Novation Launchkey 49 Mk3 is a 49 note controller keyboard with MIDI output and excellent Ableton Live integration.
Launchkey Mk3 models offer full integration with Logic and Reason, plus easy functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI. Package includes Ableton Live 10 Lite, so if you’re just getting started, this is a great first step. Check the ‘Tech Specs’ tab to see the full list of bundled software.
The 49 key velocity-sensitive keyboard allows for expressive playing, as do the 16 trigger pads. You also get 8 rotary encoders to help with instrument tweakage, along with 9 faders (45mm), each with a fader button.
For the home studio – if you’re a producer, take simple control and let the keyboard do the heavy lifting when you just want to get the ideas flowing. 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. Strum Mode, introduced with firmware v1.1, lets you strum chords, for even more playing potential.
For live performance – 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.
Not the right size for your space? Check out the full range of Novation Launchkey Mk3 controller keyboards.
Standalone: If you want to use the 5-pin DIN socket for MIDI output on your Launchkey without a computer, you can power the unit with a standard USB power supply (5V DC, minimum 500mA).
Launchkey 49 Mk3 features:
- 49 velocity sensitive keys
- 16×2 character screen
- 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 8 knobs
- 9 sliders
- 5 pin MIDI out socket
- Arm/select buttons
- Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
- Octave up/down buttons
- Play/stop/record/loop buttons
- Track navigation buttons
- Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
- Stop/solo/mute button
- Scene launch button
- Device select/device lock buttons
- USB B socket
- Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
- Kensington security slot
- 258mm H, 789mm W, 77mm D
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