Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2
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Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2

Controller Keyboard with RGB Pads
GBP£145.00inc. VATeach

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Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2 Controller Keyboard with RGB Pads

The new Novation LaunchKey 49 MK2 controller keyboard is optimised for use with Ableton Live. The Novation Launchkey 49 MK2 features 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads, dedicated control and navigation buttons, 8 knobs and software for both PC and MAC including Ableton Live Lite.

Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects and mixer.
Launch clips, control FX, play beats and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full colour RGB LEDs mean they'll match the colour of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.
Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer. The 49-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. 
All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Of course, if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major music software using InControl.
Launchkey 49 is tough enough to take and use 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.
Launchkey comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, plus a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

Novation Launchkey 49 MK2 Controller Keyboard with RGB Pads Features:

Designed for Ableton Live - All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.
See Your Session - Full colour RGB pads match the colour of your clips.
Create Expressive Beats - All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.
Shape Your Sound - Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs.
Create Expressive Performances - The 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play.
Perfect Your Mix - Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders.
Take It Anywhere - Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable.
Control All Major Music Software - Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
Plug In and Play - Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works without drivers or a power cable.

Included Software:  

  • Access to the Sound Collective
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
  • Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser 
  • Free Melodics lessons

Sound Collective

Novation gifts Sound Collective members FrozenPlain Obelisk and 30% off Wraith synth


From 11th June to 6th August 2020, members of Novation’s Sound Collective community can take their MIDI compositions to the next level by downloading FrozenPlain’s Obelisk auto-chord plug-in for free, and claiming a 30% discount on the pad/drone-specialising Wraith synth.


Obelisk is a powerful VST/AU plug-in that turns monophonic MIDI sequences into key/scale-constrained chord progressions, based on your specifications. Select the harmonic intervals you want to have automatically stacked above and/or below the incoming notes from an extensive menu – Minor 7th, Fourth, Tritone, Octave, etc – or load one of a variety of preset chords. Then set a key and scale from a similarly comprehensive roster – Major, Minor, Harmonic Minor, Blues, Arabic, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, etc – to constrain the chords to that tonal base. Your own custom chord shapes and scales can be saved and recalled, and for compositional flexibility, you can house up to four different setups in a single instance of Obelisk, enabling on-the-fly keyswitching between chords and scales as your track progresses.


An incredibly useful MIDI tool, Obelisk will not only prove invaluable in bringing depth and musicality to your tracks, but is sure to improve your understanding of harmony in the process.


Wraith, meanwhile, is a flexible synthesiser built for darkly cinematic sound design, with three independent layers each drawing on a library of 230 samples and featuring its own filtering, modulation, EQ and looping controls.


Sound Collective members can download Obelisk for free from their Novation account, and claim their 30% discount on Wraith, between 11th June and 6th August 2020.




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22 January, 2017
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Spot on

everything you need in a midi board and decent price

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25 November, 2016
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Simple and powerful equipment

Easy to set up on the computer. Well built.Buttons feel sturdy and we'll built. Delivered on time. I recommend this equipment and DJKit service.

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