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Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

Your MIDI controller should be inspirational! The Novation Launchkey MK3 controller offers 49 velocity sensitive keys along with assignable knobs and pads.


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Novation Launchkey 49 MK2 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 49-Key

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The 2nd-gen Launchkey 49 controller lets you rock your software synths on 49 full-size keys, and play drums or launch Ableton Live clips with 16 RGB pads.

This latest generation of Launchkey is Novation's most focused MIDI keyboard controller for Ableton Live. It's the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music - because we designed it specifically for the purpose. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately give you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer. Of course, if you don't use Ableton, it will map to other major music software too using InControl.

Designed for Ableton Live:

All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.

See your session in full color:

RGB pads match the colour of your clips.

Create expressive beats:

All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.

Shape your sound:

Tweak your instruments and effects to perfection using eight rock solid knobs

Take it anywhere:

Compact and tough enough to chuck in your bag without needing a power cable

Control all major music software:

Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs

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, one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples.

Enjoy two years of warranty:

Rely on our two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a read more manufacturing fault

Practice rhythm:

Use Melodics to improve your keyboard skills and hone your pad drumming skills for free.

Included Software:
- Ableton Live Lite
- 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Free Melodics lessons

What's In The Box?
- Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2
- USB cable
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Safety information sheet
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System Requirements

Launchkey 49 is class compliant, so will work with any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC. For further information see the Novation web site.

Product Hardware Specifications
- 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
- 16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
- 8 knobs
- 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
- 6 dedicated transport controls
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 2 octave / transpose buttons
- 7 segment 3 character LED display
- 2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons
- 8 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
- 3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)
- 2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
- USB socket
- DC power socket
- Sustain pedal 1/4" jack socket
- Kensington security slot

Software Included
- Ableton Live Lite 9 -- Powerful composition and live performance software
- Novation Bass Station software synth -- virtual version of Novation's classic bass synth.
- Novation V-Station software synth -- powerful virtual polysynth with tons of great presets.
- Addictive Keys -- choose one model from the pro-grade XLN Audio lineup.
- Loopmasters Loops and Samples -- 4GB of content spanning multiple genres.
- Free keyboard lessons from Melodics.

Software Compatibility
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements
- Fully USB bus powered on Mac or PC.
- Camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included). Power supply must also be used (not included).
- Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA \Power supply not included

Product Dimensions
- Launchkey 49: 3.54" x 30.51" x 10.63" (H x W x D), 6.95 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-431-2609

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 6, 2017 by Joshua Prentice in Dayton, NV

"A Decent Keyboard That Reduces Hardware for Home Studio Setup"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I've had this keyboard for more than 6 months and it has cut down the need for my APC40 (which I still use under certain circumstances). I can launch scenes and clips straight from the keyboard. The velocity sensitivity is also great. For the price, I wouldn't go with another keyboard, unless I wanted to go another octave, or if it was a digital synth. Only reason why I would not buy again is because I would upgrade from this.

Musical Background:

Guitar/Drummer/DJ/Electronic Music Producer

Musical Style:

Electronic, Rock
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