This is a great MIDI controller for Ableton Live. Everything is mapped out and it's very easy to use. The pads are responsive, but a bit small and the knobs work quite well. My only complaint is that it feels cheaply made. It's all plastic. Other than that I recommend it.
I use this with Ableton Live and so far this piece of kit has yet to disappoint. Great form factor and you can slot this into any backpack with much ease.
I definitely should have gotten more than 25 key midi controller for when I am slamming big chords and just fucking laying down the funk if you know what I'm saying. But for what it is it's ok, maybe overpriced or maybe I just don't know how to use it right but fuck it. I will probably buy real outboard synth because a) I want to nerd out with real hardware and b) I fucking love nerding out on hardware.
This is a wonderful device for putting together musical pieces. I use it with my iPad through a USB converter for the Novation apps. It works okay with FL Studio. I wish it had more functionality as with Ableton. I've messed around with Ableton, but it is the light version. Overall, it is a great little product that travels well and provides music creation as well as performance options.
The Launchkey Mini is excellent for beginners, it's incredibly easy to use and for its price you really can't get anything better. You can use for just music production or writing a melody, or the other way around; you can use just the launchpad half when making mashups. Or you can use both for both!
Really cool MIDI Keyboard, the size of it makes it easy to carry around and use on the go. Additional features such as the touch buttons and extra knobs that the product gives you are really useful for production and I'm sure they will be useful for live sets as well.
"0 pros use this" lol Pretty good budget keyboard, definitely better than the computer keyboard! Haven't tried iPad integration but it's good to know it's an option, and I did try the app, which is pretty good
Well, I got launchkey as a birthday gift and using it more than a 2 years. That's pretty nice instrument for creating little melodies and mixing them with 16 pads. Pads also could be used to create an awesome animation/lightshow
(I'm reviewing the MK2) This keyboard feels really nice. The keys may be small, but I quickly got used to them. A big downside is that, because of the InControl function, you need to have it off to tweak any knobs. That's kind of annoying, when you're doing a live performance with the InControl, but you have to control something. Other than that, I find it really easy to play on, the functional buttons are all hard rubber. The pads (that are also made out of hard rubber) look like actual buttons, but they are certainly not. You're not really pressing them, you're just putting pressure on them. The knobs are soft, but they're really high quality. Totally worth its price.
I love this! It works really well and it's amazing for a producer on a budget. The only problem I have is I never use the INCONTROL feature, but it automatically turns on when I open FL Studio. I'm not sure if I can fix this but other than that and the lack on a mod/pitch wheel (Which makes sense since it's a budget controller) It works perfectly!
The interface is made for specific software and doesn't map perfectly to other DAWs unless you do it manually. The pads and keys are small, though it is a 'mini'. The build quality honestly isn't great. I've had it for a couple of years and a key's broken already, without any hard usage. The Akai series seem more stable (though I've never owned a mini Akai, only full-sized).