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Impulse is our 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.

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Our Most Expressive Keyboard

We specifically designed the Impulse keyboard to let 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.

Everything you need to get hands-on with your sound. This is where it all began. The Launchpad was the birth of the grid system that fuelled an evolution in electronic music. This installer includes the latest version of the Novation USB 1.1 driver for MAC and PC. MAC - Novation USB Driver 2.7 Windows - Novation USB Driver 2.12 User Guides.

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

You can choose between a 61, 49 and 25-key version of Impulse. The only difference is that the 25-key sacrifices its faders to make it easier to carry around.

Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features. Standalone Operation Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. Windows Novation USB Driver 2.13. Windows Novation USB Driver 2.13. Launchpad MK2 firmware updater. Click here for more details: Mac and Windows firmware update installers for Launchpad MK2. These installers will update your Launchpad MK2 with firmware version 171, which adds support for FL Studio 12.1.

Produce Better Music

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.

'It's so easy to use - everything's just assigned to everything. So simple.'

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- Jimmy Mac, Keys - Lorde

Do More with Your Drum Pads

Play drums in real time with pressure-sensitive pads for rolling beats, looping drum samples and designing arpeggios. These pads also function as multicoloured clip launchers in Ableton Live, so you can tell whether clip is loaded (yellow), playing (green), or recording (red).

Connect To Just About Anything

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.

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“With its very responsive keys, full complement of controls, and plug-and-play integration with major DAWs and plug-ins, the Impluse is simply an outstanding value.”

Music Tech

“...the impulse has a good feature set both as an instrument and a performance controller and is sufficiently equipped for navigating a Live session.”

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, as well as our Bass Station software plug-in, which recreates the sound of the legendary analogue bass synthesiser.

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

'The keys are just right for me too (not too weighty) and overall it's an awesome looking keyboard.'

- Amir Amor, keys Rudimental

Helping you find your new sound

Music making is all about the journey, and we’re always looking for new ways to inspire you along the way. That’s why we’ve created the Sound Collective. Receive free versions of the most innovative software instruments and creative FX from developers we admire, as well as discounts to help you make the most of third-party software, exclusive to Novation customers. All you have to do is register your Novation gear, and one offer will be featured in your Novation account every couple of months.

Software

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Mac and Windows firmware update installers for Launchpad MK2.

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These installers will update your Launchpad MK2 with firmware version 171, which adds support for FL Studio 12.1.

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User Guides

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Product Tutorial

Launchpad/Launchpad Pro demo for Live - Please click below for more details
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We have a new interactive getting started guide for Launchpad. If you have been following the getting started guide included with your Launchpad, we recommend you follow this new interactive getting started guide instead.

To visit our interactive getting started guide for Launchpad Click here - intro.novationmusic.com/start/index.html.

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We have a new interactive getting started guide for LaunchPad. If you have been following the getting started guide included with your LaunchPad, we recommend you follow this new interactive getting started guide instead.

To visit our interactive getting started guide for LaunchPad Click here - intro.novationmusic.com/start/index.html.