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PAD Controller de la marque Novation appartenant à la série Launchpad

Novation has announced that Launchpad, the interactive controller for Ableton Live, is now shipping and available in stores and online.


Launchpad has been jointly designed by Novation and Ableton, to bring the features of Live to the musician. The 8×8 grid of backlit buttons is designed to address a multitude of functions, with the help of mode selectors that transport the user around the Live interface.

Here’s what they have to say: “Flip from launching clips to tweaking mixer settings in a stroke. Launch your song into a heavy build-up, then switch to a synth or a drum machine for an impromptu solo at the touch of a button. It’s all possible on Launchpad, and all without touching the mouse or keyboard.”

The device itself is bus-powered from a single USB connection, and has a ten-inch square desktop footprint. Rubber feet are designed to ensure Launchpad stays secure on the surface on which it’s placed, and an optional padded neoprene travel sleeve is available. It ships with a USB cable, plus a DVD ROM with Mac and PC installers for a special 'Launchpad Version’ of Ableton Live 8, as well as 1GB of sample content from Loopmasters and Mike The Drummer. It also comes Automap enabled.

Some key features:
  • Launch Clips and Scenes: Launchpad’s raison d’être: launch, pause and flip between clips at the touch of a button. Each clip has its own button, with a multi-colour, variable-brightness LED to display its status: an amber button tells the user that a clip is loaded, green means it’s playing, and red means it’s recording.
  • Dedicated Ableton Live Modes: Dedicated buttons provide shortcuts to the different areas of Ableton’s control window, including the Session View, the Mixer and the Instrument racks.
  • Session Overview: A feature that allows the user to jump around eight-channel sections of the Live session, allowing for easy navigation of larger configurations.
  • Max for Live control: Launchpad is the ideal controller for Max for Live, the extension of Ableton’s software that “puts the power of Cycling 74's Max/MSP inside Live”.
  • Launchpads work seamlessly in a team: Up to six Launchpads can work together on the same system. What’s more, a Launchpad will happily provide additional functionality alongside any other MIDI controller, such as one from Novation’s SL MkII series. Use a Zero SL MkII to control the mix, with a Launchpad to trigger clips.
  • Works with any DAW software: Although it’s designed for the ultimate control of Ableton Live, Launchpad can be used to control any music application, as a standard MIDI controller.

Pricing & Availability
Launchpad is on sale in stores worldwide since the 1st of November 2009. Expect to pay around £149.99 (inc. 15% VAT) / $199.99 (MAP) / €179.99 (inc. 19% VAT).
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