SL MkII

SL MkII is the advanced range of USB/MIDI controllers from Novation. They have been designed to give you complete control over your music making software. We have worked with each of the main DAWs to make sure each of the 56 knobs, faders and buttons control the things in your software that you need them to control including directly access to your plug-in instruments and FX (you also get an Italian made, semi-weighted keyboard mechanism). Novation MIDI Keyboards

Italian-made keyboard: Incredible feeling professional keyboard

Novation SL MkII: Anything, Anywhere

Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable after-touch; the Italian made keyboard mechanism plays like a musical instrument rather than a computer accessory. SL MkII comes in three sizes: 25, 49 and 61 keys - as well as a keyless "ZeRO" version which is a compact desktop DAW controller minus the keyboard mechanism.

Automap 4 control software: Spend more time making music, less time reading user guides

Many MIDI controllers have knobs, faders and buttons, but using them is difficult and time consuming!

SL MkII (as with all Novation controllers) comes with Automap control software. This gives you instant mapping to the things you need to control, meaning you can make full use of faders, knobs and buttons on SL MkII to get hands-on with your DAW and plug-ins.

To find out more about Automap click here.

144-character LCD: Large screen shows exactly what you are controlling

SL MkII's massive LCD screen displays information about what each knob, button and fader is controlling. It is large enough to show the name and value of entire rows of knobs, faders or buttons, instantly displaying what each control is assigned to. The screen lines up with controls so you can identify what control is assigned to which bit of your software without having to look at the software GUI.

Intelligent Controls: Back lit, LED-ringed, touch-sensitive controls

Illuminated controls provide feedback information about what controls are doing. For example LED rings around encoders tell you the position of your filter cutoff, and back-lit buttons will indicate whether a track is muted or not.

Each pot, encoder and fader is touch sensitive so by simply touching the control you can bring up information about that entire row of faders on the LCD screen without having to move the control and lose your settings.

Works with all major DAWs and plug-in instruments and effects

We have worked with major music software manufacturers to ensure SL MkII gives you instant hands-on control. In addition to the major DAWs, SL MkII & Automap 4 have been specially designed to give you full control of 3rd party plug-in instruments and effects, like Native Instruments, UAD or FXpansion.

Novation SL MK II with Ableton Live

Ableton
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Scene launch
  • Control included Plug-ins
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins

Novation SL MK II with Cubase and Nuendo

Cubase/Nuendo
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control included Plug-ins
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins

Novation SL MK II with Logic

Logic
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control included Plug-ins (Logic 9 upwards)
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins

Novation SL MK II with Pro Tools

Pro Tools
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
SL MkII and Automap also gives high-level control of the following DAWs
Digital Performer
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins
Reaper
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins
Reason/Record
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control included Plug-ins
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins
Sonar
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control included Plug-ins
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins
Studio One
  • Mixer control
  • Transport control
  • Control 3rd party Plug-ins
FEATURED ARTIST:

Public Enemy's Johnny Juice in the studio with his 61SL MkII, Automap and Sonar

Public Enemy's Johnny Juice in the studio with his 61SL MkII, Automap and Sonar

Kaiser Chiefs' Peanut Road test's the SL MkII at London's Wembley Arena

Orbital Electronica legends and their SL MkII

SL MkII also comes with a stack of free software and sounds:

• Ableton Live Lite - powerful loop based music-making software
• Novation Bass Station - legendary analogue bass synth as a software plug-in
• Loopmasters sample library - over 1GB of royalty-free samples
• Mike The Drummer - 502MB of live drum loops and breaks