Novation Launchkey Mini MK2 USB MIDI
The MK2 version of Novation's 25-note bus-powered mini USB keyboard controller designed for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.
Check out this video from Novation giving you the ins and outs on producing and performing a track in Ableton Live with a Launchkey Mini MK2:
Launchkey Mini (MK2) is Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes in Ableton Live without cluttering up your desk. Launchkey Mini has been designed to make it easy and fun to produce electronic music. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in and are arranged to make the most sense in Ableton Live. 16 velocity-sensitive pads let you launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing, and recorded and are laid out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really enjoyable to play.
Launchkey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can take it anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won't need any drivers or power cables, because it's class compliant and bus-powered via USB. You can also connect it to your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit to control all sorts of iOS music apps, like Novation's free Launchkey App. Launchkey Mini also integrates immediately with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 4GB of samples from Loopmasters.
Designed for Ableton Live
All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately. Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats: Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colored pads. Shape Your Sound: Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs. Easily Produce and Perform: 25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action. Take it Anywhere Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag. No power cable needed.
Control All Major Music Software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio. Plug In and Play USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
Make Music Immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 4 GB of Loopmasters samples.
- 25 note velocity sensitive mini-key keyboard
- 16 multi-color backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
- 8 knobs
- 2 octave buttons
- 2 track buttons
- 2 navigation buttons
- InControl button
- 2 multi-color backlit round buttons
- Micro USB socket
- Kensington security slot
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- Dimensions (W x L x D): 12.8" x 6.9" x 1.7" (325mm x 175mm x 43mm)
- Software Compatibility: Ableton Live Lite 9 is included (If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey Mini integration for InControl. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller)
- Novation Launchpad app requires: iOS 6 or greater, iPad 2 or newer, Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)
- Power Requirements: Fully USB bus powered, including iPad
- OS Compatibility: Mac OSX 10.10, Mac OSX 10.9, Mac OSX 10.8, Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 8, Windows 7, iOS
- Launchkey Mini (MK2) System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, iOS 8, iOS 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included)
- What is in the box: Launchkey Mini, Green Micro USB cable, Getting Started guide, Live Lite registration card, English and French safety information sheet
- Software available upon registration: Ableton Live Lite music making software, 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples, Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesizer, V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesizer
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):
Launchkey Mini MKll