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Launchkey [MK3] - Introduction // Novationplay button

Launchkey [MK3] - Introduction // Novation

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Launchkey [MK3] - Performance // Novation

Launchkey [MK3] - Behind The Scenes // Novationplay button

Launchkey [MK3] - Behind The Scenes // Novation

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Launchkey [MK3] - Scale Mode // Novation


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Novation's Launchkey 61 MK3 is a revolutionary MIDI keyboard controller that unleashes your creative potential. The Launchkey 61 MK3 provides an intuitive interface for manipulating Ableton Live and controlling external MIDI gear. Whether you're just starting out or an experienced keyboardist, the Launchkey 61 MK3's creative features remove barriers to musical expression and expand your sonic vocabulary.

Eight Scale Modes Guide You to New Melodies

The Launchkey 61 MK3's Scale Modes transpose the keys and pads to notes in your chosen scale. Simply select a root note and scale, then play—the Launchkey 61 MK3 handles the rest. Scale Modes open up new melodic possibilities and make it easy to explore different keys and modes.

Three Chord Modes Harmonize Your Playing

With the Launchkey 61 MK3's Chord Modes, every note you play is harmonically linked. Choose from Fixed Chord (plays a specific chord), Scale Chord (plays chords diatonic to the selected scale), or User Chord (plays a custom chord you design). Chord Modes turn the Launchkey 61 MK3 into an interactive canvas for musical discovery.

Custom Modes Tailor the Controller to Your Needs

Using Novation's Components software, you can design custom control setups for the Launchkey 61 MK3. Custom Modes give you flexibility over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad colors, and more. Whether performing live or working in the studio, Custom Modes adapt the Launchkey 61 MK3 to your particular workflow.

A Seamless Interface for Ableton Live and Beyond

The Launchkey 61 MK3 offers deep integration with Ableton Live, including dedicated controls for Capture MIDI, quantization, click, loop, and more. The Launchkey 61 MK3 also works with Logic Pro, Reason, Studio One, Cubase, and Pro Tools via HUI. A full-size five-pin MIDI output even lets you connect the Launchkey 61 MK3 to external MIDI gear. The Launchkey 61 MK3 is available today at Guitar Center.

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  • Number of keys: 61
  • 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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