Same seamless control as before, but now in full color.
Novation' Launchpad has become the global selection for controlling Ableton Live. If you'e a Live user, you will soon understand why Launchpad and Live are such a compatible match. Launchpad...
Same seamless control as before, but now in full color.
Novation' Launchpad has become the global selection for controlling Ableton Live. If you'e a Live user, you will soon understand why Launchpad and Live are such a compatible match. Launchpad integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup. The pads are lit by RGB LEDs, which match the color of your clips in your session view, so you can see at a glance what' playing. Use them to launch clips, play drums, start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends - and anything else you can imagine with Max for Live.
Launchpad is totally portable: lightweight, easy to pack and carry around, and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, so there's no need for power sockets. You can also link it up with more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, by combining Launch Control, Launch Control XL, or Launchkey.
Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of pro-quality Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesizer, Launchpad comes with everything you need to start making great music. It also supports Novation Launchpad App, so you can use its RGB pads with your iPad too*.
*Powered USB hub and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included).
Control Ableton Live
Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start making music.
Focus On Your Music
All 64 RGB pads light up to match the color of your clips in Live and you can see at a glance what' loaded, playing, and recording.
Create Eye-Catching Performances
Bright, colorful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power - when you're on stage or creating an exciting Launchpad light show video for YouTube.
Play Drum Racks
Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Lives drum rack. Mix From Your GridStart and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends “ all from your grid. Stay in constant control.
Build Your Own Creations
Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine. Combine more Launchpads or other Launch products to build a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL, or Launchkey.
Throw It in Your Bag
Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus-powered on Mac or PC so you™ll never need to carry a power supply.
Make Music Straight Away
Comes with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station and Bass Station VST and AU plug-ins and support for Novation Launchpad App.
This launchpad is amazing! I use it to make covers of songs but it can be used like any other midi controllers. During my live shows, I use it to control the light show on the LED wall that is behind me via the software resolume arena. It is an amazing performace tool for audio AND video.
This product is great from many points of view and I recommend it to every beginner or even pro music producer as you will not be dissapointed by it
The Launchpad has arguably been the most important hardware tool for EDM, making mashups a breeze, adding variety to live shows, and launching the careers of artists like Madeon, Mashd n' Kutcher, and Shawn Wasabi. It's sorta weird not having one.
This device has proven to be a brilliant performance tool and pretty good in the studio. I'd say that you have to get pretty creative to use this to create a full song. You assign an instrument to each of the user modes, and use session to trigger clips and mixer to, obviously, mix. However, unlike the LaunchPad Pro, it doesn't have a visible scale function, and that takes away from writing more melodic parts. But it is a brilliant drum tool at the very least. And it's heaps of fun to play songs with lights, using custom lights plugins.
I think this is my most used MIDI Controller for over a year!! It has been very usefull in creating beats, and lightshows for my youtube channel!!
Once you learn how to use this tool, it's such a cool and interesting concept. It's really good for small performances. Easy to use, affordable, and looks great when used to it's best ability.
I used to use this thing all the time along side with my Launchpad Mini as some of my very first midi controllers. I used it a lot with Live and I still have yet to learn how to set up the cool light show feature when paired with a certain program. The cord that came with it became buggy and unreliable after a few months of use and will randomly disconnect from my computer while playing though which is why this gets four stars and not five. I still have yet to replace the cord.
Definitely nothing beats the Ableton Push in terms of the famous grid instrument layout, although that being said I recently bought this because the Push was quite a hassle to chuck in my backpack with me during travels. This definitely does it's job right, and a big plus to the pads in this that are actually press-able.
I am one of the few that actually bought this launchpad, NOT to play it as an instrument, but to use it as a DAW controller for live looping and performance. I did not want to overpay for a PRO, since they added velocity sensitive pads and I already own something with velocity pads. I actually doubted to buy it, because it is so hyped by teenagers who just use it to play chopped up tracks with lightshows. But seeing the possibilities to use it in a live looping setup, I made my mind. And I don't regret it. What a great device! The pads feels silky smooth, and the lights are actually very cool. I love how they use the lights to find your way through your DAW setup.
I wish there is an after market or branded Launchpad bracket, so that I can place it above my midi keyboard stand. I only see DIY brackets on the internet... I will create one soon, but I honestly would pay for a Novation bracket / stand if they had one. And I am guessing, I am not the only one.
I picked this up to use with Bitwig, found a script that makes use of several functions, like key ranges. I haven't gone deep with this, sometimes wonder if I should have picked up a pro, but been enjoying this. Plus registering Novation and Focusrite gear has gotten me a lot of free plug-ins and discount coupons through the Plug-in Collective.
I use two of these in my live shows and one in the studio to produce. I gotta say I can see why Madeon does this and honestly i couldn't imagine how I'd run my shows without it. it is quite the multitasker and they are still SUPER relevant. However I bought both of mine used not having a lot of money at the time but they have held up amazing and I painted both of them white.