Novation Launchpad Pro MIDI Controller
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- Take hands-on control of your music with seamless Ableton Live integration.
- Use the grid to control any music software and external hardware.
- RGB pads match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view
- Create expressive drum performances using velocity-sensitive pads.
- Easily play notes, melodies and chords on a chromatic keyboard layout.
- Get slick immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance.
- Get creative by controlling effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance.
- Download and control a growing library of Max for Live devices.
- Compact, lightweight and bus-powered, tough enough to survive the roughest gigs.
Launchpad Pro is an instrument designed for live performance. The new RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view, so you can see at a glance which clips are playing.
In Note Mode, it automatically switches the layout for drum or instrument devices:
Drums: all your sounds spread across the whole grid, on velocity and pressure-sensitive pads which let you create expressive beats.
Instruments: the grid illuminates as a chromatic keyboard, so you can easily play notes, melodies and chords.
You can use the grid to play any of your music software and external hardware too - with Standalone Mode. It doesn't matter which software you are using: plug it straight into Logic Pro, for example, and play it like a keyboard; connect the MIDI ports to your Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid. The possibilities are endless.
Launchpad Pro is much more than an instrument: it also gives you slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There's no need to enter a separate mixer mode; simply press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then release the button to drop straight back into your performance.
Control your effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects. For super smooth effect transitions, the button grid also turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback - the harder you hit the pad, the faster the transition.
Launchpad Pro is just as sleek, lightweight and tough as the rest of our Launch range and can be chained to multiple other Launch products, or connected to the rest of your studio or live setup. It comes with everything you need to get started, including cables and software, and can be bus-powered over USB. ItÕs also class compliant and doesnÕt need any drivers; just install the software, plug in and start performing.
Never hit a wrong note again! With the Scale function, simply press Launchpad Pro’s Shift and Note buttons, then choose from a roster of 32 keys and modes, from major and minor, through phrygian, whole tone and more. Once selected, Launchpad Pro’s 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads will assign themselves contiguously to only the notes of the selected scale, removing all the rest. Launchpad Pro is turned into a deeply expressive instrument that lets you focus on the music, rather than precise finger positions. Scale mode isn’t just for Ableton Live – you can use it to play virtual instruments in any other DAW, as well as your hardware synths. Launchpad Pro does not require connection to a computer; it can send MIDI via its 1/8th-inch output (and an included 5-pin Din adapter), so you can play external synths without a keyboard controller.
All Novation products come with 4 GB of Loopmasters Samples.
All Novation Keyed controllers and Launchpad Pro now come with a choice from 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys VST
Available for new and existing customers, the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is on the house when you register your controller keyboard. One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument. Pick from Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.
Launchpad Pro comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite 9.5