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Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 Controller

MK3 61-note controller keyboard with exciting new features and improvements making it the deepest 61-key Ableton Live keyboard out there.

Key Features:

  • Designed for Ableton
  • 61 velocity-sensitive keys
  • 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
  • Eight rotary encoders
  • Nine 45mm faders
  • Scale mode
  • Three chord modes
  • Powerful arpeggiator
  • Transport and mixer control

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    The Novation Launchkey MK3 series is the latest offering from Novation offering the deepest Ableton Live integration in it's category. 

    Launchkey 61 MK3 boasts a number of excellent new features and improvements making it the ultimate MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. With its various musical creation features, all of which can be used standalone, Launchkey removes barriers to creativity, and let's you make music with ease.

    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 behaviour of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad colour and much more.

    Launchkey 61 MK3 is equipped with a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices — new and old. Coupled with its immense standalone potential, Launchkey is now the centrepiece to your live or studio rig — computer or not.

    The Launchkey platform has always been about flexibility, and the MK3 revision carries this mantra at its core. Larger, improved velocity-sensitive pads provide greater control over dynamics, and eight fixed rotary knobs bring your software to life at your fingertips. The integration with Ableton Live is truly seamless, with a dedicated button for activating the Capture MIDI function, plus track arm, quantise, click and loop controls, for flying around your Session faster than ever.

    Not an Ableton Live user? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.

    Whether starting out or locked in a groove, Launchkey is the controller keyboard to take you further on your musical journey. With a collection of software instruments, including Ableton Live 11 Lite, Serato Sample LE, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle and the Novation Sound Collective, Launchkey 61 equips you with an amazing bundle of sounds.

    Main features of the Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 include:

  • Designed for Ableton: Live The most comprehensive Ableton Live integration for a controller in this category, with immediate access to all the controls a user needs
  • Scale mode: Transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected, so you never hit a wrong note
  • Three chord modes: Use Fixed, User or Scale to trigger chords with one finger, so you can get creative, fast
  • Powerful arpeggiator: Comprehensive pattern control with rhythm settings and Arp Mutate get melodies moving
  • Custom modes: Four Custom Modes enable unique control setups to be created for any performance or studio rig
  • Five-pin MIDI output: Control anything MIDI with the full-size MIDI output
  • Velocity-sensitive keyboard and pads: Create and play with feeling, with more expressive and dynamic keys and pads
  • Colour-matched LEDs: RGB backlit pads colour match to clips and instrument racks
  • Sound-shaping functions: Eight rotary encoders and nine 45mm faders allow for fine tweaking of instruments and effects
  • Transport and mixer control: Direct control of playback, recording, pans, mutes and sends
  • Included Software

    • Ableton Live Lite – Quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software
    • Serato Sample LE – Slice, rearrange and manipulate samples in real time using Serato's legendary Pitch 'n' Time timestretching/pitchshifting algorithm
    • Spitfire Audio LABS-Expressive Strings – Made exclusively for Launchkey MK3 owners, Spitfire Audio have taken their world-class strings samples and created an instantly playable, highly reactive instrument, designed to spark your creativity
    • XLN 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
    • Sound Collective – Bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months

    61 velocity sensitive keys
    16x2 char screen
    16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
    Pitch bend and modulation wheels
    8 knobs
    9 faders
    5 pin MIDI out socket
    Arm/select buttons
    Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
    Octave up/down buttons
    Play/stop/record/loop button
    Track navigation buttons
    Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
    Stop/solo/mute buttons
    Scene launch button
    Device select/device lock buttons
    USB B socket
    Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
    Kensington security slot
    Power Requirements 

    • USB bus powered
    • Power supply not included

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