Launchkey 49 Mk2 is Novation’s easy-to-use 49 key MIDI keyboard controller. It’s pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live – because they designed it specifically for the purpose.
You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately spring into life, giving you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer. Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it’ll automatically map to other major music software too.
The heart of any MIDI keyboard controller is the keyboard itself. The Launchkey Mk2 synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances.
The less time you spend messing with your mouse, the more time you have for making music. If you want immediate hands-on control of your session grid, instruments and effects, you should use a MIDI keyboard controller that integrates immediately and automatically with Ableton Live. Like this one! That’s what it’s designed for.
Sixteen RGB pads provide clip colour-matched feedback to enhance your workflow, letting you create and launch clips, trigger samples, control FX and loads more; all whilst playing your keys. They’re also velocity-sensitive, so you can really put some feeling into your beats.
Launchkey Mk2 is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. The eight rotary knobs are rock solid, designed to give you confidence when tweaking your instruments and effects.
The 49-note version gives you hands-on control of your mixer too, with nine dedicated faders.
Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. Although we designed Launchkey Mk2 for Ableton Live, its pads, buttons, faders and knobs take control of all other major music software too using InControl.
Launchkey Mk2 is fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works straight away without power supplies or drivers on Mac or PC.
49 synth-style, velocity sensitive keys for easily creating performances with feeling
9 Faders and 8 knobs for easy control over mixer, instruments and effects
Designed for Ableton Live
16 RGB pads
Control all major DAW software
Includes software and samples