New Novation Launchkey MK3 Keyboard Controllers for Ableton Live

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If you’re a music producer, remixer, performing DJ, or songwriter, you’re probably already familiar with Ableton Live. However, if you are currently confined to a life of pointing and clicking with a mouse, it’s time you leveled up and got a keyboard controller that can transform your creative processes. Available in 25-, 37-, 49-, or 61-key models with a host of improvements over the MK2 versions, the Novation Launchkey MK3 is exactly the type of inspiring controller you deserve.

Novation Launchkey MK3 25-key model
Novation Launchkey MK3 25-key model

All four models come with serious upgrades from the MK2 iterations. The 16 RGB performance pads are now larger and feature improved velocity sensitivity for more dynamic response. The 3-character screen has been swapped for a 2 x 16-character display, so you can better see what you’re selecting or controlling. Whereas the Launchkey MK2 had no chord modes, scale modes, or arpeggiator, the MK3 boasts all three—fixed/user/scale chord modes let a single key trigger full chords, you can map scales to the keys so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note, and the arpeggiator offers seven playback types and rhythmic control.

Novation Launchkey MK3 37-key model
Novation Launchkey MK3 37-key model

In addition to the standard transport controls found on the MK2, the Launchkey MK3 provides DAW functions such as loop, undo, click, quantize, and Ableton Live’s capture MIDI, which can keep your performance even if you weren’t recording. The Launchkey MK3 is also compatible with other major DAWs including Logic, Reason, Studio One, Pro Tools, and Cubase. Unlike the MK2, the MK3 has fully customizable MIDI mapping and a 5-pin MIDI output, making it a powerful MIDI controller for MIDI hardware and software instruments. When it comes to tweaking the settings of your instruments and effects, all four Launchkey MK3 models sport eight rotary encodes and the 49- and 61-key versions tack on nine 45mm faders.

Novation Launchkey MK3 61-key model
Novation Launchkey MK3 61-key model

To help you start creating and infuse your workflow with new tools, the Launchkey MK3 comes with a powerful software package, which includes Ableton Live Lite, Serato Sample LE, virtual instruments from XLN Addictive Keys and Spitfire Audio, plug-ins from Klevgrand and AAS (Applied Acoustics Systems), and much more. Since the Launchkey MK3 is USB-powered for truly convenient portability, it even includes a USB cable.

Whether you are just beginning to make beats or you’re already an Ableton Live wizard, the Launchkey MK3 is poised to enhance your productions and live performances. Visit our website to learn more and order yours today!

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