Novation Launch Pad MK2 - USB MIDI Controller for Ableton Live with 64 RGB-backlit Pads, 8 Scene-launching Buttons, Bi-directional Ableton Live Communication, and Ableton Live Lite


Essential Control for Ableton Live 

Break the barrier between Ableton Live and your creative flow with a Novation Launchpad! This flexible pad-based controller sets the bar for hands-on performance, with its matrix of 64 RGB-backlit pads. Fire off clips, tap out beats, manipulate levels, and perform all kinds of essential functions in real time, without ever touching your mouse. What's more, the Launchpad is totally portable and fully USB bus powered, and if you want to add on to your rig, just hook up another Launchpad or Novation Launch series controller.


Total hands-on control for Ableton Live

From launching clips and triggering scenes to laying down beats and mixing tracks, the Launchpad covers all the bases. RGB lighting under each pad gives you the critical feedback for creating music and performing live. Launch clips, mix, adjust effects, and more, and each time you switch modes, the colors reflect whatever you're manipulating.

Take your Launchpad beyond Live

Use software other than Ableton Live? Don't worry, your Launchpad will still come in handy. That's because Novation built this controller to both integrate deeply with Ableton Live and provide MIDI control over FL Studio, Max for Live, and a great many other music creation applications. Best of all, switching modes is super easy, so even if you're performing live, you can use your Launchpad to pull off all kinds of cross-platform tricks and never miss a beat.

Stow-and-go convenience makes this controller totally portable

As powerful as it is, one of the things that the electronic musicians here at Sweetwater really dig about the Novation Launchpad is how easy it is to take with you. Other than leaving a bit of extra room in your laptop case and an extra USB cable, you don't need to worry about a thing — not even finding an extra power outlet. You certainly won't notice the extra weight, and if you like to travel extra light, grab your iPad and leave your laptop at home entirely. Even running on USB bus power, the Launchpad's LEDs are remarkably bright, making it easy to operate when you're out in the park or working on a coffee shop patio. Wherever you go, your Launchpad will be there, ready to go.

Get started with Ableton Live Lite and other great content

There's no denying that the Launchpad is an ideal match for Ableton Live, but what if you don't have a copy of Live yet? Don't worry — your Launchpad comes complete with an Ableton Live Lite, a streamlined yet powerful introduction to Live. Not only does Live Lite let you get your hands on clips, loops, and MIDI, it even includes Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instrument plug-ins. And that's not all — your Launchpad also comes bundled with 4GB of royalty-free loops and samples from Loopmasters. Whether you want to create hip-hop or house, blues or funk, all of the building blocks you need are there.

Grow your rig with additional Launch series controllers

All on its own, your Launchpad already provides an epic amount of control over Ableton Live, FL studio, and the rest of your music-creation rig, and with handy navigation controls, you can easily negotiate even impressively large sets and sessions. When it comes to live performance, however, it can be really nice to have additional pads and extra hands-on controls waiting at arm's reach. With Launchpad, growing your system is as simple as adding additional Novation Launch series controllers, such as Launchpads, Launchpad Pros, Launch Control models, or even Launchkey keyboards.

Novation Launchpad Pad Controller Features:

  • A powerful button-matrix-style control surface for Ableton Live, FL Studio, and other music applications
  • 64 pads let you launch clips, trigger samples, control levels, and perform other essential functions
  • RGB pad backlighting lets each pad change color to match your clips, tracks, and other content
  • Create colorful performances and custom instruments with advanced mapping capabilities
  • Lightweight and 100% USB bus powered for easy grab-and-go use
  • Build your dream control rig by combining multiple Launch series controllers
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation V Station and Bass Station plug-ins, and 4GB of Loopmasters samples
  • FREE Melodics Lessons: Use Melodics to improve your keyboard skills and hone your pad drumming skills
  • Integrates perfectly with the Novation Launchpad App for iOS 
  • Class-compliant and USB bus-powered on Mac or 

Tech Specs

  • Pads:64 x RGB backlit buttons, 8 x RGB system buttons, 8 x RGB function buttons
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Software:Ableton Live Lite, Bass Station VST, V Station VST, XLN Addictive Keys Instrument, Melodics Lessons (register for licenses)
  • OS Requirements - Mac:OS X 10.9 or later
  • OS Requirements - PC:Windows 7 or later
  • Height:0.98"
  • Width:9.45"
  • Depth:9.45"
  • Manufacturer Part Number:AMS-LAUNCHPAD-S-MK2


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