The Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 is a USB controller designed for use with Ableton Live. This 25-note keyboard features 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, and dedicated control buttons for an unprecedented level of control over Ableton Live’s parameters.
The unit is ridiculously easy to use: simply connect a USB cable between the unit and a computer for immediate control over Ableton’s session view, instruments, mixer, and effects. Additionally, the controller’s 16 velocity-sensitive pads can be used to launch clips, manipulate FX, trigger and play beats, and stop parts. Basically, the controller lets users manipulate sounds as they see fit. Since all of the controls can be reassigned to any of Ableton’s parameters, users can literally use this compact synth in any way they want.
Launchkey 25 MK2 Features
Designed for Ableton Live – All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned
Full color RGB pads match the color of Ableton clips
All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats
Tweak all instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs
The 25-note velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast, and very easy to play
Compact and Rugged without the need for a power cable so it can be taken anywhere
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl
Plug-And-Play – Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works without drivers or a power cable
Make Music Immediately – Includes Ableton Live Lite 9, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments and over 1 GB of Loopmasters samples