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Novation Launchpad X Grid Controller for Ableton Live

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Novation
Novation Launchpad X Grid Controller for Ableton Live
Key Features
  • 64 RGB Pads
  • Launch Clips & Scenes
  • 16 Buttons & 81 RGB LEDs
  • Control Volume, Pans, and Sends
The Novation Launchpad X is a control surface for use with Ableton Live. It provides 64 RGB pads. These are velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads that allow you to trigger clips and samples and let you see your Ableton session represented in front of you on the MIDI controller. The device also provides 16 buttons and 81 RGB LEDs.
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Novation Launchpad X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 264 RGB Pads
  • 3Ableton Live Integration
  • 4Dynamic Note and Scale Modes
  • 54 Custom Modes
  • 6Included Software

The Novation Launchpad X is a control surface for use with Ableton Live. It provides 64 RGB pads. These are velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads that allow you to trigger clips and samples and let you see your Ableton session represented in front of you on the MIDI controller. The device also provides 16 buttons and 81 RGB LEDs.

With the Novation Launchpad X, you can launch clips and scenes, capture MIDI, and utilize performance controls such as solo, mute, record arm, volume, pan, stop, and sends. All of this lets you control your Ableton session without a mouse.

You'll find dynamic Note and Scale modes, which let you play melodies, bass lines, chords, and leads, all in time and in tune. The Launchpad X knows when you're programming drum parts, automatically showing your drum rack on its grid. If you want to customize mappings and MIDI control with Launchpad X, this is easily possible, thanks to four custom modes.

The device outputs MIDI to your computer over USB. It includes a variety of software, such as Ableton Live Lite, the AAS Session Bundle, the Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Klevgrand's R0Verb and DAW Cassette, and more.

64 RGB Pads

Large RGB velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads give you a reflection of your Ableton Live session, making it easier than ever to see your clips and play your instruments expressively.

Ableton Live Integration

Quickly launch clips and scenes, never lose ideas with Capture MIDI, and access performance controls like stop, solo, mute, record arm, volume, pan, and sends, to dynamically control your music, with no mouse needed.

Dynamic Note and Scale Modes

Play basslines, melodies, chords, and leads. Launchpad X even knows when you're drumming and shows your drum rack on the grid.

4 Custom Modes

Use components to customize mappings and control MIDI easily from Launchpad X.

Included Software

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • AAS Session Bundle
  • XLN Addictive Keys
  • Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette
  • Softube Time and Tone bundle
  • Novation Sound Collective Membership
UPC: 815301001171

Novation Launchpad X Specs

USB / MIDI Controller
MIDI Control Surfaces64 x Pad (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)
16 x Button (Assignable)
Performance FunctionsScene Memory, Sequencer, Transport Controls
Connectivity
I/O1 x USB Type-C MIDI Output
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.9 or Later
Windows 8 or Later
iOS 8 or Later
Wireless TransmissionNone
Power
Power OptionsUSB Bus Power
Physical
DisplayNone
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions (W x D x H)9.5 x 9.5 x 0.7" / 24.1 x 24.1 x 1.7 cm
Weight1.81 lb / 0.82 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 10.1 x 2.2"

Novation Launchpad X Reviews

64 note keyboard!

By Tom
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-20

To my surprise I use this alot for playing my synths. The touch sensitive pads feel great. If it had an all stop transport button it would be 5 star. It controls Ableton well and the rows become mixing faders with a few extra clicks.

Launchpad X

By Felix
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-24

Best pad controller on the market for pad sensitivity. And B&H the best in customer service. Product arrived in just one day . Awesome

Happy Accident

By JP
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-19

I picked the Launchpad X up thinking it would work for several Max4Live instruments designed for the original Launchpad which, sad to say, it wasn't. I decided to keep it, thinking it would be a good supplement to my Ableton Push 1 but I didn't realize that, because of its convenient size, good velocity-sensitive pads, and clear labels that I'd be using it MORE than my Push. Specifically, when creating at my computer workstation I am used to getting up and walking over to a full-size 88-key controller or standing up to maneuver to my Push. Now, I have a (separately acquired) 25 mini-keys controller and this Launchpad X which I can, owing to long USB cables, bring to me rather than me going to them. The pads are more sensitive than those on the Push 1 but they are also less prone to false-triggering which means I can play them longer and more consistently. The clear (and limited) labels on the Launchpad X also mean I spend a lot less time hunting for functions compared to the Push. Switching from Session to Notes view, changing key and scale, and instant access to Ableton's Capture MIDI function have all been unexpected enhancements to my creativity. Does it replace my Push? No -but it's addressed ways my studio and using my Push have previously slowed my process down.

stuck at home, now's the perfect time

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-02

Great product/instrument. Learning curve, if you're first time user, may be a little daunting, but be patient. So many levels to transform your sound. And it can attach to SO many different music platforms that makes its user interface customizable to your preference. Highly recommend

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Does this come with a USB-A to USB-C cable? It's not listed on the In The Box thing, but it's mentioned as included in the manual on Novation's site.
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Yes. The USB-A to USB-C cable is included in the box.
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Date published: 2020-10-02
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