Novation LAUNCHPAD-S-MK2 Launchpad MK2 64-Pad Grid Controller with RGB Pads
If you're a user of Ableton Live, and you're looking for a controller that launches clips, controls the mix, and gives you an awesome light show at the same time, Novation's Launchpad MK2 is the controller for you.
Launchpad MK2 is a 64-pad grid controller with RGB LED backlights for all of its pads, creating a visually dynamic experience every time you open up a project in Ableton Live. The colors of the pads match the color of your clips in Live, so you can easily see what clips are loaded, which ones are playing, and which ones are recording. Not only can you use pads to launch clips and build songs, you can also use them to control your mixer to control volume, panning, sends, mutes, and arm tracks for recording. All of this adds up to make the Launchpad a one-stop-shop for everything you need to do in Ableton Live.
Thanks to its compact size, Launchpad is the perfect travel companion for when you want to make music on-the-go. Plus, since Launchpad is fully USB bus powered, you don't have to deal with carrying around extra power cables, just grab its USB cable and you're set to go. Launchpad also integrates seamlessly with other products in the Launch series such as the Launch Control, Launch Control XL, or Launchkey to create a complete Launch studio that harnesses the power of Ableton Live.
If you're just starting out and don't have an extensive library of software or samples, the software included with Launchpad MK2 will get you off on the right foot. Launchpad MK2 includes a copy of Ableton Live Lite, along with 1GB of royalty-free Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station and V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesizers. This all adds up to a great starter package to make your next masterpiece.
Launchpad Arcade is a free music tool designed for users to experience Launchpad before they buy. Launchpad Arcade runs in your web browser (Google Chrome recommended), and lets you play loops and sounds using a clip grid. A browser at the top right of the screen lets you select between sessions.
- Orange USB cable
- Printed "Getting Started" Guide
- Ableton Live Lite registration card
- English and French safety information sheet
- Included Software:
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 1GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plugin synthesizer
- Novation V Station VST and AU plugin synthesizer
- Launch multiple clips at once, trigger scenes, and navigate your Ableton Live session
- Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start making music
- All 64 RGB pads light up to match the color of your clips in Ableton Live and you can see at a glance what's loaded, playing, and recording
- Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack
- Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans, and sends. The eight vertical rows of pads double up as stepped faders
- Bright, colorful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power; on stage or when creating exciting Launchpad light show videos that are all over YouTube
- Sleek, tough, and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus powered, so you'll never need to carry a power supply
- Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads, or use it to create just about anything you can imagine
- Combine more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL, or Launchkey
- Comes with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of royalty-free Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station, and Bass Station VST and AU plugins
- 64 (8x8 grid) square RGB backlit buttons
- 8 round RGB backlit system buttons (assignable)
- 8 round RGB backlit function buttons (assignable)
- Orange rubber base mat
- USB socket
- Software Compatibility: Ableton Live Lite 9 isincluded. If you already have Ableton Live, it must be version 8 or greater to work with Launchpad. It is recommended that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad integration.
- System Compatibility:
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
- iOS 8, 7
- Power Requirements: Fully USB bus powered
- Product Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.45" x 9.45" x 0.98" (240 x 240 x 25mm)