The Novation Launchpad Mini is the coolest little toy ever. with 64 pads, super bright lights, and 16 buttons on the edge, including User 1 and User 2 mode, its functionality is super high, I couldn't have gotten a better midi controller for this for the budget I have.
I had to sell my Launchpad since it was just too big for my hands. Luckily the mini is just the right size for me. It's slightly brighter than its big brother too. Good product.
The reason why I got this one instead of the S version is because of how small it was. This also works through an Android OTG cable, and it has really low latency.
It integrates with FL Studio better than I could ever dream of, so it's great.
I like this for what it is. It gets the job done, and opens up a world of new possibilities. However button presses occasionally dont register, or they double register. You get what you pay for though and this is one of the cheapest options, so having considered that - 8/10.
This piece of gear is really really useful. I use it to trigger clips and FXs, it's really practical ! however, the pads are a bit floppy and small, which I get along with. Also, there are only 3 colors, too bad, but of course it's not really a problem.
I received the launchpad mini as a gift for Christmas (2015) and after extensive testing and using the launchpad mini, I'm deciding to give an informative review. The Launchpad Mini is slightly smaller than it's big brother and it surprisingly light and portable. It's also low profile, meaning it wont get caught up when you pull it out of a backpack, bag etc. It has full functionality with most D.A.W's (Digital Audio Workstation) such as FL Studio or Ableton. The Launchpad Mini, like it's big brother, the Launchpad, Comes with 64 trigger pads and 16 buttons which all light up very brightly and powerfully. The Mini also comes with a USB connector cable, a copy of Ableton Live Lite and Sticker labels. Overall the Launchpad Mini for $99 USD, Is the ideal choice if you are going to be travelling a lot or if you are working at a small space like I am.
I did't really like the first original launchpad. Wasn't ideal for playing drums on (neither is the mini) but it's perfect when you're composing and have a lot of clips to deal with. Having your clips spread out across a grid gives you endless ways of improvising and rearranging whether it be your own personal recordings or controlling samples from other music.