Novation Launchkey MK3 49-Key MIDI Controller

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LAUNCHKEY49 MK3

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Made To Create
Launchkey is an intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

Ableton Live Integration
Launchkey gives you unrivalled access to Ableton Live's functions, including Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click and loop controls. Not using Ableton Live? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.

Expand Your Musical Vocabulary
Inspirational features include Scale Mode, Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator, which together extend your musical capabilities and let you create in new ways. Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; three chord modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger, while the powerful arpeggiator gets melodies moving, fast.

Four Model Sizes
Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it's easier than ever to pick the size that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.

Custom Modes: Control Anything
The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey's knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features.

Standalone Operation
Launchkey works standalone, so it's the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.

Included Software
Ableton Live 10 Lite - Industry-leading music creation software, with seamless operation with Launchkey.
Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings - Exceptional strings samples made by musicians and sampling experts in London, for anyone, anywhere.
XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.
Klevgrand R0Verb - A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plugin.
Klevgrand DAW Cassette - A plugin that emulates the sound of a tape deck, with accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.
AAS Session Bundle - Keys, guitar and synth plugins for music makers, which provide essential sounds for your tracks.

Hardware Specifications
• Velocity-sensitive keys
• 16x2 character screen
• 16 RGB Backlit velocity sensitive pads
• Pitch-bend and modulation wheels
• 8 Knobs
• 5-Pin MIDI-OUT
• Arp/Scale/Fixed chord Buttons
• Octave Up/down buttons
• USB-B socket
• Sustain pedal 1/4" jack
• Kensington Security slot

Great product3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
If you're looking for a budget MIDI keyboard that is of good quality and has a good amount of features, this is it. It has all the essential features and all the knobs, buttons, and pads feel great. Not many gimmick features and straight to the point. Easy to use and integrates with all major DAW's. I know it's targeted towards Ableton users, however it's working great with Logic for me. They provide the necessary drivers. There's also some good bundled software included, usually it's pretty basic but this one provides a few good options. The Novation Components software allows you to easily update the keyboard's firmware and create, download, and upload custom presets and configurations.
The keys feel pretty good to me as someone with very limited keyboard experience. If you're a serious keyboard player, you may not like the "synth" feel of these, but the purpose of this is more so as a feature packed MIDI controller, and not really about an authentic piano playing experience.
In summary, good quality, plenty of features, great software support. Can't go wrong for $300!
Posted by David on Oct 5, 2021
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Great Midi Keyboard2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOrleans, Ontario
If you are looking for something in a good full-size key unit the Launchkey MK3 49 is a pretty good all round acquisition. I got it for $50 off on sale a couple of months back and am having a blast with it. I have only used it with the free Ableton Live Lite - but that's limited to 8 tracks. Fine for starting out, but it doesn't take long to fill up tracks -- or I haven't learned to be creative enough with my loops yet.
It is definitely a steep learning curve, but the overall features and sale price made it impossible to pass up.
It compares well with the 49 key versions of the Oxygen MKv and Pro models as well.
Make no mistake - this is a large unit - but it has to be with all the features and controls. Faders are outstanding - and really make mixing and production easier overall. Having the two-row drum pads are also great - so many options for customized setups.
Overall excellent value if you can get one on sale.
Posted by JWW on Aug 26, 2021
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It has all the bells and whistles. Best of the class1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
All features are nice looking and feel good to the touch. I've playing with it for a week now and having a lot of fun. The lights on the drum pads just made you you to play. Plug -and-play with Garageband out of the box. With Studio One, it took ten minutes to setup and play. Knobs and slides, I followed a youtube instruction maybe 20 minutes. Other features, I just learned as I came across if I needed them.
The drum pads materials are very good, It sounds soft or loud depends how hard you hit them . They're 16 pieces drum sets. You can use the drum pads to play bass or any instrument . you can adjust up to 3 levels of velocities and the same with the keyboard. Keyboard feel as good as my $3000 Korg synthesizer. This is a well crafted piece of instrument down to the details with thoughts.
Before this, I bought a Nektar online but returned. It wasn't in the same bar. Nektar keys fell off in the box.
Posted by DJ D'or on Jun 7, 2021
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