Novation Launchkey 49 is one of quickest and easiest ways to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live and other DAWs
The Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller is a USB MIDI controller that features pre-mapped control for many popular DAWs. It also has 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples and more. The Launchkey is USB bus powered and is compatible with Macs, PCs, and iPads.
In addition to the RGB launch pads, it has eight knobs, a pitchwheel and modulation wheel, dedicated transport control, and nine sliders. It makes use of Novation's pre-mapped templates that allow for automatic control of popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and others.
The package also includes a software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite, a 1 GB collection of production-ready samples from Loopmasters, as well as software versions of some of Novation's classic analog synths, namely the Bass Station and the V-Station.
You can also download the free Launchkey and Launchpad apps for producing and performing with the Launchkey in tandem with your iPad.
|Hardware||49-note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
6 dedicated transport controls
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
2 octave / transpose buttons
7 segment 3 character LED display
2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons
8 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button
3 InControl buttons
2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
DC power socket
Sustain pedal 1/4" jack socket
Kensington security slot
|Software Compatibility||Ableton Live Lite 9 is included. If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. It is recommended to update to the latest version, as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller|
|Power Requirements||Fully USB bus powered
Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA > (Power supply not included)
|OS Compatibility||Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7
|Dimensions||30.5 x 10.6 x 3.5" (775 x 270 x 90 mm)|
|Weight||Not Specified by the Manufacturer|
|Package Weight||9.2 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||32.5 x 13.0 x 5.0"|