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Winners have been chosen!
We shortlisted our 5 favourites of all the entries (there were some amazing ones!) and put it to you in a public Facebook vote - congratulations to your winners, Dominic Gretener and Simon Smalley!
Thank you all for entering, it was a lot of fun. Keep your eyes open for our next giveaway very, very, very soon...
Win a Launch Control in our #LaunchGiveaway
We're offering our community a chance to win one of two Launch Controls between July 10th and July 17th.
All you need to do to get involved is share the most creative picture of your Launchpad you can come up with on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #LaunchGiveaway - on Wednesday 16th, we will shortlist our 5 favourites and put them to a Facebook vote!
We'll be posting any great ones we see along the way, so get sharing! :)
ZedEppelin // Solar Solitude (Live)
Like guitar? Like Launchpad S? Well, do we have a treat for you.
ZedEppelin combined his two passions into one incredible instrument, with even more incredible potential. Check out a snippet below:
Twitter love <3
Yesterday, Jan Zatloukal sent us this beautiful photo of his son playing on the Launchpad, which was promptly shared around the office to a symphony of 'Aww!'s.
Pomplamoose - 'I Feel Good' // James Brown
The talented duo Pomplamoose have put together a one-take performance of James Brown's 'I Feel Good' using a bunch of live instruments, a Launchkey and two Launchpads - and with over half a million views in a week, it's safe to say the video is turning out to be pretty popular!
If you haven't had chance to see it yet, check it out below:
Novation @ BMC 2014:
We attended the first ever Brighton Music Conference - and let me tell you, it was a blast. There were loads of huge names giving talks & seminars on everything from acoustic treatment to social media to the future of DJ equipment! Seriously looking forward to what they have in store for us next year...
Click below to see our picture gallery of the event!
Novation @ SXSW 2014:
We just put up a Facebook album with some of the highlight photos of our SXSW party, as well as setting up for a little show we put on - click below to have a lil' look...
Launchpad + FL Studio: Learn and Win!
We've got a competition for ten lucky people to WIN a Launchpas S and FL Studio 11 Producer Edition bundle!
Simply click here and name one of the original tracks remixed in the performance below to stand a chance to win.
Winners will be drawn on the 28th of March and winners notified soon after.
Win a masterclass with M4SONIC!
Launchpad superstar M4SONIC is teaming up with Novation to release all the sounds for his 'Virus' project FREE on the Novation Launchpad App.
It doesn't stop there -- Novation are also offering users the chance to win a Launchpad S, Launch Control, and even a masterclass with M4SONIC himself, in a 'Virus' remix competition running from February 14th to March 14th.
Three people will win their choice of Bass Station II, UltraNova, or MiniNova - our award winning current lineup of synthesisers - in a make-a-track competition with an all-star judging panel including Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Liam Howe (Lana Del Rey, Sneaker Pimps), Eats Everything, and Timo Maas.
The competition will be running from the 4th of February to the 4th of March 2014.
Heritage // Innovation Since 1992:
Along with a short film exploring Novation's past, present, and future (see below) we're celebrating our heritage with a completely free sample pack comprising over 800MB of loops, single hits, multi sampled patches, and drum kits from its unforgettable and modern classic synths.
inNovations - NAMM 2014 After-Party:
We threw together a Facebook album with some of the highlight photos of the night - check it out!
Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for cool pics, office videos and even the odd product sneak-peek!
Equally, if you've got some Novation gear on your own Instagram, be sure to tag us! :)
Editor's Choice - Favourite Launchpad performer of 2013:
Fresh on the YouTube scene is SoNevable, and we just can't get enough. There's just something about the mix of music, lights and performance elements in his videos that keeps us hitting that replay button again and again...
On another note, is Tetris-Hero a thing? It needs to be a thing.
Best wishes for the holiday season!
As another year draws to a close, we'd like to thank you all for the exceptional support and love you've shown in welcoming the new members of the Novation family, including the multi-award winning Bass Station II. 2014 is set up to be just as huge, and we're proud and excited to share it with you all.
So here's wishing you happy holidays, and all the best for the coming year!
On that note, we'd like to share a picture sent to us by one of our users, Alba Ecstasy - huge thanks, Mihail! :)
Bass Station II Performance, ft. thesecondwall:
A smashing 4x Bass Station II performance courtesy of thesecondwall - well worth a look.
KillTheRobot on the Launchkey Mini:
If you missed it, check out KillTheRobot's cheeky (read: catchy) riff on the LKMini.
This vid really shows off how hands-on the Launchkey Mini can get!
Launchpad Mini, Launchpacks & Audio Import!
Here's the latest from the Novation vaults: a brand-spanking new Launchpad App performance, ft. our Launchpacks and the Audio Import feature - check it out...
Launch Control Performance Video:
An absolute scorcher from Harry Coade on the Launch Control and Launchpad S:
Launchkey Performance Video:
Here's Alex Maxwell on the Launchkey black and whites, featuring a surprise cameo mid-way through!
For anyone interested, you can grab the music from this one FREE from our Soundcloud, here:
Don't forget to come and check us out on Facebook! We love to post and share all the great gear-shots, pictures of studios and even some of the fan-made content we receive.
Written/seen something real good recently? Share it on our wall!
Bass Station II VST
Interested in controlling your Bass Station II via a VST instead of hardware?
Cyphers, one of our users, is making it happen!
Launchpad App - Audio Import!
Audio Import has arrived for Launchpad App!
Purchase now to import via Dropbox, and get access to all future import features as they're released.
We were at Amsterdam Dance Event from the 16th - 19th October - and it an absolutely awesome experience.
With some of our newest and best gear at the fingertips of visiting fans, masterclasses from award-winning producers/performers and evening after-parties featuring DJ sets from some of the hottest names on the scene, ADE was a week to remember!
Miss out on the fun? Don't worry - check out our Facebook album below to get a taster of what we got up to.
See you at ADE 2014? :)
We want your Launch family videos!
With the release of the extended Launch family - featuring Launchpad Mini, Launchkey Mini and Launch Control - we're collecting the best and most creative videos we can find to compile into a mega-thread on our forum!
Got one in mind? Send it to our Facebook page! We'd love to see it. :)
Here's one to get you started: Madeon performing a special 'mini' version of his world-famous 'Pop Culture' mashup!
Launchkey Mini - Interactive Video
We really wanted to play with the 'Make Music Anywhere' concept of our Launchkey Mini, so we tried something a little different with one of our performance videos. Pressing any of the buttons at the top of the video will continue the performance in the selected location through some YouTube wizardry...
Do you like it? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment on the video!
Bass Station II Performance
If you haven't caught it already, be sure to check out our Bass Station II performance video, featuring the talented Continuum using the BSII as an effects unit for his electric guitar!
Supernova Soundpack Volume 2
The second instalment of classic Supernova patches is now available for free download. Original sound designer Phill Macdonald has put together another 64 sounds to turn your UltraNova or MiniNova into the classic Novation virtual analogue monster. Grab it here: http://bit.ly/NovaSoundpacks
MiniNova jam with Hot Sugar
Hot Sugar's production techniques are a little unconventional in that he uses found sounds as the sonic source for most of the elements in his tracks. It was because of this that we decided to ask Hot Sugar to dig into the MinNova's sound-processing and synthesis capabilities to see what it can do.
Launchkey + Launchpad App
We've just released three new soundpacks for the Launchpad app featured in the video above.
Grab them here: http://bit.ly/LP-App
Here's a teaser of the 'Dirty Electro House' pack!
Pillowtalk Live Setup
PillowTalk utilize the Novation Impulse 61 controller, MiniNova and UltraNova to recreate live the myriad parts arranged in their studio, with just three people. We caught up with them to find out more about their keys of choice.
Bass Station II First Listen
The much-anticipated Bass Station II can now be heard for the first time. Bass Station II brings the best elements of the classic Bass Station into a brand new design with re-worked modulation, effects, filters and more; like the original, but a much bigger sound. Don't take our word though - hear it for yourself!
In the studio with Teddy Riley
Novation spent a day with the legendary Blackstreet, Guy and Michael Jackson producer, Teddy Riley. He showed us around Future Recording Studios 2 and played us a brand new version of Guy's 1988 hit 'Teddy's Jam' on the MiniNova vocoder!
Celebrating 21 years of Innovation
Novation's hardware is used by music makers across the globe, from bedroom producers to chart-topping artists. Born in 1992, Novation has grown to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of MIDI controllers, synths and music production tools. The latest instalment is Bass Station II, an analogue redesign of the original classic Bass Station...
For a quick history of Novation, click here.