Novation Impulse 49 MIDI Controller with Automap

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The Novation Impulse is a personal favorite of many of the DJ City staff. It is the perfect all rounder featuring 49 velocity sensitive keys, production controls like faders pads, and rotary knobs all able to be remapped. The Impulse 49 also includes auto mapping software for most software on the market today.

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Novation Impulse 49

The Novation Impulse 49 brings you an ultra-responsive, highly-expressive 49-key MIDI keyboard Controller. Offering a host of fully assignable controls, while integrating seamlessly with Ableton Live. As well as most other major music software and DAWs. Built to be a true player’s instrument.

Novation’s Most Expressive Keyboard

Featuring full-sized, ultra-responsive, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch. Adapting beautifully to virtual organs, synths, and pianos. While Novations High Rate Scan (HRS) technology reads the Impulse 49 10,000 times per second. Capturing every nuance and detail of your performance with an incredible degree of precision with extremely low latency.

Produce Better Music

Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds. Impulse 49 gives you endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, plenty of buttons as well as an LCD. All fully assignable to your favourite DAW or plugin-parameter with MIDI.

Do More with Your Drum Pads

You’ll also enjoy the eight pressure-sensitive and backlit pads on the Impulse 49. Perfect for playing and recording drum and percussion tracks, while Roll mode makes it easier than ever for automatic note repeats. Beyond drum beats, Arp mode allows you to use the pads for real-time arpeggio design. While you can assign the pads in Ableton Live as multi-colored clip launchers- yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip, or red for a recording clip. 

Connect To Just About Anything

Additionally, Impulse 49 is USB powered and class-compliant. Meaning you only need to plug into a Mac or PC to be up and running, simply plug and pay. While the 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port means it’s gig-ready too; enabling connection to your favourite hardware synths and sound modules.

Make Music Straight Out of the Box

Not only do you get a fully functional MIDI Keyboard Controller, but the Novation Impulse 49 also comes complete with a copy of Ableton Live Lite. Integrating seamlessly with your Impulse 49 to provide:

  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control
  • Clip launching (using Impulse 49’s backlit drum pads)
  • Scene launching
  • Plug-in/Device control

Furthermore, you’ll love the whopping 4GB of samples provided in the Loopmasters library. Giving you access to a plethora of professional quality, and royalty-free, loops and one-shots. As well as three fully multi-sampled instruments for Ableton Live including Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano and Organ. Whether you’re producing blues, hip hop, techno or house – the huge range of samples is sure to have something for you. Also ships with Novations legendary Bass Station plug-in.

Overall, the Novation Impulse 49 is the perfect all-round 49-key MIDI controller keyboard. Perfectly integrated with Ableton Live as well as most other Digital Audio Workstations.

  • 49 note velocity sensitive piano style keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • 8 multi-colour large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 endless encoders (infinite rotation)
  • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
  • 6 dedicated transport controls
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 2 octave / transpose buttons
  • Custom blue-backlit LCD display
  • 6 function buttons (4 with LED indicators)
  • 4 control switch buttons with LEDs 
  • 9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button
  • Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
  • USB socket
  • DC power socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
  • Expression pedal 1/4” jack socket
  • MIDI In and MIDI Out din sockets
  • Kensington security slot

Number of Keys: 49

Type of Keys: Semi-weighted

Aftertouch: Yes

Pads: 8

Other Controllers: 9 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch Wheels

Encoders/Pots: 8

Faders: 9

Dedicated Transport Control: Yes

Pedal Inputs: 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression


USB: 1 x Type B

Hardware Requirements – Mac: Dual Core processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum

Hardware Requirements – PC: Dual Core processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum

OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.7 or later

OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 or later

Power Supply: USB Bus Powered, AC-DC USB Adapter

Height: 3.94″

Width: 33.31″

Depth: 13.07″

Weight: 11.02 lbs.


For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.