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Novation Launchpad S Ableton Live Controller

Launch clips, trigger loops and effects, and tweak mixes with this next-gen controller's 64-button grid. The Launchpad edition of Ableton Live is included. Rate and review this product
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The Next-Gen Launchpad Gives You 64 Ways to Launch Your Live Clips

If you're a digital musician who lives for Live, the Novation Launchpad S Ableton Live controller will be a welcome addition to your performance space. The controller's grid of 64 multi-color pads is at your disposal for launching and manipulating clips, triggering loops, working effects, controlling your mixer, and more, not just within Live, but with Image-Line FL Studio or the Novation Launchpad iPad app as well.

Colorful Display

On the surface of the Launchpad S, you have an 8 x 8 grid of square tricolor buttons, 8 assignable round multi-color system buttons, and 8 round multi-color function buttons that cannot be assigned.

As the step up from the original Launchpad, the revamped Launchpad S controller has extra-bright buttons, multi-software support, an exceptionally fast refresh rate, and MIDI compatibility. It works with an iPad, too, via a Camera Connection Kit (not included) and Novation's Launchpad app. Enjoy making music with the controller's intuitive layout of colorful buttons.

Seamlessly Integrates with Software

With the hardware controller, you get Ableton Live (Launchpad Edition), Novation's Bass Station software synthesizer, and a Loopmasters sample pack. Versatile and compatible with many other kinds of software, the Launchpad S works with whatever you've got.

The Launchpad S integrates with FL Studio's performance mode, giving you tactile control over fruity-licious clips and performance features. Tap out some beats on the controller's button grid, assign them as you wish within FL Studio, and more.

With Novation Automap control software, you can control any other major music software. What's more, the Launchpad S can drive any MIDI application because it's MIDI class compliant.

Lightweight and Portable

Designed to be played anywhere, the bus-powered Launchpad S gets its creative juice from a computer or iPad when connected via USB.

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Features:

- Portable hardware controller for Ableton Live
- 64 (8 x 8 grid) square tri-color buttons
- 8 round multi-color system buttons (assignable)
- 8 round multi-color function buttons (not assignable)
- Works with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Novation Automap control software, Novation's Launchpad app for iPad, and more
- Includes Ableton Live (Launchpad Edition), Novation Bass Station software synthesizer, and a Loopmasters sample pack
- USB class compliant; compatible with any OS that supports USB MIDI device class 1.0
- Bus-powered operation allows you to perform and mix anywhere with Live

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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)

System Requirements

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
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 2 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-431-2609

Product Description

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.

Included software

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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