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Launchpad X is the essential 64-pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live

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Description

Launchpad X is the essential 64-pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live and Logic Pro. It gives you everything you need to make music – launch, play, and perform your sounds with the large, velocity-sensitive RGB pads and mixer controls.

Spend less time clicking a mouse and more time making and performing music; Launchpad X puts everything you need to get creative right at your fingertips. Assign essential DAW shortcuts to the grid, get creative with dynamic Note and Scale modes, and never miss an idea with one-press Capture MIDI control for Ableton Live.

  • 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads – see and control your Ableton Live Session View and play instruments expressively
  • Trigger Live Loops in Logic Pro – use cells to sketch out arrangement ideas, fast, and record your performances
  • Four Custom Modes – use components to customise mappings and control anything MIDI easily from Launchpad X.
  • Dynamic Note and Scale modes – play perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
Launchpad X in a studio

The essential Live controller

Everything about making tracks in Ableton Live is made easier with Launchpad X’s quick, hands-on clip and scene launching and our most playable grid to date. Play your instruments and devices expressively with the 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads, then never lose an idea with one-press Capture MIDI control. Launchpad X belongs on the desk of every Ableton Live music maker.
Launchpad X being played

Express yourself

Launchpad X gives you everything you need right at your fingertips so you can spend less time clicking a mouse and more time making music. Never worry about being out of key – Dynamic Note and Scale modes let you easily play perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads. Our most responsive velocity-sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch let you play your instruments dynamically and expressively. Step back from the screen, get hands-on and dive into your tracks.

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Launchpad X being played

Make it yours

Go deeper and get Launchpad X working the way you want. Use Novation Components to customise MIDI mappings, and control almost anything; four custom modes mean you can design how this essential grid controller works for you – you’re only limited by your imagination.
Launchpad X buttons

Take control of your performance

Essential performance controls are a single button-press away: stop, solo, mute, record arm and set your levels, pans and sends. Using Launchpad X is a simple as it gets, no drivers to install, just plug and perform.
Launchpad X and Logic Pro

The logical choice

With Live Loops and any Launchpad, you can activate cells to experiment with arrangement ideas, and record your performances. Cells can contain one-shots, loops, MIDI patterns and automation data, and can be dragged-and-dropped or recorded live into Logic’s tracks area, to build song arrangements quickly.
Connecting Launchpad to Logic Pro
Launchpad X 2.0 firmware update

Launchpad X 2.0 firmware update

Explore new creative possibilities and get greater customisation with the 2.0 firmware update for Launchpad X. Keep creativity flowing with the Custom Mode keystroke widget and assign DAW shortcuts for a faster workflow and more intuitive creation. Go even bigger with 4 more Custom Modes slots; that’s 8 Custom Modes slots in total to get creative with.
Download the 2.0 firmware update

Specifications in detail

Overview
    64 Velocity Sensitive Pads with Polyphonic Aftertouch

    16 Buttons

    81 RGB LEDs

    USB-C Socket

    Kensington MiniSaver Slot
Dimensions
  • Length241mm
  • Depth241mm
  • Height17.5mm
Power requirements
    USB bus powered
Included software
    Ableton Live Lite – quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.

    AAS Session Bundle - Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks.

    XLN Addictive Keys – Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.

    Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette – High quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.

    Softube Time and Tone bundle – made up of four of Softube's world class plug-ins: reverb, delay, an easy to use mastering tool and distortion.
Compatibility
    Ableton Live Lite is included

    If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 10 or greater to work with Launchpad. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad integration for InControl. Launchpad will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
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