Novation Launchkey 61 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller

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MSRP: $319.99


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

  • 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
  • 16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 knobs
  • 9 sliders 
  • 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
  • 3 InControl buttons 
  • 2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons
  • USB socket
  • DC power socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
  • Kensington security slot 
This latest generation of Launchkey is our most focused MIDI keyboard controller for Ableton Live. It’s the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music – because we designed it specifically for the purpose. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately give you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer. Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it will map to other major music software too using InControl.

Designed for Ableton Live:
All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.

See your session in full colour:
RGB pads match the colour 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 to perfection using eight rock solid knobs

Take it anywhere:
Compact and tough enough to chuck in your bag without needing a power cable

Control all major music software:

Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs

Plug in and play:
USB bus-powered and totally class compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers

Make music immediately:
Includes Ableton Live Lite, one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 4GB of Loopmasters samples.

Enjoy two years of warranty:
Rely on our two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault

Practice rhythm:
Use Melodics to improve your keyboard skills and hone your pad drumming skills for free.

Included Software
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser 
  • Free Melodics lessons
What’s In The Box
  • Novation Launchkey 61 Mk2
  • USB cable
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Safety information sheet 
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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-431-2609 Warranty:  As of 12/14/2017: 2 Year

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Software Included
  • Ableton Live Lite 9 — Powerful composition and live performance software
  • Novation Bass Station software synth — virtual version of Novation’s classic bass synth.
  • Novation V-Station software synth — powerful virtual polysynth with tons of great presets.
  • Addictive Keys — choose one model from the pro-grade XLN Audio lineup.
  • Loopmasters Loops and Samples — 4GB of content spanning multiple genres.
  • Free keyboard lessons from Melodics.
Software Compatibility
  • 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 on Mac or PC.
  • Camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (sold separately). Power supply must also be used (sold separately).
  • Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA 
  • Power supply sold separately
Product Dimensions
  • • Launchkey 61: 3.54” x 36.61” x 10.63” (H X W X D), 8.38 lbs

Customer Reviews

Review: Justin Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



I love this thing
Product Rating

Product Review

Great controller awesome delivery. Works from the jump with logic. No need to install drivers. thanks AMS

Review: Shae Submitted: 11/5/2018

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.



Great Functionality, BUT keybed has been compromised!!!

Product Review

Novation did a excellent job with the programming & functionality of this controller. Very easy to set up and install and play straight out of the box on MacBook with Ableton Live & Garageband. HOWEVER, the keybed on this thing is horrible. Feels like a cheap toy. I would recommend this for beginners maybe, but definitely NOT recommended for professional keyboardist and enthusiasts. I understand that some musicians are on a budget (like me) and want to save money by going with the lesser boards, but saving up and going for the more professional boards is well worth the wait! You certainly get what you pay for! Returning the Novation and doing what I should've done from the start... Going with the KING AKAI - MPK261!!! Being generous and giving the Novation 3 stars only because it does operate very well!

Review: Matt Submitted: 3/21/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.



Great for studio and abelton users!

Product Review

So I've been with abelton since version one and own a few hardware synths, neve pres ect. I just wanted a new midi keyboard that worked great with abelton and didn't break bank and had perks. Good is that this keyboard covers all those basis. The actual pads are nice for launching clips and doing "basic" drum patterns. The pads are not mpc style so don't think it's going to take over a more professional drum pad. the rgb shines for quick maneuvering with clips and speeding up workflow. I barely have to touch my mouse and can really just freestyle with clips to build my songs and play with variations.The knobs are sturdy, Integrates well with ms20 mini. Now the keys themselves are decent and average. This is for vst synth players and not weighted. They are springy, decent build quality, but for gigging I could see after 3 years or so wearing out. So rough live weekly gigging no, in the studio at its price def best bang for buck in its league and price range. Definitely recommend!

Review: Trenton K. Submitted: 8/17/2016

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.



Effectively priced, but leaves much to be desired

Product Review

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 $$$$$

Review: Bryan Submitted: 1/8/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



Love it

Product Review

Love it! it's everything i expected and more, plus quick delivery!

Review: Jonathan Watson Submitted: 7/8/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



Great Product At A Great Price

Product Review

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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