Novation Launchkey 25 MK2
Essential keyboard controller with everything you need to make music, collaborate and jam in Ableton Live.
Launchkey is our easy-to-use MIDI keyboard controller. It’s pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live – because we designed it specifically for the purpose.
You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately spring into life, giving you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer.
Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it’ll automatically map to other major music software too!
Everything You Need
All Launchkey controllers come with Loopmasters sounds, Bass Station and V-Station synths from Novation, and your choice of one of Addictive Keys’ pro-grade virtual keyboard instruments.
Free lessons from Melodics help you hone your pad drumming and keyboard skills to make you a better player.
In addition to Ableton Live Lite 9, this bundle of software gives you loads of inspiration for making new music and jamming out live with your gear.
Take Control of Ableton Live
The less time you spend messing with your mouse, the more time you have for making music.
If you want immediate hands-on control of your session grid, instruments and effects, you should use a MIDI keyboard controller that integrates immediately and automatically with Ableton Live. Like this one! That’s what it’s designed for.
Although designed with Ableton Live in mind, Launchkey also works with any HUI-compatible DAW.
The premium quality synth-action keyboard and RGB backlit pads make playing virtual synths, samplers and drum machines a dream, while the rock-solid sliders, knobs and buttons enable tactile mixer control, automatically configured via InControl.
Easily Make Beats and Trigger Loops
Sixteen RGB pads provide clip colour-matched feedback to enhance your workflow, letting you create and launch clips, trigger samples, control FX and loads more; all whilst playing your keys.
They’re also velocity-sensitive, so you can really put some feeling into your beats.
Tweak and Mix Your Tracks
Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. The eight rotary knobs are rock solid, designed to give you confidence when tweaking your instruments and effects.
The 49 and 61 note versions give you hands-on control of your mixer too, with nine dedicated faders. However many controls you opt for, they will all integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything.
Control All Major Music Software
Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. Although we designed Launchkey for Ableton Live, its pads, buttons, faders and knobs take control of all other major music software too using InControl.
Launchkey is fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works straight away without power supplies or drivers on Mac or PC. It also comes with everything you need to start making electronic music.
- Play with Feeling - 25 synth-style, velocity-sensitive keys for easily creating performances with feeling.
- Designed for Ableton Live - Integrate immediately Ableton Live to quickly and easily produce and perform music.
- Make Beats in Glorious RGB Colour - 16 RGB velocity-sensitive pads for both colour-matched feedback when launching clips and creating expressive drum beats.
- Control All Major Software - Get automatic hands-on control of other music software using InControl.
- Plug In and Play - USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers on Mac or PC.
- 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.