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SKU: NOVLKE49MK3

    Product Description

    Novation have improved the Launchkey formula yet again with their latest iteration, the Mk3. For the Launchkey Mk3 Novation have improved the keybed, as well as the size and velocity-sensitivity of the pads. They’ve also added Chord and Scale modes, a built-in arpeggiator, MIDI output, and MIDI map customisation. They’ve also deepened the Launchkey’s Ableton Live integration and added dedicated Logic integration. The Mk3 is Novation’s most powerful controller yet, offering intuitive control for an expressive way to make music on the computer.

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    This 49-key version gives you the full Launchkey control and feature set in a smaller format than the 61-key version so you can save a bit of space in your setup without sacrificing functionality.

    Key Features

    • Deep integration with Ableton Live
    • Newly added Logic integration
    • Compatible with major DAWs - HUI integration
    • 49 Velocity-sensitive keys
    • 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB-backlit pads
    • 9 Faders 
    • Scale mode for mapping a scale to the keys
    • Chord mode for triggering full chords with a single key
    • Transport and mixer control
    • 5-pin MIDI output for controlling for controlling MIDI-compatible hardware
    • Create custom MIDI maps
    • Free software included
    • Three year warranty

    Intuitive Control

    With the Launchkey Mk3 making music on the computer is a more efficient, and more enjoyable experience. With full-size velocity-sensitive keys and 16 RGB-backlit velocity-sensitive pads, playing melodies, creating beats, and triggering samples is a responsive and unhindered experience. You also get 8 knobs for controlling parameters, pitch and modulation wheels, and an improved screen.

    New to the Launchkey Mk3 are the Scale and Chord modes. With the Scale mode, you can assign a scale to the keys to ensure that you never hit a wrong note. The chord mode allows you to trigger a full chord with only one key, perfect for making the most of your key-space when adding chords to a track. There’s also a built-in arpeggiator with rhythmic controls and 7 playback types opening up plenty of creative avenues. From the onboard controls to the built-in modes, the Launchkey Mk3 features a lot of creative power that’s easily accessible, breaking down the barriers to get your ideas out.

    Connectivity and Software Integration

    Getting started with the Launchkey Mk3 is really simple as it’s USB-powered and class compliant so you don’t need an external power supply and you don’t need to download any drivers. Novation have added a 5-pin MIDI output to the Mk3, so you can control external MIDI-compatible hardware (you’ll need an external power supply for hardware control).

    The Launchkey Mk3 is primarily designed as an Ableton Live controller and Novation worked closely with Ableton to ensure a deep level of integration. With the Launchkey Mk3 you can access all the controls you need in Ableton right from the controller for a seamless workflow. The Launchkey Mk3 also introduces dedicated Logic integration to give you even greater control than previous iterations of the Launchkey. If you’re not an Ableton or Logic user don’t worry, the Launchkey Mk3 is compatible with major DAWs and features HUI integration.

    Included Software

    To get you started making music the Launchkey Mk3 comes with a range of free software. The free software includes Ableton Live Lite, a slimmed-down version of Ableton’s powerful DAW and membership to Novation’s Sound Collective which gives you free software every couple of months. You also get plugins and virtual instruments from Serato, Spitfire Audio LABS, Klevgrand, XLN Audio, and AAS. In addition, you get a 2-month membership to Splice Sounds to enjoy their library of samples for free.

    • Ableton Live 10 Lite
    • Serato Sample LE
    • Spitfire Audio LABS – Expressive Strings (exclusive)
    • Splice Sounds 2 months membership
    • KlevgrandR0Verb and DAW Cassette
    • XLN Audio AddicitiveKeys
    • AAS Session Bundle
    • Novation Sound Collective membership

    Firmware Update V1.1

    Firmware update V1.1 adds a range of features, many requested by the community, to improve functionality and help you be more creative. A big new feature is the addition of Strum Mode, a great inspirational tool to help you explore new ideas and add a new dimension to your sound. Just hold down the notes and trigger strum mode via the mod wheel; strum mode can also be used alongside other arpeggiators on the Launchkey for even more possibilities.

    Other features include an adjustable pad brightness, toggled pad velocity and toggled MIDI clock output. There's also a new double-tap shift function for arp and fixed chord modes that latches the shift button which enables one-handed control of shift-modified buttons.

    Specifications
    Key Action
    Synth
    Trade Doubler Group ID
    13360
    Number of Keys
    49
    Brand
    Novation
    Key Size
    Full Size
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    Customer Reviews

    4.8

    4 reviews

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    steven kendrick8th Mar 2022

    Perfect match with Ableton.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

    Mr Jack Warburton25th Feb 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer16th Oct 2020

    The launchkey seems to count amongst the standard kit for controlling Ableton, and as a new user still getting used to this hardware I'm not going to comment on its functionality. I like the fact there is a range of models in the launchkey series, I chose the 49 for its compactness and because I wanted the extra faders and buttons to minimise use of the mouse. The main thing Novation might do better is to make the labels of the rotary knobs easier to read - perhaps by putting the labels below the knobs instead of above where they are prone to being obscured by the knobs themselves – and to have a more generous-sized LED display.

    Value 4Looks 4

    Trusted Customer30th Aug 2020

    Fantastic Ableton comparability. Little bit of a learning curve if you are new the DAW also, but once you get it, really intuitive.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 3Sound 5

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