Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller
The Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller is a keyboard controller with everything you need to make music, collaborate and jam in Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately spring into life, giving you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer.
The Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller is an easy-to-use MIDI keyboard controller. It's pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live. Of course, if you don't use Ableton, it'll automatically map to other major music software too. You can even connect it to your iPad with a Camera Connect Kit and use it with your Novation Apps.
The heart of any MIDI keyboard controller is the keyboard itself. The Novation Launchkey 61 synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances.
You can choose between 25, 49 and 61-note versions, depending on whether you want portability or practicality. The less time you spend messing with your mouse, the more time you have for making music. If you want immediate hands-on control of your session grid, instruments and effects, you should use a MIDI keyboard controller that integrates immediately and automatically with Ableton Live. Like this one! That"s what it"s designed for. Sixteen RGB pads provide clip colour-matched feedback to enhance your workflow, letting you create and launch clips, trigger samples, control FX and loads more; all whilst playing your keys. They"re also velocity-sensitive, so you can really put some feeling into your beats.
The Novation Launchkey 61 is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. The eight rotary knobs are rock solid, designed to give you confidence when tweaking your instruments and effects. The Novation Launchkey 49 and 61-note versions give you hands-on control of your mixer too, with nine dedicated faders. However many controls you opt for, they will all integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. Although the Novation designed the Launchkey 61 for Ableton Live, its pads, buttons, faders and knobs control of all other major music software too using InControl.
The Novation Launchkey 61 is fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works straight away without power supplies or drivers. You can also connect it to your iPad via Camera Connection Kit and it"ll work automatically with your Novation Launchkey 61 and Launchpad Apps.
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. The Novation recommends that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. The Novation Launchkey 61 will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller Features
- Play with Feeling: 61 synth-style, velocity-sensitive keys for easily creating performances with feeling.
- Designed for Ableton Live: Integrate immediately Ableton Live to quickly and easily produce and perform music.
- Make Beats in Glorious RGB Colour: 16 RGB velocity-sensitive pads for both colour-matched feedback when launching clips and creating expressive drum beats.
- Tweak and Mix your Tracks: One slider and eight knobs for easy control over mixer, instruments and effects.
- Control All Major Software: Get automatic hands-on control of other music software using InControl.
- Plug In and Play: USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers including with iOS.
- Make Music Immediately: Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments and 1 GB of Loopmasters samples.
Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller Specifications
- Product Hardware Specs:
- 61 Note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
- 16 Full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
- 8 Knobs
- 9 Sliders
- 6 Dedicated transport controls
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 2 Octave / transpose buttons
- 7 Segment 3 character LED display
- 2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons
- 8 Mute / solo buttons plus toggle button
- 3 InControl buttons
- 2 Full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
- USB socket
- DC power socket
- Sustain pedal 1/4 jack socket
- Kensington security slot
- Power Requirements:
- Fully USB bus powered on Mac or PC.
- Camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included).
- Power supply must also be used (not included).
- Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA
- Power supply not included
- Product Dimensions: (L x D x H) 940mm x 270mm x 90mm
Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller Includes
- Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller
- USB Type A to Type B Cable (1.5 m)
- Getting Started Guide, including Product/Software Registration Details, allowing download of:
- Setup instructions for popular DAWs
- Novation V-Station synth plug-in
- Novation Bass Station plug-in
- Loopmaster samples
- Ableton Live Lite 9 Powerful composition and live performance software
- Novation Bass Station software synth virtual version of Novations classic bass synth.
- Novation V-Station software synth powerful virtual polysynth with tons of great presets.
- Addictive Keys choose one model from the pro-grade XLN Audio lineup.
- Loopmasters Loops and Samples 4GB of content spanning multiple genres.
- Free keyboard lessons from Melodics.
- Live Lite Registration Card, with download instructions for Ableton Live Lite music making software
Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller Downloads
- Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller User Guide (PDF)
- Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Controller Getting Started Guide (PDF)
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