Novation Launchkey 49 MK2 Keyboard Controller


Product code: BA0076



Product information

The MK2 version of Novation’s essential 49-note USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.

Novation Launchkey (MK2) is the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music using Ableton Live. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and velocity-sensitive RGB pads give you immediate hands-on control of your session view, instruments, effects and mixer.

Launch clips, control FX, play beats and much more using 16 pads laid out in two rows of eight, to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them. Full colour RGB LEDs mean they'll match the colour of your clips too, while velocity-sensitivity lets you really put some feeling into your beats.

Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. Use eight rock solid rotary knobs to tweak your instruments and effects, and nine dedicated faders for hands-on control of your mixer. The 49-note synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances.

All the controls integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything. Of course, if you do not use Ableton, it will map to other major music software using InControl.


  • Create expressive, dynamic beats via 16 velocity-sensitive pads and tweak your instruments and effects via 8 robust knobs, so you can truly shape your sound.
  • Compact and robust design make this exceptionally portable, while there is no need for drivers or a power cable as it is fully USB bus-powered and class complaint.
  • 49-note keyboard features velocity-sensitive synth-style keys to create expressive performances and is lightweight, lightning quick and simple to play.
  • Full-colour RGB pads match the colour of your clips so you can see, immediately, which clips are loaded, playing or recording.
  • Designed for Ableton Live software, yet it can also control other major music software using InControl.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments as well as over 1GB of Loopmasters samples.

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