Launchkey 25 MKII US$149.99

Launchkey 25 MKII

Product Code: NOVLK

US$149.99

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25-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads and much more.

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Dustin Fookes
First time midi controller buyer. I was surprised with how firm the RGB pads we're to press but believe I will get used to it. Ableton that came with it is fairly simple to use but there is definitely a large learning curve to get everything moving smoothly. Overall very satisfied though.
Ignacio Tradatti
Muy buen producto, fácil de usar y con gran potencial. El tema de la sensibilidad es medio complicado de entender, incluso en la sensibilidad más alta no se logran bueno niveles de volumen. Debería revisar si es un tema del controlador o propio del software.
Cummings Andrew
Great controller, using it with the Groovebox app from Ampify is really nice.
Mateo Olaya
Excellent quallity, the MIDI works well on my Ableton Suite, and has very profecional quallity. Thank you Novation
Allan Huseyin
It's a great first keyboard. Has lots of knobs and buttons to play with. Feels great. It also comes with awesome software.
Josianne Lapierre
Arrived after exactly a week, which I was really surprised and pleased about :) . Easy to use (already have a Launchpad!)! As soon as it was connected, I could start to play and create. Second song I make today. I couldn't hope better. Well, it could be smaller, could be easier to carry place to place (Only con)! Sincerely, 5/5!
Mr Connor Tetlow
By far the best thing I could have bought as an absolute beginner to electronic music creation, it's that simple to use my 9 year old little brother loves playing with it and he also is able to use the device. It's perfectly supported by abortion which allows incredible detail to each part of the music creation a definite 5*
Romain
Very good product with nice MIDI pads. Great for beginer
Mr Francis Delaney
Essential product for any electronic music enthusiast! Better for me than the mini version, since I have big fingers. I really like the 25 keys version of the keyboard because it is portable!
Mr maximiliano castillo
Es una buen equipo,es algo donde se puede empezar
james
Brilliant bit of kit excellent service highly recommend
Mrs Suzelle Perreault
Had some difficulty registering this product but overall easy once you get started.
mark
Well built and sturdy, and I'm really liking the two included soft synths. My only regret is not buying the larger model for the extra 8 sliders. What decided the sale for me was the feel of the pitch and modulation wheels, they feel solid, but also sort of soft, and they sit under the hand just so... I would recommend this product.
silvestre
Excelente practico y fácil de manejar
Matthew
This is a great product, it works exactly as it should with ableton I also use it with presonus studio and pro tools. My only complaint is how difficult and frustrating it is getting it to work in pro tools, but I think that'd be on them.
Adrian
This is best 25 keys keyboard that you can integrated with Ableton Live. You have full size keys with good quality build, 16 softs and sensitive pads that allow you to launch, record and arm clips on the fly with the InControl function. I would recommend this keyboard to anybody that is searching a portable midi controller that wants to have a better workflow in Ableton Live with a great quality build.
Ernest
The Launchkey 25 MK2 is a great unit but I only give it 3 stars. The reason I bought it is because I wanted to use it with Ableton Live 9. It works great with Live and complements the DAW seamlessly. It's plug and play the way it should be. The RBG pads are great, the fader, and knobs are good ( I have no complaints about those), the pitch & mod wheel have a great feel, & the transports controls are a perfect complement. On the flip side, the bads are that it does not have 5 pin midi I/O ports, the key action is a bit weak and not as good as it cold be. The way the user has to push to buttons at the same time to access different midi channels is difficult to work with because the delay time it has to revert back it too long. The same goes for key transposition. For example, the L/R buttons above the pitch and mod wheel are used for navigating to different tracks. So, in order to select a midi channel both buttons have to be pressed at the same time. Doing this puts the controller in midi channel select mode. It takes too long for it to go back and get out of midi channel select mode because it reverts back by itself after a few seconds. This is my biggest complaint. Over all, you get what you pay for. At this price point, it's a good controller but it does lack some features that are found on other controlers. The fact that it works so well with Live is the reason why I got it and continue to use it. I love Novation and their products, I just had high expectations with this unit and felt a little disappointed. In conclusion, it's a good product for the price and the functionality that it provides.
Hagan
the launchkey mk25 is easy to set up (works out of the box with some workstations and ipad apps). the price was right and i get great sounds out of it. i have been very satisfied with my purchase so far
Diego
Great product. Setting it up was a breeze and every works as expected. Very happy with this small portable keyboard. I use with protools, logic, studio one And zbleton live.
Surj
Brilliant product for the price! The novation launchkey works well with most DAW's I currently use it for fl studio the full size keys make it easy to play unlike other "25 key; keyboards" However, the pads aren't great for drum rolls but a good piece of equipment overall.
Jane
I was looking for a small but professional keyboard to connect to my iPad to make using the music Apps easier. However with the pads and knobs on the Launchkey I found greater creativity and this developed into using the free Ableton Live software on laptop. This in turn lead to buying the full version of the software. The launchkey works perfectly in all these combinations and the knobs are great for controlling effects etc. It can do so much more than just playing the sounds as I soon discovered. Definitely a very worthwhile purchase.

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
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser Free Melodics lessons

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
Plug-in offers:
  • Get the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio free with Novation products. One full license per account enables you to choose one Addictive Keys instrument, such as Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.

This latest generation of Launchkey is our most focused MIDI keyboard controller for Ableton Live. It's the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music – because we designed it specifically for the purpose. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately give you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer. Of course, if you don't use Ableton, it will map to other major music software too using InControl.

Designed for Ableton Live:

All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.

See your session in 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 to perfection using eight rock solid knobs

Take it anywhere:
Compact and tough enough to chuck in your bag without needing a power cable

Control all major music software:
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs

Plug in and play:
USB bus-powered and totally class compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers

Make music immediately:
Includes Ableton Live Lite, one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples.

Enjoy two years of warranty:

Rely on our two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault

Practice rhythm:
Use Melodics to hone your pad drumming skills for free

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