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Novation Launchkey Mini  

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Launchkey Mini is an instrument for iPad, Mac and PC. It has a mini-keyboard, eight knobs and 16 three colour velocity sensitive ˜launch pads' so you can control your software as well as triggering lo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Launchkey Mini is an instrument for iPad, Mac and PC. It has a mini-keyboard, eight knobs and 16 three colour velocity sensitive ˜launch pads' so you can control your software as well as triggering loops and samples.

Launchkey Mini can be used as a keyboard / DAW controller so you can get hands-on control of major music software such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, Logic, FL Studio and Ableton Live. The eight knobs (pots) can control your software's mixer using Novation's ˜InControl' technology. The 16 launch pads are velocity sensitive so can trigger drums and samples as well as launching clips and scenes in Ableton Live.

In addition, Launchkey Mini comes with a suite of apps for iPad, Mac and PC which transform the controller into a production and performance instrument. Use the free Launchpad app with Launchkey Mini on your iPad to trigger the included professional sample library and control effects, letting you produce and perform music straight away. Load in new pro sound packs and import your own samples for an even more unique performance, before sharing your creation with a growing fanbase. Launchkey Mini connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it's powered by the iPad.

Launchkey Mini also integrates with Mac and PC to become an instrument. It comes with the Novation V-Station and Bass Station soft-synth plug-ins. Novation is renowned for synthesizers. The V-Station and Bass Station are powerful soft-synths built on Novation synth engine technology. They come with a huge number of sounds ranging from fat basses to rich pad and keyboard sounds, and they work on your Mac and PC as a plug-in within your DAW software.

The hardware has 26 assignable controls including eight knobs, 16 launch pads and a further two buttons. These can be used to control your software using the MIDI-learn function in your software. The mini-keyboard has 25 notes and you can shift up or down with two dedicated ˜octave' buttons, giving you virtual access to a full range of notes.

Launchkey Mini comes with revolutionary production and performance software by Ableton. This allows you to produce and perform music on your Mac or PC. Launchkey Mini gives you excellent hardware control of Ableton Live Lite - including launching Live Lite's clips and scenes with the 16 launch pads. Loopmasters are world-leaders in producing samples and loops; Launchkey Mini comes with a substantial Loopmasters pack that can be dropped into Ableton Live Lite or whatever music software you are already using.

Features
  • Ultra-portable 25-note mini-keyboard controller
  • 16 three colour, velocity sensitive launch pads for triggering loops and playing drums
  • Turn your iPad into a performance instrument
  • An instrument for Mac and PC
  • 'InControl' enables Launchkey Mini to control your DAW / music software
  • A host of hardware controls
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite and Loopmasters sample pack
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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NovationLaunchkey Mini
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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2.0

Works but limited

By Axewielderx

from houston,tx.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Functional

Best Uses

  • Backup

Comments about Novation Launchkey Mini:

This is supposed to work with Novation Launchpad and Novation Launchkey apps on the ipad. I does but then again it does not.It works with both apps but Novation Launchkey app causes audiobus to crash, thus making anything you create impossible to record on the ipad. You have to connect the ipad to your computer via an interface using the headphones out plug of the ipad. Not ideal.

 
4.0

Perfect for small setup

By Rock Guitarist

from NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Novation Launchkey Mini:

    All the keys/pads are velocity sensitive.

    Creating basic piano/synth parts, and drum tracks is what I'll be doing with this. I liked that it has knobs that work with the rack units in reason 6.5. This is why I went with the launchkey rather than a regular midi keyboard. I think I will be able to be more creative with this and make some cool synth sounds in reason. It's almost like a new instrument to learn.

    It installed easily with no problems. If you make music in reason 6+ or similar the novation launch keys are probably the best value out there.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Keyboard

    By SillyWolf

    from Oceanside,CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Novation Launchkey Mini:

      Great mini keyboard, no complaints

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