Here’s what Novation say:
Launchpad Pro is made to produce. As Novation’s most powerful grid controller for making music in Ableton Live and with hardware, it gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks. Launchpad Pro has Novation’s deepest Ableton Live integration yet. Launch clips and scenes, access mixer, device and transport controls, and quantise, duplicate and double, all without touching your mouse. One-click access to Ableton Live's Capture MIDI function makes sure you never miss an idea.
Keep your tracks evolving with the four-track, eight-note polyphonic, 32-step standalone sequencer. Sequence virtual instruments and instantly print patterns to Clips in Ableton Live. Or hook up your favourite hardware to play patterns via MIDI — Launchpad Pro integrates seamlessly. Micro Steps take grooves off-grid. Probability, Mutation, Sync Rate and Play Order let you transform your patterns on the fly. Patterns can be chained together and assigned to Scenes to build complete songs.
Launchpad Pro is the most playable Launchpad yet. Its velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads are bigger and more responsive than ever — perfect for playing grooves and launching clips. Scale mode locks pads to a musical key so you never hit a wrong note. Chord mode is an inspirational tool for building harmonies.
Custom Modes transform Launchpad Pro into a hands-on control surface for any MIDI-compatible software or hardware, so you can design the perfect controller for your live setup, and perform with all your gear, however you want. Simply drag and drop widgets in Novation Components to configure the layout, then store configurations as one of eight Custom Modes. Disconnect the computer (if you want to), then switch between Modes for expressive and creative control of anything MIDI.
Launchpad Pro is your music-making creativity hub, with or without a computer. Hook Launchpad Pro into an all-hardware rig using MIDI In, Out and Out 2/Thru ports on 3.5mm connectors. Last, but by no means least, is the Easy Start Tool that tailors the configuration process to your setup so you can start producing music as quickly as possible.
Our Deepest Ableton Live Integration
Launch clips and scenes, access mixer, device and transport controls, and quantise, duplicate and double, all without touching your mouse.
64 Super-sensitive RGB Pads
Large RGB velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads give you a perfect reflection of your Ableton Live session, making it easier than ever to see your clips and play your instruments dynamically and expressively.
Powerful Four-track, 32-step Sequencer
Create full tracks with Launchpad Pro's built-in sequencer, featuring eight-note polyphony, pattern chaining and scenes to create and trigger longer sequences, and probability and mutation controls to keep your tracks evolving.
Easily explore, build and play complex chords straight from the grid; quickly find new harmonies.
Dynamic Note & Scale Modes
Effortlessly play perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads. Launchpad Pro even knows when you’re drumming and shows your drum rack on the grid.
MIDI In, Out & Out 2/Thru
Control anything MIDI in your studio directly from Launchpad Pro.
Never lose ideas and happy accidents with on-device access to Ableton Live's Capture MIDI function.
Eight Custom Modes
Use Novation Components to customise mappings and control anything MIDI easily from Launchpad Pro.
Grab And Go
Sleek, lightweight and tough, and USB-C bus-powered.
Get Started Easily
Use our Easy Start Tool to get all the software you want, and step-by-step video guides to get you set up with Live and making music in minutes.
Record into micro steps for off-grid beats with more feel.
Perform Velocity, Mutation and Probability Controls
Add even more expression to patterns and sequences.
Reflects the layout used in legacy Launchpad software and projects, which is especially useful for recalling lightshow layouts.
Adjust the sensitivity of the pads to the playing style.
Logic Pro 10.6 Update
Live Loops & Launchpad Pro [MK3]For the first time in Logic Pro 10.6, Launchpad Pro [MK3] is compatible with Live Loops. As part of the Live Loops and Launchpad Pro [MK3] experience, you can trigger cells from the grid, navigate projects easily, and get hands-on with producing and performing in Logic Pro. Express yourself in Note and Chord modes and record directly to cells, then mute, solo, record arm and stop tracks. Dedicated controls let you clear and duplicate cells, and quantise the notes recorded into a cell —all with a few button pushes.
What’s more, using the powerful features of Launchpad Pro [MK3], you can lose yourself in your creative flow without having to reach for the mouse. Custom modes let you map the grid to controls of your choice, and create your own personalised performance setups, including drum pads and
Custom Modes are designed using Novation Components, the free configuration tool that can be accessed via Google Chrome or as a standalone app.
- Ableton Live Lite - quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.
- Two months Splice Sounds membership - offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
- AAS Session Bundle - Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks.
- XLN Addictive Keys - Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.
- Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette - High quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.
- Softube Time and Tone bundle - made up of four of Softube's world class plug-ins: reverb, delay, an easy to use mastering tool and distortion.
- Sound Collective – bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months.
- Product Hardware Specifications
- 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
- 42 backlit tactile feedback buttons
- 106 RGB LEDs
- USB-C socket
- Kensington MiniSaver slot
- Ableton Live 10 Lite is included*
- USB power supply included for standalone operation
- Three year warranty
*If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 10 or greater to work with Launchpad Pro. We recommend that you update to the latest version, as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include Launchpad Pro integration with Live. Launchpad Pro will also work as a standard MIDI controller.