If you use Ableton Live, you need a Launchpad. Its 8 x 8 grid of pads has become ubiquitous with the evolution of electronic music, letting you launch clips, play drum racks and control your mixer, all while creating awesome lightshows.
Launchpad integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup. The pads are lit by RGB LEDs, which match the colour of your clips in your session view, so you can see at a glance what’s playing. You can use them to launch clips, play drums, start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends - and anything else you can imagine with Max for Live.
Launchpad is totally portable: lightweight, easy to pack and carry around, and USB bus-powered on Mac or PC, so there's no need for power sockets. You can also link it up with more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, by combining Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.
Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 4GB of pro-quality Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser, Launchpad comes with everything you need to start making great music. It also supports Novation Launchpad App, so you can use its RGB pads with your iPad too*.
Need something with a bit more umph? Launchpad Pro is the ultimate professional grid controller for software and hardware control. 64 velocity and pressure sensitive “Daylight Bright” pads with full RGB feedback let you navigate instantly around your set-up. All new note, drum, and fader modes allow you to take total control over all your software and hardware instruments. Comprehensive Ableton Live control with functions such as record, quantise, duplicate and undo directly from the Launchpad Pro. External MIDI input and output to control all MIDI based equipment, the world’s first truly standalone grid controller
*Powered USB hub and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter required for use with iOS devices (not included).
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Product Hardware Specifications
64 (8x8 grid) square RGB backlit buttons
8 round RGB backlit system buttons (assignable)
8 round RGB backlit function buttons (not assignable)
Orange rubber base mat
Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9.2 or greater to work with Launchpad. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad integration.
Fully USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Powered USB hub and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices
240mm (9.45”) width x 240mm (9.45”) depth x 25mm (0.98”) height