Taking it to the next level, the Launchkey Mini MK3 brings everything we’ve come to know and love about the uber-popular controller and adds some smart features! Launchkey Mini is Novation's most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. Make tracks anywhere with Launchkey Mini’s deep, intuitive Ableton control, arpeggiator, fixed chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box.
Firmware Update v1.1 Key Features
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 USB Controller Features
Strum mode for Launchkey Mini [MK3] and Launchkey [MK3]
The firmware v1.1 update introduces the new Strum Mode feature to Launchkey Mini [MK3] and Launchkey [MK3]. Strum Mode was created as an inspirational new feature to help ignite that creative spark and add an extra dimension to melody making. Easy to use, users can hold down notes and trigger strum mode by using the mod strip on the Launchkey Mini [MK3], or by using the mod wheel on the Launchkey [MK3]. For total sonic variation, Strum Mode can also be used alongside other arpeggiator modes on Launchkey devices.
Launchkey Mini [MK3] ONLY Updates
As well as the addition of Strum Mode, Launchkey Mini [MK3] will receive some extra updates with v1.1. These new updates incorporate some important and functional features that have been requested by the Novation community.
Adjustable pad brightness
Pad brightness can be adjusted for better visibility and comfortable ease of use in all light settings.
Toggle pad velocity
Pad velocity can now be switched on or off depending on user preference– especially helpful for finger drummers who prefer to have a fixed velocity.
Toggle MIDI clock output
Clock output from the MIDI port can now be toggled on or off. This increases flexibility for users when connecting Launchkey Mini to other MIDI devices.
Double-tap shift function for arp and fixed chord modes
A new double-tap shift function latches the shift button to enable one-handed control of shift-modified buttons — perfect for tweaking with one hand while playing with the other, or when simultaneously playing guitar or using a connected synth.
Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control - including device macro control, track select, record, capture MIDI, clip and scene launch, stop/mute/solo, volume, pans and sends.
Creative arpeggiator – easy to use but deeply controllable: change rhythm, beat, pattern, octave, gate and more.
Fixed chord mode – play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and it’ll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard.
MIDI Out – take Launchkey Mini anywhere, send arps and program changes to your hardware synths, or add keys to your groovebox directly over MIDI.
Hardware - Novation's finest mini keymech to date, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and sustain input
Comprehensive DAW Integration – Scripts for Ableton, Logic and Reason (Device Control for Ableton, Logic and Reason). All other DAWs through HUI i.e. Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One. Take control of Volume, Pan, Sends, Record, Play, Preset and Assign Custom Mapping.
Create new melodies, rhythms and sounds with Launchkey Mini’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Take ideas further with a customisable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard in Fixed Chord mode. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.
Transport, device and mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand mean you have everything you need to get started. Throw all this content into the included copy of Ableton Live Lite, or use Launchkey Mini’s integrations with Logic, Reason or any HUI compatible DAW.