NOVATION Launchkey 49 MK2 Controller

The MK2 version of Novation’s essential 49-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.

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    Novation Launchkey 49 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 colour RGB LEDs mean they'll match the colour of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.

    Main features of the Novation Launchkey 49 MK2 include:

    • 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
    • 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 49-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 49 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 bus-powered via USB.

      Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, Access to the Sound Collective. Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 4GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters, and finally free melodics lessons.

      Two year warranty
      Wherever you happen to be in the world, you can rely on a two-year warranty if any Novation hardware needs repairing or replacing due to a manufacturing fault. Novation will send you replacement gear in the UK and the US, and they’ll cover the shipping costs both ways. In the UK, they'll send you a replacement before you return your hardware to them.

      Included Software

    • Access to the Sound Collective
    • 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

    Product Hardware Specifications

    • 25, 49 or 61 note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard
    • 16 full-colour 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-colour RGB backlit round buttons
    • USB socket
    • DC power socket
    • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
    • Kensington security slot

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

    See Your Session 
    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 using eight rock solid knobs.

    Create Expressive Performances
    The 49-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 without needing a power cable.

    Control All Major Music Software
    Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.

    Plug In and Play
    Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, 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 1GB of Loopmasters samples.

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