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Novation Launchkey 25 mk2 MIDI Controller Keyboard

This 25 note keyboard controller is a perfect match for Ableton users. You can trigger clips, play sounds and change parameters. It's also great value for money. Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour trigger-pads that launch clips and scenes in Ableton Live. As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAW's mixer, instruments and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument.


    • Launchkey 25 mk2 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Essential keyboard controller for producing electronic music in Ableton Live

      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.

      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.

    • Launchkey 25 mk2 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Product Hardware Specifications
      25 velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
      16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
      8 knobs
      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
      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

      Power Requirements
      USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Power supply and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included).
      Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA 
      Power supply not included

      Product Dimensions
      450mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height


      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.

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