Novation Launchkey 49 MKII

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Product Overview

Novation’s Launchkey range is a winning solution for Ableton users who play keys. This range is designed and built specifically for use with Ableton Live and as such, all of the co... read more

Product Overview

Manufacturer's ID: NOVLKE49MK2

What we say:

Novation’s Launchkey range is a winning solution for Ableton users who play keys. This range is designed and built specifically for use with Ableton Live and as such, all of the controls are automatically assigned to appropriate functions: you simply plug in and get started! This means that right away you can have real time access to the faders, session grid, transport, levels and real time control macros for your instruments. It’s a breeze!

The keyboard itself is solidly built with tough-feeling controls and excellent velocity-sensitive synth action keys. Everything just feels more hands-on with this: your workflow will streamline and speed up as a result!

It’s worth adding that even though the Launchkey is built for Ableton, it will still work perfectly with any other DAW: simply use the included InControl software.

The Novation Launchkey is available in three sizes with full size keys (this one is the 49 key version) and a Launchkey mini as well.

Specification

Novation Launchkey (MK2) 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 colour RGB LEDs mean they'll match the colour 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 49-note synth-style 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. It also integrates with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Studio One and Logic. We call this InControl technology, because it puts you in control immediately without any manual mapping.

Launchkey 49 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.

Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

Designed for Ableton Live
All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.

See Your Session
Full colour RGB pads match the colour of your clips.

Create Expressive Beats
All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.

Shape Your Sound
Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs.

Create Expressive Performances
The 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.

Perfect Your Mix
Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders.

Take It Anywhere
Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable.

Control All Major Music Software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.

Plug In and Play
Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works without drivers or a power cable.

Make Music Immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 1GB of Loopmasters samples.