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Launchkey [MK3] - Performance // Novation

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Launchkey [MK3] - Behind The Scenes // Novation

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Launchkey [MK3] - Scale Mode // Novation


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The Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] is an innovative MIDI keyboard controller optimized for Ableton Live that puts musical inspiration at your fingertips. Whether you're an aspiring producer, DJ, or keyboardist, the Launchkey 49 MK3 provides an intuitive interface to compose, perform, and refine your tracks. At the heart of this versatile controller are 49 velocity-sensitive keys, 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads, and eight rotary knobs that provide hands-on control of your software and external gear.

Eight Scale Modes Guide You to New Musical Possibilities

The Launchkey 49 [MK3]'s Scale modes transpose the keys and pads to notes in your chosen scale. Simply select a root note and scale, and the Launchkey will map the keys and pads to the notes in that scale. This innovative feature makes it easy to experiment with new melodies, basslines, and harmonies without hitting a wrong note.

Three Chord Modes Let You Trigger Full Chords With One Finger

The Launchkey 49 [MK3]'s Chord modes turn the keys and pads into an interactive chord pad. In the Fixed Chord mode, each key triggers a specific chord. In the Scale Chord mode, the chords follow the scale you've selected. The User Chord mode lets you assign your own chords to each key. With the Chord modes, you can play rich, complex chords with just one finger.

A Powerful Arpeggiator Fuels Your Creativity

The Launchkey 49 [MK3]'s arpeggiator generates melodic patterns from the notes you play. Select the octave range, rhythm, and pattern to create mesmerizing arpeggios, synth sequences, and basslines. The Mutate function randomly reconstructs your playing into new patterns—an easy way to find new ideas. Use the arpeggiator standalone or alongside Ableton Live for unlimited inspiration.

Full Integration With Ableton Live and Other Top DAWs

The Launchkey 49 [MK3] provides seamless integration with Ableton Live, including one-touch access to Capture MIDI, track arm, quantize, click, and loop controls. It also fully supports Logic Pro, Reason, Studio One, Cubase, and Pro Tools. With its standalone features and compatibility with all major DAWs, the Launchkey 49 [MK3] is a versatile MIDI controller for any producer or performer.

Included Software

Ableton Live Lite–Quickly organize and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software
Spitfire Audio LABS-Expressive Strings–Made exclusively for Launchkey [MK3] owners, Spitfire Audio have taken their world-class strings samples and created an instantly playable, highly reactive instrument, designed to spark your creativity
XLN Addictive Keys–Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware
Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette–High-quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes
AAS Session Bundle–Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks

Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] Keyboard Controller
Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] Keyboard Controller
Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] Keyboard Controller

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  • Number of keys: 49
  • Action: Synth
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • MIDI I/O: Out
  • USB: Yes
  • iOS compatibility: Yes
  • Drum pads: Yes
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Both

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All Novation products are built to the highest standards and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Novation will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

A Manufacturing Defect is defined as a defect in the performance of the product as described and published by Novation. A Manufacturing Defect does not include damage caused by post-purchase transportation, storage, or careless handling, nor damage caused by misuse.

While this warranty is provided by Novation, it is fulfilled by Novation’s distribution partner in the country in which you purchased the product. To contact Novation's local distribution partner regarding a warranty issue, use this URL: ; they will advise you of the appropriate procedure for resolving the warranty issue. Note that many of the products returned under warranty are found not to exhibit any hardware fault at all. In the case of operational interruption, it’s worth checking other factors such as cables, drivers, software settings, and the like, prior to returning your hardware. Contact Novation support here first: , if you experience technical issues.

In every case, you will need to provide a copy of the original invoice or store receipt to Novation’s local distribution partner. In the event that you are unable to provide proof of purchase, you should request a copy of your receipt from the reseller from whom you purchased the product. If you purchase a Novation product outside your normal country of residence, our distribution partner in your normal country of residence will not be able to honor this limited warranty, although you may request an out-of-warranty chargeable repair.

This limited warranty is offered solely to products purchased from an Authorized Novation Reseller. This Warranty is in addition to your statutory rights in the country of purchase.

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