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Launchpad Pro

Product Code: NOVLPD03

Create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live and any other music software using an 8x8 grid of RGB, velocity-sensitive pads to trigger and combine clips, create dynamic beats, bash out melodic lines and control your external hardware


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Rated 3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.
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Adele Dick
April 29th 2017
I bought this for my son's 15th birthday and he loves it. He is very happy with it and all the different features it has
Mrs. Irit tal peled
April 18th 2017
Look amazing but haven't got the product yet
Mi
April 18th 2017
great instrument, just as I expected
Mr Jon Casey Malgas
April 8th 2017
Novation has done it again. Easy to use. Effective through production and performance. The DJ/Producers Swiss Army knife.
Mr Srinivas Boddada
March 22nd 2017
Great Equipment. Needs some good practice if you do not have enough experience. Awesome Product once you learn how to use it.
Mr Jeremie Marolleau
March 3rd 2017
Check the tutorials online and it will be fine. A really good choice in my opinion.
Mr Nicholas Skelton
January 10th 2017
I started using ableton's launchpad a year ago. When switching from launchpad mini to pro, the experience boosted up ! With a little perseverence, very good result's can be achieved. I recommend this product very much but you maybe should start with a smaller launchpad before heading towards this one.
Quentin
July 22nd 2016
I loved my launchpad pro until one day it suddenly broke :( I took great care of it used it everyday for my production, but one day the hole in which we put in the midi cable it wouldn't light up, I've tried with other cables but nothing worked. I've only had this launchpad for less than a year so I am kind of dissapointed with the durability of this product. I have 4 launchpad S's that are 2 years old that I've used everyday and they work just like day one. Novation I love all your products but unfortunatly your mk2 products aren't as durable as your older products which is a shame. Still love your compagny and your products! I hope you will take my review seriously and as a constructive critisism to make your product line more durable for the near future! :D Have a good day
Mark
July 17th 2016
I choose this because it was smaller and lighter than a Push for carrying to gigs. It gives me the similar integration (except for sampling) as Push, in a better format. The software integration with Live is great - it just works. And there is enough room (the User mode) to add additional mappings. Lastly, I really like the velocity sensitive pads, not only for percussion, but also for playing synths. Grid based pitch is pretty nice way to play. My only gripe would be that the Note mode doesn't do scales, only chromatic mapping.
Zachary
July 16th 2016
I really love the amount of colors and ease of use it has.
DOMINIC
July 15th 2016
Very satisfied, works incredibly well with Ableton and you get right into creating music quickly, love the pressure sensitive pads and colours. Thank you Novation.
Reginald
July 14th 2016
Everything you need and then some. The LED color is rich and bright. Touch pad incredible. Easy to navigate. Clearly Ableton based Push 2 around the Launchpad design because the first version of Push crafted by Akai didn't come close. Have owed all 3 versions and it keeps getting better. Nothing in its price range compares. It's All you need, laptop, mic and Launchpad Pro!
Matthew
July 14th 2016
I love the launchpad pro! It is a big step up from the launchpad S and mk2. I use it most for covers and light shows (currently a quad launchpad cove including 2 mk2s, a pro, and S).
Charlie
July 13rd 2016
Was super excited when i bought this, love using my LaunchPad Pro every day, it's a vital part of my daily activites, its functionality is endless, and it's lightshows are gorgeous - Kaskobi
Jason
July 13rd 2016
LaunchPad Pro is integral to my workflow. Controls Ableton flawlessly, though my favorite use is as an instrument - the big grid gives a wide range of polyphonic notes to play. And with its open architecture its extendible into further creative uses. Physically sturdy too - and if coupled with a LaunchControl XL gives you unprecedented control over your production software. Useful and inspiring!
Joey
July 13rd 2016
There is literally no documentation for a beginner anywhere. Don't buy it unless you already know how to use it...
Hi Joey, I'm sorry to hear that you've been having problems with the Launchpad Pro. We have a range of getting started tutorials for the Launchpad Pro at https://uk.novationmusic.com/get-started/launchpad-pro . If you continue having problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/requests/new . Best regards,
Chance
July 13rd 2016
Functions exactly as expected and provides a great medium to interact with ableton live!
Christopher
July 13rd 2016
After debating on whether to just buy the Launchpad Pro or an MK2 to save a little money, I decided to just fork over the extra money and for the past 7 months I've been so happy about it, my favorite feature is the standalone mode and that I've been able to use it in tandem with my friends MiniNova synth and the velocity pads feel nice to use, if you have projects that use several controller type instruments I'd recommend buying this it was worth it for me so hopefully it will be for you to if you decide to pick one up.
Cameron
July 13rd 2016
The settings panel was hard to learn but other than that it is great
Randall
July 12nd 2016
Love everything about it, just wish it had key lock like the Push! It's the only thing missing.
Jaren
July 12nd 2016
I have spent the last two weeks using this device on its own along side Ableton Live 9, and have loved every minute. After figuring out ASIO4ALL, the minimal delay made the Launchpad Pro shine. My only complaint is that my Launchpad will not work with Live 9.6.1, but only 9.6 or 9.5.
marcus
July 12nd 2016
Amazing very verstile especially in the MIDI area piece of music hardware/instrument loving it . would get 5 stars only one problem. when you going off finger drumming or jamming on instrument if you accidently hit the bottom row of functions buttons can stop your whole live performance dead. should have a way to dectaivte those buttons since they had to put them there are a way were they stop being function buttons and become instrument pads.
James
July 12nd 2016
Did not work for me. Returned the item and purchased the Ableton Push 2. Lauchpad Pro is a great product. I needed the knobs and additional functions of Push 2.

Product Specifications

What's in the box:
  • Novation Launchpad Pro
  • USB cable
  • Power supply: 12V DC, 1.5A
  • 2x MIDI breakout cables: 3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Ableton 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, 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included). Powered USB hub required for use with iOS devices (not included)
Included Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite music making software
  • 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
  • 32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
  • One setup button
  • Front LED strip
  • Orange rubber base mat
  • High retention USB connector
  • Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
  • Power supply connector
  • Power switch
  • 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 Launchpad Pro. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad Pro integration. Launchpad Pro will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Power supply (included) and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices
  • 12V DC Power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A

Product Dimensions

  • 260mm width x 260mm depth x 29mm height

OS Compatibility

OS compatibilty not relevant for this product range/type

Attributes

Attribute Description
Bus PoweredYes
CompatibilityMac / PC
Dedicated Note and Drum RackYes
Faders0
Function Buttons24
Host ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Knobs0
MIDI I/OYes
Pad SizeFull size
Pads8 x 8 (64) pads
Play Instruments and DrumsYes
RGBYes
Scene Launch Buttons8
Software BundleYes
USB-MIDIYes
Velocity and Pressure SensitiveYes
brandnovation

The Easiest Way to Take Full Control of Ableton

Launchpad Pro is the professional grid instrument. It's the simplest and easiest way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live and any other music software, using an 8x8 grid of RGB velocity-sensitive pads to trigger and combine clips, create dynamic beats, bash out melodic lines and control your external hardware.

Novation understand the pressures of performing live. That's why they have made it as easy as possible to control Ableton Live with Launchpad Pro, by building in four simple modes that streamline everything for you:

• Session Mode: immediately trigger and combine your clips.
• Note Mode: create dynamic beats and play the grid just like an instrument.
• Device Mode: easily apply effects to your performance.
• User Mode: create unique custom performances and layouts

The whole instrument is designed to keep you focused on your performance. It lets you easily and immediately apply effects, while dipping in and out of specific mixer controls at the touch of a button. Of course, if you want to get really creative, you can build just about anything you can imagine with Max for Live and use your Launchpad Pro to control it.

It's sleek, lightweight and tough enough that you can throw it in your bag and know it will survive even the roughest gigs. It also comes with everything you need to get started: just plug it in and start making music.

Key Features:

Enhance your performance
Launchpad Pro is the best and simplest performance grid instrument for Ableton Live. It integrates seamlessly and simplifies the challenge of performing live in Ableton, by giving you hands-on control of your clips and tracks with four simple modes: Session, Note, Device and User. You don't need to set anything up; simply plug in and starting playing your music – everything will just work.

Control just about anything
Whichever software you're using, Launchpad Pro lets you control it and any piece of external hardware. Plug it straight into Logic Pro and play it like a keyboard, or connect the MIDI ports to Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid.

Immediately play your clips
The 8x8 grid of RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton, so you can concentrate on triggering and combining your loops and ideas.

Make dynamic beats
Drum racks are automatically laid out and illuminated, which makes it as easy as possible to create expressive beats and drum performances using the velocity and pressure-sensitive pads.

Play it like an instrument
You can easily play notes, scales and chords on the grid, because Launchpad Pro illuminates its pads in melodic layouts. You'll get RGB LED feedback every time you press a pad and, if you're in Standalone Mode, you can use the grid to play any of your software and external hardware, too.

Mix without losing focus
Get slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There's no need to enter a separate mixer mode; press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then simply release the button to drop straight back into your performance.

Easily control your effects
control any Ableton effect or instrument mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects like reverb, beat repeats and filters. The button grid turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback for super smooth effect transitions.

Build your own creations
Max for Live lets you use your Launchpad Pro however you like: turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine. Alternatively, engage with the whole community of Max for Live creators to find limitless inspiration and downloads.

Sleek, lightweight and modular
This grid is built for performing. It's compact and light enough to throw in your bag, yet tough enough to survive the roughest gigs. You can bus-power it via USB, or use the included power supply to take full advantage of the super bright RGB LEDs during dusk performances. Like all Launch products, you can chain it to multiple Launchpads and connect it to the rest of your studio or live setup.

Make music immediately
Comes with Ableton Live Lite music making software, 4GB of Loopmasters samples, and Bass Station and V Station plug-in synthesisers. It's class compliant, USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, and doesn't need any drivers: you just install the software, plug it in and start performing.

NEW XLN Audio 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.


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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