Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 is an intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. The Launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities – with Launchkey 61 MK3, regardless of experience, you can create and play your music like never before. With its myriad musical creation features, all of which can be used standalone, Launchkey 61 MK3 removes barriers to creativity and expands the musical vocabulary of even the most talented keyboardists.
- Designed for Ableton Live: immediate access to all the controls you need
- Create and play with feeling: velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance
- Get creative with chords: 3 chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
- Never hit a wrong note: scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
- Capture MIDI: 1-touch access to Ableton Live's Capture MIDI feature means you'll never lose an idea
- Get melodies moving: powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places
- Control anything MIDI: 5-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device
- Easy-to-read screen: 16×2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you're controlling or selecting
- Make music immediately: free software including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating right away
- Shape your sound: tweak instruments and effects to perfection using 8 rotary encoders
- Make Launchkey your own: 4 custom modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig using free Novation Components software
Firmware v1.1 introduces Strum Mode, an easy-to-use inspirational tool to help ignite that creative spark and add an extra dimension to melody making. Users can hold down notes and trigger Strum Mode using the mod wheel on Launchkey 61 MK3. Strum Mode can also be used alongside other arpeggiator modes to really ramp up your musical imagination.
Eight scale modes guide you into new musical territory by transposing keys played to notes in the scale selected: simply choose your root note and your preferred scale, then play. Three chord modes transform the keys and pads into an interactive surface of musical exploration where every note played is tonally and harmonically linked. The arpeggiator lets you explore new melodies and find ideas quickly, while the mutate function reconstructs your patterns into exciting new forms.
Custom modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. Programmable using the Novation Components browser-based tool, custom modes let you design the behavior of your Launchkey with control assignments, MIDI routing, pad colors and much more.
Launchkey 61 MK3 is equipped with a full-size five-pin DIN MIDI output, enabling simple connection to a universe of MIDI devices both new and old. Coupled with its prodigious standalone functionality, Launchkey is now the centerpiece of your live or studio rig, with or without a computer.
Novation's Launchkey platform has always been about flexibility, something the MK3 revision adopts as its watchword. Large velocity-sensitive pads provide greater control over dynamics, while eight fixed rotary knobs bring software to life at your fingertips. Launchkey's integration with Ableton Live is truly seamless, with a dedicated button for activating the Capture MIDI function, plus track arm, quantize, click and loop controls for flying around your session faster than ever.
Not an Ableton Live user? No problem! Launchkey 61 MK3 also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality via HUI with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools.
- Ableton Live Lite: Quickly organize and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.
- Spitfire Audio Labs Expressive Strings: Made exclusively for Launchkey MK3 owners, Spitfire Audio has taken its world-class strings samples and created an instantly playable, highly reactive instrument designed to spark your creativity.
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.
- Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette: High-quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.
- AAS Session Bundle: Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks.
|MPN||Launchkey 61 MK3|
|Included From Manufacturer||USB-A to USB-B cable|
|Midi||Out and USB|
|Control Connections||1/4" sustain pedal input|
Pitch bend wheel
(16) RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
(9) 45mm faders
|Five-Pin MIDI Support||Yes|
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity|
|Number of MIDI Control Zones||1|
|Product Weight||7.5 lb|
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