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Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller   

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Novation Launchkey 49 is one of quickest and easiest ways to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and th...Click To Read More About This Product

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2nd generation of the popular Launchkey MIDI controller series.

Novation Launchkey 49 is one of quickest and easiest ways to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs, and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects and mixer. Launch clips, control FX, play beats and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full-color RGB LEDs mean they'll match the color of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.

Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer. The 49-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. It also integrates with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Studio One, and Logic. Novation calls this InControl technology, because it puts you in control immediately without any manual mapping.

Launchkey 49 is tough enough to take and use anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won™t need any drivers or power cables, because it' class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC.

Launchkey 49 comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

FEATURES
  • Designed to work immediately with Ableton Live
  • Full-color RGB pads match the color of your clips
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads are for creating dynamic drum beats
  • Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs
  • 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard
  • Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag
  • Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl
  • Class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, so it works without drivers or a power cable
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 1GB of Loopmasters samples

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SPECIFICATIONS

Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller

  • 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). Power supply required for use with iOS devices (not included)
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NovationLaunchkey 49 MIDI Controller
 
5.0

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  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

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5.0

I really like this keyboard!

By BloodClown

from South Bend, IN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

      I am not a musician. I got this for my son and I to have fun making some music. It is a fun toy for us, but it seems to work well as a musical instrument for those who actually know what they are doing.

       
      5.0

      Nice Controller

      By aoVI

      from gulf coast of alabama

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • All Plastic (but most are)

      Best Uses

      • MIDI Controller

      Comments about Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

      Bought this for my son who is just getting into music. He was able to get it connected and going without much assistance. Has a decent feel to the keys.

       
      5.0

      What a great Midi Controller for Ableton!

      By DJ Lu

      from Sarasota, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

        This keyboard maps perfectly for all Ableton functions. It has everything you need to give freedom to all your musical instincts. Very functional... I will call it an Ableton Beast!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is my fourth Novation product, they deliver!

        By William

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

        A great midi keyboard controller. Works right out of the box, intuitively with Ableton Live.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A whole lotta keyboard for the money.

        By David

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        Comments about Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

        This fits perfectly with my keyboard rig. It is small enough, yet full featured. I run either my ipad with three Hammond programs or the launchpad. VERY NICE!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The perfect entry to mid level production controller!

        By Braden

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI Controller:

        Great little MIDI workstation for production within Ableton. Not a single function on the workstation remains unused throughout a session. Well thought out and extremely helpful. No issues with integration, drivers or connectivity. Plug and play settings are perfect. The best entry level to moderate level controller out there!

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