When the SLMKII came out, I wanted it but it was way too expensive. The Impulse arrives and features a set of drumpads and I’m slyly onto but once again, I’m not sure about the price tag.
Novation SL MKII: £309.99 (Gears4Music.com)
Novation Impulse: £256.42 (Thomann)
The Impulse contains all the features of the SLMKII without the slick metallic styling, blue LEDs, and fancy screen. The Impulse is much less than the SL MKII but contains many of the features of my NI Maschine. £256.42 is still pretty pricy but it seems to fare better than the MKII in the long run because it has the auto map capabilities and the drum pad arpeggio features. Probably best for me to hold out in the hope that it goes down a lil further because this double dip recession is no joke!
- Novation’s New MIDI Keyboards: Automap, Aftertouch, Ableton Pads (createdigitalmusic.com)
- Novation automap V4 KILLS/crashes cpu on pro tools ?!? (gearslutz.com)