Novation Launchkey 61 USB MIDI Keyboard
The Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller has up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color trigger pads. As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAW's mixer, instruments and effects, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launchkey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station & Bass Station synth plug-in for Mac and Windows.
See it in action with this video from Novation:
Launchkey 61 includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a stand-alone synth app, a Launchpad app for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC - not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.
Launchkey is a controller for all major music software, giving you hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic and Cubase. With nine faders, nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability.
16 multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive launch pads can be used to play drums and trigger loops without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum patterns, or triggering clips and scenes in Ableton Live. The top row of eight pads will launch clips and the bottom row will stop clips.
The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave, track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.
Novation Launchpad for iPad
The Novation Launchpad is a music performance app for iPad that will have you making beats and triggering loops instantly. It's packed full of high-quality loops and sounds that can be combined in the multi-color 8x6 Launchpad grid to make and remix music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked in to the beat, so your loops don't go out of time.
High on power -- low on complexity
The app follows some of the key features from the 'Launchpad' hardware, now used by many of the worlds famous DJs and performers, but strips out much of the complexity. Eight volume sliders allow quick volume changes and simple FX modes offer cool DJ effects such as stutter FX and synced filter FX, adding fun ways to remix your music and make your performance unique.
How does it work with my Launchkey hardware?
The Launchpad app, along with the Launchkey app can transform your Launchkey hardware into a synth and loop triggering workstation for performing and producing music with your iPad. The launch pads on the hardware trigger loops in the app and you can get hands-on control of levels with Launchkey's physical faders.
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