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Launchkey 88 - Lola
Launchkey 88

The premium 88-note MIDI keyboard for expressive music creation.

Launchkey 88 has a premium semi-weighted keybed and tight DAW integration that makes creating songs feel great. Expand your musical vocabulary with inspirational creative tools and make music without limits.

Play Expressively

Play expressively

Launchkey 88 feels great. Made for expressive performance, our premium semi-weighted keybed is set apart from the rest of the Launchkey range, optimised for a responsive feel and tactile feedback. Designed for the player, Launchkey 88 is set up to capture every detail.

Intuitive Integration

Intuitive Integration

Get more out of your favourite DAW with dedicated and seamless integration. You’ll have intuitive control of all the key production and performance functionality in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase and more, as well as essential mixer, transport and navigation controls for all other major DAWs including Studio One, Pro Tools and Reaper, via HUI.

Launchkey 88

Launchkey 88 - Lola
Say more with your music

Say more with your music

Transform your sound with creative features. Three Chord Modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger. Scale mode makes sure you always hit the right note. Combine modes to take your music in new directions, discover ideas effortlessly, and stay inspired.

No computer needed

Launchkey works standalone, so you can play any instrument with feeling – with or without a computer. The Arpeggiator, Scale and Chord Modes, and Custom Modes can bring any MIDI-compatible hardware to life.

Launchkey 88
Arpeggiator

Arpeggiator

Explore new ideas and get melodies moving fast with a powerful arpeggiator. Use Strum Mode to play through your arpeggio using the mod wheel.

Play anything

Play anything

Connect the full-size five-pin MIDI output to your favourite synths and hardware. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes to take control of your studio however you want.

Included Software

Launchkey 88’s comprehensive software bundle gives you everything you need to kickstart your compositions and elevate your music production.

 

Ableton Live Lite - The renowned electronic music creation software, with seamless Launchkey integration. With effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features included – everything you need to make any kind of music.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys - Bring authentic piano sounds to your pieces with a choice of Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand, or Rhodes virtual instrument. Tweak real mix controls and blend mics to get the perfect keyboard sound for your track.

AAS Session Bundle - Essential sounds for your tracks: Lounge Lizard’s authentic classic electric piano tones; Strum Session’s acoustic and electric guitar sounds; Ultra Analog Session’s easy-to-use, huge synth sounds.

Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings - Exclusive to Launchkey: get immediately expressive and realistic strings sounds. Control release, delay and reverb or fade in experimental warped layers to add colour to your tracks and scores.

Klevgrand R0Verb - A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plug-in. Design your own reverbs and put your sounds in their own unique space.

Klevgrand DAW Cassette - Bring your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes, with an accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.

Novation Sound Collective - A constant source of inspiration for Novation users in search of new sounds. Find regular inspiration with frequent new additions to the Collective, to continue your musical journey.

Included Software

Key Features

Play expressively

Express your sound and get closer to your music. Designed to capture every nuance, Launchkey 88’s premium semi-weighted keys and 16 velocity-sensitive pads allow you to play with feeling.

Work seamlessly, stay focused

Step away from the computer and stay focused on creativity and expression. Get immediate access to all the controls you need with deep integration across all leading DAWs.

Get melodies moving

A powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic places, and Strum mode lets you hold down notes and strum chords to unlock more creative ideas.

Get creative with chords

Three Chord Modes (Fixed, Scale and User) let you trigger chords with one finger.

Never lose an idea

Keep creativity going with one-touch access to Capture MIDI functionality in Ableton, Capture Recording functionality in Logic, and Retrospective MIDI Record functionality in Cubase.

Always hit the right note

Choose from eight scales and transpose the keys and pads to the available notes.

Control anything MIDI

Five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device so you can take control of your studio gear.

Make Launchkey your own

Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig.

Shape your sound

Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and nine 45mm faders.

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Press on Launchkey 88

“The Novation Launchkey 88 provides touring musicians with an affordable yet powerful and dynamic 88 keyboard.”

“Launchkey 88 brings a luxurious keybed to a budget MIDI controller.”

“Launchkey 88 offers a smooth and responsive playing surface, its controller features are well-laid out and DAW integration is extensive.”

Compare Launchkey

Compare Launchkey

Launchkey 88’s premium semi-weighted keybed gives you greater range to explore your musicality. Take hands-on control of your production with essential transport controls on the hardware and stay focused on playing expressively.

Take a closer look at Launchkey 88’s key features beside other Launchkey models on our comparison page.

 

Tech Specs

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 88 note semi-weighted keybed with adjustable velocity curves
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch
  • 9 faders with pickup
  • 8 pots with pickup
  • 9 fader buttons
  • Transport controls
  • MIDI DIN output
  • 2 x 16 character screen
  • USB socket
  • Kensington lock
  • 1270mm W x 288mm D x 87mm H

Compatibility

  • Windows - 11, 10
  • MacOS 

Power Requirements

  • USB powered
  • Power supply not included