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Launchpad Pro is the professional grid performance instrument. Create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live or any other music software. Use the enhanced 8x8 grid of RGB velocity and pressu... Read More

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Launchpad Pro is the professional grid performance instrument. Create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live or any other music software. Use the enhanced 8x8 grid of RGB velocity and pressure-sensitive pads to trigger and combine clips, play dynamic beats and melodies, and even control external MIDI hardware. Novation understand the pressures of performing live. That's why they have made it as easy as possible to control Ableton Live, by building four simple modes into Launchpad Pro, which streamline everything for you:

Session Mode: immediately trigger and combine your clips
Note Mode: create dynamic beats and play the grid just like an instrument
Device Mode: easily apply effects to your performance
User Mode: create unique custom performances and layouts

The whole instrument is designed to keep you focused on your performance. It lets you easily and immediately apply effects (Device Mode), while dipping in and out of specific mixer controls at the touch of a button. Of course, if you want to get really creative, download a growing library of Max for Live devices, and control them using your Launchpad Pro.It's sleek, lightweight and tough enough that you can throw it in your bag and know it will survive even the roughest gigs. It also comes with everything you need to get started (cables and software): just plug it in and start making music.

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.

Features
  • Integrates seamlessly and simplifies performing in Ableton Live
  • Simply plug in and starting playing your music
  • Control just about anything including MIDI enabled devices and more
  • Drum racks are automatically laid out and illuminated
  • Easy-to-play velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
  • Easily play notes, melodies, and chords on the grid
  • Immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance
  • Control any effect or instrument mid-performance to add expressive effects
  • Max for Live lets you use your Launchpad Pro however you like
  • Compact and light enough to throw in your bag
  • Tough enough to survive the roughest gigs
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite music making software, 1GB of Loopmasters samples, and Bass Station and V Station plug-in synthesizers
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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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NovationLaunchpad Pro
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product

By Dave

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • some parts are flimsy

Best Uses

  • composing
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

Right out of the box, the LaunchPad Pro is an awesome device. It's extremely user friendly and is basically plug-and-play. When using with Ableton, it has the capabilities of controlling almost the entire DAW from the pad and can enter a variety of modes to use with drums and melodic instruments. The pads are touch sensitive and are realistic enough with the sensitivity; in all honestly, I don't think an electronic instrument will ever truly match that of real instruments nuances, but it is close enough.

My only real issues are with the construction of it. Though it plays nicely, I do think the pads will start to wear out sooner rather than later... I also had an issue with the provided USB cable: when inputting the cable into the pad itself, there was a lot of push back and was tough to get in. Additionally, when trying to remove the cable I felt like I was breaking the USB input because of how much resistance/force needed to take out the cable. I'm curious to see if other users are having this problem, or if it is specific just to my device. With that said, I can see this being a problem later on after repeated use.

Overall, I love the LaunchPad. This paired with the LaunchControl and other midi keyboards make for a great workstation where I can record almost any idea that comes in to my head.Eventually, I would like to apply this in a live setting and see how it stacks up against other similar interfaces.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must Have for Ableton

By BroBryant

from Kathleen, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fun
  • Functional

Cons

  • None
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Live arrangement
  • Practicing

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

Use launch pad to create loops in 4 bars or 8 and in turn record my arrangements live and edit afterwards.

 
5.0

This product is great!

By Samwisegamgi

from Pikeville TN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Tricky to use at first

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

Overall an amazing product. The Ableton software takes some getting used to but they provide lots of tutorials. This is probably one of the best purchases I have made.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny!

By RWB

from Higganum CT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Flawless With Ableton
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Great price
  • Great Touch Sensitivity
  • Improves Sound
  • Note Feature
  • Well built

Cons

  • No Edit Screen
  • No Screen

Best Uses

  • Ableton 9

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

I'm more than happy with this purchase. Could not afford Push 2 but this is next best thing if your an Abelton 9 user. I got rid of my midi keyboard and just use the Pro and the Novation XL controller. All my needs are met. The new note feature makes playing melodies and bass lines a whole lot easier. I love the new touch sensitivity and the layout is simple. Big improvement from the S version. If Push 2 is too expensive this is a great alternative.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By matthew

from Northern California

Site Member

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

Size and layout are perfect. Drum pads have a good feel and performance is tight w/Ableton Live 9. Build is solid and it sits firmly on a flat surface. Near zero setup and user friendly layout = instant gratification plus tons of intelligent features for future uses. I think Novation has delivered a great product.

(2 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!

By Lucas

from compton New Delhi

Comments about Novation Launchpad Pro:

I havent even played it and my minds eye has told me this is the right buy! At first it looked a bit pricy, but when I saw that it had purple and blue lights now i just had to add it to my collection. I am ready to see those lights light my world up into oblivion!! WOW!! MUCH PURPLE!! SUCH BRIGHT!!

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