Novation 49SL MkIII
“The build quality is solid.. The semi‑weighted keys have a reassuringly solid, smooth action with the sprung ‘synth‑style’ feel I like.. truly unique master keyboard that quickly became the base of operations in my studio.“ – Simon Sherbourne, Sound On Sound
“Taken as a complete package, we’re really impressed by the SL MkIII.. Novation has done an excellent job in making setup as hassle free as possible.” – Si Truss, MusicRadar
“..seamless integration with Pro Tools, Cubase, Reaper, Logic, Reason and Live.. make controlling, sequencing and automating your studio a breeze..” – Andy Jones, MusicTech
“Novation’s SL MkIII is the perfect controller for any situation, be it in the studio, on the stage, or for controlling software and hardware.. Definitely a great way to streamline your studio or workspace.. Great feel on semi-weighted keys.” – Rachel Eckroth, Keyboard Magazine
A First Class Production Tool
Take full control of your projects, experience the one of the best keyboard action, made possible with an expressive synth-style semi-weighted keybed. Command your hardware synths and modules with ease, courtesy of MIDI In, Out, and Out 2/Thru; Analog Clock Out; and two sets of CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs. Harness the full power of any InControl- or HUI-compatible DAW using the 49SL MkIII’s pads, buttons, faders, and knobs. Beyond that, you’ll find that building mind-blowing arrangements is easier than ever, thanks to an internal 8-track sequencer, a built-in arpeggiator, and scales, modes, and zones. You also get backlit pitch and modulation wheels, along with full-colour LCD screens for at-a-glance visibility of your parameters. Complete with customisable mappings for effortless setup and recall, the 49SL MkIII is music production tool you’ve been missing.
Get to work with your favourite hardware with all the benefits of a DAW at your fingertips; no need to look at a computer screen. Pull your DAW out of the box and combine with your hardware synths – connecting everything through SL MkIII. Then easily control everything with highly customisable mappings for your hardware and software. Or create your own in the software editor.
Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer
Input notes step-by-step, or record as you go; you can 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 arp type, set a sync rate, tweak note and pattern lengths, and use the pads to design your rhythms in real time.
It’s the feel
SL MkIII boasts Novation’s finest and most playable synth-style semi-weighted keybed, with a sprung action tuned to the needs of the experienced player. It’s got aftertouch too, assignable to anything. Its exceptionally high scan rate of 10 kHz gives the keys a super dynamic feel for expressive performances. And you can see scales, modes and zones instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback.
SL MkIII’s velocity-sensitive RGB pads have multiple functions too: they can be used for launching clips, as steps in the sequencer, for finger drumming, and have polyphonic aftertouch.
Keys for Live
Novation worked with Ableton to create an unprecedented integration with Live. SL MkIII truly pulls your sessions out of the box. The full colour 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 – and in any major music software, using InControl.
Keys to the DAWs
Deep integrations with Logic and Reason – plus HUI compatibility with Cubase, Pro Tools, Studio One and Reaper – mean SL MkIII can open up any DAW.