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Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
Key Features
  • 25 Mini Velocity-Sensitive Keys
  • 16 Velocity-Sensitive Backlit Color Pads
  • 8 Control Knobs and Two Touch Strips
  • Arpeggiator and Transport Buttons
The Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 is a 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller optimized for portability and tight integration with Ableton Live. It features 16 velocity-sensitive, multicolor, backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more, while the eight knobs enable access to mixer functions and instrument/effect parameters. The USB-powered controller is compatible with a variety of DAWs and apps on Mac/Windows computers and iOS devices (adapter cables available separately).
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Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Core Features
  • 3Ableton Integration
  • 4DAW Integration
  • 5Arpeggiator
  • 6Includes Software

The Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 is a 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller optimized for portability and tight integration with Ableton Live. It features 16 velocity-sensitive, multicolor, backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more, while the eight knobs enable access to mixer functions and instrument/effect parameters. The USB-powered controller is compatible with a variety of DAWs and apps on Mac/Windows computers and iOS devices (adapter cables available separately).

The MK3 model offers expanded functionality and connectivity not found on the MK2. Dual touch strips, a flexible arpeggiator, single-finger chord triggering, and transport buttons let you spend more time creating on the controller and less time fiddling with your software. Utilize the 3.5mm MIDI output to control hardware synthesizers, drum machines, or sound modules from the Launchkey Mini MK3. The included software bundle provides sounds, instruments, and effects to get you started and keep you inspired.

Core Features
  • 25 mini keys with synth action and velocity sensitivity
  • Two touch strips for pitch bend and modulation
  • Eight control knobs
  • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB backlit pads
  • Transpose and octave up/down buttons
  • Play, record, stop transport controls
  • Dedicated buttons for arpeggiator and fixed chord (one-finger chord) functions
  • Ableton Live functions including solo/mute, scene launch, capture MIDI, and scene up/down
  • MIDI channel selection and track navigation function via Shift key
  • 3.5mm mini jack for MIDI output (3.5mm to MIDI cable available separately)
  • 1/4" sustain pedal input
Ableton Integration
  • Volume, pan, sends A/B through knobs
  • Record and play
  • Assign custom mapping to knobs and pads
  • Track navigation
  • Device control
  • Capture MIDI
  • Clip launch
  • Clip stop
  • Scene launch
  • Scene navigation
  • Track solo/mute
DAW Integration
  • Scripts for Ableton, Logic, and Reason (device control for Ableton, Logic, and Reason)
  • HUI support for other DAWs such as Pro Tools, Reaper, and Studio One
  • Control volume, pan, sends, record, play, preset, and assignable custom mapping
Arpeggiator
  • Creative arpeggiator with mutate and deviate-rhythm options
  • Multiple modes such as up, down, up/down, played, random, chord, mutate
  • Various rates including 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and all associated triplets
  • 1/2/3/4 octave modes
  • O, OXO, OXXO, random, and deviate rhythms
  • On/off latch
  • Tempo, swing, and gate via knobs when pressing the Arp button
  • Mutate mode allows access to all mutate possibilities through the knob while pressing the Arp button
  • Deviate rhythm allows access to all deviations of the rhythm through the knob whilepressing the Arp button
  • Three symbols at the left side reserved for future arpeggiator updates
Includes Software
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and works with Logic, Reason, or any HUI-compatible DAW
  • Includes a powerful software bundle with sounds, instruments, and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio, and Klevgrand
UPC: 815301001201

Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Specs

Keyboard
25 Mini Keys, Synth Action with Velocity
MIDI Control Surfaces
1x Touch-Sensor (Pitch-Bend)
1x Touch-Sensor (Modulation)
8x Rotary Encoder
16x Pad (Velocity-Sensitive)
Performance Functions
Arpeggiator, Octave Shift, Transport Controls, Transpose
Connectivity
I/O
1x USB-B Bus-Power/MIDI Output
1x 1/4" Sustain Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm MIDI Output
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.7 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Power
Power Options
USB Bus Power
Physical
Display
No
Anti-Theft Features
Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions (W x D x H)
13.0 x 6.8 x 1.6" / 33.0 x 17.3 x 4.1 cm
Weight
1.52 lb / 0.69 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.4 x 8.1 x 2.1"

Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Reviews

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Is this compatible for Sibelius 7.5?

Is this compatible for Sibelius 7.5?
Asked by: Rachelle
Yes, the Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller is compatible for use with Sibelius 7.5 Music Notation Software.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-11-20

Will this play nicely with GarageBand? Thanks

Will this play nicely with GarageBand? Thanks
Asked by: W
Hi, please see this answer from the manufacturer: "Garageband doesn't natively support Control Surfaces, so the full functionality of the Launchkey won't be available with it. In Garageband, you can utilize the Keyboard to play your Virtual Instruments, and the Faders and Knobs will output MIDI CC Messages (detailed here) for plugins that support Manual MIDI Mapping. Additionally, the Pads will also send out fixed Note Data. However, in Garageband you won't have Transport, Volume or Pan Control on the Launchkey itself. For that, you would need a DAW that supports the HUI Protocol (some of which are detailed here), or Ableton Live, where it will work to its fullest capacity." Thank you for shopping at B&H!
Answered by: Yitzchok
Date published: 2020-06-08

Compatible with protools first?

Compatible with protools first?
Asked by: Elias
Yes
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-10-02

What cable should I get to connect this to an ...

What cable should I get to connect this to an iPad Pro with a usb-c connection?
Asked by: Shannon
USB C MIDI Cable, MeloAudio Type C to USB 2.0 MIDI Interface Cable
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-03-29

Can this product be used as a customizable ...

Can this product be used as a customizable substitute for a Stream Deck?
Asked by: Sonny
If the software you're using allows for MIDI learning, then yes.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-04-30

Another dumb one: What else will I need (in ...

Another dumb one: What else will I need (in addition to musical talent) to use this with GarageBand 10.3.4? Thanks!
Asked by: W
The only thing you might want to consider is a pair of good headphones for monitoring (listening to) what you are playing and recording.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-05-24

Will this work with Logic on a MacBook Pro? Is it ...

Will this work with Logic on a MacBook Pro? Is it a USB input/output?
Asked by: Marshall
Yes, the Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller is compatible for use with Logic on a MacBook Pro via USB.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-11-07
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