Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard by Novation

Novation Launchkey 25 MK2, 25 Keys - Not weighted, 16 pads, 8 Knobs, 1 faders, 2 wheels

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Product Overview The Launchkey is made for people who need to get great ideas down fast, especially if you work with Ableton. Plug in via USB and the launchkeys 16 RGB velocity- sensitive pads and 8 assignable knobs come alive, giving you hands on capability and full control over your Mix. The fun isn’t only for Ableton with Novations incontrol software you can take charge of all other major music software.

Keys
25 velocity-sensitive keys, this synth-style keyboard is lightweight and made with moving around on stage or in the studio in mind.

Knobs and Buttons
In a modern music studio doing it all is not uncommon and doing it quickly is preferred. Launchkey has everything you need to make music including 8 assignable knobs that you can assign to synth parameters, volume faders or even send and return. For those using Ableton you get instant blue hand access and can use your 8 knobs in any of the instrument or audio effect racks you build. There is also transport control so no more digging for a mouse or breaking the musician flow. You can also use the 16 RGB for drums, sample slices or for special duties inside your DAW.

Playing with Ableton
The Launchkey was designed from the ground up to give you full control over Ableton Live. It becomes apparent straight away when you move knobs and faders and things start moving around in your Ableton Session immediately. Using the RGB pads means you can visually see what is happening in your session matrix or use them as drum pads with instant visual feedback.

Launchkey also works with other DAWs and you can have the same mixer with faders setup, pads for drums or sample slices and encoders to control key parameters of your favourite virtual instruments. You just have to engage INCONTROL and away you go.

Portability and connections
The Launchkey is USB so you can take it anywhere your laptop goes. Its lightweight at only 1.8kg so great for gigs or even moving around the studio. If you are looking for even more expressiveness there is a sustain pedal jack for easy connection around the back.

Software included:

Ableton Live Lite
The Software of choice for many of todays top producers. From using the game changing session view to build up an arrangement or bang out a live set to using the more traditional one page arrangement view. Ableton Live lite covers the spectrum in modern Digital music creation. Use the infamous Ableton Drum, Instrument, and Effect Racks to take your productions to a new level. Make sure to check out the incredible native studio effects including EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter and more or simply use any of your own 3rd party VST and AU instruments and effects. Ableton Live lite is the perfect kick-start or taster for those who want to see what all the Ableton live fuss is about.

1gb of samples from Loopmasters
Loopmasters is one of the best and biggest sample pack companies in the industry. They have been around for over a decade and helped shape the way modern music is made today. With some of the worlds best producers working for them, Loopmasters have released some of the most original and usable packs. Whether used for inspiration or simplicity you can be sure your samples will be of high quality.

Bass Station
The original was launched in 1993 and is considered by many as an absolute, now you get to have those classic analogue sounds inside your DAW. Novation have nailed the monophonic, dual-oscillator analogue synthesiser. From booming basses to legendary leads the Bass Station can certainly look after your classic sounds but also thanks to the digital age you can take this synth into new dimensions.

V-Station
The V-Station is a polyphonic soft synth that has 3 oscillators and whole suite of on-board FX. So simple to program but capable of huge array of sounds including simple bread and butter synth sounds to out of this world audio patches..

“Possibly the best controller keyboard in its price bracket” // “a solid and dependable 25-note controller keyboard” - Computer Music

“it just gets down to business, and especially for live performance, that is a good thing” - Ableton Live Expert

“If you are looking for a new MIDI controller and want a lot of bang for your buck then check out the Novation Launchkey 25, 49, or 61 they represent outstanding value for money.” - Pro Tools Expert

“...the Novation Launchkey 49 is our pick for best 49 key MIDI keyboard controller.” - Wire Realm Features 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 25-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.

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 1GB of Loopmasters samples.
Specifications
Specifications
Number Of Keys 25
Connections
  • 1 x Sustain Pedal
  • 1 x USB
Weighted Keys No
Dimensions 450 x 90 x 270 mm (WxHxD)
Included Software Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station
USB Bus Powered Yes
Product Weight 1.8 kg
Key Size Full Size Keys
Transport Controls Yes
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Novation
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Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard by Novation
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