Novation 61SL MkII
"The new LED rings around the controllers in MkII make it much much easier to see what is going on - especially useful on dark stages! The same applies for the backlit buttons and transport controls, they make the original SL design even better." - Keith Harris, Producer - will.i.am
“The SL MkII is a great keyboard and controller, but what makes it stand out from the crowd is the innovative Automap software, greatly simplifying the process of controlling any plug-ins and you DAW.” - MusicTech
"What's beyond doubt is that, overall, the 61SL MkII is a very worthwhile update to the Remote SL concept, presenting a pretty mature vision of what a hardware controller for the masses should offer: affordable and near‑universal control that is both fast and simple to use. As such, it deserves to win Novation a big crowd of new friends." - Mike Senior, Sound On Sound
Novation's Flagship MIDI Controller
61 SL MkII is the daddy of advanced professional USB MIDI controllers. It combines a semi-weighted Fatar keybed that plays like an instrument with an absolutely ludicrous number of controls. It gives you direct, hands-on control over every aspect of your music, software, plug-in instruments and FX, as well as immediate feedback at the touch of a button.
Incredible Professional Keyboard
Express yourself on our premium semi-weighted Fatar keybed with assignable after-touch. It plays almost like an instrument to let you create truly expressive performances.
Get Instant Hands-On Control
The 61SL MkII has a huge number of fully assignable controls, all of which map automatically to your software with Automap to give you direct access to everything you could want to control.
See Exactly What You’re Controlling
The 144-character LCD screen shows you exactly what you are controlling, including the name and value of entire rows of knobs, faders or buttons. We also lined the screen up with your controls, so you can see which bits of your software they are controlling without ever having to peer at your laptop.
Get Immediate Visual Feedback
Novation designed the SL MkII to put information at your fingertips. The illuminated controls give you instant visual feedback: LED rings around your encoders tell you the position of your filter cutoff and the back-lit buttons show you which tracks are muted.
Every knob, encoder, button and fader on the SL MKII is touch-sensitive. Simply touch a control to bring up information about that entire row on your LCD screen, without having to move the control and lose your settings.
Control Any Major Music Software
Get instant hands-control of any major music software, including Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools™. You can also use SL MkII and Automap to control third party plug-in instruments, like Native Instruments, UAD and FXpansion.
The Novation 61SL MkII hardware is shipped with a versatile 4GB collection of Loopmasters samples, packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, the newly expanded Loopmasters library takes in the gamut of contemporary genres – blues, funk, hip-hop, techno, DnB, house and many more – and a wide range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation. With this many samples at your fingertips, you’ll never be stuck for sonic inspiration, whether you’re looking for a starter sound for a new track or that certain ‘something’ that’s missing from your current work in progress. Ableton Live Lite 9 is also included.