RECORDING WEEK 2022: Whether it’s deep in a studio session, or at your next sold-out gig, you need a keyboard that can keep up with you. With Novation’s Launchkey range, take control of your DAW or hardware for expressive music performance and intuitive production.
Launchkey is Novation’s intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for intuitively controlling key production and performance functions in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase and more, as well as essential mixer, transport and navigation controls for all other major DAWs including Studio One, Pro Tools and Reaper, via HUI.
Ready for any setup, Launchkey is available in multiple sizes: Mini, 25-, 37-, 49-, 61-, and 88-keys with plenty of inspirational features to spark your creativity.
Let’s take a look at the range...
Launchkey Mini - Made To Move
Launchkey Mini is Novation’s most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. It gives you everything you need to start creating – and it’ll fit in your bag. Make tracks anywhere with Launchkey Mini’s intuitive DAW control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box.
Launchkey Mini features a completely new mini-keymech – Novation’s finest to date – and is great to play. Two touch strips for pitch and mod let you really feel your sounds.
For even more playing potential, you can strum chords with Strum Mode. The 16 RGB pads are super-sensitive for precise, dynamic and nuanced drumming. Connect your sustain pedal and add even more expression to your playing. Launchkey Mini feels as good as it looks.
Launchkey 25, 37, 49, and 61
Launchkey is Novation’s intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music.
Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.
Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it’s easier than ever to pick the size of Launchkey that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.
Launchkey gives you unrivalled access to Ableton Live’s functions, including Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click and loop controls. Not using Ableton Live? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic, Cubase and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One and Pro Tools, via HUI.
At the top of the Launchkey range, the premium 88-note MIDI keyboard, Launchkey 88 is designed for expressive music creation. Launchkey 88 has a premium semi-weighted keybed and tight DAW integration that makes creating songs feel great. Expand your musical vocabulary with inspirational creative tools and make music without limits.
Launchkey 88 feels great. Made for expressive performance, our premium semi-weighted keybed is set apart from the rest of the Launchkey range, optimised for a responsive feel and tactile feedback. Designed for the player, Launchkey 88 is set up to capture every detail.
Novation’s Launchkey range is packed with features a producer needs; Scale Mode, Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator, which together extend your musical capabilities and let you create in new ways.
Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; three chord modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger, while the powerful arpeggiator gets melodies moving, fast. Strum Mode, introduced with firmware v1.1, lets you strum chords, for even more playing potential.
Not only that, the Launchkey range comes complete with a comprehensive software bundle featuring software from top developers such as the industry-leading Ableton Live Lite, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys Access, Klevgrand R0Verb, Klevgrand DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle and Novation Sound Collective - giving you everything needed to kickstart your compositions and elevate your music production.