The Novation Launchpad S is a powerful 64-button music controller that lets you make music or mix tracks using a super-intuitive grid of multicolor buttons.
Launchpad S comes with Ableton Live music software (Launchpad Edition), used by some of the world's top DJs and producers -- plus it supports other grid-based music applications such as FL Studio. Whether you're a DJ, performing musician or studio producer, Launchpad gives you all you need to 'play' your software straight out of the box. Use the 64-button grid to launch and manipulate clips, trigger loops, fire off effects, control your mixer -- and much more. Launchpad S also triggers loops and effects in the Novation Launchpad app for iPad; a totally self-standing music performance app that hosts sounds and effects.
Launchpad is totally portable. Hooked up to your computer -- or iPad -- via USB, it's fully bus powered (no need for power sockets), and it's lightweight and easy to carry anywhere.
The Novation Launchpad iPad app
Novation has created a Launchpad app for iPad, which is a totally self-contained music making and performance experience. This is not a software control app; it hosts its own sounds and enables you to trigger loops with your Launchpad S hardware. There is also a whole range of effects that can be triggered using Launchpad's buttons, including filters, stutters and drum roll-styled effects. They can be triggered in combination to create some incredibly powerful performance tools.
Launchpad S -- the next generation of Launchpad
Launchpad S is the evolution of Novation's best-selling Launchpad 64-button grid music controller -- with much brighter buttons, significantly faster refresh rate and it supports multiple software. It's MIDI Class Compliant so it works with any MIDI software on your Mac or Windows PC. It even works on your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit (not included): Launchpad S converts your iPad into a grid-based music system: no additional power supply required, just plug in and play.
Launchpad S with FL Studio
Launchpad S integrates with FL Studio's performance mode, so you can trigger clips and get hands-on control of FL Studio's powerful performance zone features. Use the buttons to sketch out beats with drum racks, and assign them to additional functions. You can control almost any music software using Novation's award-winning 'Automap' control software -- and Launchpad S is fully MIDI class-compliant so it'll drive any MIDI application.
As well as 'Ableton Live Launchpad Edition', Launchpad S comes with a software version of Novation's classic analogue mono-synth -- the Bass Station. You can use this as a plug-in within Ableton, FL Studio or other DAWs.
There is also a sample pack supplied by world leading sample producers Loopmasters. Get started straight away with over one gigabyte of loops including drums, FX and artist content.
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Physical controls and Indicators:
- 64 (8x8 grid) square tricolor buttons
- 8 round multicolor system buttons (assignable)
- 8 round multicolor function buttons (not assignable)
Launchpad S is 'plug and play' compatible with most modern computers.
Officially supported operating systems:
- MAC - OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion
- WINDOWS - Windows 8 and Windows 7 (64 & 32 bit)
- IPAD - iPad2 or later is recommended. iOS 5 or above is required
Launchpad S is a USB class compliant device. It is compatible with any OS that supports USB MIDI device class 1.0.
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 3 lbs