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Novation Launchkey 25 Keyboard Controller  

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Overview
  • Integrated software/hardware instrument with apps for Mac, PC and iPad
  • 'InControl' technology connects hardware controls directly to all major DAWs
  • Quick, hands-on control of mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects
Description & Specs
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    $199.99
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Next generation, fully-integrated instrument for your computer and iPad.

Launchkey 25 is a 25-note keyboard controller with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color trigger-pads. As well as enabling hands-on controller of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and effects, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launckey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and Windows.

CREATE
Not just a controller keyboard - fully integrated instrument for Mac, PC & iPad
Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new stand-alone 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
'InControl' technology instantly maps to all major DAWs and music software
Launchkey is a full-scale DAW controller for all major digital audio workstations, bringing mixer, transport and direct plug-in control to Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Cubase and more. With nine faders, up to nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, you’re in complete control with Launchkey.

LAUNCH
16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads - trigger loops and play drums
16 dual-color-backlit velocity-sensing Launchpad panels can be used to play drums, or trigger clips and scenes 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 lines. If you use grid-based software such as Ableton Live or FL Studio, the launch pads will put loop control right at your fingertips.

PLAY
Professional synth-styled keyboard (with over 50 hardware controls)
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.

SOFTWARE
Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad as well as the powerful Novation V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and PC – and more… 

iPad Applications


Launchkey Application
Launchkey comes with a powerful and uniquely intuitive graphic sound synthesiser for iPad. Position and move sound-producing elements around the screen at the touch of a finger – location, proximity and characteristics change the sound in real time. The knobs and faders on the hardware can also be used to edit and tweak sounds within the app.

Launchpad Application
Second is a Launchpad styled application providing drag-and-drop clip playback from the pads, plus realtime FX manipulation such as beat repeat and stutter. The Launchpad app turns your iPad and Launchkey into a unique hardware/software loopstation.

Mac and PC software

Novation V-Station synth
V-Station is one of Novation’s powerful analogue-modelling synth engines in software form. V-Station is a plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) so you can open it within your music software and get hands-on control with Launchkey hardware.

Novation Bass Station synth
The classic Bass Station analogue mono-synth first appeared in 1994 and has found its way onto countless records. Launchkey comes with a plug-in version of the synth which can be opened within your DAW and played / tweaked with the hardware controls.

Ableton Live Lite
Music production software used by countless top artists to produce and perform their music. Launchkey integrates with Ableton Live: as well as controlling mixer, transport and plug-in effects, the 16 launch pads work to trigger sounds using Ableton's unique "session view".

Loopmasters sample pack
Launchkey comes with over one gigabyte of samples from Loopmasters; everything you need to start creating and performing music straight away – including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX.

Features
  • Integrated software/hardware instrument with apps for Mac, PC and iPad
  • 'InControl' technology connects hardware controls directly to all major DAWs
  • Quick, hands-on control of mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects
  • 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads
  • Professional synth-styled keyboard with over 50 hardware controls
  • Instant access to major DAW control parameters
  • Fully bus-powered, even with iPad
  • Ships with 1GB of Loopmasters sample content
  • Includes a copy of Ableton Live Lite

Don't just control your music, take control of your music with the Launchkey 25.

 
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NovationLaunchkey 25 Keyboard Controller
 
4.0

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4.0

A Solid Starter Controller

By K1ckingpplisfun

from Richmond, VA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Free Software
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Quick Setup

Cons

  • Learning Curve

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Practicing

Comments about Novation Launchkey 25 Keyboard Controller:

I got this for my studio(running Sonar X3, a product not listed in the compatibility), and this took less than 15 minutes to set up for full compatibility. You may experience a bit of latency at first, but that's easily taken care of in your DAW's preferences. The keys feel fairly solid for something in this price range, and are full size for piano veterans(they do also make a miniature version, but this keyboard's already got a small footprint).

It comes with free software, which some of you may find useful, which you can download using the included key at Novation's website.

Anyway, compared to other MIDI controllers, this one does have a bit of a learning curve because of the Launchpad functionality. I'm still learning to use it, but until then, its basic functionality should work fine.

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4.0

Great Controller for a Great Price

By Grex

from Michigan

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Pros

  • Cheap
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Sound
  • Simple

Cons

  • Average Pad Quality

Best Uses

  • Composingarranging
  • Song-making

Comments about Novation Launchkey 25 Keyboard Controller:

This is a really fantastic controller for a really fantastic price. As SOON as I got it out of the box I was jamming with Ableton, despite being relatively new to the program. The quality of the pads and keys are a little average, and the controller itself is sort of thick and clunky, but overall I'm very happy with it

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