Novation Launchkey Mini MK2 USB Keyboard
Novation Launchkey Mini MK2 , 25 Keys , Not weighted , 16 pads , 8 Knobs
By DPD On 16th Aug 2018
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25 mini 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 powered so you can take it anywhere your laptop goes. Its lightweight at only 1.09kg so great for gigs or even moving around the studio.
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.
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.
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..
“Novation's Launchkey Mini packs quite a punch and is clearly designed with the modern, trendy and constantly moving composer in mind.” // “...one of the finest mobile instruments money can buy.” - Music Tech
“I'm having a lot of fun with it already and it's making me re-think my melodic approaches.” - Music Tech
“a very easy-to-use smart choice for someone who needs to make music on the go” - Beatport
“A low price, some lovely pads, and a stunning selection of bundled software make the Novation Launchkey Mini stand out from the crowded marketplace.” - Digital DJ Tips - 4 out of 5
“...Novation's new mini-controllers excel at fitting a wide range of functionality into portable, easy-to-use packages.” - XLR8R Features Designed for Ableton Live
All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately.
Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats
Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multi-coloured pads.
Shape Your Sound
Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs.
Easily Produce and Perform
25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.
Take it Anywhere
Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag. No power cable needed.
Control All Major Music Software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio.
Plug In and Play
USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
Make Music Immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 1 GB of Loopmasters samples.
|Number Of Keys||25|
|Connections||1 x USB|
|Dimensions||325 x 43 x 175mm (WxHxD)|
|USB Bus Powered||No|
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