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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

    Get a brief introduction to the layout and architecture of the Novation Impulse keyboard controls.

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    Loading & Saving Templates

    Twenty user definable templates are available that determine how your Novation keyboard will work. Learn how to save modifications to templates and how to "save as" to new locations.

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    Transpose, Keyboard & MIDI Channels

    learn how to transpose the keyboard by octaves or semi tones, how to set which port is used, the keyboard's velocity sensitivity, and which MIDI channel it will transmit on.

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    Global Setup Controls

    See how to set the global controller settings that are non template specific, and apply to the overall functioning of the Impulse.

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    Working with Zones

    With zones, the Impulse keyboard can be split into 2, 3, or 4 separate or overlapping regions; each having it's own MIDI channel, port assignment, and keyboard range. It's great for triggering multiple instruments in various ranges on the keyboard. Watch as we set the Impulse up to split the keyboard into two separate zones.

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    The Hidden Modes

    Learn how to use Preview mode to verify assignments without transmitting data, how to send program change messages to external or software devices, and how to use Boot Mode to verify the keyboard's firmware version and restore the factory defaults.

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    Mapping the Faders

    Discover how faders are mapped to send either CC, RPN, or NRPN MIDI messages in the Controls menu when the keyboard is used in Template mode as opposed to Automap mode.

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    Mapping the Buttons

    Buttons have the added functionality of being able to trigger notes and send program and bank change messages. Learn how buttons function in their normal, momentary, toggle, and step modes.

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    The Arpeggiator in Action

    Watch as the Impulse's 8 pads are used in real-time to modify the arpeggiator's rhythms while the performance is simultaneously captured into Logic Pro.

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    Arpeggiator Parameters

    Learn how to control and modify various aspects of the notes that are generated by the arpeggiator, including the rhythmic value, duration, swing, direction, range, and number of steps.

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    Roll Mode

    See how the roll button is used to generate velocity sensitive rolls when drum sounds are played from the pads.

Chapter 2 : Setting up Automap

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    Automap in Pro Tools

    Learn how to setup your Automap software to work with Pro Tools and RTAS plug-ins in HUI mode. This will automatically map your keyboards knobs, buttons, and encoders to the mixer and plug-ins within active Pro Tools sessions.

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    Automap in Logic

    Watch as we setup Automap software to work with Logic and it's accompanying Audio Unit plug-ins. See how all the relevant Control surface settings and Environment cabling are configured.

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    Automap Basics

    Discover 5 simple and easy key strokes that allow you to stretch the functionality of how your faders, buttons, and encoders are mapped.

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    Edit Mapping Window Overview

    Learn how to manage all your mappings in the Edit Mapping Window.

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    Manual Parameter Mapping

    See how to use the Edit Mapping Window to manually re-map specific plug-in parameters to specific encoders, and then save it all as a recallable mapping file.

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    Re-Mapping using the Learn Button

    Discover how to use the Learn button on your Novation hardware to remap plug-in controls, without having to use the Edit Mapping Window.

Chapter 3 : Beyond the Basics

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    QWERTY Assignments

    See how to program Novation buttons to perform your favorite DAW based QWERTY shortcuts.

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    Creating Additional Mixer Pages

    Learn how to create and toggle between additional functions for your hardware faders by creating new mixer pages in the Edit Mapping Window.

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    Volume & Sends Simultaneously

    See how to set up your encoders to work the mixer send levels at the same time your faders control the mixer's volumes.

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    Editing Encoder Parameters

    Learn how some of the encoder range values effect how the hardware interacts with the the controls they are mapped to.

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    Editing Button Range Parameters

    Discover how the different button modes work, and how setting the various range parameters effects their ranges and resolution.

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    Editing the Slider Range Values

    See how the normal and inverted modes affect slider response, and how the range values are used to modify the range of the sliders influence over the parameter being controlled.

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    Controlling Stand Alone Software

    Learn how the Automap MIDI ports work, and see how easy it is to assign hardware controls to parameters in stand alone software not directly supported by Automap.

Product Overview


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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Luixlive
Submitted 5 months ago

Excelent Course!

Brief and well explained videos. Sections well divided. I will use the keyboard with Ableton, so I think I won't be using most of the deep configurations, but anyway is great to have these videos as a tool in the case I need them.



ZkeysMusic
Submitted 8 months ago

Well Done!

I don't own the keyboard yet but watched several of the videos. I got clear and easy to grasp understanding of the capabilities of Novation keyboards and I ordered one based on your explanation of its features. Video moves at a great pace and I will complete coarse when the Impulse 61 arrives. Well Done indeed :) ZkeysStudio

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Studio One


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GGFosheezy
Submitted 2 years 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 3 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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JPut
Submitted 3 years ago

Novation Impulse Explained

Excellent presentation! Very useful. Topic description of each video allows for easy navigation of the information available.

I am a: Hobbyist


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Luixlive
Submitted 5 months ago

Excelent Course!

Brief and well explained videos. Sections well divided. I will use the keyboard with Ableton, so I think I won't be using most of the deep configurations, but anyway is great to have these videos as a tool in the case I need them.


ZkeysMusic
Submitted 8 months ago

Well Done!

I don't own the keyboard yet but watched several of the videos. I got clear and easy to grasp understanding of the capabilities of Novation keyboards and I ordered one based on your explanation of its features. Video moves at a great pace and I will complete coarse when the Impulse 61 arrives. Well Done indeed :) ZkeysStudio

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

GGFosheezy
Submitted 2 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

inndygo
Submitted 3 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JPut
Submitted 3 years ago

Novation Impulse Explained

Excellent presentation! Very useful. Topic description of each video allows for easy navigation of the information available.

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excelent Course! Brief and well explained videos. Sections well divided. I will use the keyboard with Ableton, so I think I won't be using most of the deep configurations, but anyway is great to have these videos as a tool in the case I need them.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well Done! I don't own the keyboard yet but watched several of the videos. I got clear and easy to grasp understanding of the capabilities of Novation keyboards and I ordered one based on your explanation of its features. Video moves at a great pace and I will complete coarse when the Impulse 61 arrives. Well Done indeed :) ZkeysStudio
Date published: 2019-02-06
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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