Novation recently introduced a firmware update for the Launch Control and Launch Control XL that lets both devices be used as standalone controllers – without a computer – with MIDI hardware.
By using a USB host-to-MIDI converter, such as the Kenton MIDI USB Host, or iConnectMIDI 4+, the Launch Controls can be hooked directly to standard 5-pin DIN MIDI gear.
This is a huge development for hardware users who like the amount of controls that the Launch series offers, but don’t want or need a computer in their setup.
In the video above, CALC demos using the Launch Control XL and Kenton MIDI USB Host to control his the Elektron Octatrack.
In second demo video, below,Novation Brand Manager Nick de Friez demos using the Novation Launch Control with the Expert Sleepers FH-1 module as a modular control voltage step sequencer:
See the Novation site for more info.