Novation Impulse 49 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard


  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, and more!
  • Large Custom LCD Display
  • Ultra Responsive MIDI Keyboard
  • Dedicated Transport Controls for DAW
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Product Description

The Novation Impulse 49 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard features a 49-note semi-weighted keybed complete with 8 multicoloured drum pads, 8 endless encoders and 9 faders. The Novation Impulse 49 is the ideal choice for any aspiring digital musician, providing seamless integration with most popular DAWs. The semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch provides added expression, emulating the feel of a traditional piano. The back-lit drum pads are perfect for drumming in percussion for a more hands-on feel. The encoders and faders are great for use with automation and level adjustment. Additionally, the Novation 49 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite, Novation?s Bass Station synth and a Loopmasters sample pack.

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49-Note Semi-Weighted Keybed

The Impulse 49 is a premium-grade MIDI controller keyboard designed for use with digital audio workstations. The controller keyboard features a 49-note semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch. This high-quality keybed emulates the feel and touch of a traditional piano, providing added expression when playing. The ultra-responsive keyboard also boasts assignable controls for improved versatility.

Drum Pads, Encoders & Faders

As well as the semi-weighted keybed, the Impulse 49 boasts 8 multi-coloured large backlit velocity sensitive drum pads. The drum pads are perfect for recording in percussion and triggering samples, but they can also be used to play melodies. The drum pads provide another way to play in your music for added flexibility. The 9 sliders are perfect for adjusting levels and automation as well as mixing purposes. 8 endless encoders are also included, as with the sliders they can be used for automation and level adjustment as well as controlling effects and more. 6 dedicated transport controls allows you to navigate through your DAW with ease.

Plug & Play Compatibility

The compact yet robust design boasts plug and play compatibility, eliminating the need to download tedious drivers. The keyboard features both a pitch bend and modulation wheel. 2 octave/transpose buttons are used for quickly switching between key ranges. The custom blue-backlit LCD display displays all the information on your controls and DAW. 6 function buttons, with LED indicators on four of them can be used for various purposes such as a shortcut button for functions in your DAW. It features a built-in arpeggiator with tap tempo and roll.

Versatile Connectivity

The rear of the keyboard features a range of connections including both a USB and DC power socket. The USB port provides USB bus power, eliminating the need for a mains supply, but can also be powered via the DC power socket for added flexibility. Also included is a ¼-inch jack socket for a sustain pedal and expression pedal to customise your setup and sound. MIDI in and MIDI Out din sockets are included as well as a Kensington security slot

Includes Software Bundle

The Novation Impulse 49 comes complete with a range of bundled software, designed to get you started straight out of the box. Ableton Live Lite is innovative digital audio workstation that provides you with mixer control, transport control, clip launch (using Impulse’s back-lit drum pads), scene launch and plug-in/device control. The software can be used for music production and recording, providing a wide range of tools with an intuitive interface. Also includes is a library of premium-grade samples from Loopmasters as well as Novation’s own Bass Station plug-in.


  • 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
  • Back-lit drum pads allow you to warp arpeggios and improvise with rhythm patterns – they also launch clips in Ableton,/li>
  • Large LCD screen displays control information
  • Hardware design is tough and rugged
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, Novation’s Bass Station synth 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 instrument

What's in the box

  • Novation Impulse 49 Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • Printed Getting Started guide


  Keyboard49  Keys, Semi-Weighted Action with AftertouchI/O1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Input 1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal Input 1 x USB Type-B 1 x MIDI 5-Pin Input 1 x MIDI 5-Pin OutputPower OptionsAC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), USB Bus-Power

USB / MIDI Controller

MIDI Control Surfaces1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend) 1 x Wheel (Modulation) 8 x Pads 8 x Rotary Encoders 9 x Sliders 9 x Buttons (Assignable)
Performance FunctionsArpeggiator, Transport Controls


OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.6 macOS 10.7 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7



Dimensions (W x D x H)33.3 x 13.1 x 3.9" / 846.0 x 333.0 x 99.0 mm
Weight11 lb / 5 kg

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