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[Discontinued] Novation Nocturn Intelligent Controller

Availability: DISCONTINUED

Regular Price: $199.95

Special Price: $79.99

Regular Price: $199.95

Special Price: $79.99


INTELLIGENT PLUG-IN CONTROLLER FEATUING AUTOMAP TECHNOLOGY. Nocturn gives you instant hands-on control of your plug-in instruments and FX. Nocturn comes with Novation's Automap control software, which allows you to take instant control of your plug-ins by just clicking on your software and touching a knob or button! The crossfader has made Nocturn a favourite amongst laptop DJs. you can assign the buttons to cue and loop points, and use the knobs to control EQ or DJ effects.


Nocturn is the world’s first intelligent desktop controller to unleash the full potential of your instrument- and effect plug-ins. Just boot up a plug-in and the parameters automatically assign to each control. Featuring Novation’s exclusive Automap software with its revolutionary new 'heads-up transparent control GUI', Nocturn provides automatic, instant and intelligent control of all automatable plug-ins within every major sequencer.


  • 8 touch-sensitive, illuminated rotary encoders; instant ‘touch and learn’
  • 8 dedicated function buttons; simple and immediate control
  • Novation’s unique ‘speed dial’; touch it to instantly control whatever your mouse cursor is over!
  • Custom professional 45mm cross-fader; smooth cross fades, instant A/B’s, happy DJ’s.
  • Automap Standard software; intelligent and automatic control displayed on your Mar or PC
  • USB bus-powered.
  • Class Compliant with Windows XP, Vista, Mac OSX incl. Snow Leopard

Instant ‘learn’ function
Simply click on the software parameter and touch a knob or button to assign it. Now you can re-assign every control in seconds. 

Software edit page
Nocturn's Automap control software instantly shows you what each knob and button is assigned to.

Novation’s unique ‘Speed Dial’
The Speed Dial encoder instantly allows you to take control of whatever your mouse is focused on!

Touch-sensitive controls
Nocturn's eight touch-sensitive rotary-encoders (knobs) each have LED rings around them. Simply touch an encoder to assign to any parameter.

For Laptop DJs
Alongside the brightly lit encoders, Nocturn also features illuminated buttons and a smooth 45mm cross-fader, making it ideal for laptop DJing in a dark club environment.

Ableton Live Users
Nocturn is now a great Ableton Live device controller. The latest version of its Automap control software (3.5) means that when you open up one of Live's own instruments or FX, Nocturn's 8 knobs will automatically map to the first 8 parameters in the device. If you want to control more than 8 parameters on a big device such as Operator, you can simply 'page' through and control as many parameters as you want.

Automap Control Software
Automap is a piece of software that comes with all Novation controllers. It has been designed to make the job of assigning your hardware controls to various software parameters quick and easy. 

In Control
Automap enables knobs, faders and buttons to instantly control plug-in instruments/FX, as well as your sequencer's mixer, transport controls and more…

Click, touch Its assigned!
Open a plug-in instrument/FX, and you have instant access to all the plug-in parameters. This allows you to assign knobs, faders and buttons, by simply clicking on the software parameter, and touching the control!
For more information about Automap click here

Assignable Rotary Encoders: 8 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED surrounds 
Speed Dial (Encoder): 1 - Infinite Rotation, touch-sensitive, LED-surround, press and rotate for second function
Assignable Buttons: 8
Assignable Crossfader: 1 x 45mm
System Buttons: ‘Learn’, ‘View’, ‘Page+’ and ‘Page-’
Group Buttons: User, FX, Inst, Mixer
Interfacing Data Ports: 1 x USB MIDI

Weight and Dims
Size: W=239mm (9.41”), H=137mm (5.39”), D=18-28mm (0.7”-1.1”)
Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)

Minimum Operational Requirements:
Mac OSX 10.4.0 or greater (Leopard and Snow Leopard (32-bit kernel only) also supported) or Windows XP with
Service Pack 2 or greater (Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 32/64 also supported)

Minimum Computer spec: Mac - G4/1GHz, both with 256MB RAM or PC -
Pentium 3/1GHz/256MB RAM (machines running Vista will require a higher spec)

USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
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