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Novation 61SL MKIII 61-Key Keyboard Controller

Novation 61SL MKIII 61-Key Keyboard Controller

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MSRP: $879.99
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SL61 MkIII is far from your typical keyboard controller. It’s an all-sequencing, all-dancing hub for all of your music making tools. A centrepiece to connect, control and create with your entire setup. Computer or not.

Create quickly and easily with your hardware. Build your tracks in the eight-track polyphonic sequencer: everything in time; everything in key; every control at your fingertips.

Total control

Get to work with your favourite hardware with all the benefits of a DAW at your fingertips; no need to look at a computer screen. Pull your DAW out of the box and combine with your hardware synths - connecting everything through SL MkIII. Then easily control everything with highly customisable mappings for your hardware and software. Or create your own in the software editor.

Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer

Input notes step-by-step, or record as you go; you can play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard. Then record parameter automation straight onto the sequencer, bringing your productions to life. You can choose an arp type, set a sync rate, tweak note and pattern lengths, and use the pads to design your rhythms in real time.

It's the feel

SL MkIII boasts Novation's finest and most playable synth-style semi-weighted keybed, with a sprung action tuned to the needs of the experienced player. It’s got aftertouch too, assignable to anything. Its exceptionally high scan rate of 10 kHz gives the keys a super dynamic feel for expressive performances. And you can see scales, modes and zones instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback.

SL MkIII's velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions too: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and have polyphonic aftertouch.

Keys for Live

We've worked with Ableton® to create an unprecedented integration with Live™. SL MkIII truly pulls your sessions out of the box. The full colour LCD screens give you full visibility of your parameters, while the pads, buttons, eight faders and eight knobs get you hands-on with your music - and in any major music software, using InControl.

Novation 61SL MKIII Features

  • Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
  • Scales, modes, and zones
  • Perfect controller for Ableton Live
  • Ableton Live Lite included
  • Backlit pitch and modulation wheels
  • Comprehensive connectivity
  • Control all major music software
  • One raoutabel clock for the whole system
  • Arpeggiator
  • Customizable templates
  • Selectabel velocity curves
  • 61SL MKIII 61-Key Keyboard Controller1
  • Ableton Live Lite software1
  • Product Hardware
    • 61 note velocity sensitive, individually sprung, synth styel, semi-weighted keyboard
    • 16 full-color RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
    • 2 page and 2 scene launch buttons
    • 8 continuous rotary knobs
    • 8 sliders
    • 6 dedicated transport controls
    • RGB backlit pitch bend and modulation wheels
    • 2 octave/transpose buttons
    • 2 track buttons
    • 5x RGB TFT LCD screens
    • 59 backlit buttons with tact switches
    • 61 keybed RGB LEDs
    • 16 assignable buttons x 2 pages (32 assignable buttons)
    • Assignable grid x 2 pages (32 assignable pads)
    • Backlit RGB Mode switching buttons including InControl
    • Rear Panel & Connectors
      • Power switch
      • DC power socket
      • USB B 2.0
      • MIDI IN, OUT, OUT2/THRU - 3x 5-pin DIN sockets
      • Sustain and Expression pedal 1/4" TRS jack inputs
      • Footswitch pedal 1/4" TS jack input
      • CV, Gate, Modulation - 1 - on 3.5mm jack sockets
      • CV, Gate, Modulation - 2 - on 3.5mm jack sockets
      • Clock out
      • Kensington security slot
    • Sequencer
      • 64 Sessions
      • 8 Tracks per session
      • 8 Patterns per track (16 steps per Patternf or a total of 128 steps per track)
      • Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
      • Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
      • All assignable controls cdan be automated (8 maximum automation lanes)
      • Internal tempo range (40-240)
      • Swing 20-80%
    • Real Time Performance
      • 16 Scale types and chromatic transposition
      • Split the keys into 8 playable zones
      • Pattern expand view- flip the grid
      • Pattern start and end, direction incl. random
      • Configurable pattern chain
      • Session instant switching and queued switch
    • Editing
      • Velocity and gate per step
      • Multiple gate lengths pwer step (via real time record)
      • Automation edit per step
      • Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session
      • Duplicate step, pattern
  • Software
    • Ableton Live Lite included
    • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Power RequirementsMaximum power consumption 12v 1000mA (Power supply included; this product cannot be powered from USB)
  • Dimensions (L x D x H)981 x 300 x 100mm

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