FIRST LOOK: Novation Launchpad

Watch us getting hands-on with the Launchpad below...
Watch us getting hands-on with the Launchpad below...

By now, you'll probably have read all about Novation's Launchpad - a brand new Live controller that was developed in collaboration with Ableton.

Despite the fact that this was only announced today, MusicRadar has been fortunate enough to get its hands on a finished, boxed version of the product already, so what else to do but plug it in and find out what it's all about?

You can watch us getting our first taste of the Launchpad in the video below; we haven't had chance to fully test it yet, but already, we get the feeling that it's going to make a lot of Ableton Live users very happy.

For a full review of the Launchpad, check out the November issue of Computer Music magazine (CM145). This goes on sale on 26 October.

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Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.