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Novation Launchkey 25 MK3 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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25-note USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Synth-action Keys, 8 Knobs, 16 Pads, Dedicated Transport Controls, and Bundled Software
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Whether you’re launching clips in Ableton Live or composing in any other major DAW, you want streamlined, tightly integrated control over your music creation process, and that’s just what you get with the Novation Launchkey 25 MK3. Its predecessors have been runaway best-sellers at Music Experience, and Novation has taken all the user feedback from the previous iterations and plowed it into a third-generation MIDI keyboard controller that’s improved in every way. Packing hot new features like Scale and Chord Modes, a powerful arpeggiator, and larger velocity-sensitive pads with optimized response, the Launchkey 25 MK3 is more intuitive to use than ever — and the quickest way to get your music from your head to your speakers.

    New Scale Modes

    Perhaps the most exciting new feature of the Launchkey 25 MK3 is its eight onboard Scale Modes. We all use modes, whether we realize it or not. Now with the 3rd-gen Launchkey, you can lay down a smokin’ Mixolydian bass line or rock out a sweet solo in Dorian mode without getting bogged down in music theory. (Of course, knowing a little theory never hurt any musician!) Scale Modes transpose the keys you play into notes of the scale you’ve chosen. You just select your root note and the scale you want, and then play. No matter how accomplished a keyboardist you are, Launchkey will streamline your creative process and expand your musical vocabulary.

    New Chord Modes, Arpeggiator, and Mutate

    Chord Modes change the Launchkey MK3’s keys and pads into an interactive control surface for music exploration, in which every note you play is tonally and harmonically associated. The arpeggiator lets you explore new ideas and nail the perfect melodies quickly, while the mutate function reassembles your patterns into exciting new musical statements.

    New Custom Modes

    Custom Modes simplify communications between controller and software, putting more power than ever right at your fingertips. Programmable using the browser-based Novation Components tool, Custom Modes let you customize the behavior of your Launchkey, giving you total mastery over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color, and more.

    New Connect your external gear

    If you use external gear with a 5-pin MIDI DIN connection, the Novation Launchkey 25 has you covered. Connect your hardware synths and devices to your rig and control everything from your Launchkey, whether you use it standalone or with a computer. Previous-generation Launchkeys didn’t have this feature, and we’re very happy that Novation has included it on the Launchkey 25 MK3!

    New Larger, more sensitive pads, and more

    The Launchkey platform has always been about unfettered musical expression, and the MK3 revision carries this mantra forward. The Launchkey 25 MK3’s larger velocity-sensitive pads give you greater control over dynamics, while its eight fixed rotary knobs bring your software instruments to life with effortless, real-time performance control. Integration with Ableton Live is airtight, with a dedicated button for activating Capture MIDI functionality, plus track arm, quantize, and click and looping controls, so you can fly around your Session quicker and easier than ever.

    Designed for Ableton, works with any major DAW

    The musicians at Music Experience use Ableton and love the streamlined workflow they get from Novation’s Launchkey controllers. That’s because Novation designed the Launchkey’s controls to integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live. All the controls are completely assignable, however. And if you do use another major DAW, the Novation Launchkey 25 will instantly map to it. Launchkey has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus native functionality with other major DAWs, including Studio One, Cubase, and Pro Tools, via HUI.

    Hit the ground running, right out of the box

    Whether you’re just starting out or locked in the groove, Launchkey is the keyboard controller that takes you further on your musical journey. Shipping with a powerful software bundle of virtual instruments, plug-ins, and sample packs that includes Ableton Live 10 Lite, Serato Sample LE, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle, a two-month Splice Sounds membership, and the Novation Sound Collective; Launchkey 25 gives you everything you need to hit the ground running, right out of the box!

    Included Software:

    • Ableton Live 10 Lite DAW software
    • Serato Sample LE
    • 2 months Splice Sounds membership
    • Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings (exclusive for Launchkey MK3 owners)
    • Your choice of XLN Addictive Keys instrument with product registration
    • Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette
    • AAS Session Bundle
    • Sound Collective (get a new free plug-in every couple of months)

      What Novation Says...

      Launchkey is our intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

      Ableton Live Integration

      Launchkey gives you unrivalled access to Ableton Live’s functions, including Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click and loop controls. Not using Ableton Live? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.

      Expand Your Musical Vocabulary

      Inspirational features include Scale Mode, Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator, which together extend your musical capabilities and let you create in new ways. Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; three chord modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger, while the powerful arpeggiator gets melodies moving, fast.

      Four Model Sizes

      Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it’s easier than ever to pick the size that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.

      Custom Modes: Control Anything

      The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features.

      Standalone Operation

      Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.


      Novation Launchkey 25 Keyboard Controller Features:

      • Optimized for Ableton Live with immediate access to all the controls you need
      • Instantly maps to most major DAWS
      • 25 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys
      • Easy-to-read 16 x 2 character screen
      • 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
      • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
      • 8 rotary knobs
      • 5-pin MIDI out socket
      • Arm/select buttons
      • Octave up/down buttons
      • Play/stop/record/loop button
      • Track navigation buttons
      • Capture MIDI/quantize/click/undo buttons
      • One-touch access to Ableton’s Capture MIDI feature
      • Stop/solo/mute buttons
      • Scene launch button
      • Device select/device lock buttons
      • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
      • Powerful arpeggiator takes you melodies to the next level
      • Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
      • 3 chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
      • 4 Custom Modes for creating unique control setups for any performance or studio rig
      • USB B socket, Kensington security slot
      • Sustain pedal 1/4-inch jack socket
      • USB bus powered; power supply not included
      • Includes USB A to B cable
      • 3-year warranty
      • Included software bundle

      Prepare for Launch, with the Novation Launchkey 25!

        Number of Keys 25
        Type of Keys Velocity-sensitive
        Pads 16 x RGB
        Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
        Encoders/Pots 8
        Faders 9 x 45mm
        Dedicated Transport Control Yes
        Pedal Inputs 1 x Sustain
        MIDI I/O USB
        USB 1 x Type B
        OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9-10.10
        OS Requirements - PC Windows 7, 8, 10
        Power Supply Bus Powered
        Height 3.54"
        Width 17.72"
        Depth 10.63"
        Manufacturer Part Number LAUNCHKEY-25-MK3