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Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller

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Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller

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Product Highlights

  • 49 Velocity Sensitive Keys
  • Instantly Maps to Multiple DAWs
  • 16x Velocity Sensitive Launch Pads
  • 9 Faders
  • 2 Novation Synth Plug-In Downloads
  • USB Powered
  • Launchpad & Launchkey iPad Apps
  • Mac, PC, & iPad Compatibility
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Price: $199.99

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The Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller is an integrated software and hardware instrument that features Novation's InControl mapping technology to give you hands on control for most major DAWs and plug-in software. It has over 50 hardware controls, including 16 velocity sensitive, multi-color launch pads, eight rotary encoders, a pitchwheel and modulation wheel, dedicated transport control, and nine faders. The Launchkey is USB bus powered and is compatible with Macs, PCs, and iPads.

Launch Pads
16 velocity sensitive multi-color launch pads for programming beats and triggering loops, as well as launching clips and scenes in Ableton Live
InControl
InControl technology provides automatic hardware mapping of your mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and other DAWs
iPad Apps

Launchkey App:
Launchkey comes with an intuitive graphic sound synth for iPad. Position and move sound-producing elements around the screen at the touch of a finger - location, proximity and characteristics change the sound in real time. The knobs and faders on the hardware can also be used to edit and tweak sounds within the app
Launchpad App:
The Launchpad app turns your iPad and Launchkey into a unique hardware/software loopstation. Based on the Launchpad hardware, the Launchpad app provides drag-and-drop clip playback from the pads, plus real time FX manipulation such as beat repeat and stutter

Requires Apple Camera Connection Kit
Software Downloads
Includes downloads for Novation V-Station software synth, Novation Bass Station software synth, Loopmasters sample pack with over 1 GB of samples, Ableton Live Lite, and the Launchkey and Launchpad apps for your iPad
Keyboard 49 velocity sensitive keys
Controllers 1x Pitch Bend Wheel
1x Modulation Wheel
9 Faders
9x Fader Buttons
16x Velocity Sensitive Multi-Color Launch Pads
5x Assignable Buttons
8x Rotary Encoder Knobs
6x Transport Control Buttons
2x Transpose Buttons
2x Track Buttons
Connections 1x USB port
1x Sustain Pedal Input
1x AC Power Input
Compatibility Mac
PC
iPad 2 or later
Software Compatibility Automatically Maps To:
Ableton Live
FL Studio
Pro Tools
Reason
Logic
Cubase
Dimensions (L x W x H) 28.3 x 15.10 x 6.29" (71.88 x 38.40 x 15.97 cm)
Weight 14.8 lb (6.7 kg)
Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    NovationLaunchkey 49-Key Controller
     
    3.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    3.0

    Launchkey 49-Key not for Tech Challenged

    By Vinny "Six String"

    from Erie, PA

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller:

          I've been a guitarist/musician for 40 years... but I'm not tech savvy. I purchased the Launchkey to try my hand at composing on my computer. I have to warn anyone who is not used to using a controller and software that the startup process is not quick or simple.

          The good news is that once you do get it up and running, it's great.

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          4.0

          Great for working with a supported DAW

          By John

          from Virginia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Daw Controls
          • Digital Readout
          • Looks great
          • Plug N Play Midi
          • Portability
          • USB power
          • Very light
          • Volume controls

          Cons

          • Right-most Key Depressed

          Best Uses

          • For Almost Any Daw

          Comments about Novation Launchkey 49-Key Controller:

          I use the keyboard for practicing. Key feel is good. the velocity of the keys works for my taste. I'm able to use the control features with all of my software. The one downside to this product is the right most "c" note on the keyboard. I received the first thinking it was a fluke that the styrofoam supporting the right side had pressed that key down further than the others. so I sent for a replacement. The same exact thing happened to the second as well. This may be a package design issue or I just have terrible luck. (note: this is not a B&H packaging issue)

          All that said, it's a great keyboard and I would recommend it. I just wish that one key was parallel with the rest and didn't feel a tad more "spongy"

          I don't mean for the negative to outweigh the positive (in words). As stated above, I did buy it again :)

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