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Our online community is the place for you to connect with us at Novation and other like-minded music makers. Here you can check in on our artist stories, get all the latest news, watch our most recent video releases and explore what we're up to on social media.

5 Years of Launchpad Celebration | #LP5

Starting Monday January 12th, we're going to be celebrating 5 years of the iconic grid controller by opening the floodgates and inviting you to share your favourite Launchpad content. To make it easier for you to pick the bits you want to share, we've specified 5 categories covering all manner of Launchpad goodness.

Over the course of the week, we'll diligently watch all of your contributions and shortlist the 5 best per category. You'll then have 5 days (have you noticed the trend yet?) to vote for your favourite per category!

The winning content creator for each category will win 1 of 5 very special limited edition Launchpads, made specifically for Launchpad's 5th birthday. This is a fantastic opportunity to reward your favourite Launchpad user, or to give an as-yet unrecognised performer the attention you know they deserve.

And it's not only the winning content creators that will be walking away with goodies. We'll be giving away swag bundles to random content contributing users every day of the celebration, as well as even offering a chance to win a Launchpad S Control Pack of your very own!

It's going to be a very exciting fortnight. Don't miss out.

Join the celebration.

Beat This x Novation | Live Sessions at ADE 2014

We collaborated with out at ADE this year to produce a special series of live Beat This sessions. Invited artists came along to our gallery space (adorned with some rather nice photography and artwork supplied by Ninja Tune and Bleep) and did as much damage as they could in 10 minutes on an all Novation-set-up. Watch below to see how they got on, or click here to see more Beat This sessions.

Yosi Horikawa: Live with Launch Control XL

It’s clear that Yosi Horikawa is not only obsessed with music, but sound itself. The Japanese producer is known for his worldwide trips collecting sounds and samples from all manner of things, and incorporating them into his compositions to wondrous effect.

We recently enjoyed this live-set Yosi put together for RBMA Tokyo 2014. We highly recommend you check it out.

Bass Station II 'Essential' to Rudimental

We were pretty thrilled to see Bass Station II featured in Hypebeast's 'Essentials' list for Amir Amor of Rudimental. If you haven't yet, check out our in-depth talk with Rudimental about their gear here.

See all of Amir Amor's Essentials

Dorian Concept Trio at Red Bull Studios in Paris

The incredible Dorian Concept (the hero from our Mininova video) has teamed up with Cid Rim and the cloniOUs to create a new live show on both acoustic and MIDI instruments.

Red Bull did a short interview with Dorian Concept to ask why he's transitioned from his previous, synth-solo based music, to a more traditional trio format.
Check out what he had to say...

[Free] Online Masterclass with Thavius Beck & Guitar Center

Join us as electronic musician and Ableton expert Thavius Beck performs a track and then walks you through the basics of how the music was created using the Novation Audiohub 2×4, Bass Station II, Launchpad S, Mininova and other Novation hardware with Ableton Live software.

Check out the Masterclass

[Free] Bass Station II - Producer Series Vol. I Soundpack

Explore your analogue sound with 46 new free Bass Station II patches, made by world class synth producers. Just download our new Bass Station II Librarian tool to install them and get music-making!

Download the Soundpack

Novation @ BPM 2014

We had a fantastic time visiting BPM 2014 in Birmingham this year (as always!) Huge thanks to everyone who came to say hello and have a play with the gear we had on show!

If you missed the show and would like to see what we got up to, don't forget to check out our Facebook album!

Novation @ BPM 2014 Album