Novation Launch Control has lift off

If you're a Novation Launchpad user who's always fancied having just a few more knobs and buttons to play with, the company's new Launch Control could be for you.

Designed as a companion for the Launchpad, this compact controller brings six assignable knobs, eight three-colour launch pads, and four function keys to the party.

Of course, Launch Control can also be used on its own, both with your Mac/PC setup or an iPad (it's fully compatible with the Launchpad app). Specs are below - expect to see it in stores soon priced at $99.

Novation Launch Control features

  • Compact control surface with 16 knobs and eight three colour launch pads
  • Perfect partner for Novation's Launchpad, Ableton Live and FL Studio - plug and play with the built-in mappings, create your own and MIDI-learn parameters
  • Integrates perfectly with the Launchpad app for iPad - control volumes and filters with the knobs, and trigger FX and clips with the pads
  • Tough, portable and bus-powered - even from an iPad
  • Eight factory templates and eight user templates allow you to create and save your own control setups
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite - the music production software used by countless leading artists to produce and perform - and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack
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.