Grid Controllers

Find your groove. Our grid controllers can be chained together, integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live without any setup, and all come with Ableton Live Lite so you can just plug them in and start playing.

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MIDI pad controllers

Novation MIDI pad controllers are compact devices used for music production and performance. Featuring pressure-sensitive pads, knobs, and buttons, they enable intuitive control over digital audio workstations and software instruments. Ideal for triggering loops, samples, and effects, Novation controllers enhance creativity and streamline music creation processes.

What is a MIDI pad controller?

A MIDI pad controller is a compact device used in music production and performance. It features a grid of pressure-sensitive pads that trigger sounds, samples, and effects in software or hardware instruments via MIDI signals. It enables intuitive and expressive drumming, triggering loops, and manipulating sound parameters in real-time.

What is the best MIDI pad controller?

What makes the best MIDI pad controller will depend on your needs. If you're looking to get started, Launchpad Mini is the easiest way to get hands-on with clip-launching in Ableton Live and Logic Pro. For a deeper integration with Ableton Live, Launchpad Pro is our most powerful and playable MIDI pad controller, with dedicated buttons that get you closer to the Ableton Live workflow.