Easily Make Music
We designed Launchkey Mini to make it easy and fun to produce music in Ableton Live. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in, and they're arranged in the layout we think works best.
We put 16 pads along the top, which you can use to launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing and recording and we laid them out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them.
You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really nice to play.
“Novation's Launchkey Mini packs quite a punch and is clearly designed with the modern, trendy and constantly moving composer in mind.” // “...one of the finest mobile instruments money can buy.”
“I'm having a lot of fun with it already and it's making me re-think my melodic approaches.”
“a very easy-to-use smart choice for someone who needs to make music on the go”
Digital DJ Tips - 4 out of 5
“A low price, some lovely pads, and a stunning selection of bundled software make the Novation Launchkey Mini stand out from the crowded marketplace.”
“...Novation's new mini-controllers excel at fitting a wide range of functionality into portable, easy-to-use packages.”
Get Started Immediately
Launchkey Mini integrates immediately with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It also comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 4GB of samples from Loopmasters.
Take It Anywhere
Launchkey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can use it anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB.
Helping you find your new sound
Music making is all about the journey, and we’re always looking for new ways to inspire you along the way. That’s why we’ve created the Sound Collective. Receive free versions of the most innovative software instruments and creative FX from developers we admire, as well as discounts to help you make the most of third-party software, exclusive to Novation customers. All you have to do is register your Novation gear, and one offer will be featured in your Novation account every couple of months.
The Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is on the house when you register your controller keyboard or the Launchpad Pro. One full license per account is available for existing and new customers.
Now expanded from 1GB to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library included with every Novation Product is packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots.
Encompassing all contemporary genres – from blues, funk and hip-hop to bass, techno and all flavours of house – and taking in a huge range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation, it’s everything you need to start making music today!
Easily Produce and Perform
25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.
Designed for Ableton Live
All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately.
Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats
Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multicoloured pads.
Take it Anywhere
Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable.
Shape Your Sound
Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs.
Control All Major Music Software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio.
Plug In and Play
USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
Make Music Immediately
Comes with everything you need to start performing your music.
Learn with Melodics
Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box.
Amir Amor - Rudimental
"The Launchkey Minis are really cool - the pads are really useful for me as they correspond to NI's Battery, which I use for drum sounds,” // “It's a little mini keyboard I can whack out anywhere, when I'm waiting at an airport for four hours!"
Amir Amor, Keys - Rudimental
Product Hardware Specifications
- 25 note velocity sensitive mini-key keyboard
- 16 multi-colour backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
- 8 knobs
- 2 octave buttons
- 2 track buttons
- 2 navigation buttons
- InControl button
- 2 multi-colour backlit round buttons
- Micro USB socket
- Kensington security slot
- Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey Mini integration for InControl. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
- Fully USB bus powered, including iPad
- 325mm width x 175mm depth x 43mm height