Novation SL MkIII - MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller with Sequencer (49-Note Keyboard)

Novation SL MkIII - MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller with Sequencer (49-Note Keyboard)

Novation SL MkIII - MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller with Sequencer (49-Note Keyboard)

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Product Highlights

  • 49 Velocity-Sensitive Semi-Weight Keys
  • Internal 8-Track Pattern-Based Sequencer
  • Two Sets of CV, Gate & Mod Outputs
  • 16 RGB Backlit Velocity-Sensitive Pads
  • Two Page and Two Scene Launch Buttons
  • 8 Continuous Rotary Knobs + 8 Sliders
  • 5 RGB TFT LCD Screens
  • RGB Backlit Pitch Bend and Mod Wheels
  • Includes Power Supply and USB Cable
  • Includes Software Bundle
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Keyboard Size: 49-Note

49-Note 61-Note

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Novation 49 SL MkIII overview

  • 1Description

The 49-note Novation SL MkIII is an advanced MIDI and CV keyboard controller with an integrated 8-track sequencer, designed to be the centerpiece in any creative software- or hardware-based studio.

The professional-quality keyboard offers a synth-style semi-weighted keybed with a sprung action, which is tuned to the needs of the experienced player. Additionally, the keyboard offers aftertouch, which is freely assignable to anything. The remarkably high scan rate (10 kHz) gives the keys a super dynamic feel for expressive performances, while the interface provides visual feedback for scales, modes, and zones instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LEDs. The SL MkIII's velocity-sensitive RGB pads offer polyphonic aftertouch and can be used for a variety of purposes including launching clips, inputting steps in the sequencer, or finger drumming performances.

The internal 8-track sequencer allows you to input notes step-by-step, or record as you go. Play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard, then record parameter automation straight onto the sequencer, bringing your productions to life. You can choose an arpeggio type, set a sync rate, tweak note and pattern lengths, and use the pads to design your rhythms in real time.

The SL MkIII provides deep integration with Ableton Live, allowing you to pull the sessions out of the box and into the hardware. The full-color LCD screens give you full visibility of your parameters, while the pads, buttons, eight faders, and eight knobs get you hands-on with your music. Additionally, the SL MkIII provides deep integrations with Logic and Reason, plus HUI compatibility with Cubase, Pro Tools, Studio One, Reaper, or any major DAW.

The rear panel offers a variety of connections including USB, standard MIDI in/out/out2-thru (5-pin DIN), and 1/4" inputs for footswitch, expression, or sustain. Additionally, the SL MkIII provides connectivity for analog synthesizers and modular setups with two sets of CV, gate, and modulation outputs, plus a dedicated clock output for keeping your hardware and software in perfect sync. The Novation SL MkIII is powered by the included 12 VDC power adapter and ships with a premium braided USB cable and a software bundle license for Ableton Live Lite and Loopmasters sample content.

  • Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
    • Record notes as you play them
    • Input step-by-step
    • Play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard
    • Record movements as automation into the sequencer
  • Comprehensive connectivity
    • USB
    • MIDI in, out, out 2 / thru
    • Sustain
    • Expression
    • Footswitch
    • Analog clock out
    • 2 sets of CV pitch, gate, and mod outputs
  • Arpeggiator
    • Arp type
    • Sync rate
    • Tweak the length
    • Use pads to design rhythms in real time
  • Scales, modes, and zones
    • Work with scales and keys
    • Set up multiple zones and layers on the keyboard
  • Keys for the player
    • Playable and expressive synth-style semi-weighted keybed
    • Spring action and a high scan rate, all tuned to the needs of the experienced player
    • Aftertouch is assignable to anything
  • Customizable templates
    • Highly customizable mappings for hardware and software for easy control
    • Create your own templates in the software editor, and save them to the keyboard
  • Ableton Live integration
    • Five color LCD screens give you full parameter feedback, enabling you to see what you are controlling
  • Control all major music software
    • Use the pads, buttons, eight faders, and eight knobs to take control of all major music software using InControl or any HUI-compatible DAW
  • Components
    • Allows you to backup and restore your templates and sessions in the cloud, enabling access from anywhere in the world
    • All content can also be saved locally
  • Backlit pitch and modulation wheels
    • Pitch and modulation wheels have RGB LEDs that change color to show what track you're working on
  • One routable clock for the whole system
    •  MIDI, analog clock, and transport controls keep everything running in time
  • Selectable velocity curves
    • Choose from a comprehensive selection of velocity curves to suit your playing style
UPC: 815301001065
In the Box
Novation SL MkIII - MIDI and CV Keyboard Controller with Sequencer (49-Note Keyboard)
  • Braided USB Cable
  • 12 VDC Power Supply
  • Software Codes for Ableton Live Lite & Loopmasters Sample Content
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Novation 49 SL MkIII specs

    Keys 49-note velocity-sensitive, individual spring, synth-style, semi-weighted keyboard with assignable aftertouch
    Pads 16 x full-color RGB backlit velocity-sensitive drum pads
    Controls 2 x page and
    2 x scene-launch buttons
    8 x continuous rotary knobs
    8 x sliders
    6 x dedicated transport controls
    RGB backlit pitch bend and modulation wheels
    2 x octave / transpose buttons
    2 x track buttons
    59 x backlit buttons with tact switches
    49 x keybed RGB LEDs
    16 x assignable buttons x 2 pages (32 assignable buttons)
    2 x pages of assignable grid (32 assignable pads)
    Backlit RGB mode / switching buttons including InControl
    Display 5 x RGB TFT LCD screens
    Sequencer 64 x sessions
    8 x tracks per session
    8 x patterns per track (16 steps per pattern for a total of 128 steps per track)
    Real-time record (notes, with velocity and automation)
    Auto-quantize notes to steps and automation to 6 events per step
    All assignable controls can be automated (8 maximum automation lanes)
    Internal Tempo Range: 40 to 240 BPM
    Swing: 20 to 80%
    Performance 16 scale types and chromatic transposition
    Split the keys into 8 playable zones
    Pattern expand view, flip the grid
    Pattern start and end, direction including random
    Configurable pattern chain
    Session instant switching and queued switch
    Editing Control Velocity and gate per step
    Multiple gate lengths per step (via real-time record)
    Automation edit per step
    Clear step, automation parameters per pattern
    Duplicate steps and patterns
    Rear Panel Connectors Power switch
    DC power socket
    USB socket
    MIDI: 3 x 5-pin DIN sockets (in, out, out2 / thru)
    Sustain and Expression Pedal Inputs: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS
    Footswitch Input: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS
    CV/Gate Inputs: 7 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm outputs (CV1, Gate1, Mod1, CV2, Gate2, Mod2, Clock)
    Security Kensington security slot
    Power 12 VDC 1000 mA maximum
    Dimensions (L x D x H) 32.2 x 11.8 x 3.9" / 817.0 x 300.0 x 100.0 mm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Infofcutbssfusbzwczsvftsyxzxevzcyruc
    Package Weight 15.62 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.75 x 15.0 x 5.5"

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