SL Mk II has been designed to equip the modern DAW user with every dimension of hardware control enabling a hands-on approach to navigating software mixing and controlling plug-ins. It represents extraordinary value as a controller integrating a DAW control surface with a quality semi-weighted keyboard (with after-touch) and the most intuitive plug-in mapping capabilities available – presided over by Automap 3 PRO; unquestionably the most advanced control software on the market. The SL Mk II has been designed to draw minimum current so it can be used as a USB buss-powered device and an optional 9V DC power supply can be added for stand-alone use. As well as USB interfacing the SL Mk II has 1 MIDI in 1 MIDI thru and 2 MIDI outs.
It uses the same velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action keyboard from Fatar that the original SL does with assignable after-touch. Novation deliver the feeling of playing an instrument rather than just a computer peripheral. The 8 continuous rotary encoders have 11 segment LED rings around each of them allowing encoders to behave like pots so the user can see the value before moving them. All the buttons have LEDs underneath them so users can instantly see their status without having to press them. There are 8 soft-feel drum pads a pitch/modulation wheel and an X/Y Xpression touchpad which (along with footswitch and sustain pedal inputs) are all fully assignable to any parameter using the Automap software.