Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller

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    Product Description

    The MK2 version of Novation’s essential 61-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.

    Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller Features

    • Designed for Ableton Live: All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.
    • See Your Session: Full color RGB pads match the color of your clips.
    • Create Expressive Beats: All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.
    • Shape Your Sound: Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs.
    • Create Expressive Performances: The 61-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.
    • Perfect Your Mix: Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders.
    • Take It Anywhere: Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag.
    • Control All Major Music Software: Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
    • Plug In and Play: Class compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, so it works without drivers or a power cable.
    • Make Music Immediately: Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments, and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples.
    • 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
    • 16 full-color RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
    • 8 knobs
    • 9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)
    • 6 dedicated transport controls
    • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
    • 2 octave / transpose buttons
    • 7 segment 3 character LED display
    • 2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons
    • 8 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)
    • 3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)
    • 2 full-color RGB backlit round buttons
    • USB socket, DC power socket, Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
    • Kensington security slot

    4GB of Loopmasters Samples
    Expanded to a whopping 4GB, the Loopmasters sample library includes professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9: Piano, Rhodes, and Hammond Organ.

    Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects, and mixer. Launch clips, control FX, play beats, and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full color RGB LEDs mean they'll match the color of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats. Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer.

    The 61-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Of course, if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major music software using InControl.

    Launchkey 61 is tough enough to take and use 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 USB bus-powered on Mac or PC. Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, our Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 4GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

    Product Specifications
    Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller Specifications
    • Software Compatibility: Ableton Live Lite 9 is included. If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
    • Power Requirements: Fully USB bus powered (Power supply not included)
    • Maximum power consumption: 9V DC 250mA >
    • Product Dimensions: (L x D x H) 940 x 270 x 90mm
    • OS Compatibility: Mac OSX 10.10, Mac OSX 10.9, Mac OSX 10.8, Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 8, Windows 7, iOS
    • System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, iOS 8, iOS 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included). Power supply required for use with iOS devices (not included)
    • What is in the box: Launchkey 61, Green USB cable, Getting Started guide, Live Lite registration card
    Trenton K.
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    Effectively priced, but leaves much to be desired
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    I bought this midi controller because I was looking for a decent one that included Ableton live lite, but wasn't associated with inMusic brands. On the outside, it looks like a fairly decent and capable midi controller, and the allure of "inControl," a feature that promises to automatically map the many faders, rotary encoders, transport controls and etc. to pre-production software and DVS, is something I've longed for since first learning about "HyperControl" on M-Audio's Axiom Pro line. That being said, my experience with this particular controller leaves much to be desired. Setup was complicated, and the DAW automap functions were tricky to make work, if at all. Not compatible with versions of Reason before 7, or Ableton before 9. The Impulse is probably better, but I guess you'll pay more. It also feels like a cheap casio. I wish I had done the impulse or the Nektar Panorama P6 instead, but $$$$$
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    Love it! it's everything i expected and more, plus quick delivery!
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    Jonathan Watson
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    Great Product At A Great Price
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I have been holding out for a while buying a full size 49 or 61 key keyboard. I tried approaching my music purely from Push but found it hard to get inspired when looking down at 64 pads. I'm an older analog producer and I felt at home looking down at keys rather than a bunch of pads. I have owned a few Novation products before and the quality to price point can't be beat. Full RGB is nice and I love Novations In Control feature. The keys feel a little "springy" but way better than my LK Mini. I'm definitely digging the new base and USB cable colors. Would have liked to see an AC adapter in the box so I can get those pads brighter for when creating during the day. I'm more than pleased with this purchase and will be purchasing the LK 25 MK2 for when I'm on the road. Almost forgot to mention the blistering fast and always friendly service of AMS, thanks!
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