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Novation Launchkey Mini MK3


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

  • Dynamic Ableton keyboard controller.
  • Responsive live set controller with coloured pads reflective of your project and switchable modes for clip triggering and pad performance.
  • Includes an extensive assortment of sounds, creative virtual instruments and plug-in effects.
  • USB powered.
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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

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. 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.

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.

Included Software:
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

All Novation products purchased after 01.01.18 now come with a 3 year warranty

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

Power Requirements:

USB bus powered
Power supply not included

Product Dimensions:

330mm (L) x 172mm (D) x 31mm (H) (40mm including knob-caps)


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