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Novation 25 SL MkII Keyboard Controller

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The Novation 25 SL Mk II Keyboard Controller equips the modern DAW user with every dimension of hardware control. The Novation controller enables a hands-on approach to navigating music software, audi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Novation 25 SL Mk II Keyboard Controller equips the modern DAW user with every dimension of hardware control. The Novation controller enables a hands-on approach to navigating music software, audio mixing and controlling plug-ins. The 25SL MKII is an extraordinary MIDI controller value, integrating a DAW control surface with a quality semi-weighted keyboard-with after-touch-and the most intuitive plug-in mapping capabilities available. All of these goodies are presided over by Automap 3 PRO-perhaps the most advanced control software on the market.

25 SL Mk II upholds Novation's reputation for building quality hardware and it will appeal to performers who need a well-constructed keyboard on stage. Quality is not just reflected in the controller's robustness, but more importantly in the way the 25 SL Mk II has been designed with every detail calculated to maximize workflow. The 25 SL Mk II' visually feeds back all controller information with back-lit buttons and encoder LED rings.

The difficulty with other control surfaces is knowing what is assigned to what. Novation 25 SL Mk II has a giant 144-character ultra-bright LCD screen that displays all the parameter names and values for the currently selected row of controllers. All 8 faders and 16 knobs are touch sensitive, so the moment one is touched, the display shows the names and values on that row and puts brackets around the controller that is currently being touched. This enables the user to see which parameter is assigned to the controller without having to change the value, or refer to their software. 25 SL Mk II also has a dedicated Speed Dial knob, which changes the value of any parameter the cursor is positioned over without making any assignments whatsoever.

The 8 continuous rotary encoders have 11 segment LED rings around each allowing encoders to behave like pots so you see the value before moving them. All the buttons have LED lights underneath them so users can instantly see their status without having to press them. There are 8 soft-feel drum pads, a pitch/modulation wheel and an X/Y Xpression touchpad which, (along with footswitch and sustain pedal inputs), are all fully assignable to any parameter with the Automap software

The 25 SL Mk II has been designed to draw minimum current so it can be used as a USB buss-powered device, and an optional 9V DC power supply can be added for stand-alone use. As well as USB interfacing, the 25 SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in, 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.

The power behind the 25 SL Mk II's unique ability to map controllers at the touch of a button is contained within the included Automap software. Automap 3 PRO enables users to map controllers with incredible speed and ease-no more digging through MIDI continuous controller numbers, the Automap server takes care of it all. Automap's GUI gives the user a visual representation of all the current mappings on screen, as well as the ability to save and manage mappings across different projects. There is also an option to only bring up the GUI when a controller on the 25 SL Mk II has been touched!

High quality professional keyboard
Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch. Novation deliver the feeling of playing an instrument, rather than just a computer peripheral.

Illuminated controls provide instant visual feedback
Brightly lit LED rings around the eight smooth encoders, and backlit buttons throughout provide instant visual feedback for every physical control, further reducing reliance on the computer screen.

Giant 144-character LCD screen
Frees the artist from being chained to the computer screen, placing all the essential data right alongside the relevant controls.

Huge array of touch-sensitive controls
Full control surface supporting ultra flexible DAW control and Auto-mappable plug-in controls, 16 knobs, 8 faders and 32 assignable backlit LED buttons.

Automap 3 PRO Control Software
25 SL Mk II comes with Automap software which enables you to instantly map software parameters to faders, buttons, encoders and pots and other controllers.

FEATURES

High quality professional keyboard
Illuminated controls provide instant visual feedback
Giant 144-character LCD screen
Huge array of touch-sensitive controls
Automap 3 PRO Control Software
MIDI control interface.
Novation's unique 'speed dial'
Programmable 'soft-feel' drumpads
Unique 2-Axis Controls
Dedicated, yet fully-assignable transport buttons.
USB buss powering
Mk II ships with the latest Automap 3 PRO software
All dials and faders are now touch-sensitive
All 25 SL Mk II's buttons are illuminated
Mk II features a single LED screen (as it now features the Automap Heads-up GUI)
25 SL Mk II's top row of dials have 11-LED rings for instant feedback
Top row of encoders are now smooth, rather than detented
25 SL Mk II's transport control buttons can also be used as fully assignable buttons
25 SL Mk II features new 'soft-feel' drum pads

Xcite+ bundle ships free with 25 SL Mk II and consists of the following:
Ableton Live 7 Lite software (DAW)
502MB of Mike the drummer drum loops - Quality live drum loops
Novation Bass-station synth
Loopmasters Samples library consisting of1GB of royalty free samples
SPECIFICATIONS
Connectivity :
Data Port: 1 x USB (Win XP/Vista and Mac OSX” Not Class Compliant
MIDI: MIDI ONE: IN, OUT and Thru, MIDI TWO: OUT
Sustain Pedal: 1 x 1/4" Jack Input
Expression pedal: 1 x 1/4" Jack Input
Power switch: Ext DC/USB

Minimum Operational Requirements (taken from Nocturn) :
Mac OSX 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard also supported) or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or greater (Vista 32/64 also supported)

Minimum Computer spec: Mac - G4/1GHz, both with 256MB RAM or PC”Pentium 3/1GHz/256MB RAM (machines running Vista will require a higher spec)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.42" x 2.68 " x 11.54 ", (468 x 68 x 293 mm)
Weight: 7.27 Lb., (3.3kg)
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Warranty Statement
All Novation products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Novation undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Novation product, please contact Novation at: mickg@novationmusic.com and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Novation Reseller from which you purchased the product or the Novation Distributor in your country of residence or business. If you purchase a Novation product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Novation Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Novation Distributor.
This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Novation Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Novation in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Novation. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact us for general advice.


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Novation25 SL MkII Keyboard Controller
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Very Intuitive

By Nolan

from Chattanooga TN

Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII Keyboard Controller:

I use two DAWs, one for live performance and sound design, and the other as my production workhorse. The ReMOTE, with Automap Pro, has made it seamless to switch from one DAW to another, without me having to switch preset banks, etc. Plus, Novation is one of the few brands of controllers that works with Logic (my studio workhorse) right out of the box. Very easy to incorportate into your workflow!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent, intuitive controller

By Mike

from Philadelphia

Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII Keyboard Controller:

I have the 25 key version. Pros: Automap, after minimal set up, is really cool and very useful Key weight is decent. works for me. Being able to adjust mixer is DAW right on controller very cool Being able to further tweek desktop synths on controller, GREAT looks nice overall... Cons: the rotary dials and sliders could be better quality (but price would be more) the trigger pads are kind of useless the USB power in back is loosey goosey. would be super careful performing live. Would def recommend this controller. I considered other controllers, but went with Novation and have no regrets.

 
3.0

Not very reliable

By LAURA TODD

from Phoenixville PA

Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII Keyboard Controller:

I have owned this controller a year and a half. When it works, it's great. That is why I gave it 3 stars. Unfortunately it is often unreliable. The encoders don't control, the LCD screen doesn't display properly, the buttons don't light up. When this happens, my rating goes down to one star. I am starting to wish I had bought a cheaper MIDI controller.

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