Novation Launchkey Mini 25 Key USB MIDI Controller
Launchkey Mini (MK2) is Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes in Ableton Live without cluttering up your desk.
Launchkey Mini has been designed to make it easy and fun to produce electronic music. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in and are arranged to make the most sense in Ableton Live. 16 velocity-sensitive pads let you launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing, and recorded and are laid out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really enjoyable to play.
Launchkey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can take it anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB. You can also connect it to your iPad via a Camera Connection Kit to control all sorts of iOS music apps, like Novation's free Launchkey App.
Launchkey Mini also integrates immediately with FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 4GB of samples from LoopmastersFeatures:
- Designed for Ableton Live - All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately.
- Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats - Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multi-colored pads.
- Shape Your Sound - Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs.
- Easily Produce and Perform - 25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.
- Take it Anywhere - Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag. No power cable needed.
- Control All Major Music Software - Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio.
- Plug In and Play - USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.
- Make Music Immediately - Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 4GB of Loopmasters samples.
Ableton - Live 9 - Upgrade from Live Lite LE
Move up to Live 9 Standard. Inspire your creativity with more features, sounds and possibilities. Live 9 Standard includes:
- Unlimited tracks and scenes - Expand the canvas for your creativity with unlimited audio and MIDI tracks and unlimited scenes - as many as your computer’s CPU can handle.
- Audio to MIDI - Live 9’s Harmony, Melody, and Drums-to-Midi tools can extract natural-feeling MIDI directly from your favorite music.
- The latest effects - Get the sound you want with professional grade effects such as the Glue Compressor, Dynamic Tube, EQ Eight, Vocoder, and many more.
- More sounds - Live 9 Standard comes with 11 GB of production-ready sounds - providing everything from pianos to vintage drum machines, sampled loops and more.
- More inputs and outputs - Live 9 Standard allows for up to 128 audio input and output channels as well as 12 send and return tracks. Record the whole orchestra and go wild with effects.
- External Instruments and Effects - Use everything you’ve got in your studio and control it from within Live. Easily integrate hardware synthesizers and effects into your projects.