Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 Controller Keyboard
Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 Controller Keyboard with RGB Pads Overview By GAK.
The Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 controller keyboard is the latest version of the famous Launchkey 61 note keyboards and is optimised for use with Ableton Live. The new Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 features 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads, dedicated control and navigation buttons, 8 knobs and software for both PC and MAC including Ableton Live Lite. The Launchkey 61 MK2 is bus powered so you can 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 within Ableton.
- 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. Of course, if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major music software using InControl.
- 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 bus-powered via USB.
- 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 4GB 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 without needing a power cable.
- Control All Major Music Software - Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
- Plug In and Play - Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, 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 4GB of Loopmasters samples.
- New, adjustable velocity curves on keys
- New internal Novation firmware designed and supported in-house
- New additional Ableton controls: Device, Pan, Send A, Send B.
- New RGB Launchpad buttons
- New, stronger and better built knobs attached to chassis.
- Access to the Sound Collective
- Ableton Live Lite
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Free Melodics lessons
Exactly what I was after for learning keyboards and a great introduction to Ableton. Works well with Ableton, very responsive and keys feel better than anticipated. Would recommend.