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      Novation Launchkey 49 Keyboard Controller (108749730)
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Next generation, fully-integrated instrument for your computer and iPad.

Launchkey 49 is a 49-note keyboard controller with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color trigger-pads. As well as enabling hands-on controller of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and effects, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. The control surface has been designed to work tightly alongside two intuitive apps for iPad: the Launckey app and the Launchpad app - plus the powerful V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and Windows.

CREATE
Not just a controller keyboard - fully integrated instrument for Mac, PC & iPad
Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new stand-alone synth app, a Launchpad app for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC - not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.

CONTROL
'InControl' technology instantly maps to all major DAWs and music software
Launchkey is a full-scale DAW controller for all major digital audio workstations, bringing mixer, transport and direct plug-in control to Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Cubase and more. With nine faders, up to nine buttons, eight rotary knobs and transport controls, you’re in complete control with Launchkey.

LAUNCH
16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads - trigger loops and play drums
16 dual-color-backlit velocity-sensing Launchpad panels can be used to play drums, or trigger clips and scenes without having to go near the computer. Whatever software you use, the 16 launch pads are perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum lines. If you use grid-based software such as Ableton Live or FL Studio, the launch pads will put loop control right at your fingertips.

PLAY
Professional synth-styled keyboard (with over 50 hardware controls)
The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.

SOFTWARE
Launchkey comes with a suite of synth and Launchpad apps for iPad as well as the powerful Novation V-Station synth plug-in for Mac and PC – and more…

iPad Applications


Launchkey Application
Launchkey comes with a powerful and uniquely intuitive graphic sound synthesiser for iPad. Position and move sound-producing elements around the screen at the touch of a finger – location, proximity and characteristics change the sound in real time. The knobs and faders on the hardware can also be used to edit and tweak sounds within the app.

Launchpad Application
Second is a Launchpad styled application providing drag-and-drop clip playback from the pads, plus realtime FX manipulation such as beat repeat and stutter. The Launchpad app turns your iPad and Launchkey into a unique hardware/software loopstation.

Mac and PC software

Novation V-Station synth
V-Station is one of Novation’s powerful analogue-modelling synth engines in software form. V-Station is a plug-in (VST/AU/RTAS) so you can open it within your music software and get hands-on control with Launchkey hardware.

Novation Bass Station synth
The classic Bass Station analogue mono-synth first appeared in 1994 and has found its way onto countless records. Launchkey comes with a plug-in version of the synth which can be opened within your DAW and played / tweaked with the hardware controls.

Ableton Live Lite
Music production software used by countless top artists to produce and perform their music. Launchkey integrates with Ableton Live: as well as controlling mixer, transport and plug-in effects, the 16 launch pads work to trigger sounds using Ableton's unique "session view".

Loopmasters sample pack
Launchkey comes with over one gigabyte of samples from Loopmasters; everything you need to start creating and performing music straight away – including artist packs, drum samples and sound FX.

Novation Launchkey 49 Keyboard Controller Features:

  • Integrated software/hardware instrument with apps for Mac, PC and iPad
    'InControl' technology connects hardware controls directly to all major DAWs
    Quick, hands-on control of mixer, transport, plug-in instruments and effects
    16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads
    Professional synth-styled keyboard with over 50 hardware controls
    Instant access to major DAW control parameters
    Fully bus-powered, even with iPad
    Ships with 1GB of Loopmasters sample content
    Includes a copy of Ableton Live Lite




Novation Launchkey 49 Keyboard Controller

Warranty Statement
All Novation products are built to the highest standards and should provide reliable performance for many years, subject to reasonable care, use, transportation and storage.

In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident within 12 months from date of purchase Novation undertakes that the product will be repaired or replaced free of charge if the product is returned to the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In these circumstances, or if you need an out-of-warranty repair to your Novation product, please contact Novation at: mickg@novationmusic.com and you will be advised of the correct return procedure.

Alternatively contact the Novation Reseller from which you purchased the product or the Novation Distributor in your country of residence or business. If you purchase a Novation product outside your country of residence or business you will not be entitled to ask your local Novation Distributor to honour this Limited Warranty, although you may request a chargeable repair.

Alternatively, the unit may be returned at your cost to the dealer you purchased the unit from so that they can organise a Warranty repair with their Novation Distributor.
This Warranty does not include cost of shipping to and from the authorised dealer from whom it was purchased. In every case it will be necessary to provide the original invoice or store receipt to accompany the defective product to the supplying dealer. This Limited Warranty is offered solely to the first purchaser of the product from an Authorised Novation Reseller (defined as a reseller which has purchased the Product directly from Novation in the UK or its Authorised Distributors outside the U.K,) and is not transferable.

This Warranty is in addition to your Statutory Rights in the country of purchase.

Please note: A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product which may be expected from a reasonable interpretation of the published description and performance specifications as published by Novation. This does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

A significant proportion of products returned under Warranty (which are very few in number compared to numbers sold) are found not to exhibit any fault at all. Please check that the mains voltage is correctly set for your local supply and that your connecting cables are in good order and correctly connected.

If in doubt about the product functions please read the user guide and if necessary contact your dealer for advice before returning the product to the supplying dealer. You can also contact us for general advice.

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  • Think computer printers and ink

    As reviewed by Richard Kurgas on 1/22/2014

    Pros: The controller looks great out of the box. The keys, buttons, pots and slides all move smoothly, with an LED readout to give you a number of their location on a zero to 99 scale. The pre-installed firmware, "InControl", communicates easily with whatever it is you're talking to. Cons: The machine is totally incapable of making any sounds on its own (with amplification and speakers, of course). It only has firmware -- no software already installed. Everything must come from your computer or tablet. That is, you're essentially buying an accessory to talk to your MIDI software. I'd recommend buying something cheaper. There are many other MIDI keyboards out there at half the price of this one, or with more keys for the same price. Other thoughts: As I said in the title, compare this to computer printers. They're cheap and throwaway, but each time you buy ink, you spend as much or more than the printer cost in the first place. The main software included with this machine is Ableton Live 9 Lite, which is from a German company. Their website is very much out-of-date, looking like a blocky something left over from 2001 or so. The regular version costs $499! The rest of the software are plugins you download from Novation's website. Ableton has a very steep learning curve, so if you're not already familiar with such programs, you're going to be at this for a few days to a few weeks before you finally figure out how to even get one sound to play when you press a key on the controller. Oh, and this keyboard seems to be mostly designed for use with an iPad. If you don't own one of those, the machine is already half-crippled. And if you have the money to afford an iPad, buy yourself a synth that can also do MIDI work while still talking to your tablet. I returned the controller to the GC where I bought it, for a full refund. I'll know from now on to not bother with a keyboard unless it's capable of making its own sounds without a computer/tablet attached.

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