Novation 61 SL MkIII 61-Key Controller Keyboard & 8 Track Sequencer


The Novation SL 61 MkIII is the centrepiece that can be used to control your whole studio, working perfectly alongside your DAW. Make working with your hardware easy and creatively rewarding, and construct your next production in the 8 track polyphonic sequencer, with everything staying in sync.

    • Product Features:

      Absolute hardware control

      Bring MIDI hardware and CV/Gate synths together by plugging them all into SL MkIII, taking total control directly from the internal eight-track polyphonic pattern-based sequencer.

      Easily integrate hardware with your DAW

      Do you use a DAW and crave integrating your favourite hardware? Well, you can have the best of both worlds. Make controlling your software easy by recording productions from a studio centrepiece.

      The perfect controller for Live™

      We worked with Ableton® to create an absolutely stunning keyboard controller for their Live™ music-making software. The five colour LCD screens give you full parameter feedback, enabling you to see everything you are controlling.

      Internal eight-track pattern-based sequencer

      Real time record or input notes per step. Play and edit your sequences directly from the keyboard. Record your movements as automation into the sequencer, bringing life to your production.

      One routable clock for the whole system

      Whether you're in the box or outside the box, the MIDI and analogue clock and transport controls keep everything running in time.


      Choose an arp type, set a sync rate, tweak the length, and then use the pads to design your rhythms in real time.

      Customisable templates

      Highly customisable mappings for hardware and software easily control everything. Create your own templates in the software editor, and save them to the keyboard.

      LED feedback

      Work with scales and keys and set up multiple zones and layers on the keyboard. See everything instantly with vibrant on-key RGB LED feedback.

      Comprehensive connectivity

      USB; MIDI In, Out, Out 2/Thru; three pedal inputs; Analogue Clock Out; and two CV Pitch, Gate, and Mod outputs can be used to route anything anywhere.
    • Included Software:

      61 note velocity sensitive, individually sprung, synth style, semi-weighted keyboard

      16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads

      2 Page and 2 scene launch buttons

      8 continuous rotary knobs

      8 sliders

      6 dedicated transport controls

      RGB backlit pitch bend and modulation wheels

      2 octave / transpose buttons

      2 Track buttons

      5x RGB TFT LCD screens

      59 Backlit buttons with tact switches

      61 RGB LEDs plus 49 or 61 keybed RGB LEDs

      16 Assignable buttons x 2 pages (32 assignable buttons)

      Assignable grid x 2 pages | (32 assignable pads)

      Backlit RGB Mode switching buttons including InControl

      Rear Panel & Connectors

      Power switch

      DC power socket

      USB socket

      MIDI IN, OUT, OUT2 / THRU - 3x 5-pin DIN sockets

      Sustain and Expression pedal 1/4" TRS jack inputs

      Footswitch pedal 1/4" TS jack input

      CV, Gate, Modulation -1- on 3.5mm jack sockets

      CV, Gate, Modulation -2- on 3.5mm jack sockets

      Kensington security slot


      32 Sessions

      8 Tracks per session (2 Synth and 4 Drum)

      8 Patterns per track (Synth 1, Synth 2, Drum 1&2, Drum 3&4)

      Real time record (notes, with velocity and automation)

      Auto-quantise notes to steps and automation to 8 events per step

      All assignable controls can be automated (8 maximum automation lanes)

      Internal tempo range 40 - 240

      External synced tempo range 30 - 300

      Swing 20 - 80%

      Real Time Performance

      22 Scale types and chromatic transposition

      Pattern expand view - flip the grid

      Pattern start and end, direction incl. random

      Configurable pattern chain

      Session instant switching and queued switch


      Velocity and gate per step

      Multiple gate lengths per step (via real time record)

      Automation edit per step

      Clear step, automation parameter per pattern, pattern, session

      Duplicate step, pattern

      Software Compatibility

      Ableton Live Lite included

      Power Requirements

      Maximum power consumption 9V DC 1000mA

      Power supply included (This product cannot be powered from USB)

      Product Dimensions

      981mm length x 300mm depth x 100mm height

    • System Requirements:

      N/A See Manufacturers website

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **