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.
- 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.
THE LAUNCJKEY SOFTWARE:
Launchkey comes with the Launchkey app and the Launchpad app for iPad as well as the Novation V-Station and Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and PC.
|Ableton Live Lite
||Music production software used by countless top artists to produce and perform their music. V-Station and Bass Station can be opened and played within Ableton as plug-in synthesizers.
|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.
|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.
||Launchkey app includes 60 exciting synth sounds for you to use straight away in your performances and productions. Launchkey app gives you a fast and fun way to play with sound. Change each sound instantly using the interactive and hands on graphics to take your music to new dimensions. Just play a note and start moving things!
The Novation Launchpad is an app for iPad that enables you to make beats and music instantly. It's packed full of high quality loops and sounds that can be combined in the multi-colour 8x6 Launchpad grid to make and remix music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked in to the beat, so your loops don't go out of time.
Eight volume sliders allow quick volume changes and FX modes offer DJ effects such as beat-repeaters and synced filter effects, creating interesting ways to remix your music and make your performance unique. The app follows some of the key features from the amazing 'Launchpad' hardware, now used by many of the worlds famous DJs and performers.