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[NAMM] Novation Nocturn 25 & 49

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Nocturn Keyboard is based on the control surface of the Nocturn. With 25 and 49 note keyboards, Nocturn's controller layout has been adapted to a control solution for DAW users.

The Nocturn Keyboard displays control information on your computer monitor. The Automap software graphically displays Nocturn Keyboard’s control surface, enabling you to assign parameters by clicking on them. The controllers themselves also tell you what’s happening: LED rings around the eight encoders show their current settings, while LEDs behind the 25 buttons show if they are on or off.

 

Nocturn Keyboard has been designed as a musical instrument as well as a control surface. The Fatar 'Fast Touch' keyboard mechanism, with velocity-sensitivity and aftertouch, is designed to allow for more expressive playing styles, suiting both stage and studio performance, the company says. There are separate pitch bend and modulation wheels, as well as eight velocity sensitive drum pads for sketching drum patterns and triggering samples.

 

Novation's Automap acts as a software interface for the control surface, visually showing you what software parameter is assigned to each control, as it is laid out on the unit. You can also name each control, turning the GUI into a screen where all information is instantly displayed and updated. Automap’s ‘learn’ function enables you to map parameters in your software plug-ins, straight to dials and buttons on the controller by simply clicking on a parameter, then touching the controller. Automap also now has integrated HUI control, allowing hardware mixer control for HUI compatible DAW's, such as Logic and Pro Tools.

 

Pricing & Availability

The Nocturn 25 retails at $249 US MAP, and the The Nocturn 49 at $299 US MAP. Both are currently shipping and available.

 

For more information on Novation products visit www.novationmusic.com.

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