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Impulse 61-note Keyboard Controller

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Impulse 61-note Keyboard Controller

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Impulse 61-note Keyboard Controller

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Impulse is an ultra-responsive and expressive keyboard with loads of fully assignable controls. Designed for people who love to play keys, it's a pleasure to play and integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools and other major music software.

The Impulse keyboard lets you create truly expressive performances. Ultra-responsive with semi-weighted action and aftertouch, its full-size piano style keys adapt perfectly to any instrument you want to play, including organs, synths and pianos. Mix and sculpt your sound using endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile 45mm faders, loads of buttons and a custom LCD screen. All controls work seamlessly with major music software and can be mapped to any parameter.

While you're playing, its unique High Rate Scan (HRS) technology will scan the keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance.

Impulse is class-compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can simply plug it into Mac or Windows and get started straight away, without the need for a power supply. Impulse is gig-ready, too; 5 pin MIDI outputs allow you to connect to your favourite synth or module.

Key Features

• Ultra-responsive, full-size, piano keyboard with semi-weighted action and aftertouch for creating expressive performances
• Accurately capture your playing with High Rate Scan (HRS) technology - scans your keyboard 10,000 times per second to capture every nuance of your performance.
• Easily Assign All Controls - Easily control all major music software, including Ableton Live, Logic and Pro Tools for instant hands-on DAW, instrument and plug-in control.
• Endless smooth-action knobs, low-profile faders, assignable buttons and LCD feedback display for directly shaping your sound.
• Do More with Your Drum Pads - Velocity-sensitive pads for rolling and looping beats, designing arpeggios and launching clips in Ableton Live.
• Solid and tough enough to handle the most demanding live situations.
• Fully class compliant and USB bus-powered, so you can plug in and play on Mac or Windows without a power supply or drivers.
• Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box.

Make Music Straight Out of the Box
Ableton Live Lite comes in the box and integrates seamlessly with all the controls to provide:
• Mixer control (all channels)
• Transport control
• Clip launch (using Impulse's back-lit drum pads)
• Scene launch
• Plug-in/Device control
You'll also get an impressive library of free samples from Loopmasters.

Impulse also gives you instant hands-on control of other major music software, including:
Pro Tools: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control
Logic: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Logic's own plug-ins and 3rd party VST/AU plug-ins)
Cubase: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in instrument/effects control
Reason/Record: Mixer control, Transport control, Instant control of rack devices (Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)
Cakewalk/Sonar: Mixer control (all channels), Transport control, Plug-in VST instrument/effects control

Specifications


HARDWARE
• 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 (49 & 61 note) 3 control switch buttons with LEDs (25 note)
• 9 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
• Arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll
• USB B 2.0
• 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

POWER
• USB bus-powered (power supply sold separately)

PHYSICAL
• Dimensions (L x D x H): 1022mm x 332mm x 100mm (40.2" x 13" x 3.94")

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Novation // Impulse: MIDI Controller Keyboard Hot MixWatch Video
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A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
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  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
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  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

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