Novation Impulse 61 MIDI Keyboard 61 Key

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The Novation Impulse series has been made for producers and musicians, its ergonomic and intelligent design make it a popular choice. The 61 key version features 9 faders, 8 rotary knobs, and 8 velocity pads all are assignable and can be mapped via MIDI. The impulse also comes with mapping software for a range of software.

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Novation Impulse 61

The Novation Impulse 61 is an ultra-responsive, highly expressive 61-key MIDI keyboard. Featuring a host of comprehensive and fully assignable controls. Whilst integrating seamlessly with Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools, and most other music software. Overall, built to be a true player’s instrument.

Our Most Expressive Keyboard

Including full-size piano-style keys that are ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch. Impulse 61 adapts beautifully to virtual organs, synths, and pianos. While Novations Hight Rate Scan technology (HRS) reads the keyboard 10,000 times per second. Capturing every nuance and detail of your performance to an incredible degree of precision.

Produce Better Music

Take control of your mix and sculpt your sounds with the endless amount of knobs, faders, and buttons. Along with a functional LCD screen. Map each control individually to your favourite DAW or plug-in for maximimum control.

Do More with Your Drum Pads

Furthermore, the Impulse 61 features 8 pressure-sensitive and backlit pads. Perfect for playing and recording your drums and percussion tracks. While Roll mode makes light work of automatic note repeats. And Arp mode uses the pads for real-time arpeggio design in Ableton Live. Even assign them as multi-coloured clip launches; yellow for a loaded clip, green for a playing clip and red for a recording clip.

Connect To Just About Anything

Worry less about compatibility, as the Novation Impulse 61 requires only a Mac or PC to get up and running via USB. Plus a 5-pin DIN MIDI Out port enables you to connect to hardware synths and sound modules. Making the Impulse 61 not only perfect for creating music, but also performing live.

Make Music Straight Out of the Box with Impulse 61

You’ll also get a copy of Ableton Live Lite edition straight out of the box. Meaning you can get started making music right away, while also taking advantage of the integration between the keyboard and DAW. Providing;

  • Mixer control (all channels)
  • Transport control
  • Clip launching (using Impulse 61’s backlit drum pads)
  • Scene launching
  • Plug-in/Device control

Expanding the Loopmasters sample library to 4GB, you have an enormous collection of sounds at your fingertips. Enjoy professional quality, and royalty-free loops, one-shots, and three fully multi-sampled instruments for Ableton Live; Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, and Organ. So whether you’re creating Blues music, Hip Hop or techno and house, you’ll benefit from all the sounds provided. Giving you everything you need to get started making music today!

You’ll also enjoy the Bass Station plug-in. Bringing the sound and vibe of Novations legendary bass synthesiser to your favourite DAW.

Overall, the Novation Impulse 61 is an impressive MIDI keyboard that’s packed with features. Integrating seamlessly with Ableton, it’s perfect for both creating and performing music!


  • Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Professional control surface gives you full control of your DAW including mixer, transport and plug-in instruments and effects
  • Novations Automap control software makes it fast and simple to assign knobs, faders and buttons to your music software
  • Back-lit drum pads allow you to warp arpeggios and improvise with rhythm patterns they also launch clips in Ableton
  • Large LCD screen displays control information
  • Hardware design is tough and rugged
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation%u2019s Bass Station synth software and a Loopmasters sample pack
  • USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments


  • 61 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
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.