Novation Launchkey 61 USB Midi Controller
Launchkey is a range of keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads that trigger clips and scenes in Ableton Live. As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAW’s mixer, transport and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launchkey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station & Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and Windows.
5 Key features
- Fully integrated instrument controller for Mac, PC & iPad
- InControl technology instantly maps the hardware to all major music software
- 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads – trigger loops and play drums, also launch clips and scenes in Ableton Live
- Synth-styled keyboard with over 50 hardware controls (34 on 25 key version)
- Included Software:
Novation Launchkey app (for iPad)
Novation Launchpad app (for iPad)
Ableton Live Lite
Novation V-Station soft-synth
Novation Bass Station soft-synth
Loopmasters sample pack
Launchkey is a fully featured DAW control surface with over 50 hardware controls (34 on the 25-note version). The result is more than a USB controller keyboard; it's a powerful integrated instrument with more hands-on control than any other device in its class. In addition to the integrated instrument functionality, standard MIDI control is also provided, making it an ideal partner for a digital audio workstation, giving you instant control of track volumes, panning, sends and other settings with Novation’s InControl software integration system. The 16 dual-colour backlit launch pads are velocity-sensitive and can be used to play drums and trigger loops in your software as well as launching clips and scenes in Ableton Live.
Three Launchkey models are available, with 25-, 49- or 61-key velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboards. All feature 16 launch pads, two Launchpad control buttons and eight rotary controls. They also each have a 3-digit LED display, transport controls, pitch and mod wheels, sustain pedal input, transpose buttons, and more. The 25-key Launchkey includes a single assignable fader while the 49- and 61-key versions feature nine, with a backlit mode button and eight mute/solo buttons. In addition to software for Mac and PC, Launchkey integrates with two powerful iPad apps. The Launchkey synth app runs on iPad 2 or later and uses Novation synth engine technology in a new and intuitive touchscreen interface. Multiple synth parameters can be controlled at once to create unique effects, while keyboard knobs tie directly into synth controls. The Launchpad app uses the buttons to trigger loops and a range of performance effects including stutter and synced filter effects.
Launchkey – Next generation instrument for computer and iPad
Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls – more than any other device in its class – including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour trigger-pads. As well as enabling hands-on controller of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and effects, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launckey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and Windows.
CREATE - Not just a controller keyboard - fully integrated instrument for Mac, PC & iPad
Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new stand-alone synth app, a Launchpad app for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC - not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.
CONTROL - 'InControl' technology instantly maps to all major DAWs and music software
Launchkey is a full-scale DAW controller for all major digital audio workstations, bringing mixer, transport and direct plug-in control to Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Cubase and more. With nine faders, up to nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability.
LAUNCH - 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads - trigger loops and play drums
16 dual-colour-backlit velocity-sensing Launchpad panels can be used to play drums, trigger clips and scenes without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum lines. If you use grid-based software such as Ableton Live or FL Studio, the launch pads will put loop control right at your fingertips.
PLAY - Professional synth-styled keyboard (with over 50 hardware controls)
The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.
The Launchkey software
Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad as well as the powerful Novation V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and PC – and more…
Launchkey comes with a powerful and uniquely intuitive graphic sound synthesiser for iPad. Position and move sound-producing elements around the screen at the touch of a finger – location, proximity and characteristics change the sound in real time. The knobs and faders on the hardware can also be used to edit and tweak sounds within the app.
Second is a Launchpad styled application providing drag-and-drop clip playback from the pads, plus realtime FX manipulation such as beat repeat and stutter. The Launchpad app turns your iPad and Launchkey into a unique hardware/software loopstation.
Mac and PC software
Novation V-Station synth
V-Station is one of Novation’s powerful analogue-modelling synth engines in software form. V-Station is a plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) so you can open it within your music software and get hands-on control with Launchkey hardware.
Novation Bass Station synth
The classic Bass Station analogue mono-synth first appeared in 1994 and has found its way onto countless records. Launchkey comes with a plug-in version of the synth which can be opened within your DAW and played / tweaked with the hardware controls.
Ableton Live Lite
Music production software used by countless top artists to produce and perform their music. Launchkey integrates with Ableton Live: as well as controlling mixer, transport and plug-in effects, the 16 launch pads work to trigger sounds using Ableton's unique "session view".
Loopmasters sample pack
Launchkey comes with over one gigabyte of samples from Loopmasters; everything you need to start creating and performing music straight away – including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX.
Create – Integrated software/hardware instrument with apps for Mac, PC and iPad
Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad and the powerful Novation V-Station and Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and PC
Control – 'InControl' technology connects hardware controls directly to all major DAWs
Quick, hands-on control of your mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects in Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and more
Launch – 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads
Two rows of launch pads for playing drum beats, or launching loops/clips and scenes in Ableton Live and FL Studio
Play – Professional synth-styled keyboard with over 50 hardware controls
Synth-style velocity-sensitive keyboard with precision accuracy and fast action - full software control via 50 faders, knobs, pads and buttons (35 on 25-note version)
Instant access to major DAW control parameters – with no assignment necessary
Bus powered – no PSU required
Launchkey is fully bus-powered, even with iPad. Just plug it in and go, with no power supply or batteries.
Huge Loopmasters sample pack
Launchkey ships with 1gig of Loopmasters sample content including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton’s grounding breaking performance and production software is included with Launchkey – you can trigger clips and scenes with Launchkey’s multi-colour launch pads