he Novation Launchkey MK2 25-Key Controller is a USB MIDI controller that features premapped control for many popular DAWs. It also has 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more. The Launchkey is USB bus powered and is compatible with Macs, PCs, and iPads.
In addition to the RGB launch pads, it has eight knobs, a pitchwheel and modulation wheel, dedicated transport control, and one slider. It makes use of Novation's premapped templates that allow for automatic control of popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and others.
The package also includes a software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite, a 4GB Loopmasters sample library that includes royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9 (Piano, Rhodes, Hammond Organ), as well as software versions of Novation's classic analog synths, the Bass Station and the V-Station.
You can also download the free Launchkey and Launchpad apps for producing and performing with the Launchkey in tandem with your iPad.
Mac, Windows and iPad
In addition to Mac and Windows compatibility, Launchkey connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included)
Free XLN Addictive Keys Virtual Instrument
Available for existing and new customers, the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is "on the house" when you register your controller keyboard. One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument
- Modern Upright
- Studio Grand
- Electric Grand
- Mark One
4GB Loop Library from Loopmasters
A 4GB Loopmasters sample library is included with every Novation product and is packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops, and one-shots. The library offers a huge range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation and encompasses all contemporary genres, from blues, funk, and hip-hop to bass, techno, and all flavors of house. It's everything you need to start making music
- The Sound Collective is a platform that will provide a free third-party software instrument or creative effect to all of our registered Novation hardware users every two months
- Register your Novation hardware to access innovative software every couple of months courtesy of the Sound Collective
- Free and discounted synthesizers and effects available every two months, when you purchase and register any Novation product
Learn with Melodics
- Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics makes you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box