Premium Ableton Control with Novation’s Launchpad Pro MK3

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It’s NAMM 2020 time, and Novation is bringing its A-game for all Ableton Live aficionados. The new Launchpad Pro MK3 marks the pinnacle of powerful integration, with Ableton Live’s dizzying array of creative features. Whether or not you have experience with the original Launchpad Pro, the MK3 version is primed to take your Ableton Live productions and performances to new dimensions.

Novation Launchpad Pro MK3 MIDI Controller and Grid Instrument
Novation Launchpad Pro MK3 MIDI Controller and Grid Instrument

At its core, the Launchpad Pro MK3 is a pad-based controller with 64 large, responsive RGB pads boasting velocity and pressure sensitivity. Since Novation’s mission is to let you forego the uninspiring experience of relying on a mouse, the Launchpad Pro MK3’s 64-pad grid is surrounded by a host of clearly labeled buttons for immediate access to various modes, functions, and parameters. Launch clips and scenes, record arm, solo, and mute tracks, adjust volume, panning, and sends, duplicate, double, quantize, and more—all without leaving the comfort of the controller. There’s also a dedicated button for Ableton Live’s handy Capture MIDI function, which can keep your performance even if you weren’t recording.

One of the most notable new features of the Launchpad Pro MK3 is its sequencer. Packed with four tracks, 8-note polyphony, and 32 steps, the sequencer is equally capable of printing patterns to Clips or playing patterns via MIDI. Shift your grooves away from the grid via Micro Steps, evolve your patterns on the fly with Probability, Mutate, Sync Rate, and Play Order function, and assign arranged patterns to Scenes. No matter what gear you use, the Launchpad Pro MK3 helps you create dynamic and sonically expressive tracks.

Enjoy fluid, tactile control of your Ableton Live session with the Launchpad Pro MK3, or use it as a standard MIDI controller with other popular DAWs, virtual instruments, or hardware synths and drum machines. Like the original Launchpad Pro, the MK3 version sports 3.5mm MIDI I/O. Unlike the original Launchpad Pro, this controller offers a second 3.5mm MIDI output for triggering two simultaneous MIDI devices. Drag and drop widgets in Novation Components software to create up to eight user-configured layouts, which can be saved and recalled through the Custom Modes. Alternatively, use the Easy Start Tool to get you up and running right away.

Being USB-powered and compatible with Mac, Windows, and iOS systems, the Launchpad Pro MK3 can be used with a variety of host devices and programs. Bundled with the Launchpad Pro MK3 is a powerful software package, which includes Ableton Live Lite, virtual instruments from XLN Addictive Keys and AAS (Applied Acoustics Systems), plug-ins from Softube and Klevgrand, and much more.

If you’re ready to make your Ableton Live workflow as good as it can be, let the Launchpad Pro MK3 be the key. Visit the B&H SuperStore or check out our website to learn more!

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