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Novation Launchkey Mini

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Novation is giving one lucky person the electronic music experience of a lifetime. The chance to…


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Launchkey Mini

Produce and perform, at home or on stage

Launchkey Mini is an exciting new compact mini-key instrument/controller featuring 16 velocity sensitive, three colour illuminated launch pads - use them to launch loops, sounds, effects, transport controls, and more.

Launchkey Mini also features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls, seven function buttons, and a further two performance buttons. Compact and portable, Launchkey Mini is great for producing and performing at home or on stage. 

Launchkey Mini works immediately with the new free-to-download Novation Launchpad and Launchkey iPad apps, and gives you hands-on control of major Mac and Windows based music software including Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, and Logic.

Produce and Perform Anywhere

A keyboard and launchpad controller for iPad and computer

The latest in the growing family of Novation “Launch” products, Launchkey Mini is an instantly-accessible mini keyboard and launch pad controller for a wide range of software apps on iPad or computer. It’s a keyboard/DAW controller with 26 assignable controls, offering fuss-free hands-on control of major music software via Novation’s intuitive “InControl” technology. The 16 launch pads are velocity-sensitive – use them to play drum sounds and samples expressively, as well as launch clips and scenes in Ableton Live. Ableton Live Lite is included in the package, along with an extensive Loopmasters sample pack and other software packages.

For iPad and Computer

Powerful iPad Apps - free

Launchkey Mini comes with a duo of powerful apps for iPad, which transform it into a true production and performance instrument. Use the Launchpad app with Launchkey Mini on your iPad to trigger the included professional sample library and control effects, letting you produce and perform music straight away. Load in new sound packs and import your own samples for an even more unique performance – then share your creation with a growing fan base. Launchkey Mini connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it’s powered by the iPad – so there's no need for batteries or an additional power supply.

The Launchkey app for iPad is a synth filled with Novation technology, allowing you to control notes with the Launchkey Mini's keyboard while warping the sound with the knobs or via intuitive multi touch control on the iPad's screen. The Launchkey and Launchpad apps sync together perfectly for simultaneous use – set an arpeggiator on the Launchkey app and switch to the Launchpad app to build the beats behind it, for example – and both apps are fully Audiobus compatible. Launchkey Mini also integrates with the included V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and Windows.

Powerful Free Apps

Synth plugins and loops

As well as the Launchkey and Launchpad iPad apps and Ableton Live Lite, Launchkey Mini comes with software versions of Novation’s classic analogue synths, the Bass Station and the V-Station. You can use these as plug-ins within Ableton, FL Studio or other DAWs. There's also a sample pack supplied by world leading sample producers – Loopmasters. Get started straight away with over one gigabyte of loops including drums, FX and artist content.

Ableton Live Lite and Loopmasters

Key Features

  • Go anywhere, play anywhere - Launchkey Mini is fully powered by iPad or USB – no need for power sockets or batteries – and it’s ultra-lightweight and easy to carry
  • 25-note mini-keyboard - Fast action synth-style mini keys ideal for modern playing techniques  
  • 16 velocity sensitive, three colour launch pads - Launch loops, samples, effects and more and get direct visual feedback 
  • Knobs and buttons for total control - Eight knobs, seven function buttons, and two performance buttons to enhance and control your sounds in real time
  • Free software for iPad, PC, and Mac - Launchkey Mini is a fully-integrated instrument with the Novation apps for iPad, and provides hands on control of the included synths and music software for your Mac or PC

Additional Specs

Net weight: 675g

Dimensions: W: 325mm, L: 175mm, D: 43mm

Connectivity: Class compliant USB: works with USB and iPad (using Camera Connection Kit, not supplied)

Power: Fully bus powered by USB, including iPad

System Requirements

Launchkey Mini is 'plug and play' compatible with most modern computers and the iPad.

 
Officially supported operating systems:

  • MAC - OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion
  • WINDOWS - Windows 8 and Windows 7 (64 & 32 bit)
  • IPAD - iPad2 or later is recommended. iOS 5 or above is required

 
Launchkey Mini is a USB class compliant device. It is compatible with any operating system that supports USB MIDI device class 1.0.

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