Novation Launchkey 49
Novation Launchkey 49

Launchkey 49, 49-Key MIDI Keyboard from Novation in the Launchkey series.

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Di0b 10/10/2013

Novation Launchkey 49 : Di0b's user review

«  Good keyboard for Ableton Live »

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The fact Launchkey set new USB controller and it does not carry a Midi output. It is on the back usb output and an input for a sustain pedal.

Bb: No MIDI out.


The feel is a little light, the knobs are pretty good quality, but the pads are a little soft.

Adept live configs and Akai apc40, I think the ergonomics of the keyboard is well thought out. Thanks to INCONTROL keys there is a possibility to switch the automatic settings Live and switch to standard twelve o'clock assignments.

Example: Trigger clip with pads -> in switch / control -> pads déclanchent the samples.


What I like most is its ease of use with Live and the power of the config.
This is a good all in one with a limited expressiveness! The size is reduced and the configuration options are important, I can not see how to do better for the price.