Launchpad

This section is dedicated to the Launchpad hardware. For the Launchpad app please clicks 'iPad apps' on the left hand side of the screen.
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If your Launchpad S or Launchpad Mini does not light up when connected to an iPad running the Novation Launchpad app you should update to the latest version of the app from the app store and try...
Yes, it's possible to use more than one Launchpad at a time. In session mode, each Launchpad is able to navigate and control different parts of the Ableton session view.
The Launchpad is not specifically designed to be used with Logic. Logic does not include a script to allow control from the Launchpad however the Launchpad will still input standard MIDI data into...
If you are seeing the following error message when trying to register your product, it may be possible that you have entered the 18 digit bundle-code instead. Please see the following short video for...
The Launchpad will show the letter F or L when it is powered on to show which power mode it has booted up with, F represents full power mode and L represents Low power mode. To change which power...
In order to get LED feedback to your Launchpad in user 1 mode, you need to create a channel that takes data from your MIDI input track and feeds it back to your Launchpad. In Live 9, the Launchpad...
The Launchpad S has two modes for the brightness of the lights: Full Power and Low Power. To change modes you will need to enter the boot menu. Hold down all four mode buttons, Session, User 1, User...
Here is a guide to setting up the Launchpad and Launchpad S with FL Studio (Original guide here) Supported since: FL Studio 10.5 beta Controller works as a clip launcher and note or parameter...
Launchpad S is the evolution of Novation’s best-selling Launchpad 64-button grid music controller – with much brighter buttons, significantly faster refresh rate and it supports multiple software. It...
The Launchpad does not automatically light up when you first plug it into all computers. It will need to be set up with the Software you intend to use, and in some cases there will need to be MIDI...
Ableton have relelased an update for Live 7 (7.0.18) which is compatible with the Lauchpad. This is available to download from Ableton's website at the following link: http://www.ableton.com/...
In order to get LED feedback from Live to the Launchpad, you need to set up a midi track in Live to output the particular midi track you wish to get feedback on. (See image below) However, there is...
To use multiple Launchpads in Max MSP please do the following: 1. Connect both Launchpads 2. Open Max 3. In Options>Midi Setup, give each Launchpad an "abbrev" setting (e.g. Launchpad 1 change to...
Step 1: Choose the slider you want to control Step 2: Select USER 2 mode on Launchpad Step 3: Select MIDI learn mode in Ableton Step 4: Click the parameter you want to control with your mouse (i.e...
Please ensure you have correctly installed Max 4 Live and Quicktime correctly. There are certain objects in Max 4 Live that depend on Quicktime being installed and the StepSeq uses some of these...
There is a bug in the version of Live Launchpad edition that comes on the installer CD for the Launchpad whereby MP3s do not appear in the library browser and therefore cannot be imported. This issue...
There is no specific User Guide for the Launchpad, as all of the required information can be found elsewhere: - The Getting Started Guide for the Launchpad can be found on the Novation website, here...
If you do not want your Launchpad buttons triggering your software instruments (e.g. Drum Rack) at maximum velocity (127), Ableton includes a handy plug-in called 'Velocity' which is ideal for...
If you have installed the latest Novation USB drivers on OS X 10.5.8 you will need to revert to version 2.3 of the drivers as these are compatible with 10.5.8. To do this: - Delete this file: Mac HD...
In the MIDI preferences of Live 7.0.18 and above, and Live 8.0.6 and above , the Launchpad should be listed as a control surface whether or not it is connected to your computer. If you cannot see...
All of the buttons, including the arrows and mode buttons on the Launchpad are assignable. When assigned in Live's midi learn mode, this disables their original function on the Launchpad. If you find...
All communication with Launchpad is conducted using MIDI note-on, note-off, and controller change messages. Therefore if any MIDI data is being sent to the Launchpad, the pads on the unit which...
Manual mappings always overrule mappings initiated by a control surface. It is not possible to switch modes (SESSION, USER 1, USER 2 & MIXER) on the Launchpad with MIDI learn engaged in Live so...
This could be due to you having installed older drivers for the Launchpad. Please ensure you have downloaded the latest drivers from our website: http://www.novationmusic.com/support/launchpad/ Also...