Novation SL MkII 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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Novation SL MkII 49 review: 30 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Novation SL MkII 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 SL MkII 49
37% have it

3. volume

15998.97cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

4. 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 SL MkII 49
40% have it

5. number of buttons

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

6. 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 SL MkII 49

7. Has a display

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

8. Has backlit LED buttons

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

9. Has velocity sensitive keys

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.
Novation SL MkII 49
69% have it

10. 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 SL MkII 49
79% have it

11. weight

5.2kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

12. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
8
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

13. 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 SL MkII 49
49% have it

14. Has MIDI thru port

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.
Novation SL MkII 49
4% have it

15. 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 SL MkII 49
52% have it

16. 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.
8
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

17. Has a pitch/modulation stick

The pitch/modulation stick is used to change pitch or modulate a sound in real time with one single control.
Novation SL MkII 49
20% have it

18. 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

19. Is compatible with Windows

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

20. 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 SL MkII 49
58% have it

21. 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 SL MkII 49

22. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
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Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

24. width

803mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

25. The device has an integrated touchpad

With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.
Novation SL MkII 49
4% have it

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