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The Mini Keyboard for Ableton Live
Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes in Ableton Live without cluttering up your desk.
We designed Launchkey Mini to make it easy and fun to produce music in Ableton Live. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in, and they're arranged in the layout we think works best.
We put 16 pads along the top, which you can use to launch clips and play beats.
They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing and recording and we laid them out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them.
You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really nice to play
What is the difference between Launchkey Mini Mk1 and Launchkey Mini Mk2
The Launchkey Mini Mk2 retains the features and functionality of the Original Launchkey Mini (Mk1) but has been updated with a style that better aligns with with current Launch products. The Launchkey Mini Mk2 will be able to connect to not only Ableton Live, but it will also be able to be used with the Launchpad App using only the camera connection kit as well as retaining it's FL Studio functionality.
Product Hardware Specifications
25 note velocity sensitive mini-key keyboard
16 multi-colour backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
2 octave buttons
2 track buttons
2 navigation buttons
2 multi-colour backlit round buttons
Micro USB socket
Kensington security slot
Fully USB bus powered, including iPad
325mm width x 175mm depth x 43mm height
Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey Mini integration for InControl. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
Novation Launchpad app requires:
iOS 6 or greater
iPad 2 or newer
Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)