61-key Keyboard Controller with Semi-weighted Keys, Internal 8-track Sequencer, Full-color LCD Screens, Comprehensive Hardware Connectivity, and DAW Control
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.
The professional-quality 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 performances.
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.
Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
Record notes as you play them
Play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard
Record movements as automation into the sequencer
MIDI in, out, out 2 / thru
Analog clock out
2 sets of CV pitch, gate, and mod outputs
Tweak the length
Use pads to design rhythms in real time
Scales, modes, and zones
Work with scales and keys
Set up multiple zones and layers on the keyboard
Keys for the player
Playable and expressive synth-style semi-weighted keybed
Spring action and a high scan rate, all tuned to the needs of the experienced player
Aftertouch is assignable to anything
Highly customizable mappings for hardware and software for easy control
Create your own templates in the software editor, and save them to the keyboard
Ableton Live integration
Five color LCD screens give you full parameter feedback, enabling you to see what you are controlling
Control all major music software
Use the pads, buttons, eight faders, and eight knobs to take control of all major music software using InControl or any HUI-compatible DAW
Allows you to backup and restore your templates and sessions in the cloud, enabling access from anywhere in the world
All content can also be saved locally
Backlit pitch and modulation wheels
Pitch and modulation wheels have RGB LEDs that change color to show what track you're working on
One routable clock for the whole system
MIDI, analog clock, and transport controls keep everything running in time
Selectable velocity curves
Choose from a comprehensive selection of velocity curves to suit your playing style