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Winner — Best Performance Controller, SOS Awards 2023
Say more with your music
The premium 88-note MIDI keyboard for expressive music creation
No computer needed
Launchkey 88 overview
“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.””
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 - Add great sounding piano to your tracks with the Studio Grand, based on the iconic Steinway® Model D. Plug in and play; you’ll be instantly transported to a professional recording studio set up to capture this beautiful piano.
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.
Specifications in detail
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
MIDI DIN output
2 x 16 character screen
- Height87mm (72mm excluding pots)
Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live Lite included.
Full integration with Logic, Reason and Cubase, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Reaper and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Launchkey also works as a standard MIDI controller.
USB bus powered
Power supply not included