Novation Launchpad X USB MIDI Controller

Novation Launchpad X USB MIDI Controller



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Novation Launchpad X USB MIDI Controller
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The Novation Launchpad X is the latest incarnation of the incredible Ableton Live grid controller - a device that's been the entry point to music production for countless creators over the past decade.

Made To Perform

This awesome new controller offers improved functionality and performance, with a never-before-seen level of expression.

Novation Launchpad X MIDI Controller Highlights

  • Expressive and powerful 8x8 grid controller for launching clips and performing your Ableton Live session
  • Full RGB Colour backlit pads
  • Full Ableton Live integration
  • Note Mode allows you to play instruments with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • Fader Mode allows you to control Volume, pans, and Sends in Ableton Live
  • Includes Launchpad Intro - an Easy Start Tool for novice users
  • Launchpad App allows you to integrate the Launchpad X with your iPad for launching loops and triggering one shots
  • Perfect for passionate music makers or producers - whether they're experienced professionals or complete beginners
  • Available to order now

What Is The Launchpad X?

In short: the Launchpad X is the essential grid controller for the Ableton Live DAW.

Designed for expressive instrument performance, each of the RGB-backlit 8x8 pads feature velocity and pressure sensitivity, allowing you to capture each and every nuance of your playing.

Launchpad X also features a dedicated Record & Capture MIDI button, allowing you to take note of your ideas on the fly.

Ableton Live Integration

A new function for the Launchpad X - Note Mode - will allow you to choose between 16 different scales, scale/chromatic layout, root note, and pad overlap.

In addition to this, Note Mode also dynamically reacts to Ableton Live's loaded instrument by switching to a Drum Rack layout.

Not only that, but the RGB LEDs behind the pads on the Launchpad X perfectly match up with your Ableton Live session, letting you know exactly which clips you will be launching.

Total Performance Control

In Mixer Mode, the Launchpad X presents you with complete control over your performance.

This takes shape by way of virtual, velocity-sensitive faders, allowing you to take control of track Volumes, Pans, and Sends.

In addition to this, Mixer Mode also offers toggle controls for Stop, Solo, Mute, and Record Arm, which discretely take up the grids bottom row.

Create Your Own Mappings

With its four powerful custom modes, you can use the Launchpad X to send CCs, notes, and even program change messages from the grid to the software of your choice.

Thanks to the easy to use editor in Novation Components, you can also create your own mappings with ease.

Sleek New Look

In celebration of the Launchpad's 10th Anniversary, Novation of have revisited the iconic controller's "grid" aesthetic.

With its sleek low-profile design, the new modern look Launchpad X comes equipped with Novations largest and most playable pads to date.

Launchpad Intro

If you're completely new to the Grid-style MIDI controller, have no fear: Launchpad Intro offers the perfect introduction to performing with Launchpad X.

This interactive new Easy Start Tool offers several packs covering popular genres, each of which can be loaded for instant performance on your Launchpad X, with no setup required.

Launchpad App

Ampify Music's awesome Launchpad App is the original app for making and remixing electronic music.

This app will allow you to plug the Launchpad X directly into your iPad with an externally powered Lightning to USB-3 adapter, and layer DJ-style effects to chop and change your sound as you see fit.

Easy To Start

Get yourself up and running with ease thanks to the Easy Start Stool, which will launch when you first plug the Launchpad X in.

This tool will get you up and running as quickly as possible, and features step-by-step guides on setting yourself up with Ableton, downloading/installing virtual instruments, and much more besides.

Everything You Need

In addition to a copy of Ableton Live, Launchpad X will arrive with a massive library of free samples and software for you to get your teeth into.

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.)

Create Personalised MIDI Mappings

For more-experienced producers looking to create their own MIDI mappings, the Launchpad X features 4 powerful custom modes.

Within these modes you can send out CCs, notes, and even program change messages from the grid to your DAW, whilst also assigning the pads to behanve as momentary switches, on/off toggles, or even as faders (in rows/columns).

Simply use the editor section of the web-based Novation Components platform and you can create your mappings with ease.

Logic Pro X 10.5 Live Loops

Optimise your performance with the newest 10.6 update that allows you to trigger cells within Logic Pro's workflow, which can contain either loops, one-shoots, MIDI patterns, automation and much more. Resulting in a more hands on performance within Logic.

Software Included:

  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle – Consists of Powerful Reverb, Delay, Distortion & Mastering Tool Plug-Ins.
  • Klevgrand R0Verb & DAW Cassette – High-Quality Reverb & Tape Deck Emulation Plug-Ins
  • XLN Addictive Keys – Select from Four Different Virtual Keyboards.
  • AAS Session Bundle – Provides you with Three Contrasting Synths.
  • Ableton Live Lite – Popular Electronic-Music Creation Software, Organise, Arrange & Manipulate Your Sounds.

Novation Launchpad X MIDI Controller Specs

  • Product Name: Novation Launchpad X
  • Included DAW: Ableton Live 10 Lite

Ableton Live Integration

  • Clip launch/stop
  • Scene launch
  • Stop/Solo/Mute/Record Arm track
  • Session navigation
  • Capture MIDI
  • Session Record
  • Volume/Pan/Send A/Send B faders
  • Drum Rack in Note Mode


  • 64 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive RGB pads
  • Mixer/Session Toggle
  • Record/Capture MIDI button
  • 4 Session navigation buttons
  • In Session Mode: 8 Scene Launchers
  • In Mixer Mode: Volume, Pan, Send A, Send B, Stop, Solo, Mute, Record Arm


  • 4 Custom Modes to send CCs, Notes & Program Change messages via MIDI - create with Novation components.
  • USB Powered: Yes
More Information
Manufacturer Novation
SKU 307073
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.800000
Software Included Ableton Live 10 Lite
Warranty 3 Years
Number of Keys 64 keys


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