Made to move
Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. Make tracks anywhere with Launchkey Mini’s intuitive Ableton control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box.
Get new melodies, rhythms and sounds flying from your fingertips with Launchkey Mini’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Fixed Chord mode takes your ideas further, adding a customisable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.
Plug straight into Live, get your ideas down and create - Launchkey Mini gets any track moving.
Your tracks, your way.
Step back from the screen and feel the beats. Launchkey Mini’s deep and intuitive integration with Live lets you move where the music takes you. Transport, device and mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Launchkey Mini puts the sounds from your head into your hands.
However you want, wherever you want.
Launchkey Mini comes with everything you need to make tracks in the box, including sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective. Throw all this content into the included copy of Ableton Live Lite, or use Launchkey Mini’s integrations with Logic, Reason or any HUI compatible DAW.
It’s an instrument – play it.
Launchkey Mini features a completely new mini-keymech – our finest to date – and is great to play. Two touch strips for pitch and mod let you really feel your sounds. For even more playing potential, you can strum chords with Strum Mode. The 16 RGB pads are super-sensitive for precise, dynamic and nuanced drumming. Connect your sustain pedal and add even more expression to your playing. Launchkey Mini feels as good as it looks.
Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control
Including device macro control, track select, record, capture MIDI, clip and scene launch, stop/mute/solo, volume, pans and sends.
Easy to use but deeply controllable: change rhythm, beat, pattern, octave, gate and more.
Fixed Chord mode
Play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and it’ll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard.
Take Launchkey Mini anywhere, send arps and program changes to your hardware synths, or add keys to your groovebox directly over MIDI.
Our finest mini keymech to date, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and sustain input.
Novation hardware owners get exclusive access to Sound Collective, bringing new, free content from our plug-in partners every couple of months.
Ableton Live Lite in the box
Giving you everything you need to start making tracks right away.
Included sounds, instruments and effects
Two months of Splice Sounds, AAS Session Bundle, Softube Time & Tone, exclusive Spitfire Audio LABS – Expressive Strings instrument, Klevgrand DAW Casette and R0Verb, and access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.
Logic, Reason or HUI
Launchkey Mini also has excellent integrations with Logic and Reason, as well as any HUI compatible DAW.
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Product Hardware Specifications
Product Hardware Specifications
- 25 Minikeys
- 1 x Touch Strip for Pitch-bench with centre zero
- 1 x Touch Strip for Modulation
- 8 x Knobs
- 16 RGB Backlit, Velocity Sensitive Pads
- Transpose Buttons
- Octave Up/Down Buttons (with Preset function as shift)
- Play and Record Buttons
- Arp, Fixed Chord Buttons
- Stop/Solo/Mute Button
- Scene Launch Button
- 3.5mm TRS MIDI Type A jack socket for MIDI Out (MIDI din break-out cables NOT included)
- USB Socket
- Kensington MiniSaver Slot
- Midi Channel Selection
- Capture MIDI function
- Tracks function
- Scene Down function
- Scene Up function
- Ableton Live 10 Lite is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 10 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
- Logic script, Reason script; all other DAWs through HUI i.e. Protools, Reaper, Studio One.
- USB bus powered
- Power supply not included
- 330mm length x 172mm depth x 31mm (40mm including knob-caps) height