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Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller

B&H # NOR25SLMK2 Mfr # 25 SL MKII
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You Pay: $399.99
Product Highlights
  • DAW Control Surface
  • Semi-weighted Keys
  • 144-Character Display
  • LED-Lit Buttons and Encoders
  • Automap 3 PRO Software

The Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller integrates a semi-weighted keyboard with a 144-character display, back-lit LED buttons and encoders. These 56 knobs, faders and buttons can be quickly mapped with the Automap 3 PRO software.

High Quality Professional Keyboard
Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch
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
Places all the essential data right alongside the relevant controls
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
SL Mk II comes with Automap software which enables you to instantly map software parameters to faders, buttons, encoders and pots and other controllers
MIDI Control Interface
Built in MIDI I/O Interface and comprehensive MIDI implementation provide complete control over all external hardware synths and other external MIDI devices
Unique 'Speed Dial'
A touch-sensitive rotary encoder that instantly takes control of whatever your mouse is focused on, providing real time access for composers and performers alike
Programmable 'Soft-Feel' Drumpads
Eradicates the need for a separate set of drumpad triggers, providing the ideal platform for sketching out beats or triggering samples
Unique 2-Axis Controls
Fantastic 'Xpression' pad and adjustable sprung pitch/mod joystick, both freely assignable in MIDI Controlling mode
Assignable Transport Buttons
Control the sequencer's start/stop/loop/record/forward/rewind actions, direct from the MIDI controller, reducing reliance on mouse and screen, or switch them out to allow use of more assignable buttons. SL Mk II recalls how these buttons were previously assigned
USB Buss Powering
Provides the artist with a mobile MIDI control solution, freeing them from the confines of the studio
Xcite+ Bundle
Includes a host of royalty-free loops and samples, a full-fledged soft-synth and Ableton Live 7 Lite, providing an affordable upgrade path to Ableton Live
Keyboard 25 Semi-weighted Keys
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
Xpression Stick
Touch sensitive Speed Dial
Connectors Data Port: 1 x USB (Win XP/Vista and Mac OSX - Not Class Compliant
MIDI: MIDI 1: IN, OUT and Thru, MIDI 2: OUT
Sustain Pedal: 1 x 1/4" Jack Input
Expression pedal: 1 x 1/4" Jack Input
Power switch: Ext DC/USB
Minimum System Requirements 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 (WxHxD) 18.43 x 2.68 x 11.54" (468 x 68 x 293mm)
Weight 7.28 lbs (3.3kg)
Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Automap 3 PRO Software
  • Xcite+ Bundle
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Novation25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Novation 25 SL MkII

        By Shanon S

        from Knoxville, Tn

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller:

          A wonderful product!! Works perfect with Ableton Live 8 and Logic Pro 9..

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          4.0

          Novation SL MK II-Flexibile quality

          By Mark Zanter

          from Huntington, WV

          About Me Pro composerperformer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • DAW control
            • Educational Purposes
            • Live Performance
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller:

            I use the controller in a home studio and it travels with me on gigs. Software: Protools, Peak LE, Max/MSP, notation software. Computer: Macbook pro (i7) OS 10.6

            Powers off USB, or separate adapter.

            8 touch sensitive knobs with LED rings--full 360
            8 touch sensitive pots 300 degree of movement
            8 touch sensitive sliders
            32 buttons
            Joy stick (doubles as MOD and Pitch Bend)
            X/Y pad
            8 touch sensitive percussion pads.
            all assignable.

            SL MK II can be used to control software, outboard gear, and be used as MIDI interface (two midi ports) + in/out/thru

            The physical layout of the device is logical, and flexible. It is designed to work as a keyboard controller and HUI, users who "live" in this world will likely find the control layout to be intuitive, and similar to others on the market. Touch sensitivity is great, and indicator lights give feedback as to which controllers are mapped, and active. Semi weighted keyboard feels good and gives some "physical" feedback. Overall the unit is sturdy and road worthy, pots, sliders, and buttons all feel solid, and each has a slightly different feel which is useful when operating without visual confirmation. Dimensions are larger than 15" laptop. Novation makes a gig bag for this unit that will fit a laptop. I do not own it.

            Automap 4.0 software assists in assigning controls to software functions, and gives feedback. Some users have reported problems with automap. I exeperienced some issues when I first installed version 3, but version 4.0 (automap server) works great. It works seamlessly (boots whenever an app. that can be controlled via MIDI is opened). Still exploring features here, but this software is a great asset for locating software mapped controllers (Supported DAW MAC: Live, pro-tools, Cubase, Logic, Reason; Windows same as Mac except Sonar instead of Logic). When Automap is active and parameters have been assigned, feedback pops up when a control value has changed. Automap Mapping Editor window displays all currently mapped controllers. Automap also allows mapping of QWERTY keyboard. For DAWs not listed, SL MK II can be used as HUI if supported by the software.
            Plug-in control can also be configured by the user, and multiple groups of HUI, fx, instruments, etc. can be open at the same time each being accessible from a drop down menu.

            I was considering the APC 40, or something like the Livid Block MIDI controller, because I wanted a device with a large number of assignable controls for my Max/MSP patches; but since I use a variety of software, I went with the Novation because it was designed to work with a variety of software (compare to APC 40--which is best suited for Live), and had a piano keyboard, which always comes in handy.

            The SL MK II 25 is pricey when compared to other similar controls (M-audio Axiom for instance) but it has many more assignable controllers, and the Automapping possibilities of the device are very deep and well considered.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Awesome controller

            By ME7A7R0N

            from portland,or

            About Me Mixerperformer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
            • Easy to Customize
            • Easy to Navigate
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Live Performance
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller:

              This midi controller is super powerful and relatively easy to use. You can program every knob and dial to control any action in your DAW. Essentially you are only limited to your imagination. I would defiantly recommend!!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Awesome Investment

              By Mumblebee

              from Bloomington, IN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Idiot Proof
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Novation 25 SL MkII 25-Key Remote MIDI Controller:

                I use this to control Ableton Live and FL Studio. It also flawlessly controls all of my VST's. It is a super powerful production and performance tool.

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