Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller

Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller

Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller

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Product Highlights

  • 49 Velocity Sensitive Keys
  • 16 RGB Backlit Velocity Sensitive Pads
  • 8 Knobs & 9 Sliders
  • Transport Controls + USB Powered
  • Instantly Maps to Multiple DAWs
  • 4GB of Loopmasters Samples
  • Ableton Live Lite & Other Apps
  • Mac, PC, & iPad Compatibility
  • Free Plugins from Sound Collective
  • Performance Lessons from Melodics
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Keyboard Size: 49

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  • 1Description

The Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller is a USB MIDI controller that features premapped control for many popular DAWs. It also has 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more. The Launchkey is USB bus powered and is compatible with Macs, PCs, and iPads.

In addition to the RGB launch pads, it has eight knobs, a pitchwheel and modulation wheel, dedicated transport control, and nine sliders. It makes use of Novation's premapped templates that allow for automatic control of popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and others.

The package also includes a software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite, a 4GB Loopmasters sample library that includes royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9 (Piano, Rhodes, Hammond Organ), as well as software versions of Novation's classic analog synths, the Bass Station and the V-Station.

You can also download the free Launchkey and Launchpad apps for producing and performing with the Launchkey in tandem with your iPad.

Note: Register your Novation hardware to access innovative software every couple of months courtesy of the Sound Collective.

Mac, Windows and iPad
In addition to Mac and Windows compatibility, Launchkey connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included)
Free XLN Addictive Keys Virtual Instrument
Available for existing and new customers, the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is "on the house" when you register your controller keyboard. One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument

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  • Modern Upright
  • Studio Grand
  • Electric Grand
  • Mark One
4GB Loop Library from Loopmasters
A 4GB Loopmasters sample library is included with every Novation product and is packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops, and one-shots. The library offers a huge range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation and encompasses all contemporary genres, from blues, funk, and hip-hop to bass, techno, and all flavors of house. It's everything you need to start making music
Sound Collective
  • The Sound Collective is a platform that will provide a free third-party software instrument or creative effect to all of our registered Novation hardware users every two months
  • Register your Novation hardware to access innovative software every couple of months courtesy of the Sound Collective
  • Free and discounted synthesizers and effects available every two months, when you purchase and register any Novation product
Learn with Melodics
  • Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box
UPC: 815301000471
In the Box
Novation Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Synth Suite
  • Loopmasters Library
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Novation MK2 specs

    Keyboard Controller
    Keyboard 49  Keys, Synth Action with Velocity
    MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
    1 x Wheel (Modulation)
    16 x Pads (Velocity-Sensitive)
    8 x Rotary Encoders
    9 x Sliders
    Performance Functions Octave Shift and Transpose
    I/O 1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS Sustain Input
    1 x USB Type-B 
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.7
    macOS 10.8
    macOS 10.9
    macOS 10.10
    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Wireless Transmission None
    Power Options AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), USB Bus-Power
    AC/DC Power Adapter 9 VDC at 250 mA (Not Included)
    Display LED
    Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 30.5 x 10.6 x 3.5" / 775.0 x 270.0 x 90.0 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.5 x 13.0 x 5.0"

    Novation MK2 reviews

    Launchkey MK2 49-Key Controller is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality At An Affordable Price I bought this for my son who is getting into digital music. He has FL Studio and this is a perfect controller for it. Start up was a little bit shaky because of the lack of instructions, but thanks to one of his friends who makes some pretty cool dubstep he was able to set it up and get some great sounds. His friend is a little jealous too! The key action is smooth as well as the faders and knobs. The pads are small but give you plenty of options. I chose the Novation over the Samson Graphite 49 and think I made the right choice. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy for the price Love the keys and the handling is smooth. With seamless integration with Ableton live, I couldn't ask for a better midi controller than the Novation Launchkey MK2 49
    Date published: 2017-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great keyboard for the money Easy to set up on my Mac. Well built. Has a nice heft to it. Buttons feel sturdy and we'll built.
    Date published: 2015-12-23
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