Novation 61SL MKIII

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Controller Keyboard with Sequencer

  • 61 Semi-weighted and velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • 16 Velocity-sensitive and illuminated RGB drum pads
  • 8 Rotary knobs
  • 8 Faders
  • 6 Buttons for transport control
  • 16 Freely assignable buttons (x 2 banks)
  • 5 RGB TFT displays
  • Perfect integration with Ableton Live
  • Compatible with all DAWs via InControl or Mackie HUI
  • 22 Tone scales
  • Integrated 8-track sequencer with real-time and step input
  • 8 Patterns per track
  • 64 Memory slots
  • Pattern chain function
  • Quantisation of notes
  • Automations of up to 8 parameters can be recorded
  • Swing: 20 - 80%
  • Arpeggiator
  • Customisable templates to control hardware and software
  • Adjustable velocity curves
  • USB class compliant - no drivers required
  • 2x Outputs for CV (pitch)
  • Gate and modulation as 3.5 mm jack
  • Clock output 3.5 mm jack
  • 6.3 mm jack inputs for sustain
  • Expression and foot switch
  • MIDI In, Out, Out2 / Thru
  • USB port
  • Dimensions: 981 x 299.6 x 100 mm
  • Weight: 6.32 kg
  • Includes power adapter (12V DC), USB cable, Ableton Live Lite, 4 GB Loopmasters Sounds, XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • Suitable cover: Art.486652 and Art.493056 (both not included)
available since October 2018
Item number 450574
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 8
Fader (Amount) 8
Pads 16
Display Yes
Pedal input Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered No
Dimensions 981 x 299,6 x 100 mm
Weight 6,3 kg
Special Features Sequencer, CV/Gate Outs
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$525
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Valio 14.01.2021
I can't really recommend it more.
It's a very malleable tool in the hands of control freaks, and it works with you not against you.

Pros:
Absolutely seamless integration with Ableton Live 10.
Plenty of freely configurable knobs, sliders, buttons and pads.
Plethora of connections to hardware synths, vintage and new.
Bundled with bunch of useful software.
5 crystal clear displays and LED key lights.
Etc...

Cons:
Keybeds don't feel as well as the rest of the hardware controls, although the aftertouch is very well defined, the key action itself doesn't seem to be well tuned to get most of the dynamics of a piano, even after fiddling with the sensitivity presets, this is my only gripe I have with it, or maybe I'm too used to my previous keyboard and I need more time to get used to this one.

In overall:
If you need a capable controller and you're not afraid to get your hands dirty...this is the one you need!
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Well-designed and versatile.
gomao 11.06.2020
Pros:
- Great sequencer;
- Templates editor (Components) runs on Chrome and it's very simple to use;
- Light indicators are very useful specially for those who are learning music;
- Good integration with DAWs such as Ableton live;

Cons:
- The Keybed is not as good as the previous model (MKII)
- It's not possible to downgrade the firmware;
- The user experience could be better which makes the Learning curve big;
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iliaspanos 07.07.2020
very useful for anyone who needs to play with ableton etc and to put scales and many more options to mapping and control special devices and to sync midi devices and external instruments by cv gates. nice. !!!i use this novation sl with the akai force and ableton software .
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Ultimate non-weighted keyboard
xaxai 02.06.2022
Very good, sturdy, premium MIDI-controller. Charming to work on, it's got that "vibey" entourage.
Built-in 8-track sequencer, arpeggiator, adjustable scales and more.
The only missing feature (for some) is weighted keys, BUT it's a feature usually (if not only) needed for full-sized 88 (or 76) keys keyboards to get that piano like feel
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