Made To Create
Launchkey is our intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.
Ableton Live Integration
Launchkey gives you unrivalled access to Ableton Live’s functions, including Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click and loop controls. Not using Ableton Live? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic, Cubase and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Expand Your Musical Vocabulary
Inspirational features include Scale Mode, Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator, which together extend your musical capabilities and let you create in new ways. Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; three chord modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger, while the powerful arpeggiator gets melodies moving, fast. Strum Mode, introduced with firmware v1.1, lets you strum chords, for even more playing potential.
Four Model Sizes
Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it’s easier than ever to pick the size that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.
Custom Modes: Control Anything
The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features.
Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.
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Deepest Ableton Live integration in its category
Immediate access to all the controls you need.
Create and play with feeling
Velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance.
Get creative with chords
Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger.
Never hit a wrong note
Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale.
One-touch access to Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI feature means you’ll never lose an idea.
Get melodies moving
Powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places.
Control anything MIDI
Five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device.
Make Launchkey your own
Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.
Shape your sound
Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders.
16x2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you’re controlling or selecting.
Choose from four model sizes
25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants let you pick the perfect controller for your setup.
Make music immediately
Free software, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating straight away.
Go big with Launchkey 88
Designed for expressive performance, Launchkey 88 stands apart with a premium semi-weighted keybed, optimised to capture every detail of your playing.
With Launchkey 88’s powerful creative tools and essential transport controls to hand, you can elevate your music and unlock even more potential on stage or in the studio. Play freely.
Product Hardware Specifications
- 25/37/49/61 velocity sensitive keys
- Launchkey 25 - 258mm H, 463mm W, 77mm D
- Launchkey 37 - 258mm H, 555mm W, 77mm D
- Launchkey 49 - 258mm H, 789mm W, 77mm D
- Launchkey 61 - 258mm H, 952mm W, 77mm D
- 16x2 char screen
- 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 8 knobs
- 9 sliders (49/61 key models)
- 5 pin MIDI out socket
- Arm/select buttons (49/61 key models)
- Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
- Octave up/down buttons
- Play/stop/record/loop buttons
- Track navigation buttons
- Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
- Stop/solo/mute button
- Scene launch button
- Device select/device lock buttons
- USB B socket
- Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
- Kensington security slot
- Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live 10 Lite included.
- Full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
- Launchkey also works as a standard MIDI controller.
- USB bus powered
- Power supply not included