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Get Started with Launchkey

Thanks for purchasing the Novation Launchkey!

Here you'll find everything you need to get started with your Launchkey and if you're still not sure, these videos will give you clear, step by step guidance on how to get your Launchkey up and running. Be patient! It can be tempting to skip ahead, but following the guide from beginning to end is the quickest way to get started.

Box Contents

You should find all of this in your box. If anything is missing, please contact us.


  • Helpful guide
  • Ableton Live Lite instruction card
  • Safety sheet


  • Launchkey
  • USB lead


Your software bundle code is on the back of the guide. This gives you access to the following software downloads online as well as documentation:

  • Novation V-Station synth plug-in
  • Novation Bass Station plug-in
  • Loopmasters Sounds and Samples

Installation & Activation

Go to and click Register Your Product.

Select Launchkey MK2 from the dropdown list and enter your serial number. You can find it on the back of this booklet and on the label on the underside of your Launchkey: it is 12 or 13 characters long: the first 3 characters can be numbers or letters, but the rest will only be numbers.

Your serial number is not the same as the software bundle code.

Then click “Get My Stuff” to download your software. If you don’t have a Novation account, we will ask for a few details.


Take the product and USB cable out of the box and connect it to your PC or Mac.

The pads will flash briefly to let you know it’s working. It won’t trigger any sound yet, however.

Making Music

In this tutorial video, we understand how to make music with the Novation Launchkey.

Download User Guides

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