressure sensitive pads
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.
5.drum pads

8

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.Has synth-action keys
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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
Novation Launchkey 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.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.
2.The device is mappable
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has plug and play feature
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
5.Has automapping technology
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
6.Is compatible with iOS
Novation Impulse 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

Novation Impulse 49

Buy used:

$200.51

ProductStorePrice
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 49 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 49 Keys
Amazon logo
$299.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation IMPULSE 49-Key Ableton Live MID...Novation IMPULSE 49-Key Ableton Live MIDI USB Keyboard Controller+Headphones+Mic
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$344.95
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation IMPULSE-49 USB/MIDI Controller-...Novation IMPULSE-49 USB/MIDI Controller-49 Keys
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$299.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
Amazon logo
$799.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 25 Controller Keyboard ...Novation Impulse 25 Controller Keyboard Bundle with Sustain Pedal and Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (3 Items)
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$199.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
Amazon logo
$599.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 49 Bundle with Sustain ...Novation Impulse 49 Bundle with Sustain Pedal (2 Items)
Amazon logo
$299.99
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonM Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI K...M Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
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$281.29
Novation Impulse 49 AmazonNovation IMPULSE 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboar...Novation IMPULSE 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller+Stand+Carry Bag
Amazon logo
$364.95

Novation Launchkey 49

Buy used:

$162.86

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
Amazon logo
$222.45
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI K...Novation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Bundle with Knox Studio Headphones and Keyboard Stand (3 Items)
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$239.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$159.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key...Novation 49 Soft Shoulder Bag for 49-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
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$92.19
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Co...Novation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Controller Keyboard 25 Keys
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$149.99

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