Launchkey
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Launchkey

Product Code: NOVLK

The MK2 version of Novation's essential 25-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.


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US$149.99
Free Worldwide Delivery on all orders over US$90.00
Delivered in 4 days from dispatch date to United States

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Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Launchkey 25 keyboard
  • USB cable
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Live Lite registration card
  • English and French safety information sheet

System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
  • iOS 8, iOS 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included). Power supply required for use with iOS devices (not included)
Included Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
  • 16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 knobs
  • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
  • 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 (49 & 61 note)
  • 3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)
  • 2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
  • USB socket
  • 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. We recommend that you 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 on Mac or PC.
  • Camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included). Power supply must also be used (not included).
  • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA
    Power supply not included

Product Dimensions

  • Launchkey 25: 450mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height
  • Launchkey 49: 775mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height
  • Launchkey 61: 940mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height

Attributes

Attribute Description
Bus PoweredYes
CompatibilityMac / PC
Faders0
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Key SizeFull Size
Keyboard Size25 Key
Knobs8
Pad SizeFull size
Pads16
Software BundleYes
Velocity and Pressure SensitiveYes
brandnovation

The essential keyboard controller for Ableton Live

NEW SOFTWARE ADDITION
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is on the house when you register keys or the Launchpad Pro. One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument. Pick from Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. Just plug in via USB and the keys, 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, using eight rock solid rotary knobs for tweaking your instruments and effects. If you need even more control of your mixer the Novation Launchkey 49 and 61 also include nine dedicated faders.

The 25-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 25 is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can take it 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 USB bus-powered on Mac or PC.

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.


Key Features:

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 25-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.

Take It Anywhere
Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag.

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

Plug In and Play
Class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, 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.


Delivery Info

Free domestic and international delivery is available on all orders. Please note all Delivery Times are estimates and commence from the date of shipping, rather than the date of order. Delivery times are to be used as a guide only. For full details, visit Delivery & Returns page.

Returns Policy

Any unwanted items can be returned within 30 days for a refund. For more details please refer to section 9 in our Terms & Conditions. Should an item develop a fault covered by our 1 year warranty, it will be replaced with a new unit. Returns can be requested from your account page.

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