The Novation Launchpad Pro is the professional grid performance instrument. Create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live or any other music software. Use the enhanced 8×8 grid of RGB velocity and pressure-sensitive pads to trigger and combine clips, play dynamic beats and melodies, and even control external MIDI hardware. Novation understand the pressures of performing live.
That’s why they have made it as easy as possible to control Ableton Live, by building four simple modes into Launchpad Pro, which streamline everything for you:
- Session Mode: immediately trigger and combine your clips
- Note Mode: create dynamic beats and play the grid just like an instrument
- Device Mode: easily apply effects to your performance
- User Mode: create unique custom performances and layouts
The whole instrument is designed to keep you focused on your performance. It lets you easily and immediately apply effects (Device Mode), while dipping in and out of specific mixer controls at the touch of a button. Of course, if you want to get really creative, download a growing library of Max for Live devices, and control them using your Launchpad Pro.It’s sleek, lightweight and tough enough that you can throw it in your bag and know it will survive even the roughest gigs. It also comes with everything you need to get started (cables and software): just plug it in and start making music.
Never hit a wrong note again! With the Scale function, simply press Launchpad Pro’s Shift and Note buttons, then choose from a roster of 32 keys and modes, from major and minor, through phrygian, whole tone and more. Once selected, Launchpad Pro’s 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads will assign themselves contiguously to only the notes of the selected scale, removing all the rest. Launchpad Pro is turned into a deeply expressive instrument that lets you focus on the music, rather than precise finger positions.
Scale mode isn’t just for Ableton Live – you can use it to play virtual instruments in any other DAW, as well as your hardware synths. Launchpad Pro does not require connection to a computer; it can send MIDI via its 1/8th-inch output (and an included 5-pin Din adapter), so you can play external synths without a keyboard controller. Comes with 4GB of Loopmasters samples. Launchpad Pro also comes with a choice from 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys VST.
Novation Launchpad Pro Features
- Integrates seamlessly and simplifies performing in Ableton Live
- Simply plug in and starting playing your music
- Control just about anything including MIDI enabled devices and more
- Drum racks are automatically laid out and illuminated
- Easy-to-play velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
- Easily play notes, melodies, and chords on the grid
- Immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance
- Control any effect or instrument mid-performance to add expressive effects
- Max for Live lets you use your Launchpad Pro however you like
- Compact and light enough to throw in your bag
- Tough enough to survive the roughest gigs
- Comes with Ableton Live Lite music making software, 4GB of Loopmasters samples, and Bass Station and V Station plug-in synthesizers, and a choice from 1 of 4 XLN Audio Addictive Keys VST: One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument. Pick from Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand or Mark One.
- 64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
- 32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
- One setup button
- Front LED strip
- Orange rubber base mat
- High retention USB connector
- Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
- Power supply connector
- Power switch
- Kensington Security Slot
- Software Compatibility
- USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Power supply (included) and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices
- 12V DC Power supply included
- Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A
- Product Dimensions
- 1.10” x 10.24” x 10.24” (H x W x D), 2.71lbs