Novation 49 SL MkII - 49-Key Remote MIDI Controller

Novation 49 SL MkII - 49-Key Remote MIDI Controller

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The Novation 49 SL MkII - 49-Key Remote MIDI Controller gives you advanced control and deep integration with your favorite DAW. It features velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys, illuminated controls, a giant LCD screen, an array of assignable touch-sensitive controls, automapping with your favorite DAW and USB/MIDI connectivity as well as ports for expression and sustain pedals. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description

The Novation 49SL Mk II Keyboard Controller gives modern DAW users every dimension of hardware control. The 49SL MkII offers a hands-on approach to navigating software, audio mixing and controlling plug-ins. The Novation 49SL 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.

49SL 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 49SL Mk II has been designed with every detail calculated to maximize workflow. The 49SL 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. 49SL 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. 49SL 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 49SL 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 49SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in, 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.

The power behind the 49SL 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 49SL 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

49SL 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-49SLMKII
MPN 49 SL MKII
Features Novation 49SL 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 49SL Mk II's buttons are illuminated
  • Mk II features a single LED screen (as it now features the Automap Heads-up GUI)
  • 49SL Mk II's top row of dials have 11-LED rings for instant feedback
  • Top row of encoders are now smooth, rather than detented
  • 49SL Mk II's transport control buttons can also be used as fully assignable buttons
  • 49SL Mk II features new 'soft-feel' drum pads
Xcite+ bundle ships free with 49SL 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
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)
Weight
49SL net weight : 4.7kg / unit
Media Details
Novation SL MkII Hardware Overview - PRESS PLAY
Novation SL MkII Trailer - 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)
Power Supply is not necessary to power the Novation SL Mk II, unit is USB powered.
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Novation 49 Mk II 1 Year
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Description

The Novation 49SL Mk II Keyboard Controller gives modern DAW users every dimension of hardware control. The 49SL MkII offers a hands-on approach to navigating software, audio mixing and controlling plug-ins. The Novation 49SL 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.

49SL 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 49SL Mk II has been designed with every detail calculated to maximize workflow. The 49SL 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. 49SL 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. 49SL 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 49SL 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 49SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in, 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.

The power behind the 49SL 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 49SL 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

49SL 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-49SLMKII
MPN 49 SL MKII

Features

Features Novation 49SL 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 49SL Mk II's buttons are illuminated
  • Mk II features a single LED screen (as it now features the Automap Heads-up GUI)
  • 49SL Mk II's top row of dials have 11-LED rings for instant feedback
  • Top row of encoders are now smooth, rather than detented
  • 49SL Mk II's transport control buttons can also be used as fully assignable buttons
  • 49SL Mk II features new 'soft-feel' drum pads
Xcite+ bundle ships free with 49SL 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

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)
Weight
49SL net weight : 4.7kg / unit

Media

Media Details
Novation SL MkII Hardware Overview - PRESS PLAY
Novation SL MkII Trailer - 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)
Power Supply is not necessary to power the Novation SL Mk II, unit is USB powered.

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Novation 49 Mk II 1 Year

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