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 its various musical creation features, 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 behaviour of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad colour and much more. Launchkey 49 [MK3] is equipped with a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices — new and old. 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.
- Deepest Ableton Live integration in its category :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.
- Make Launchkey your own : Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.