The Novation Launchkey Mini is your ticket to on-the-go creation with Ableton. This miniature controller is uber functional, has useful features, and easily fits in your backpack. It has 25 synth-action mini keys and 16 velocity-sensitive RBG pads that you can use to play your way. You can use the illuminated pads to play samples, trigger loops, and control drums. The Launchkey Mini MK3 USB Midi Controller is designed to work seamlessly with Ableton Live. Even if you use a different DAW, your new Launchkey will work with it. No matter what you’re creating, the Launchkey will handle your sessions like a champion.
New Scale Modes
Perhaps the most exciting new feature of the Launchkey Mini MK3 is its eight onboard Scale Modes. We all use modes, whether we realize it or not. Now with the third-gen Launchkey, you can lay down a smokin’ Mixolydian bass line or rock out a sweet solo in Dorian mode without getting bogged down in music theory. (Of course, knowing a little theory never hurt any musician!) Scale Modes transpose the keys you play into notes of the scale you’ve chosen. You just select your root note and the scale you want, and then play. No matter how accomplished a keyboardist you are, Launchkey will streamline your creative process and expand your musical vocabulary.
New Chord Modes, Arpeggiator, and Mutate
Chord Modes change the Launchkey MK3’s keys and pads into an interactive control surface for music exploration, in which every note you play is tonally and harmonically associated. The arpeggiator lets you explore new ideas and nail the perfect melodies quickly, while the mutate function reassembles your patterns into exciting new musical statements.
New Custom Modes
Custom Modes simplify communications between controller and software, putting more power than ever right at your fingertips. Programmable using the browser-based Novation Components tool, Custom Modes let you customize the behavior of your Launchkey, giving you total mastery over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color, and more.
Connect your external gear
If you use external gear with a 5-pin MIDI DIN connection, the Novation Launchkey Mini has you covered. Connect your hardware synths and devices to your rig and control everything from your Launchkey, whether you use it standalone or with a computer. Previous-generation Launchkey models didn’t have this feature, and we’re very happy that Novation has included it on the Launchkey Mini MK3!
Designed for Ableton, works with any major DAW
Many musicians use Ableton and love the streamlined workflow they get from Novation’s Launchkey controllers. That’s because Novation designed the Launchkey’s controls to integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live. All the controls are completely assignable, however. And if you do use another major DAW, the Novation Launchkey Mini will instantly map to it. Launchkey has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus native functionality with other major DAWs, including Studio One, Cubase, and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Hit the ground running, right out of the box
Whether you’re just starting out or locked in the groove, Launchkey Mini is the keyboard controller that takes you further on your musical journey. Shipping with a powerful software bundle of virtual instruments, plug-ins, and sample packs that includes Ableton Live 10 Lite, Serato Sample LE, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle, a two-month Splice Sounds membership, and the Novation Sound Collective; Launchkey Mini gives you everything you need to hit the ground running, right out of the box! Start making music immediately with Novation’s Launchkey Mini.
- Keyboard Controller
- Mini-key, Synth action
- 16 x Velocity-sensitive RGB Pads
- Pitchbend Touch Strip, Modulation Touch Strip
- 8 x Rotary Knobs
- 1 x 1/4" (sustain)
- 1 x 1/8" (out) / USB
- 1 x Type B
- Transpose, Fixed Chord, Arpeggiator
- Ableton Live Lite, AAS Session Bundle, Additional Bundled Plug-ins
- OS X 10.11.6 or later, 64-bit
- Windows 7 SP1 or later, 64-bit
- USB bus powered
- 1.55 lbs.