Novation Launchpad MK2 Ableton Live Controller
Novation Launchpad MK2 Ableton Live Controller Overview By GAK.
The Novation Launchpad MK2 is a must have is your an Ableton Live user. The Launchpad MK2 allows you to play drum racks, control your mixer and launch clips via its 8x8 grid of pads, and as a bonus, these RGB LED pads are brighter that previous models, brightening up your performance and making it easier to see what you're playing. The Novation Launchpad is designed to plug and play with Ableton Live straight out of the box. It's bus powered meaning you can plug it into your mac/pc and it will power off of the USB port. Launchpad is completely portable and easily transportable for musicians on the move. You can link your Launchpad with other Launch products like the Launchkey Series, Launchcontrol or other Launchpads. It comes supplied with Ableton Live Lite, a gig of Loopmasters samples and a Novation Bass Station VST. You can make music straight out of the box. This product is great for studio and live performance use.
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- Control Ableton Live - Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start making music.
- Focus On Your Music - All 64 RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Live and you can see at a glance what's loaded, playing and recording.
- Create Eye-Catching Performances - Bright, colourful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power, when you're on stage or creating the exciting Launchpad light show videos that are all over YouTube.
- Play Drum Racks - Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack.
- Mix From Your Grid - Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends - all from your grid. Stay in constant control.
- Build Your Own Creations - Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine.
- Throw It in Your Bag - Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus powered so you'll never need to carry a power supply.
- Build your perfect instrument - Combine more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.
- Make Music Straight Away - Comes with Ableton Live Lite, over 1GB of Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station and Bass Station VST and AU plug-ins and support for Novation Launchpad App.
- Novation Launchpad
- Orange USB cable
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Ableton Live Lite registration card
- English and French safety information sheet
- Launchpad is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.
- 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)
- 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