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The Novation 61SL MKIII is a revolutionary MIDI keyboard controller geared toward electronic musicians and producers seeking an unrivaled level of hands-on control over their DAW. This fully featured powerhouse combines an expansive 61-note keyboard with aftertouch, eight touch-sensitive knobs, nine faders, and 16 RGB backlit MPC-style pads. It offers deep integration with popular DAWs like Ableton Live for a seamless workflow. The 61SL MKIII's lightweight design ensures durability for years of inspired performances and late-night studio sessions.

Eight 360-Degree Touch-Sensitive Knobs

The 61SL MKIII's eight touch-sensitive knobs can be tapped, swiped, and rotated for a new level of precision control over effects, instruments, and more. 360-degree LED rings surrounding each knob display the current value and place in the effect's range. Tap a knob to set a parameter to its default value or double tap to jump to a predefined sweet spot.

Nine Long-Throw Faders

Nine long-throw faders provide fluid control over levels, sends, and other continuous parameters in your DAW. Each fader has 10-bit precision for ultra-smooth fading and includes an LED display to show the fader's value, whether default, user-defined, or relative to the fader's maximum range.

16 Full-Color Pads with Aftertouch

The 61SL MKIII features 16 ultra-responsive pads with RGB backlighting and aftertouch for advanced beat creation and clip launching. The pads can be easily customized to control drum racks, instruments, effects, transport controls, and more. Their removable overlays provide visual reference points to keep you focused on your performance.

Ableton Live Control and Complete DAW Integration

The 61SL MKIII offers dedicated control over Ableton Live through its Ableton Live Control mode. Eight touch-sensitive knobs instantly map to Live's key parameters, and the pads trigger clips, scenes, devices, and the Loop Recorder. For other DAWs, use the 61SL MKIII's pre-mapped control profiles or create your own to match your workflow using Novation Components. USB-powered for portability, the 61SL MKIII connects via a single USB cable to your computer or iOS device.

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  • Bring MIDI hardware and CV/Gate synths together
  • Easily integrate hardware with your DAW
  • The perfect controller for Ableton Live music-making software
  • Internal 8 track pattern based sequencer
  • 1 routable clock for the whole system

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Lead, which is known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

collapse expand iconWarranty

All Novation products are built to the highest standards and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Novation will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Novation. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage, or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

While this warranty is provided by Novation, it is fulfilled by Novation’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Novation's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, use this URL: ; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings, and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Novation support here first: , if you experience technical issues.

In every case, you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Novation’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Novation product outside your normal country of residence, our distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorized Novation Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.