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Novation LaunchKey 49 mk2 MIDI Controller Keyboard


The original LaunchKey MIDI controllers from Novation, were perhaps the best value for money when shopping for a versatile controller keyboard. The mk2, sees Novation re-launch their product line with better quality components, even deeper integration with Ableton Live and the all new RGB LED display. Must have for software based musicians.

    • Novation LaunchKey 49 mk2 FEATURES:

      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.

    • Novation LaunchKey 49 mk2 SPECIFICATIONS:

      Product Hardware Specifications

      49 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

      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

      Launchkey 49: 775mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height

    • Novation LaunchKey 49 mk2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      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.

      For further information please visit the Novation website via the link below.

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