Launchkey

Launchkey - the controller keyboard for electronic musicians

Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note controller keyboards with up to 50 physical controls. It includes 16 velocity-sensitive three-colour launch pads that both trigger and stop clips and scenes in Ableton Live and allow expressive playing in the drum rack. Launchkey includes Ableton Live Lite 9 to allow you to make music immediately, as well as Novation Bass Station and V-Station synth plugins for even more creative possibilities. For even more value for those that need it, connect Launchkey to your iPad (Camera Connection Kit required) and enjoy deep integration with the free Launchkey and Launchpad apps.

 

Launchkey key pads

16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads - 
trigger loops and play drums

16 multi-colour backlit velocity-sensitive launch pads can be used to play drums and trigger loops without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum patterns, or triggering clips and scenes in Ableton Live. The top row of eight pads will launch clips and the bottom row will stop clips.

Launchkey midi hardware

The controller keyboard that comes with everything you need to make electronic music

Launchkey comes with Ableton Live Lite 9, Novation Bass Station and V-Station synth plugins, and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack. Launch loops and samples with the velocity sensitive Launch pads and control Ableton Live and the included synths with Launchkey's knobs and sliders.

Click here for more about the software included with Launchkey.

Launchkey Control

'InControl' technology instantly maps to all major DAWs and music software

Launchkey is a controller for all major music software, giving you hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic and Cubase. With nine faders, nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability.

Launchkey keyboard

Professional synth-styled keyboard (with over 50 hardware controls)

The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave, track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.

novation launchpad app

Novation Launchpad for iPad

The Novation Launchpad is a music performance app for iPad that will have you making beats and triggering loops instantly. It's packed full of high quality loops and sounds that can be combined in the multi-colour 8x6 Launchpad grid to make and remix music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked in to the beat, so your loops don't go out of time.

High on power – low on complexity

The app follows some of the key features from the 'Launchpad' hardware, now used by many of the worlds famous DJs and performers, but strips out much of the complexity. Eight volume sliders allow quick volume changes and simple FX modes offer cool DJ effects such as stutter FX and synced filter FX, adding fun ways to remix your music and make your performance unique.

How does it work with my Launchkey hardware?

The Launchpad app, along with the Launchkey app can transform your Launchkey hardware into a synth and loop triggering workstation for performing and producing music with your iPad. The launch pads on the hardware trigger loops in the app and you can get hands-on control of levels with Launchkey’s physical faders.

*Requires the standard Apple Camera Connection kit (not included)