The Nocturn 25 from Novation is an intelligent plug-in/sequencer controller, sporting a 25 velocity-sensitive key-bed manufactured by Fatar. In addition to the keys, the controller has 8 drum pads and a total of 33 assignable controls, which allow you to get hands-on control of your plug-in instruments, effects and sequencer.
The included Automap control software solves the hassle of assigning parameters to various controls. To assign a control, simply click on the parameter, touch a knob or button, and it is assigned. The software also enables you to keep track of what is assigned to what by displaying it on your computer monitor. There is no longer any need to sift through long lists of MIDI continuous controller numbers.
The Automap software graphically displays Nocturn's control surface, while the controllers themselves also provide status information via the LED rings around the 8 encoders. Additionally, Automap can integrate with Logic, ProTools, Digital Performer and any other HUI compatible sequencers, using the HUI control protocol.
Automap will automatically assign knobs and buttons to parameters on a huge number of the most popular plug-ins. The Nocturn keyboard will also automatically assign controllers to mixer and transport functions in all major DAW/sequencers. Novation is constantly building more maps which are available on the community pages of the company's website.