95points

Novation Impulse 61

83points

Novation SL MkII 61

Novation Impulse 61
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Novation Impulse 61 vs Novation SL MkII 61

Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
95
points
Novation Impulse 61
83
points
Novation SL MkII 61

Why is Novation Impulse 61 better than Novation SL MkII 61?

  • Has transpose buttons
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  • Has tap tempo control
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  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has velocity-sensitive pads
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  • 1 more faders
    ?

    9vs8
  • Has a pitch wheel
    ?
  • Has a modulation wheel
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Why is Novation SL MkII 61 better than Novation Impulse 61?

  • The device is mappable
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  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • 26 more buttons
    ?

    58vs32
  • Has MIDI thru port
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  • The device has an integrated touchpad
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  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
    ?
  • 7 more encoders
    ?

    8vs1
  • 39mm shorter
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    293mmvs332mm

Price comparison

Novation Impulse 61

Buy used:

$89.25

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Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys
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$399.99
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$199.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 Bundle with Sustain ...Novation Impulse 61 Bundle with Sustain Pedal (2 Items)
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$399.99
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$489.99
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Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
2.Has a display
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
3.height

332mm

293mm

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

1.08m

965mm

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

48764.16cm³

19226.66cm³

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

136mm

68mm

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 octave buttons
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
2.Has transpose buttons
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
3.Has tap tempo control
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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

58

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
5.Has an arpeggiator function
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
6.Has a transport control section
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
2.Has semi-weighted keys
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
3.total keys

61

61

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
5.drum pads

8

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.The device has an integrated touchpad
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
4.Has MIDI thru port
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The "thru" port, emits a copy of everything received at the input port, allowing data to be forwarded to another instrument in a “daisy chain” arrangement. This allows the user to have more than two MIDI devices connected as a studio.
5.Has a MIDI-In port
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has automapping technology
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Novation Impulse 61
Novation SL MkII 61
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Novation Impulse 61

Buy used:

$89.25

ProductStorePrice
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys
Amazon logo
$399.99
Novation Impulse 61 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)
Amazon logo
$199.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 Bundle with Sustain ...Novation Impulse 61 Bundle with Sustain Pedal (2 Items)
Amazon logo
$399.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 61-Note MK2 Version
Amazon logo
$500.00
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 25 Keys (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$159.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Launchpad X Grid Controller for...Novation Launchpad X Grid Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNektar Impact LX49+ Keyboard Controller
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$199.99
Novation Impulse 61 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$269.99

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