Novation Launchkey 61

$249.99

Essential keyboard controller for producing electronic music in Ableton Live

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All Novation Keyed controllers and Launchpad Pro now come with a choice from 1 of 4 piano sounds from XLN Audio Addictive Keys VST!

Launchkey is our 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 – because we designed it specifically for the purpose. 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.

Expanded to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library includes professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it’ll automatically map to other major music software too.

Play with Feeling

The heart of any MIDI keyboard controller is the keyboard itself. The Launchkey 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.

Take Control of Ableton Live

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.

Easily Make Beats and Trigger Loops

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.

Tweak and Mix Your Tracks

Launchkey 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 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.

Control All Major Music Software

Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. Although we designed Launchkey for Ableton Live, its pads, buttons, faders and knobs take control of all other major music software too using InControl.

Start Immediately

Launchkey is fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works straight away without power supplies or drivers on Mac or PC.

Key Features

Play with Feeling
25, 49 or 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
Nine faders (49 and 61-note versions) 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 on Mac or PC.

Make Music Immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments and 4 GB of Loopmasters samples.

Product Hardware Specifications

25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
8 knobs
9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
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 (49 & 61 note)
3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)
2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
USB socket
DC power socket
Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

Ableton Live Lite 9 is included

If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

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

 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Additional information

Dimensions 11 x 37 x 4 in
Velocity Sensitive

Yes

MIDI/USB or Both

USB

Key Action

Synth Action

Number of Keys

61

Aftertouch

No

Attribute: Manufacturer Part Number

AMS-LAUNCHKEY-61-MK2

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