I think there pretty careful about how they word it in various different places. lol I def remember reading that the Impulse is the latest key bed and has evolved from SL MK 2. There trying to sell both at the end of the day but trying to push the SL MK 2 as superior whilst still trying to sell the Impulse as something special. I tried both though and in my opinion the SL MK 2 are more synth style keys. The Impulse is more of a piano players key bed. Whilst preference is completely subjective, I really rated the keys of the Impulse way above the SL MK 2.
The Automap comes on every time you load cubase automatically. You then don’t see it (unless you choose to) until you turn a knob on the Impulse. It seems to have no effect on performance or anything like that.
And the Power runs completely through USB and without hiccup that ive ever noticed. Always amazes me how one little USB cable can power the thing and transfer all the data back n forth in an instant.
For me,… The thing i do love about the SL MK 2 is the LED lit knobs and selection of faders. Its a great interface. IF your looking for that extra level of control there’s no question this thing is bad ass. definitely one to watch!! Though I do wonder if its actually at the end of its life cycle. The fall in price and launch of the Impulse suggests development in a slightly new direction. I wouldnt be surprised if sometime very soon it was replaced by a new flag ship model. Pure speculation,… but that’s what I reckon.