The Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 is a portable, take-anywhere 25-mini-key controller, designed for seamless music production with Ableton Live or any music software.
Deep and Intuitive Control on the Move
Novation's Launchkey Mini made its debut in 2014, and has since been the pace-setter in terms of Ableton Live portable MIDI keyboard controllers. With the new MK3 version, Novation have included a whole host of incredible new features - including an on-board Arpeggiator and fixed Chord Mode - which open up more creative melodic work and beatmaking on the move. The MK3 also features a MIDI Out connection, which make it perfect for a home studio setup used in conjunction with hardware synths or a groovebox.
In terms of portable mini keyboard, there are a wide range of options out there, so it can sometimes be difficult to determine which one to go for. Novation's seamless integration with Ableton Live make it a no-brainer for Ableton users on the move, whilst offering a myriad of MIDI control for any DAW software.
From fuzzy synths to building a rock drum kit, the Launchkey Mini MK3 takes you one step closer to creating your next hit.
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Highlights:
- Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control, including clip and scene launching, Device Macros, track select,transport, Capture MIDI, Stop/Solo/Mute, Volume, Pans, Sends and more
- Creative arpeggiator with up to four octaves of range, multiple directions and rhythms, Swing, Latch, adjustable Gate time and Advanced MIDI Mode
- Fixed Chord mode for triggering chords from single notes
- MIDI Out enables connection to synths, drum machines and other MIDI hardware for performance, parameter control and program changes
- Novation's best mini keybed yet for improved playability
- 16 pads are now RGB backlit for colour matching to clips, bigger, and feature improved velocity sensitivity
- Eight rotary encoders, Pitch and Modulation touch strips, and a sustain pedal input for versatile physical control input
- Massive software and soundware bundle included – make music right out of the box
- Mapping templates and HUI compatibility for use with Logic Pro, FL Studio, Reason, Pro Tools and other DAWs
All The Tools To Make Music
When you need to take the music in your head and turn it into sonic reality via Ableton Live, there are few finer tools than the new Launchkey Mini MK3.
With 16 RGB pads, 8 rotary encoders, mapping templates for Logic Pro and Reason, and even full HUI support for Pro Tools, this awesome MIDI controller is geared to take you where you want to go.
Record beats/percussion lines, or trigger chords from single keys thanks to the Launchkey Mini's brand new Arpeggiator and Fixed Chord functions. In addition to this, the new Capture MIDI function allows you to never lose a single note, even if you forget to hit record.
Other new features on the Launchkey Mini MK3 include the addition of transport, Mute and Solo buttons, along with Volume, Pan, and Send controls.
This all comes together to make this MIDI controller feel more like a physical extension of Live than ever before, and allows you to connect more deeply with your music.
Take it Anywhere
This is Novation’s most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller to date. Made to move, the Launchkey Mini is perfect for producers and musicians at any level to take projects to new surroundings. You can be ready for when that creative spark strikes and record instantly in a whole new creative experience.
Three-year Warranty On All Novation Hardware
Novation are excited to announce an extension to the standard limited warranty, which comes with all new products.
Previously, customers enjoyed a two-year warranty. Now — effective on purchases from 1st January 2018 onwards — the warranty period is 36 months from the date of the original purchase.
(The warranty period for product purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 remains at 24 months from the date of the original purchase.)
Free Software Suite Included
As well as receiving the Novation Launchkey Mini you will get a huge DAW package including Ableton Live Lite, AAS Session Bundle, Softube Time and Tone Bundle, Spitfire Audio LABS, XLN Audio Addictive Keys and Klevgrand ROverb and DAW Cassette. If that wasn’t enough, you also get membership of Novation Sound Collective.
With this assortment of sounds, creative virtual instruments and plug-in effects, the possibilities are endless with your projects.
- Ableton Live Lite
- AAS Session Bundle
- Softube Time and Tone Bundle
- Spitfire Audio LABS - Expressive Strings
- XLN Audio Addictive Keys
- Klevgrand R0verb and DAW Cassette
- Access to the Novation Sound Collective
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Technical Specifications:
Product Hardware Specifications
- 25 x Mini-keys
- 1 x Touch Strip for Pitch-bench with centre zero
- 1 x Touch Strip for Modulation
- 8 x Knobs
- 16 x RGB Backlit, Velocity Sensitive Pads
- Transpose Buttons
- Octave Up/Down Buttons (with Preset function as shift)
- Play and Record Buttons
- Arp and Fixed Chord Buttons
- Stop/Solo/Mute Button
- Scene Launch Button
- 3.5mm jack socket for MIDI Out (MIDI din break-out cables NOT included)
- USB Socket
- Kensington MiniSaver Slot
- Midi Channel Selection
- Capture MIDI function
- Tracks function
- Scene Down function
- Scene Up function
Comprehensive DAW Integration
- Scripts for Ableton, Logic and Reason (Device Control for Ableton, Logic and Reason)
- All other DAWs through HUI i.e. Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One
- Take control of Volume, Pan, Sends, Record, Play, Preset and Assign Custom Mapping
- Volume, Pan, Sends A and Sends B through knobs
- Record and Play
- Assign Custom Mapping to knobs and pads
- Track navigation+B131
- Ableton specific integrations such as
- Device Control
- Capture MIDI
- Clip Launch
- Clip Stop
- Scene Launch
- Scene Navigation
- Track Solo/Mute
- Creative Arpeggiator with Mutate Mode and Deviate Rhythm
- Mode: Up, Down, Up/Down, Played, Random, Chord, Mutate
- Rate: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 and all associated triplets
- Octave: 1, 2, 3, 4
- Rhythm: o, oxo, oxxo, Random, Deviate
- Latch: on/off
- Tempo, Swing and Gate through pots when pressing 'Arp'
- When Mode is set to Mutate, access all Mutate possibilities through the pot while pressing 'Arp'
- When Rhythm is set to Deviate, access all Deviation of the rhythm through the pot while pressing 'Arp'
- 3 x symbols at the left side of the keyboard reserved for future arp updates
- Fixed chord, to play chords with one finger
- Ableton Live Lite is included (If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 10 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.)
- Logic script, Reason script; all other DAWs through HUI i.e. Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One
- USB bus powered
- Power supply not included
- 330mm (L) x 172mm (D) x 31mm (H) (40mm including knob-caps)
|Software Included||ableton live lite, aas session bundle, softube time and tone bundle, spitfire audio labs - expressive strings, xln audio addictive keys, klevgrand r0verb and daw cassette, access to the novation sound collective|
|Number of Keys||25 keys|
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