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Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller

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Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller

B&H # NON25 Mfr # NOCTURN 25
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Product Highlights
  • 25 Keys
  • 8 Encoders
  • 8 Trigger Pads
  • Automap
  • USB
  • MIDI
  • Xcite+ Package with Ableton Live Lite
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

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.

Velocity-sensitive, keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch that allows the keyboard to feel more like playing an instrument rather than a computer peripheral
Brightly lit 11 segment LED rings around the 8 smooth encoders, and backlit buttons throughout provide instant visual feedback for every physical control
All 8 oversized encoders are touch sensitive, bringing up mapping information and allowing you to "touch" in automation data on DAW's with a "touch"' mode
Automap control software allows you to instantly "learn" controllers to plug-ins. The GUI graphically displays Nocturn Keyboard's control surface on your computer monitor, enabling you to see exactly what is assigned to what, without using a tiny LCD screen
Eight "softfeel" velocity sensitive drum pads that can do more than just trigger notes and sketch drum patterns - all can be assigned to control software parameters
Total of 33 MIDI assignable controls including the 8 trigger pads, 8 dials, 14 buttons and the modulation wheel. Sustain and expression pedal control can also be added
A 9th encoder is a unique "Speed Dial" which allows you to instantly change the value of any parameter the cursor is pointing at, with no assignment needed whatsoever
Powered via USB saving valuable plug sockets. It can also be powered down without being unplugged, preserving battery power in computer notebooks
Ships with the Xcite+ software package including Ableton Live Lite
The Nocturn keyboard can be set up for use as a DAW/sequencer controller, as well as a controller for all VST/Audio Units/RTAS/TDM plug-ins:

Ableton
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes, using Ableton's "learn" mode
Further Control: More features can be controlled with Nocturn via Ableton's "learn" mode

Pro Tools
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes
Further Control: All Pro Tools RTAS and TDM plug-ins can be instantly controlled with Automap

Record/Reason
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes
Further Control: All native instruments and effects can be instantly controlled with Automap

Logic
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes
Further Control: All native instruments and effects can be instantly controlled with Automap

Cubase
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes

Sonar
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes

Reaper
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes

DP
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes

Traction
Transport Control: Yes
Mixer Control: Yes

Keyboard 25 velocity sensitive
Presets No
User Memory No
Controllers 1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
8 x Soft Feel Trigger Pads
1 x Touch Sensitive Speed Dial
8 x Rotary Controls (infinitely variable)
14 Buttons with Integrated LEDs (6 are lockable transport controls)
Output USB (shared with output)
Inputs USB (shared with input)1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Pedal (pedal not included)
1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal (pedal not included)
Display No
Power Requirements Powered via USB
Dimensions 18.6 x 10.2 x 2.7" (472 x 260 x 68mm)
Weight 5.3 lbs (2.4kg)
System Compatibility Mac OS X
Windows XP/Vista
Standalone mode
Specialties Auto-mapping of plug-in and sequencer parameters
Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller
  • Automap Control Software
  • Xcite+ Software Package with Ableton Live Lite
  • One (1) year Warranty
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    NovationNocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (5)
      • Amateur recording (3)
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      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      4.0

      Nocturn 25 + REAPER + BFD2

      By Dan_S_TL

      from Van Nuys, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Auto Map
      • Durable
      • Price Drop Better Value

      Cons

      • No Midi In Out Thru
      • Software Firmware Issues

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Music Arrangements
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller:

      I bought the Nocturn 25 to serve 2 purposes; 1.) using it in live performances to control the VST instruments on my laptop and 2.) as a tool to write, arrange and record music using REAPER as my DAW. Its compact size with programmable encorders and pads turn it into a multifunctional music instrument. As a music composing tool, the AutoMap feature works very well with REAPER but I did have some difficulties mapping the pads to BFD2. The only other issue I had initially was with the software and firmware updates.

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      4.0

      Awesome!

      By Drizzle

      from Cleveland

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller:

        I use the keyboard to make beats and i will say its perfect if you are on the go!

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By Pascual Pena

        from New York, New York

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller:

          The nocturn 25 is a great keyboard. Love the nobs, pads and keys. The only complain i have is that ovation did not add any additional information to help people that are new to the midi controller word like me. I am still having trouble adapting my nocturn to my daw (FL Studio).

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          5.0

          Quite reliable for the price

          By Kosmicman

          from Quebec, Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller:

            Simple setup.

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            4.0

            Great Choice for Mobility

            By barnettart

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Map Midi Controls
              • Mobile DJ
              • Step Inputting

              Comments about Novation Nocturn 25 - USB/MIDI Plug-In/Sequencer Controller:

              There are plenty of controllers that move smoothly, the keys feel semi-weighted and comfortable. If I were to improve on this keyboard, I would beef up the knobs which extend pretty far from the cover and thus feel fragile, as in easy to damage if you are not careful in transporting the keyboard. Otherwise I love the auto mapping feature and feel it is an excellent deal for this kind of keyboard. If you want to really play, though, you will want more than 25 keys, but that should be fairly obvious to the buyer. I use mine primarily for simple riffs and a lot of step inputting.

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