Novation Launchkey 61 (MK2)
The essential keyboard controller for Ableton Live
Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects and mixer.
Launch clips, control FX, play beats and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full colour RGB LEDs mean they'll match the colour of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.
Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer. The 61-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances.
All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Launchkey 61 also automatically integrates with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Studio One and Logic. We call this InControl technology, because it puts you in control immediately without any manual mapping, Launchkey 61 is tough enough to take and use anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC.
Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, our Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.
- Designed for Ableton Live
All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.
- See Your Session
Full colour RGB pads match the colour of your clips.
- Create Expressive Beats
All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.
- Shape Your Sound
Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs.
- Create Expressive Performances
The 61-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.
- Perfect Your Mix
Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders.
- Take It Anywhere
Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag.
- Control All Major Music Software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
- Plug In and Play
Class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, so it works without drivers or a power cable.
- Make Music Immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 1GB of Loopmasters samples.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- Launchkey 61 keyboard
- USB cable
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Live Lite registration card
- English and French safety information sheet
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
- iOS 8, iOS 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included). Power supply required for use with iOS devices (not included)
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Unit Weight: 3.86kg
- Dimensions: 9.0cm x 93.0cm x 27.0cm (H X W X D)