Novation Launchpad Controller MK2 Kit with Ableton Live Suite and Decksaver Cover

BH #NOLAUNCHPADU (B&H Kit)
Novation
Novation Launchpad Controller MK2 Kit with Ableton Live Suite and Decksaver Cover
Key Features
  • 64 RGB Backlit Pads
  • Pads Match the Color of Your Clips
  • Start and Stop Loops, Arm Tracks
  • Control Volume, Pans, and Sends
The B&H Kit combines the Novation Launchpad Controller MK2 with Ableton Live 10.1 Suite Upgrade and a Decksaver Cover to create a powerful music production and performance setup with protection from the elements. The package is well suited for studio and stage. The Launchpad Controller MK2 includes Ableton Live Lite and is eligible for the upgrade to Ableton Live 10.1 Suite.
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Novation Launchpad Controller MK2 Kit with Ableton Live Suite and Decksaver Cover

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Novation Launchpad mkII Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller MK2
  • 3Ableton Live 10 Suite Upgrade - Music Production Software (Download)
  • 4Decksaver Novation Launchpad Cover (Smoked/Clear)

The B&H Kit combines the Novation Launchpad Controller MK2 with Ableton Live 10.1 Suite Upgrade and a Decksaver Cover to create a powerful music production and performance setup with protection from the elements. The package is well suited for studio and stage. The Launchpad Controller MK2 includes Ableton Live Lite and is eligible for the upgrade to Ableton Live 10.1 Suite.

Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller MK2

The Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller MK2 now features backlit RGB lighting to illuminate its iconic 8 x 8 grid of pads for launching clips, playing drum racks, and controlling your mixer within Live.

The 64 pads are integrated seamlessly into Ableton Live. The RGB backlighting system is designed to match the color of the clips in your session for intuitive 1:1 production and performance.

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

Hands-On Control

  • Allows you to launch multiple clips at once, trigger scenes, and navigate your Ableton Live Session

Control Ableton LIve

  • Integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any set up whatsoever

Focus On Your Music

  • Features 64 RGB pads that light up to match the color of your clips within Ableton Live

Play Drum Racks

  • Uses the grid to play drums and samples that are pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack

Mix From Your Grid

  • Allows you to start and stop lops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends with the eight vertical rows of pads doubling up as stepped faders

Create Eye-Catching Pads

  • Using just USB power, the RGB pads adds visual appeal to your performance on stage

Compact Form Factor

  • Fits in many DJ shoulder-style bags

Build Your Own Creation

  • Works with Max for Live

Build Your Perfect Instrument

  • Allows you to combine more Launchpads or other Launchpads to build a fully hands-on Ableton Live Studio

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

Learn with Melodics

  • Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics help you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box

Sound Collective

  • The Sound Collective is a platform that will provide a free third-party software instrument or creative effect to all of their 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 are available every two months, when you purchase and register any Novation product
UPC: 815301000495

Ableton Live 10 Suite Upgrade - Music Production Software (Download)

Ableton Live 10 Suite is a solid update to the company's think-different DAW software that is particularly popular with electronic and beat-making creators. Two GUI views include a traditional, vertical track display with time moving from left to right (Arrangement View), and the Session View—a place for experimentation that provides room for improvising, playing, and performing with musical ideas but without the constraints of the timeline. Live 10 Suite comes with 13 instruments, 39 audio effects, 16 MIDI effects, and over 5000 production-ready sounds.

Aside from the particular way of presenting the creative process, the software also includes standard features such as unlimited multitrack recording with up to 32-bit / 192 kHz resolution, nondestructive editing, and unlimited undo. Essential automatic plug-in delay compensation is available, along with multiple automation lanes and track freezing for conserving DSP. Warping and real-time time-stretch processing can be applied to clips, unlimited instruments, and audio effects, and MIDI effects can be utilized per project. MIDI sequencing, remote control, instant mapping, and MIDI output to hardware MIDI devices allows the software to play a central role in any studio situation.

Added in Live 10 is the Capture function, which records any MIDI data into a buffer that can be recalled at any time. This allows you to freely experiment with ideas without the pressure of getting it right. Once you've played a part, simply engage Capture, and Live will match your tempo and timing. Live 10 now allows for the editing of multiple MIDI clips across multiple tracks within a single view from both the Session and Arrangement views. Additionally, the Arrangement view has been optimized for quick creative editing and more efficient song creation. Live 10 Suite introduces a new synthesizer, Wavetable, which allows you to stretch, morph, and shape a wide range of waveforms into a rich and vast sound palette.

The software supports multicore and multiprocessor computer configurations, and includes support for WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC file formats. The software functions under both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Note:
Upgrade available to registered users of Live Lite

What's New in Ableton Live 10

  • Capture: Recall your best ideas after you've played them—Capture can turn what you play into MIDI clips, without having to think about recording
  • Group Tracks: Mix with greater flexibility
    • Use multiple levels of groups to mix with greater flexibility and manage detailed arrangements more easily
    • Process individual group elements, a subgroup, or an entire bus
    • Manage Sets more easily; even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement, you can use multiple levels of groups to quickly fold tracks together for a simple overview
  • Workflow Refinements:
    • Browser Collections: Keep your go-to devices, plug-ins, and samples close at hand. Create color-coded collections and access them instantly in the browser
    • Note Chasing: Notes now trigger even if playback starts in the middle, so you don't need to start the clip from the beginning to hear a long pad for example
    • I/O Renaming: Instantly select the right routing by labeling Live’s inputs and outputs to match the instruments and hardware in your studio
    • Refined Look and Feel: Live’s interface has been updated to be cleaner and clearer with sharper graphics and refined colors. Optimized themes improve visibility in all environments
  • Edit Multiple MIDI Clips: Work with multiple MIDI clips across multiple tracks within a single view—in both Session and Arrangement
  • Mixing Improvements: Improved gain range allows you to  more effectively use Utility for volume automation, keeping the mixer free
    • Utility: Updated multipurpose tool for adjusting gain, phase, stereo width, and more
    • Bass Mono: Feature of Utility, coupled with the EQ Eight's extended 10 Hz, low-frequency range, give you more precise bass control
    • Split Stereo: Allows for flexible placement of individual channels in the stereo space
  • Instruments
    • Wavetable: Immediately playable, infinitely capable, Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by Ableton. Stretch, morph, and shape a wide range of waveforms into a rich and vast sound palette.
  • Audio Effects
    • Echo: The sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays in a single device
    • Pedal: Brings the analog character of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz stompbox effects
    • Drum Buss: One-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding warmth, distortion, drive, compression, transient shaping, plus a dedicated low end section
  • MIDI FX
    • LFO: Updated with sync to modulate up to eight devices parameter with one device
    • Shaper: Flexible envelope modulation device for creating custom modulation shapes
  • Max for Live
    • Upgrades: Drum Synths have been reworked with a complete sound upgrade and a broader sweet spot. Plus, the updated LFO and other control devices let you modulate up to eight parameters from a single device
    • Advanced MIDI Hardware Integration: Max for Live devices can now send and receive SysEx, allowing deeper access to synthesizers, including full preset backup dumps, parameter control and more. Max for Live can also create custom control surfaces for custom hardware integration
    • Multichannel Audio: New audio routing capabilities in Max for Live mean that mixing for performances, installations, and theaters using multichannel speaker setups is now possible with the included Surround Panner device
  • Packs
    • Drum Booth: Contains carefully curated samples of acoustic kits recorded in a tight, dry room. Great on their own or as reinforcement for electronic drums, Drum Booth also offers unique post processing options and experimental recordings not found in standard acoustic libraries
    • Electric Keyboards: Features multisampled Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Wurlitzer A-200, and Hammond C3. Special attention was given to making this Pack sound as true-to-life and organic as possible. The results are full of character, electric keys for any genre
    • Synth Essentials: Synth Essentials expands the Core Library with fresh presets for Ableton’s synths and samplers. It is easy to find the sounds you need with no interruption to your creative flow
    • Build and Drop: Build and Drop is loaded with ecstatic leads, enveloping basses, slamming drums, and a range of rises, sirens, and sounds effects. A creative toolbox for building the irresistible anticipation and release this music uses to keep the party going
    • Glitch and Wash: This collection explores the contrast of organic texture and precise rhythms – combining precision slices, jagged electronic noise and microscopic snippets of sound with warm ambient pads, textures, and soundscapes
      Drive and Glow: Combines swirling synth textures, overdriven guitars & basses, and pounding drums. Carefully curated to be mix-ready out of the box, this Pack is perfect for creating tracks that radiate with saturated, indie vibes
    • Punch and Tilt: A dancefloor-ready collection of sounds focused on machine rhythms, weighty bass, and dark, hypnotizing melodies, textures, and noises—a rough sonic aesthetic that started with a small group of underground producers and has grown into a worldwide scene
    • Drum Essentials: Collection of handpicked sounds selected to cover a wide range of styles. A flexible, highly refined Pack to form the rhythmic foundation of any production
    • Skitter and Step: Collection that inhabits the space where growling basses, rinsing pads, and jarring melodies collide with jagged, broken percussion. The cavernous spaces, dubby basses and tight drums are ready for production but were designed for deep sound manipulation
    • Chop and Swing: A homage to the style that made sampling an art form and put a new kind of groove on the musical map. Chop and Swing comes loaded with curated recordings and professional presets perfect for cutting up and re-combining into fresh new tracks

What's in Live 10


Recording and Editing
  • Software that allows for creating ideas and making changes without stopping, using two project windows
  • Arrangement View uses the traditional track-style convention, where time moves from left to right, and while tracks are stacked vertically
  • Session View is a sketchpad for improvising, playing, and performing with musical ideas without the constraints of the timeline
  • Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops while everything stays in sync
  • Almost everything works in real-time - add, reorder, or remove devices, play with track routing and more, all without interrupting the creative flow
  • Record parameter changes directly into Session View
  • Edit automation with curves
  • Edit automation curves with the mouse to create smooth mix transitions or radical parameter changes in clips
  • Create new Session View scenes from Arrangement tracks with a single click, or drag and copy individual clips from Arrangement to Session View
  • MIDI note manipulation tools and an improved editing workflow aid in creating new musical ideas quickly
  • Invert, reverse, transpose, speed up, or slow down selected MIDI notes in a single click
  • MIDI Note Stretch markers let you speed up, slow down, or even reverse selected MIDI notes
  • Add or remove breakpoints with a single click
  • Hover the mouse near envelope segments to select and drag them without using a modifier
  • Editing grids are now sticky, allowing notes to be freely moved and resized while still snapping when close to grid lines
  • Warp clip automation alongside the audio
  • Envelopes in MIDI clips can be stretched using stretch markers
  • Hold a modifier while dragging to create and edit curves in automation envelopes
Audio-to-MIDI
  • Extract musical ideas from samples and build upon them
  • Convert drum-breaks with the Drums-to-MIDI feature and reuse them with custom sounds
  • Speed up remixing work by using Harmony-to-MIDI to get the notes and chords from the original audio stems
  • Sketch out ideas quickly by singing (or beatboxing) into Live and converting the recording into MIDI
  • Sing, beatbox, tap a rhythm, or play any solo instrument to capture musical ideas as they come and then use the Melody- or Drums-to-MIDI feature to turn the recordings into MIDI clips that can edited and reused with any sound

Instruments and Sounds
  • Includes a collection of instruments, sounds, kits, and loops for creating any kind of music
  • Thirteen instruments
  • Devices including FM and physical modeling synthesis as well as sampling
  • Classic analog drum machines, one-shot samples and multisampled acoustic drum kits
  • Over 5000 Sounds including vintage synthesizers, acoustic instruments, and combinations of sampling, effects and synthesis
  • Variety of audio and MIDI patterns ready to use, covering everything from 60's Soul and Hip Hop to Electronica

 

Effects
  • Thirty-nine audio effects
  • Wide selection of audio processors, from the classic to the unique
  • Sixteen MIDI effects
  • Includes devices to rearrange, constrain, or randomize MIDI notes for creating endless variations
  • Analog-modeled Glue Compressor and redesigned studio effects
  • Glue Compressor modeled on a classic 80's console bus compressor. The compressor provides musical results with a simple set of controls
  • Studio effects (compressor, gate, and EQ Eight) have been improved with new displays and enhanced controls and sound
  • EQ Eight includes a breakout display, an Audition mode for soloing frequencies, an analog-style adaptive Q option, and improved filters

Integrating External Hardware

  • Use external hardware synthesizers or effects units as if they were plug-ins, via the software's External Instrument and External Audio Effect devices
  • Create custom racks
  • Racks allow for combining multiple instruments and effects into a single device
  • Each of the eight Macro knobs can be mapped to any number of parameters in a Rack, allowing for customized controls

Push Controller

  • Hands-On Audio Routing: Select and record inputs and outputs directly from Push for sampling internal or external audio without disrupting your flow
  • Visual Feedback for Tighter Recordings: Display info shows clip phase and count-in so you can start and finish clip recordings more accurately
  • Hands-On Color Customization: Color pads, tracks and clips using Push to make your live performance easier
  • Better Playability: Pad sensitivity adapts to what you play, whether it’s drums or sustained chords


VST and Audio Units

  • Use VST or Audio Units instruments and effects alongside Live's native devices

Controllers
  • Works with any MIDI controller with instant mapping available for the most popular ones
  • Control Live with your iOS or Android device using third-party software
  • Flexible MIDI and keyboard mapping
  • Map MIDI knobs, sliders, and buttons or a computer keyboard to almost every control in Live

Browser
  • Find sounds fast via new browser
  • Browser puts all instruments and effects, samples, Packs and VST/Audio Units plug-ins into a single easy-to-navigate view
  • Drag and drop folders into the browser from anywhere on the computer
  • Search while typing, navigate from the keyboard, and sort items by various categories
  • Browse by type with samples, devices, presets, and VST/Audio Units plug-ins all available from the same view
  • View items by frequency of previous use
  • Store sounds and Packs on any hard drive, or multiple drives
  • Instant preview of all Ableton Packs

General
  • Unlimited multitrack recording up to 32-bit / 192 kHz
  • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
  • MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Warping and real-time time-stretching
  • Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
  • Group tracks
  • Time signature changes
  • Multiple automation lanes
  • Track Freeze
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • MIDI remote control instant mapping
  • MIDI output to hardware synthesizers
  • MIDI Clock/sync
  • ReWire
  • Multicore/multiprocessor support
  • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support

     

     

    Decksaver Novation Launchpad Cover (Smoked/Clear)

    The Novation Launchpad Cover from Decksaver is a custom-molded, durable polycarbonate cover, manufactured to fit the contours of the Novation Launchpad controller. The cover adds additional protection in the case of misplaced coffees or other liquids infiltrating the unit from accidental spillage, or from accidental impact when on the road. Additionally, the controller and protector slide straight into a flight case or controller bag ready for transportation.

    Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller MK2 Specs

    PowerUSB
    Buttons64x RGB pads
    8x round RGB backlit system buttons (assignable)
    8x round RGB backlit function buttons (not assignable)
    CompatibilityMac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
    iOS 8, 7
    Dimensions (W x D x H)9.45 x 9.45 x 0.98" (240 x 240 x 25 mm)
    WeightNot specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.95 x 9.95 x 1.8"

    Ableton Live 10 Suite Upgrade - Music Production Software (Download) Specs

    General
    Delivery MethodDownload
    License TypeUpgrade
    System Requirements
    Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
    Windows 8
    Windows 10
    macOS X 10.11.6 or Later
    Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
    4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
    Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
    3 GB 
    70 GB (All Options Installed) 
    CPU RequirementMac:
    Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster  
    Windows:
    Intel or 
    AMD  
    Display Resolution Requirement1024 x 768

    Decksaver Novation Launchpad Cover (Smoked/Clear) Specs

    Dimensions (WxDxH)9.7 x 9.7 x 0.1" (245 x 245 x 3 mm)
    Weight0.7 lb (0.3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 9.8 x 0.9"
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