Novation Launchkey 25 [MK3]

Launchkey 25 [MK3]

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MIDI controller keyboard, with 25 velocity-sensitive keys and 16 pads, provide expressive control

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No matter your genre or level of experience, Launchkey 25 gives you everything you need to create intuitively and expressively with Ableton Live. Launchkey 25 features a synth action keybed, velocity sensitive pads, assignable knobs, and essential transport controls.

Launchkey 25 also comes with a host of creative features that help take your ideas to the next level: Stay in key with Scale and Chord modes or find new melodic ideas with the arpeggiator and mutate your ideas into new forms.

  • Designed for Ableton Live – plus full integration with Logic and Reason and out-of-the-box functionality with other
  • Create and play with feeling – velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads for expressive and dynamic performances
  • Shape your sound – tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders
  • Control anything MIDI – five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
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Ableton Live integration

Launchkey gives you unrivalled access to Ableton Live’s functions, including Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click and loop controls. Not using Ableton Live? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic, Cubase and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Launchkey Scale Mode and Chord Mode buttons

Expand your musical vocabulary

Inspirational features include Scale Mode, Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator, which together extend your musical capabilities and let you create in new ways. Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; three chord modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger, while the powerful arpeggiator gets melodies moving, fast. Strum Mode, introduced with firmware v1.1, lets you strum chords, for even more playing potential.
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Standalone operation

Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.
Launchkey MIDI Out

Custom Modes: control anything

The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs and pads to software and hardware features.

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Included software

Included software

Ableton Live Lite - The renowned electronic music creation software, with seamless Launchkey integration. With effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features included – everything you need to make any kind of music.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Add great sounding piano to your tracks with the Studio Grand, based on the iconic Steinway® Model D. Plug in and play; you’ll be instantly transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture this beautiful piano.

AAS Session Bundle - Essential sounds for your tracks: Lounge Lizard’s authentic classic electric piano tones; Strum Session’s acoustic and electric guitar sounds; Ultra Analog Session’s easy-to-use, huge synth sounds.

Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings - Exclusive to Launchkey: get immediately expressive and realistic strings sounds. Control release, delay and reverb or fade in experimental warped layers to add colour to your tracks and scores.

Klevgrand R0Verb - A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plug-in. Design your own reverbs and put your sounds in their own unique space.

Klevgrand DAW Cassette - Bring your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes, with an accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.

Specifications in detail

    25 velocity sensitive keys

    16x2 char screen

    16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads

    Pitch bend and modulation wheels

    8 knobs

    5 pin MIDI out socket

    Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons

    Octave up/down buttons

    Play/stop/record/loop buttons

    Track navigation buttons

    Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons

    Stop/solo/mute button

    Scene launch button

    Device select/device lock buttons

    USB B socket

    Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket

    Kensington security slot
  • Width463mm
  • Depth258mm
  • Height77mm (62mm excluding pots)
Software compatibility
    Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live Lite included.

    Full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.

    Launchkey also works as a standard MIDI controller.
Power requirements
    USB bus powered

    Power supply not included
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