Novation MkII 25 SL MKII Keyboard Controller w/ M-Audio Sustain Pedal

Novation MkII 25 SL MKII Keyboard Controller w/ M-Audio Sustain Pedal

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The Novation MkII 25 SL MKII Keyboard Controller w/ M-Audio Sustain Pedal bundle includes an incredible, advanced USB/MIDI controller from Novation for deeply integrated use with your favorite DAW and an M-Audio sustain pedal. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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The Novation 25SL Mk II Keyboard Controller gives modern DAW users every dimension of hardware control. The 25SL MkII offers a hands-on approach to navigating software, audio mixing and controlling plug-ins. The Novation 25SL MkII is an extraordinary MIDI controller value. It integrates a DAW control surface with a quality semi-weighted keyboard-with after-touch-and the most intuitive plug-in mapping capabilities available. All this musical goodness is presided over by Automap 3 PRO-arguably the most advanced control software on the market.

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

The difficulty with other control surfaces is in knowing what is assigned to what. 25SL 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. 25SL Mk II also has a dedicated 'Speed Dial' knob, which can be used to change 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 of them, allowing encoders to behave like pots so the user can 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 25SL 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 25SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in, 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.

The power behind the 25SL 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 25SL Mk II has been touched!

High quality professional keyboard

Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch. Novation delivers 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

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

Automap

Put simply, Automap is a bit of software that enables you to assign parameters in your sequencer and plug-ins with incredible speed and ease, to the buttons, knobs, faders and other controllers on your Novation SL or Nocturn.

Anyone who has used a hardware controller can testify to how time consuming and awkward this can be - searching through hundreds of MIDI continuous controller numbers and trying to match them with numbers assigned to knobs on the hardware.

For many plug-ins, Automap enables you to simply touch the controller, click on the parameter and its assigned! Novation controllers also provide instant and comprehensive control over all major sequencers - Automap even allows you to instantly assign almost any QWERTY or ASCII keyboard shortcut to buttons and other controllers on the hardware: So you can open and close windows, jump to locators in your DAW and make edits without touching the mouse or keyboard!

Remembering which parameters are assigned to which controllers is a problem of the past. As soon as a controller is touched, all your mappings are shown on the computer screen via Automap's GUI, as well as the LCD screen of the SL. You can also manage all your mappings from the on-screen GUI; rename them, swap them around by dragging and dropping, or even change the resolution of each control. If the GUI starts to clutter up your screen, you can turn on the "Autoview" function which only brings it up on the cressn when a controller is touched, then hides it again after the controller is released.

This is a very broad introduction to what Automap3 can do.

Key Features - Automap 3

Automap 3 PRO software comes bundled free with SL Mk II, and boasts the following features:

Intelligent control over all sequencers and VST/AU/RTAS/TDM plug-ins. Automap 3 removes the pain and time involved in assigning MIDI parameters, and all layouts are fully customisable.

Heads-up transparent control GUI

Places a transparent control map across your computer screen - see at a glance how the parameters are automatically assigned to each of SL Mk II's controls.

Instant learn function

Simply click on the software parameter and touch a touch-sensitive control to assign it. Now you can re-assign every control in seconds.

Keystroke Assignments

Automap 3 can assign almost any computer keyboard shortcuts to hardware controls. For example arrow key functions can now be assigned to hardware controls, allowing you to flick between tracks using buttons on your SL/Nocturn. You could also zoom in and out, open windows or create and jump to markers in your DAW.

Innovative MIDI support within Automap

Name your parameters and store mappings for later use. The same heads-up display provides quick and simple assigning of regular MIDI parameters. This ensures SL MkII can also turn its hand to controlling the few software application that still rely solely on the MIDI protocol.

Plug-in and Mixer Browser

Lets you review all open plug-ins, then quickly switch to control and one of them. Mixer 'MIDI maps' can be created, saved and recalled via the same map browsing facility.

Autoview Mode

Optional Autoview mode means that the GUI only becomes visible when a controller is touched, then it disappears again allowing you to get back to your DAW.

SKU NOV-25SLMKII-KIT01
MPN 25SLMKII-KIT01
Features Novation 25SL MkII Keyboard Controller 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
  • All dials and faders are now touch-sensitive
  • All 25SL Mk II's buttons are illuminated
  • Mk II features a single LED screen (as it now features the Automap Heads-up GUI)
  • 25SL Mk II's top row of dials have 11-LED rings for instant feedback
  • Top row of encoders are now smooth, rather than detented
  • 25SL Mk II's transport control buttons can also be used as fully assignable buttons
  • 25SL Mk II features new 'soft-feel' drum pads
Xcite+ bundle ships free with 25SL 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

M-AUDIO SP-2 Features:

The M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal is the perfect product for keyboard players who want the most realistic pedal action. The SP-2 model is used in the same manner as the sustain pedal on an acoustic piano. This classic-style pedal works with any M-Audio keyboard. Designed to work and feel just like an acoustic piano's sustain pedal, it has a specially designed rubber bottom that grips the floor and stays put while you play. The SP-2 is a high-quality switchable damper pedal

  • Classic design
  • Compatible with all electronic keyboards
  • Built around a heavy-duty mechanism
  • With rubber-coated shell and chrome foot pedal
Specifications
Novation SL MK II Specifications:
Physical controls
Assignable controls
8 Encoders (Infinite Rotation) with touch-sensitivity and 11 segment Led rings 8 Pots (270 Rotation) with touch-sensitivity 8 Sliders with touch-sensitivity 32 Buttons with integrated LEDs (37 in MIDI mode] 8 soft feel Trigger pads Xpression Pad (as on existing SL) Xpression Stick (as on existing SL) Touch sensitive Speed Dial (as on Nocturn)
System buttons
General Automap Operation Buttons (Learn, View, Browser Groups etc.) Octave up/down buttons with LED indicator The central system buttons from the SL have been simplified; there is now: 1 Automap button with LED to toggle Automap mode on and off (this replaces the PLAY button) – this way, manual MIDI mode is separate from Automap mode and can be avoided completely if preferred Template and Edit modes have been combined into one edit mode, for editing both individual controls and overall settings within one Template
Connectivity
Rear Panel connections are as follows: 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
Size (25 key): (W x H x D): 18.42" x 2.68 " x 11.54 ", (468 x 68 x 293 mm)
Weight
25SL net weight : 7.27 Lb., (3.3kg)
Media Details
Novation SL MkII Hardware Overview - PRESS PLAY
Package Contents
  • (1) Novation SL Mk II featuring Automap
  • (1) USB Cable
  • [USB Powered]
  • (1) Ableton Live lite CD
  • (1) User Guide (Printed)
  • Includes:
    • (1) M-Audio SP-2 Microphone
    • (1) User's Guide
    Warranty Details Warranty Information
    Product: Period:
    Novation SL Mk II 1 Year
    M-Audio SP-2 Pedal 1 Year
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    Description

    The Novation 25SL Mk II Keyboard Controller gives modern DAW users every dimension of hardware control. The 25SL MkII offers a hands-on approach to navigating software, audio mixing and controlling plug-ins. The Novation 25SL MkII is an extraordinary MIDI controller value. It integrates a DAW control surface with a quality semi-weighted keyboard-with after-touch-and the most intuitive plug-in mapping capabilities available. All this musical goodness is presided over by Automap 3 PRO-arguably the most advanced control software on the market.

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

    The difficulty with other control surfaces is in knowing what is assigned to what. 25SL 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. 25SL Mk II also has a dedicated 'Speed Dial' knob, which can be used to change 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 of them, allowing encoders to behave like pots so the user can 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 25SL 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 25SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in, 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.

    The power behind the 25SL 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 25SL Mk II has been touched!

    High quality professional keyboard

    Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch. Novation delivers 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

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

    Automap

    Put simply, Automap is a bit of software that enables you to assign parameters in your sequencer and plug-ins with incredible speed and ease, to the buttons, knobs, faders and other controllers on your Novation SL or Nocturn.

    Anyone who has used a hardware controller can testify to how time consuming and awkward this can be - searching through hundreds of MIDI continuous controller numbers and trying to match them with numbers assigned to knobs on the hardware.

    For many plug-ins, Automap enables you to simply touch the controller, click on the parameter and its assigned! Novation controllers also provide instant and comprehensive control over all major sequencers - Automap even allows you to instantly assign almost any QWERTY or ASCII keyboard shortcut to buttons and other controllers on the hardware: So you can open and close windows, jump to locators in your DAW and make edits without touching the mouse or keyboard!

    Remembering which parameters are assigned to which controllers is a problem of the past. As soon as a controller is touched, all your mappings are shown on the computer screen via Automap's GUI, as well as the LCD screen of the SL. You can also manage all your mappings from the on-screen GUI; rename them, swap them around by dragging and dropping, or even change the resolution of each control. If the GUI starts to clutter up your screen, you can turn on the "Autoview" function which only brings it up on the cressn when a controller is touched, then hides it again after the controller is released.

    This is a very broad introduction to what Automap3 can do.

    Key Features - Automap 3

    Automap 3 PRO software comes bundled free with SL Mk II, and boasts the following features:

    Intelligent control over all sequencers and VST/AU/RTAS/TDM plug-ins. Automap 3 removes the pain and time involved in assigning MIDI parameters, and all layouts are fully customisable.

    Heads-up transparent control GUI

    Places a transparent control map across your computer screen - see at a glance how the parameters are automatically assigned to each of SL Mk II's controls.

    Instant learn function

    Simply click on the software parameter and touch a touch-sensitive control to assign it. Now you can re-assign every control in seconds.

    Keystroke Assignments

    Automap 3 can assign almost any computer keyboard shortcuts to hardware controls. For example arrow key functions can now be assigned to hardware controls, allowing you to flick between tracks using buttons on your SL/Nocturn. You could also zoom in and out, open windows or create and jump to markers in your DAW.

    Innovative MIDI support within Automap

    Name your parameters and store mappings for later use. The same heads-up display provides quick and simple assigning of regular MIDI parameters. This ensures SL MkII can also turn its hand to controlling the few software application that still rely solely on the MIDI protocol.

    Plug-in and Mixer Browser

    Lets you review all open plug-ins, then quickly switch to control and one of them. Mixer 'MIDI maps' can be created, saved and recalled via the same map browsing facility.

    Autoview Mode

    Optional Autoview mode means that the GUI only becomes visible when a controller is touched, then it disappears again allowing you to get back to your DAW.

    SKU NOV-25SLMKII-KIT01
    MPN 25SLMKII-KIT01

    Features

    Features Novation 25SL MkII Keyboard Controller 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
    • All dials and faders are now touch-sensitive
    • All 25SL Mk II's buttons are illuminated
    • Mk II features a single LED screen (as it now features the Automap Heads-up GUI)
    • 25SL Mk II's top row of dials have 11-LED rings for instant feedback
    • Top row of encoders are now smooth, rather than detented
    • 25SL Mk II's transport control buttons can also be used as fully assignable buttons
    • 25SL Mk II features new 'soft-feel' drum pads
    Xcite+ bundle ships free with 25SL 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

    M-AUDIO SP-2 Features:

    The M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal is the perfect product for keyboard players who want the most realistic pedal action. The SP-2 model is used in the same manner as the sustain pedal on an acoustic piano. This classic-style pedal works with any M-Audio keyboard. Designed to work and feel just like an acoustic piano's sustain pedal, it has a specially designed rubber bottom that grips the floor and stays put while you play. The SP-2 is a high-quality switchable damper pedal

    • Classic design
    • Compatible with all electronic keyboards
    • Built around a heavy-duty mechanism
    • With rubber-coated shell and chrome foot pedal

    Specs

    Specifications
    Novation SL MK II Specifications:
    Physical controls
    Assignable controls
    8 Encoders (Infinite Rotation) with touch-sensitivity and 11 segment Led rings 8 Pots (270 Rotation) with touch-sensitivity 8 Sliders with touch-sensitivity 32 Buttons with integrated LEDs (37 in MIDI mode] 8 soft feel Trigger pads Xpression Pad (as on existing SL) Xpression Stick (as on existing SL) Touch sensitive Speed Dial (as on Nocturn)
    System buttons
    General Automap Operation Buttons (Learn, View, Browser Groups etc.) Octave up/down buttons with LED indicator The central system buttons from the SL have been simplified; there is now: 1 Automap button with LED to toggle Automap mode on and off (this replaces the PLAY button) – this way, manual MIDI mode is separate from Automap mode and can be avoided completely if preferred Template and Edit modes have been combined into one edit mode, for editing both individual controls and overall settings within one Template
    Connectivity
    Rear Panel connections are as follows: 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
    Size (25 key): (W x H x D): 18.42" x 2.68 " x 11.54 ", (468 x 68 x 293 mm)
    Weight
    25SL net weight : 7.27 Lb., (3.3kg)

    Media

    Media Details
    Novation SL MkII Hardware Overview - PRESS PLAY

    Contents

    Package Contents
    • (1) Novation SL Mk II featuring Automap
    • (1) USB Cable
    • [USB Powered]
    • (1) Ableton Live lite CD
    • (1) User Guide (Printed)
  • Includes:
    • (1) M-Audio SP-2 Microphone
    • (1) User's Guide

    Warranty

    Warranty Details Warranty Information
    Product: Period:
    Novation SL Mk II 1 Year
    M-Audio SP-2 Pedal 1 Year

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