Launch Control XL |
Launch Control XL

Ultimate Control Over Ableton Live

Launch Control XL is the ultimate controller for Ableton Live.
It helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live to give you total hands-on control.

When combined with Launchpad’s intuitive 64-button grid, Launch Control XL provides extraordinary simultaneous control over Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and instruments.
Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!

Focus on Your Music Production

Spend less time peering at your screen by using hands-on controls that integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live. The 24 knobs are arranged in three rows, which align perfectly with Ableton Live’s mixer. They also have multicoloured LEDs that illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Eight rugged 60mm faders offer high-precision control over your levels, while 16 multi-colour pads offer immediate track focus and mixer control.

Create Your Own Control Layouts

Assign your buttons, knobs and faders to any parameters within Ableton to make your own layouts. You can even customise knobs with your own colours, and effortlessly switch between your own mappings and Live's built-in functionality. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!

“It's important to point out that although the XL can be mapped to any DAW and even connects to you iPad, it really shines when it is being used to control Live with its sibling, the Launchpad beside it.”


“The Launch Control XL is a very well though-out controller that packs a lot into its relatively tiny surface area. " // "Being a class-compliant device, installation couldn't be easier.”

Computer Music

“For Ableton users, it addresses the lack of a serious Arrangement View mixer in Live's interface. Used with the Launchpad, the XL is a total no-brainer.”

Future Music

“This is a rock-solid addition to any Ableton-based studio setup " // "The hardware feels extremely solid, and when combined with the Launchpad, the Launch Control XL gives you an impressive amount of hands-on control for an affordable price.”

Resident Advisor

Enhance Your Live Performance

Experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a Launchpad to control Abletons’s session view. Trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments all at the same time. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem!

Best Controller, Best Product, People's Choice Award

Ableton Live Expert

Tech Awards 2014: Editor's Choice

Computer Music

9 of the best Ableton Live MIDI controllers


Easily Carry It Around

Tough, slim and designed for gigging, you can slip Launch Control XL into your backpack and put it through the most demanding live situations. It’s also fully USB bus powered, so you can plug in and play without even needing a power supply.

Connect to Just About Anything

Simply plug into Mac, Windows or iOS and start performing. You can even control all MIDI-compatible iOS music software; all you need is a Camera Connection Kit.

Key Features

Control Ableton Live

Total integration with Ableton Live's mixer and devices.

Get Hands-On with You Mixer

24 high-quality knobs with multi-colour indicators.

Combine with Launchpad

Combines with Launchpad to create the ultimate performance combo.

Eight Rugged Faders

Eight 60mm faders for precision level adjustment.

Create Your Own Layouts

Fully customisable with the included software editor.

Plug Straight In

Bus powered and no drivers needed.

16 Multi-colour Buttons

16 multi-colour buttons for immediate Track Focus and key mixer controls.

Get Started Immediately

Make music out of the box with included Ableton Live Lite software and Loopmasters sample collection.

Tech Spec

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 24 rotary pots with 300 degree motion
  • 24 multi-colour indicator LEDs - one for each pot
  • Eight 60mm Faders
  • 16 assignable multi-colour backlit buttons
  • Additional 8 assignable backlit buttons
  • 2 backlit template select buttons
  • USB socket
  • Kensington Security Slot

Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
    If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launch Control. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launch Control integration. Launch Control will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

  • Stand-alone template editor for control assignment

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered, including iPad®

Product Dimensions

  • 240mm width x 240mm depth x 39mm height