NOVATION Launch Control Portable Pad & Knob Controller
Compact Control over Ableton Live.
Launch Control makes creating electronic music way more fun. Its chunky knobs and multicoloured pads let you play your software like an instrument, by giving you hands-on control over any aspect of your sound that you like.
It may be half the size of its big brother, Launch Control XL, but its 16 banks give you more than enough controls to get as creative as you like with your sound.
Focus on Your Performance
Peering at a screen doesn’t make a good performance. It’s also bad for your eyes. We designed Launch Control to make you way more creative, by putting your controls directly into your hands.
We spent a long time designing these knobs: they're sturdy and full-sized, they feel great to hold and turn and they're all surrounded by multicoloured LED indicators.
The pads are great, too: they're large and rubbery, and they give bright multicoloured LED feedback, which makes them perfect for triggering clips, playing notes and tweaking key mixer controls.
Create Your Own Layouts from 448 Controls
There are 16 knobs and 12 session control buttons on a Launch Control. If that's not enough for you, you can bank up to 16 times – essentially giving you 256 knobs and 192 buttons. That's 448 controls!
You can assign these controls to whatever you like in Ableton Live, or any other major music software. You can also easily switch between your own mappings and the factory templates.
Enhance Your Live Performance
Combine with Launchpad for total freedom when playing using Ableton Live. Trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments, all at the same time!
Product Hardware Specifications
- 16 rotary pots with 300 degree motion
- 8 square multi-colour backlit Launch pads
- 6 backlit function buttons
- USB socket
- Kensington Security Slot
Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launch Control. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launch Control integration. Launch Control will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
Stand-alone template editor for control assignment
448 controls using 16 on-board templates - 8 factory and 8 user programmable
- USB bus powered, including iPad
- 240mm width x 118mm depth x 39mm height