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Novation SL MkII Professional USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
SL MkII is an advanced range of USB/MIDI controllers from Novation, designed to give you complete control over your music-making software. Novation has worked with each of the main DAWs to make sure the 56 knobs, faders and buttons control the things in your software that you need them to control, including direct access to your plug-in instruments and effects. Each SL MkII has an Italian-made professional keyboard and a full control surface powered by Automap 4, which makes it fast and simple to control your music software.
Incredible Italian-Made Professional Keyboard
A velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable after-touch, the Italian-made keyboard mechanism plays like a musical instrument rather than a computer accessory. SL MkII comes in three sizes: 25, 49 and 61 keys--as well as a keyless "ZeRO" version which is a compact desktop DAW controller minus the keyboard mechanism.
Automap 4 Control Software--Spend More Time Making Music, Less Time Reading User Guides
SL MkII 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 to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.
Works with All Major DAWs and Plug-In Instruments and Effects
Novation has worked with major music software manufacturers to ensure SL MkII gives you instant hands-on control. In addition to the major DAWs--Ableton, Cubase, Logic, and Pro Tools--SL MkII and Automap 4 have been specially designed to give you full control of third party plug-in instruments and effects, like Native Instruments, UAD, or FXpansion. SL MkII also comes with a stack of free software and sounds, including over 1 GB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters.
144-character LCD: Large Screen Shows Exactly What You Are Controlling
SL MkII's massive LCD screen displays information about what each knob, button and fader is controlling. It is large enough to show the name and value of entire rows of knobs, faders or buttons, instantly displaying what each control is assigned to. The screen lines up with controls so you can identify the assignment of each one, without having to look at the software GUI.
Intelligent Controls: Back Lit, LED-Ringed, Touch-Sensitive Controls
Illuminated controls provide feedback information about what controls are doing. Brightly lit LED rings around encoders tell you the position of your filter cutoff, and back-lit buttons will indicate whether a track is muted or not. Each pot, encoder and fader is touch sensitive so by simply touching the control, you can bring up information about that entire row of faders on the LCD screen without having to move the control and lose your settings.
SL MkII can be USB powered, with expression and sustain pedal inputs as well as MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments.
Which Novation SL MkII Professional USB MIDI Controller Keyboard is Right for You?
| ||25 SL MkII ||49 SL MkII ||61 SL MkII ||ZeRO |
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|Number of Keys ||25 ||49 ||61 ||No Keys |
|Unit Length/Width/Height ||18.4"/11.5"/2.7" ||31.6"/11.5"/2.7" ||38.0"/11.5"/2.7" ||17.5"/7.9"/2.7" |
|Weight ||7.3 ||11.5 ||13.4 ||3.3 |
|Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch || || || ||No Keyboard |
|Automap 4 software included || || || || |
|Ableton Live Lite, Novation's Bass Station synth, Loopmasters and Mike the Drummer sample packs included || || || || |
|External DC/USB powered || || || || |
|Expression and sustain pedal inputs || || || || |
|MIDI in and out ports for connecting external MIDI instruments || || || || |
|USB Data Port || || || || |
Since Novation was born back in 1992, the company name has become synonymous with world-class analogue modeling synthesizers and unrivalled MIDI controller keyboards and solutions. The product range continues to receive critical acclaim from the music press and win numerous awards for outstanding technology and usability. Fantastic build quality, true musical instrument feel, and intuitive controls are just three of the reasons why Novation's digital musical instruments are simply a joy to play. To keep products up to date and in tune with the user's needs, Novation continually provides improved operating systems and brand new software available for download. Firmware updates are fueled and inspired by suggestions from existing users, so comments about Novation products are actively encouraged.