[NAMM] Novation releases the Launchkey Series
Novation announces three new Launchkey 25, 48 and 61-note keyboard controllers with 16 launch pads.
Launchkey features the Launchkey app (an iPad performance synth) as well as a new Launchpad app that provides drag-and-drop loop playback from the 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color pads and realtime effects including stutter and filter effects. It also ships with a suite of software for Mac and PC including Novation’s V-Station and Bass Station soft-synth plug-ins, a 1GB sample library from Loopmasters and Ableton Live Lite. Launchkey’s 16 launch pads will also trigger clips and scenes in Ableton Live.
Launchkey is a fully featured DAW control surface with over 50 hardware controls (33 on the 25-note version), including two Launchpad control buttons and eight rotary controls, transport controls, pitch and mod wheels, sustain pedal input, transpose buttons, and more. The 25-key Launchkey includes a single assignable fader while the 49- and 61-key versions feature nine, with a backlit mode button and eight mute/solo buttons. They also each have a 3-digit LED display.
In addition to the integrated instrument functionality, standard MIDI control is also provided, making it an ideal partner for a digital audio workstation, giving you instant control of track volumes, panning, sends and other settings with Novation’s InControl software integration system.
Launchkey 49 will be available worldwide at the end of February for $149.99 at dealers / 25 & 61 key models will be available in April at $199.99 and $249.99 respectively. More information on global.novationmusic.com.
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