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Novation Impulse 25 USB MIDI Keyboard

Original price £175.00
Original price £175.00 - Original price £175.00
Original price £175.00
Current price £141.00
£141.00 - £141.00
Current price £141.00

Impulse is a range of professional USB/MIDI controllers. They each have a precision keyboard and a full control surface powered by a brand new version of Novation's Automap control software - Automap 4 (which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple). Impulse also has 8 back-lit drum pads which can warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch Live clips.


Precision Keyboard: Ultra-responsive semi weighted keyboard with aftertouch

Impulse has a precision 'players' keyboard. It is semi-weighted with assignable aftertouch and has been designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer peripheral. In addition to feeling good, it is incredibly accurate - this means it can translate musical expression (how you play the keyboard) extremely effectively. So your performance is reflected exactly by the synth or software instrument you are triggering.

Automap 4 control software: Spend more time making music, less time reading user guides

Many MIDI controllers have knobs, faders and buttons, but using them is difficult and time consuming!

Impulse (as with all Novation controllers) comes with Automap control software. This gives you instant mapping to the things you need to control, meaning you can make full use of faders, knobs and buttons on Impulse to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.

Full DAW/plug-in control surface: 8 knobs, 9 faders and buttons and a custom LCD screen (1 fader & button on Impulse25)

The control surface allows you to get hands on control for your DAW and plug-ins. We have worked with all the major DAWs and plug-ins to make sure that you get instant control of your mixer, transport controls and plug-in instruments and effects.

Multi-function drum pads: Warp arpeggios, roll beats and launch clips in Ableton Live

Impulse has 8 quality-feel drum pads which are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch. These are back-lit with 3-colour LEDs which means they can do things other drum pads can't, like warping arpeggios in real time, rolling beats and launching clips in Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite 8 comes with Impulse).

Works with all major DAWs and plug-in instruments and effects

We have worked with major music software manufacturers to ensure Impulse gives you instant hands-on control. In addition to the major DAWs, Impulse & Automap 4 have been specially designed to give you full control of 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, like Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion.

    • Pro Tools
      • Mixer control (all channels)
      • Transport control
      • Plug-in instrument/effects control (instant control of Pro Tools' own plug-ins and 3rd party RTAS plug-ins)
    • Ableton

      (Ableton Live Lite comes included with Impulse)
      • Mixer control (all channels)
      • Transport control
      • Clip launch (using Impulse's back-lit drum pads)
      • Scene launch
      • Plug-in/Device control
    • Cubase
      • Mixer control (all channels)
      • Transport control
      • Plug-in instrument/effects 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)
    • Reason/Record
      • Mixer control
      • Transport control
      • Instant control of rack devices
      • (Thor, Dr Octo Rex etc.)
    • Sonar
      • Mixer control (all channels)
      • Transport control
      • Plug-in VST instrument/effects control

      Impulse will also work as a standard Midi device with other DAWs such as Garage Band.

  • Impulse also comes with a stack of free software and sounds:
    • Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
    • Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
    • Loopmasters sample library - over 1GB of royalty-free samples
    • Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks


Key Features

  • 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
  • Novation’s 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’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 instruments


Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It has been designed to make the job of assigning your hardware controls to various software parameters quick and easy.

Despite having knobs and sliders, most MIDI controllers are no good at controlling plug-ins. It is difficult to assign the controls and you cannot see what is controlling which part of your music software.

Automap 4 is the newest and most powerful version of Automap. It enables knobs, faders and buttons to instantly control plug-in instruments/FX, as well as your sequencer's mixer, transport controls and more...

Impulse gives you control over the mixer, transport and plug-ins of all major DAWs, as well as plug-in instruments and effects that don’t come with your DAW, like Native Instruments, Waves or FXpansion. Automap enables you to see instantly which knobs, faders and buttons are controlling which part of your software. It also makes it easy to quickly change what the knobs are controlling.

Automap has a software edit page that looks just like the Impulse control surface. This labels what each knob, fader and button is controlling, because with so many things in your DAW and plug-ins, it is easy to lose track of what is assigned to what. You can hide this window once you are finished with it, so you can continue making music.

Impulse’s controls can be used to control your plug-in instruments and effects. When you open a software instrument/effect, the 8 knobs will already be linked to commonly used parameters. If you want to control different things in your software, just press the ‘Learn’ button, click on the software parameter, and wiggle the knob that you want to control it. This way you can get hands on control of exactly what you want almost instantly.

Instant mapping: click, touch, it’s assigned!

Novation Impulse25 Weight and Dimensions

Impulse 25 unit

    • Length (mm) 525 (Inches) 20.6
    • Width (mm), 332 (Inches)
    • Height (mm) 100 (Inches)
    • Weight (kg) 3.5 (lb) 7.71

Impulse 25 unit in gift box

  • Length (mm) 582 (Inches) 20.6
  • Width (mm) 402 (Inches) 15.8
  • Height (mm) 140 (Inches) 5.5
  • Weight (kg) 4.2 (lb) 9.25