Novation 61SL MkIII Keyboard Controller
The 61-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.
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
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.