Launchkey 49 [MK2] US$199.99

Launchkey 49 [MK2]

Product Code: NOVLKE49MK2


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

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Matthias Schorer
This is a rock solid masterkeyboard.
Nguyen Vu Giang Minh
it's vary ok to use, i love it so mucch
cristobal vasquez
Dynamic, comfortable, professional
Vincent Tavatsvanga
Comparing the price and to what you can do with a novation mk2 especially if you are an ableton user.... Its a must buy
Rodrigo Rivera González
Excelente producto
Russ Chadd
Good piece of kit, however not all the features will work unless you use Ableton Live.
Man! I purchased a refurbished Launchkey and it does not even feel/look refurbished (except for the box but I mean, COME ON!) It works perfectly and feels great for the price.
ok for the price I’ll probably go for higher end model . Great customer service!
Konal Dewan
Very good value for the features offered.
Parth Gadhavi
Product looks and feels very good. Not solidly built though. But the price justifies the quality offered. Which honestly is not bad at all
it was within my expectations.
Mr Clever Vargas Polanco
Good! Nice! Amazing!
Graham C
The controller looks great and works without any hiccups. It feels pretty cheap and plasticky, mostly the keys, they've got a little wiggle to them, but for the price, I think it is pretty on the money. It's already helped me get a lot of ideas into Ableton and I'm sure it'll get better as I use it more.
Really great - can't believe how well put together and powerful this unit is!
Gregory Sesto
Excellent product for all my recording needs
Tina Hsueh
Great entry-level MIDI workstation for production with Ableton! Thought about getting the mini and happy with the 49 keys one because it still fits on my desk. Purchased directly from the Novation website on Cyber Monday and received it in 2 days. 🙌
Elliot Hems-Mann
An awesome midi controller that works plug and play with DAW. I use Logic Pro X and makes writing music so much easier, I hardly ever have to touch the MacBook Keyboard anymore!!
Braden Blakley
Love this little keyboard. Exactly what I was looking for - simple, but robust features for songwriting and synthesizing.
My first MIDI but sticking with it for a reason! Takes a bit of time to figure out how to get most out of it but would highly recommend.
Lorena Campos
I love the price, the quality and how I can record beats and group them , I like its facilities and I think its perfect to start your own productions
Harsh Khatri
How am I supposed to rate it I haven't recieved it yet because the seller didn't send commercial invoice!
Tomás Kantor
It has been made with a great quality materials and the programs that came with it are very useful to start producing like me, i'm very satisfied
Demian Maldonado
I have only one day with it and it is really easy to install, it works perfect, I'm still no Professional but i'm on my way
nice stuff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well made, no reservations :)
Marco Malugani
Very good for producing and perfect for ableton. Incontrol is awesome!
Alex Marcos Arias Sanchez
Excelente producto, estoy empezando a Producir música y este teclado tiene todo lo que necesito, lo recomiendo.
Alejandro Dobrovolsky
Excelent product. I had problems with the INCONTROL buttons in Ableton Live, but I solved the issue upgrading the firmware to the latest version.The keys are lighter than I expected, which makes me think in how hard I should press the keys everytime I play, compared to another Keyboard I have. But I hope this is not something bad.
Amazing product at a great price! Highly recommended!
The Novation Launchkey 49 is alright for its price. The pads are a bit shaggy and needs a bit of practice before one can use them properly..
Very well designed, could be more compatible with other softwares.
I had problems installing ProTools on my Windows 10. Now I successfully use Ableton together with Launchkey 49 and Scarlett solo. I would strongly recommend Novation and Focusrite to any modern musician.
An excellent tool for production beginners!
Mr Dimitrios Komvos
Exactly what I needed for my music production. As far as I've seen, this is the best controller for the price.
Mr Nitzan Bueno
Keys are of excellent quality, and to my pleasant surprise I learned that the Launchkey can also work with FL studio. It looks very good, fits on my desk and is a charm to play.
Mr Vineet Kumar
Awesome product for beginner at a much affrodable price.
Excelente producto, es más de lo que esperaba. Estoy muy feliz.
Miss Jadie Meraz
It's exactly whats a need to make muy own music

Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Launchkey 49 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

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 10 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


Attribute Description
Faders8 + 1 Master Fader
Keyboard Size49 Key
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 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 and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples.
Enjoy three years of warranty:
Rely on our three-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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