Novation Controller Keyboard
Gear Of The Year Gold Award Winner: Best Controller. “...SL MkIII is a game changer for sequencing your hardware and software away from, or indeed with, your computer.”
“SL MkIII is genuinely the most exciting piece of tech I’ve reviewed all year. Incredible.”
Future Music 9.3/10
“Flexible range of digital and analogue control... Excellent, easy-to-use sequencer”
“... stylish and easy to navigate ...Well-designed and versatile. For those who work with both hardware and software, this may be the best studio centrepiece on the market”
“Between the well-designed templates and easy-to-use Components app, Novation has done an excellent job in making setup as hassle free as possible”
Novation SL49 MKIII is the centrepiece that can be used to control your whole studio, working perfectly alongside your DAW. Make working with your hardware easy and creatively rewarding, and construct your next production in the 8 track polyphonic sequencer, with everything staying in sync.
Absolute hardware control
Bring MIDI hardware and CV/Gate synths together by plugging them all into SL MkIII, taking total control directly from the internal eight-track polyphonic pattern-based sequencer. Easily integrate hardware with your DAW Do you use a DAW and crave integrating your favourite hardware? Well, you can have the best of both worlds. Make controlling your software easy by recording productions from a studio centrepiece. The perfect controller for Live™ We worked with Ableton® to create an absolutely stunning keyboard controller for their Live™ music-making software. The full colour LCD screens give you full parameter feedback, enabling you to see everything you are controlling. Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer Real time record or input notes per step. Play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard. Record your movements as automation into the sequencer, bringing life to your production. One routable clock for the whole system Whether you're in the box or outside the box, the MIDI and analogue clock and transport controls keep everything running in time. Arpeggiator Choose an arp type, set a sync rate, tweak the length, and then use the pads to design your rhythms in real time. Customisable templates Highly customisable mappings for hardware and software easily control everything. Create your own templates in the software editor, and save them to the keyboard. LED feedback Work with scales and keys and set up multiple zones and layers on the keyboard. See everything instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback. Comprehensive connectivity USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru; three pedal inputs; Analogue Clock Out; and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to route anything anywhere.
Control all major music software
Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. SL MkIII's pads, buttons, eight faders and eight knobs take control of all major music software using InControl. SL MkIII also works with any HUI-compatible DAW.
The SL MkIII has an exceptionally high scan rate of 10kHz, giving the keyboard a huge dynamic range for expressive keyboard performance.
Keys for the player
The SL MkIII boasts our finest, most playable and expressive synth-style semi-weighted keybed, with a sprung action and our highest scan rate, all tuned to the needs of the experienced player. It’s got aftertouch too, assignable to anything.
Selectable Velocity Curves
The Velocity Curves come to you from a Novation engineer who’s been designing and playing keyboard controllers for two decades. Choose from a comprehensive selection of Velocity Curves to suit your playing style.
SL MkIII's velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, they are perfect for the finger drummer, and have polyphonic aftertouch.
Backlit Pitch and Modulation wheels
Pitch and Modulation wheels have RGB LEDs that change colour to show what track you're working on. Brightness gives you the value of what you're changing.
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.
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