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49 Key Controller for Ableton

SKU: # 389150   |   Model: # LAUNCHKEY 49   |    Product Reviews2 Reviews  Write a Review

49 Key Controller for Ableton

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49 Key Controller for Ableton
Sale Price: $225.00 CDN
Original Price: $249.00 CDN
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Launchkey is a 49 note keyboard controller with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colour launch pads that trigger and stop clips - and launch scenes - in Ableton Live. As well as enabling hands-on control of your DAWs mixer, instruments and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launchkey app and the Launchpad app• - plus the powerful V-Station & Bass Station synth plug-ins for Mac and Windows.

CREATE
Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new Launchkey synth app, a Launchpad app• for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC - not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.

CONTROL
Launchkey is a controller for all major music software, giving you hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic and Cubase. With nine faders, nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability.

LAUNCH
16 multi-colour backlit velocity-sensitive launch pads can be used to play drums and trigger loops without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum patterns, or triggering clips and scenes in Ableton Live. The top row of eight pads will launch clips and the bottom row will stop clips.

PLAY
The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave, track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.

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Launchkey 49 Review 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I easily recommend this to any beginner in electronic music production, as most would generally look to Novation for that purpose. What I like most about this controller are the piano keys and the software included. (Though the keys are not weighted, but that's not an issue at all as they work very well.) As for the software, you simply register on their website and become eligible to download and utilize Ableton Live 9 Lite, Novation's V-Station and Bass Station soft synths as well as a large number of samples from which you may begin to compose your own music right out of the box. As for pitch/mod wheels, faders and knobs, they are a bit on the flimsy side, but don't let that bother you, I can safely say that they will not break with normal use as I've had this for a few months now. The pads are of a good quality, reminiscent of Akai MPD pads in how much force they require to activate. The buttons all over are very sturdy too, a lot like those on a Launchpad Mini. Having tried the entirety of the Launchkey family, including the Mini. I would say this review covers the quality of all those products too. Except that the Mini has more support for FL Studio 11 as there are scripts to map that controller for FL's Performance Mode. Simply put, you really get more than you pay for with the features and content included. Just don't get angry and hit the thing if you don't save your work!
Posted by Ryan on Jan 15, 2014
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
Integrates with Ableton Live really nicely. If you don't use Live, I would look at other options first. Build quality is towards the flimsy side, although the pads are nice and responsive. Overall I'm pretty happy with it for home use.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2013
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