Launchkey is our intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.
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 and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
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.
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, faders and pads to software and hardware features.
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.
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- Deepest Ableton Live integration in its category
Immediate access to all the controls you need.
- Create and play with feeling
Velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance.
- Get creative with chords
Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger.
- Never hit a wrong note
Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale.
- Capture MIDI
One-touch access to Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI feature means you’ll never lose an idea.
- Get melodies moving
Powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places.
- Control anything MIDI
Five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device.
- Make Launchkey your own
Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.
- Shape your sound
Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders.
- Easy-to-read screen
16×2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you’re controlling or selecting.
- Choose from four model sizes
25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants let you pick the perfect controller for your setup.
- Make music immediately
Free software, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating straight away.
Product Hardware Specifications
25/37/49/61 velocity sensitive keys
Launchkey 25 – 258mm H, 463mm W, 77mm D
Launchkey 37 – 258mm H, 555mm W, 77mm D
Launchkey 49 – 258mm H, 789mm W, 77mm D
Launchkey 61 – 258mm H, 952mm W, 77mm D
16×2 char screen
16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
9 sliders (49/61 key models)
5 pin MIDI out socket
Arm/select buttons (49/61 key models)
Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
Octave up/down buttons
Track navigation buttons
Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
Scene launch button
Device select/device lock buttons
USB B socket
Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
Kensington security slot
Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live 10 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.
USB bus powered
Power supply not included