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Novation Launchkey 61 Mk3 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard

Novation Launchkey 61 Mk3 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard, Designed for Ableton Live, Easy-to-read screen, Free software, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs, 4 custom modes


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Launchkey is Novation's intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. The Launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities. With Launchkey, regardless of experience, you can create and play your music like never before. With its various musical creation features, all of which can be used standalone, Launchkey removes barriers to creativity, and expands the musical vocabulary of even the most talented keyboardists.

Eight Scale modes guide you into new musical territory, by transposing keys played to notes in the scale selected. Simply choose your root note and your preferred scale, then play. Three Chord modes transform the keys and pads into an interactive surface of musical exploration, where every note played is tonally and harmonically linked. The arpeggiator lets you explore new melodies and find ideas quickly, while the mutate function reconstructs your patterns into exciting new forms.

Custom Modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. Programmable using the Novation Components browser-based tool, Custom Modes let you design the behavior of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color and much more.

Launchkey 61 [MK3] is equipped with a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices - new and old. Coupled with its immense standalone potential, Launchkey is now the centerpiece to your live or studio rig - computer or not.

The Launchkey platform has always been about flexibility, and the MK3 revision carries this mantra at its core. Larger, improved velocity-sensitive pads provide greater control over dynamics, and eight fixed rotary knobs bring your software to life at your fingertips. The integration with Ableton Live is truly seamless, with a dedicated button for activating the Capture MIDI function, plus track arm, quantise, click and loop controls, for flying around your Session faster than ever.

Not an Ableton Live user? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.

Whether starting out or locked in a groove, Launchkey is the controller keyboard to take you further on your musical journey. With a collection of software instruments, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, Serato Sample LE, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle, a two-month Splice Sounds membership and the Novation Sound Collective, Launchkey 25 equips you with an amazing bundle of sounds.


  • Designed for Ableton Live – Immediate access to all the controls you need
  • Create and play with feeling – Velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance
  • Get creative with chords – Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
  • Never hit a wrong note – Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
  • Capture MIDI – One-touch access to Ableton Live's Capture MIDI feature means you'll never lose an idea
  • Get melodies moving – Powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places
  • Control anything MIDI – Five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device
  • Easy-to-read screen – 16x2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you're controlling or selecting
  • Choose from four model sizes – 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants let you pick the perfect controller for your setup
  • Make music immediately – Free software, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating straight away
  • Shape your sound – Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders
  • Make Launchkey your own – Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components
  • Includes USB A to B type cable & safety information sheet

Included Software:

  • Ableton Live 10 Lite - industry-leading music creation software, with seamless operation with Launchkey
  • Serato Sample LE - a powerful and intuitive sampler plugin to quickly find, chop, key-shift, and time-stretch samples
  • Splice Sounds Two-month membership - get access to millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily
  • Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings Exceptional - strings samples made by musicians and sampling experts in London, for anyone, anywhere
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys Access - 1 of 4 virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware
  • Klevgrand R0Verb - a hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plugin
  • Klevgrand DAW Cassette - a plugin that emulates the sound of a tape deck, with accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble
  • AAS Session Bundle Keys - guitar and synth plugins for music makers, which provide essential sounds for your tracks
  • Novation Sound Collective - a constant source of inspiration for Novation users in search of new sounds, find regular inspiration with frequent new additions to the Collective to continue your musical journey

Get your Novation Launchkey 61 Mk3 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • MIDI Keyboard
  • USB A to B Type Cable
  • Safety Information Sheet
  • Ableton Live 10 Lite
  • Serato Sample LE
  • Splice Sounds 2-month membership
  • Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Access 1 of 4 virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware
  • Klevgrand R0Verb
  • Klevgrand DAW Cassette
  • AAS Session Bundle
  • Novation Sound Collective

Great keyboard!


Great keyboard! The feel of the keys is great and it works well with Ableton!



Love it!!!


Love it!!



What a Work flow


I switched to Ableton Live because of this controller. I use my mouse less and less because this controller can do most of the functions I need. From picking the sound I want to use, putting it in the track,turning on the metronome, adding effects. This workflow is fantastic, and also the pads feel really good. I can change to what ever key I want to play in, or make some custom keys. You just have to get it in order to really appreciate it. I never like grabbing my mouse when I had my creative juices flowing, now I can lay, play, and call it a day!!



Launchkey 61 Mk3 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Midi Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 61
Type of Action Velocity-Sensitive
Arpeggiator Yes
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Number of Knobs/Encoders 8
Trigger/Pads Yes
Number of Trigger/Pads 16
Digital Display Type 16x2 character screen
Software Included Yes
Additional Controls/Features 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads, Pitch bend and modulation wheels, Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons, Octave up/down buttons, Play/stop/record/loop button, Track navigation buttons, Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons, Stop/solo/mute buttons, Scene launch button, Device select/device lock buttons, Kensington security slot
Pedal Input Sustain pedal 1/4" jack socket
Connections 5-pin MIDI out socket, USB B socket
Mac OS Requirements The easiest way to check that your computer's operating system (OS) is compatible with the Novation Launchkey 61 [MK3] is to use Novation's online OS Checker
PC OS Requirements The easiest way to check that your computer's operating system (OS) is compatible with the Novation Launchkey 61 [MK3] is to use Novation's online OS Checker
Power Supply Type USB bus powered, Power supply not included
Dimensions 37.48 x 10.16 x 3.03 inches (WxHxD)
Warranty Info:

The Manufacturer warranty covers three year parts and labor from the date of purchase.

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