The Novation Launchpad MK2's 8 x 8 grid has become ubiquitous
with the evolution of electronic music, letting you launch clips,
play drum racks and control your mixer, all while creating
Launchpad's 64 pads integrate immediately with Ableton Live.
They're also lit by RGB LEDS, which match the colour of your clips
- so you can see at a glance what clips are loaded, playing or
As well as using your pads to launch clips and create entire
songs, you can also use them to control your mixer: start and stop
loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends.
Control Your Music
Launchpad integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton
Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start making
Throw It in Your
Launchpad is totally portable: lightweight, easy to pack and
carry around, and fully USB bus powered - so there's no need for
power sockets. You can also combine it with more Launchpads or
other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton
Live studio. Just add Launch Control, Launch Control XL or
Make Music Straight
Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of royalty-free
Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station and V Station VST
and AU plug-in synthesisers, Launchpad comes with everything you
need to start making great music.
- Get Hands-On Control: Launch multiple clips at once, trigger
scenes and navigate your Ableton Live session.
- Control Ableton Live: Integrate immediately and seamlessly with
Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start
- Focus On Your Music: All 64 RGB pads light up to match the
colour of your clips in Ableton Live and you can see at a glance
what's loaded, playing and recording.
- Play Drum Racks: Use the grid to play drums and samples with
pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack.
- Mix From Your Grid: Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and
control volumes, pans and sends. The eight vertical rows of pads
double up as stepped faders.
- Create Eye-Catching Performances: Bright, colourful pads make
the unit stand out just from USB power; on stage or when creating
exciting Launchpad light show videos that are all over
- Throw It in Your Bag: Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad
is fully USB bus powered so you'll never need to carry a power
- Build Your Own Creations: Use your Launchpad however you like
with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos
from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can
- Build your perfect instrument: Combine more Launchpads or other
Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live
studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.
- Make Music Straight Away: Comes with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of
royalty-free Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station and Bass
Station VST and AU plug-ins.
What's in the
- Orange USB cable
- Printed Getting Started Guide
- Ableton Live Lite registration card
- English and French safety information sheet
- Ableton Live Lite music making software
- 1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
- Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
- Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
- Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
- iOS 8, 7 - Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera
Adapter required (not included). Powered USB hub required for use
with iOS devices (not included)
- Launchpad is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac,
Windows or Linux PC.
- 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
- USB socket
- Software Compatibility:
- 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
- Power Requirements:
- 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
- Product Dimensions: 240mm (9.45") width x 240mm (9.45") depth x
25mm (0.98") height