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Novation Impulse Explained®

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Chapter 1: The Keyboard Controls

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    A Tour of the Keyboard (6:13)


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    Loading & Saving Templates (4:03)


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    Transpose, Keyboard & MIDI Channels (2:47)


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    Global Setup Controls (4:42)


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    Working with Zones (4:25)


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    The Hidden Modes (3:49)


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    Mapping the Faders (3:24)


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    Mapping the Buttons (4:31)


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    The Arpeggiator in Action (2:25)


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    Arpeggiator Parameters (6:13)


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    Roll Mode (3:13)


Chapter 2: Setting up Automap

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    Automap in Pro Tools (6:50)


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    Automap in Logic (6:52)


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    Automap Basics (5:43)


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    Edit Mapping Window Overview (5:00)


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    Manual Parameter Mapping (3:40)


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    Re-Mapping using the Learn Button (3:41)


Chapter 3: Beyond the Basics

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    QWERTY Assignments (4:01)


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    Creating Additional Mixer Pages (2:04)


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    Volume & Sends Simultaneously (2:28)


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    Editing Encoder Parameters (4:53)


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    Editing Button Range Parameters (4:21)


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    Editing the Slider Range Values (5:00)


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    Controlling Stand Alone Software (2:56)


Do you use a Novation Impulse keyboard controller? This awesome, in-depth series from studio meister Eli Krantzberg will reveal all of the amazing features and functions found in the Novation Impulse, as well as how it uses Automap to further enhance its operation.

Eli starts off the series with tour of the keyboard, loading and saving templates and using transpose and MIDI channels. He then goes deeper into the Impusle by ways of the powerful Automap software. He shows you how to map faders and buttons, explains the edit mapping window, manual mapping, re-mapping and much more. He then shows advanced features such as using the arpeggiator and Roll Mode, QWERTY assignments,editing encoder parameters, controlling stand alone software and so much more.

If you're using a Novation Impulse as your controller keyboard, this series is hands down a must see... Watch "Novation Impulse Explained" today.


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GGFosheezy
Submitted 1 year ago

Expertly recorded. Top Grade instruction.

I can not imagine any better tutorial on the Novation Impulse.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Pro Tools, Reaper

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inndygo
Submitted 2 years ago

Novation Impulse Controller Keyboard

Great for refreshing knowledge on equipment that you haven't used in awhile.

I am a: Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

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Submitted 2 years ago

Novation Impulse Explained

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I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Novation Impulse Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Expertly recorded. Top Grade instruction. I can not imagine any better tutorial on the Novation Impulse.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Novation Impulse Controller Keyboard Great for refreshing knowledge on equipment that you haven't used in awhile.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Novation Impulse Explained Excellent presentation! Very useful. Topic description of each video allows for easy navigation of the information available.
Date published: 2016-10-30
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