Novation 49 SL MKII replaces the highly successful Remote SL49 and sets a new bench mark in the realm of USB Midi controller Keyboards. Novation 49 SL MKII features a superb 49-note semi-weighted action keyboard that delivers precise feel and response. The SL 49 MKII series of Midi keyboard controllers also ship with Novation's Automap 3.7, which makes setting up this keyboard a complete walk in the park.
Automap is now on version 3.7 and is quite simply a stunning piece of software, which takes all the hassle out of setting up controllers. As the name suggests, Automap enables all the knobs, faders and buttons on SL49 MKII to instantly control plug-in instruments and effects, as well as your sequencer's mixer and transport controls. Automap's software interface shows you exactly what each control on your hardware is assigned to and, in combination with Novation's controllers, is the clearest way of getting hands-on control of your DAW and plug-ins. Automap offers just another reason why to buy a Novation 49 SL MK2!
The Novation SL49 Mk II maintains Novation's excellent reputation for building quality hardware (like the SL Mark One, they will also appeal to performers who need a well-constructed keyboard on stage). Quality is not just reflected in their robustness, but more importantly in the way the SL Mk II has been designed with every detail calculated to maximise workflow. The SL Mk II's visually feeds back all controller information to the user with back lit buttons and encoder LED rings. The power behind SL Mk II's unique ability to map controllers at the touch of a button, is contained within the included Automap software. Automap 3 PRO enables users to map controllers with incredible speed and ease - no more digging through MIDI continuous controller numbers, the Automap server takes care of it all. Automap's GUI gives the user a visual representation of all the current mappings on screen, as well as the ability to save and manage mappings across different projects. There is also an option to only bring up the GUI when a controller on the SL Mk II has been touched.