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Novation Launchkey MIDI Controller

 
4.6

(8 reviews)

SKU: NLAUNCHKEYMK2-P

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Novation’s essential USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.

Novation Launchkey is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects, and mixer.  

Launch clips, control FX, play beats, and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full color RGB LEDs mean they'll match the color of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.

Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer.

The keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Of course, even if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major third-party music software using InControl.

Launchkey is tough enough to take and use anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB.

And Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Ableton Live Lite, Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments. And that's not all; the included Loopmaters sample library has been expanded to a whopping 4GB, and includes professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

Features:
  • Designed for Ableton Live & all controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned
  • Full color RGB pads match the colour of your clips
  • All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats
  • Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs
  • Velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play
  • Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders
  • Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable
  • Control All Major Music Software w/automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
  • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant; no drivers or power cable needed
  • Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments
  • 4GB of Loopmasters samples

Get your Novation LaunchKey MIDI Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Novation Launchkey MIDI Controller
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • 4GB of Loopmasters Samples
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station Virtual Instruments
  • Novation V Station VST Virtual Instruments
  • USB Cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Live Lite Registration Card

Powerful MIDI Control On A Budget

5

The Novation Launchkey MIDI Controller is a powerful tool for a little money. You connect via USB & off you go. Tweak your instruments & fx as you will. Includes 4GB of Loopmaster samples & Ableton Live Lite.

Christopher H

Cincinnati, OH

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Portable

4

The Launchkey 25 is perfect if you want to work on music and either are on the road a lot of just don't have much space to work with. You get 25 keys and 16 pads so the you are not limited to certain sounds. Automaps with Ableton Live so the sounds that are in the program will easily transfer over to the controller without any problem.

Tim

Edison, NJ

Great Midi Keyboard

5

Easy to use midi keyboard. Lots of fun, the lights on the keyboard are great!

jeremy

nyc

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Great controller

5

Right out of the box this thing exceeded my expectations. The auto mapping, made everything so much easier. Some things out of the box leaves you guessing what to do next. This thing just invited you to play with it. Very easy to use. Also you can create custom settings that makes your productions exactly the way you need them to be. Highly recommended by Robert @ Sam Ash 36

robotech

columbus ohio

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Novation LaunchKey 25

4

I was able to use the Novation LaunchKey 25 with Studio One 3 and it turned out to be a very capable controller for the DAW. Even though it did have a pre mapping to the software it mapped very easily and the transport controls remained mapped after one set up. The build quality is nice. The pads and keys feel good. There are a series of 8 knobs above the pads and one map-able fader which is nice because the fader does bank across. Over-all, I recommend it. it's a nice controller.

Rex

Cleveland, OH

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Fun Tool

4

The Launchkey is a wonderful portable midi controller that I have so-far used on a few gigs as well as recording a few tracks. I must admit that I am not an owner of a Launchkey but a member in my band decided to buy one recently and ever since I've been fascinated with how simple and fun (yet incredibly effective) it can be when it came to programming it for live shows and using it for recording. Combining the keys and the touch-sensitive trigger pads opens up so many doors when it comes to my performance with my keyboards. This little guy definitely holds top priority on my Christmas list this year!

Ryan

Bethpage, NY

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Sleek Design and Easy to Use!

5

Offered with 3 options, 25, 49, or 61 keys, this cool little MIDI controller is as visually appealing as it is functional. The sleek, well laid out design helps the user to very easily get acquainted with the product. You don't find yourself searching for basic features here like you may on more convoluted designed MIDI controllers. The pads, knobs and keys feel sturdy and reliable. Fully compatible with Ableton Live, this can be a great and lesser expensive way for the live DJ to spruce up their setup. The sturdy design makes it super portable without having to worry about it being too delicate to take on the road. The samples included are pretty versatile and the piano, organ and Rhodes tones are pretty life-like. This is an easy to use, well-designed, visually appealing and inexpensive way to add something new to your DJ setup.

Lady Landa

Edison, NJ

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Launch key 25

5

The Launchkey controllers are some of my favorite midi boards out there today. They come with Ableton software as well as a good bank of sounds. You can pretty much control everything off of this simple and easy to use keyboard. Control your instruments, mixer and your workflow without a hitch! I love having the ability to use it as a DAW controller AND play my virtual instruments on. The 61 key version gives you the ability to use the sliders for Hammond organ presets or sliders like a mixer. The 25 key still comes with more than others do at this size and price range!

Lee Finn

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Launchkey MIDI Controller

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Warranty Info:

The Manufacturer warranty covers 12 month parts and labor from the date of purchase.