Novation has been keeping busy as they have now unveiled the latest generation of the Launchkey, the MK3. 4 new feature-packed controllers will give music makers everything they’ll need to make tracks in Ableton Live with their hardware. The Launchkey [MK3] controllers come in 4 model sizes: 25, 37, 49 and 61 keys.
Each controller is packed with more inspiration features, expressive pads and keys, and deeper Ableton Live integration that even before. The 37 key model is an entirely new addition to the Novation Launchkey family and stands out as the most comprehensive controller of its size with full-size keys on the market.
Novation has worked closely with Ableton to ensure the Launchkey [MK3] provides more in-depth and immediate access to Ableton Live’s controls than any other controller in its class.
There is now a dedicated button specifically for activating Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI function, plus track arm, quantise, click and loop controls for flying around your sessions faster than ever.
Drum Mode provides you with immediate access to Drum Racks. Inspirational features include Scale and Chord Modes and an arpeggiator, which together expands your musical capabilities. Scale Mode transposes keys played to notes in the scale selected. 3 chord modes trigger chords played with one finger while the powerful arpeggiator, with rhythm settings and Arp Mutate, gets creative melodies moving fast.
All Launchkey [MK3] controllers feature a full-size five-pin MIDI output, which will work with any MIDI-compatible device. Novation Components can be used to configure MIDI parameters assignments of Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads, to take control of anything MIDI.
The Launchkey [MK3]’s work as a standalone, so it is the perfect controller for any music-making scenario, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord modes, arpeggiator and Custom modes – set up in Novation components and stored on Launchkey can be used to control a whole studio or live rig.
Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Launchkey [MK3] removes barriers to creativity and expands the musical vocabulary regardless of experience so that you can create and play their music like never before.
You can pre-order the Launchkey [MK3] here.
Find out more at the Novation website.