Novation Launchpad For iPad Updated With Audio Import Via AudioCopy

novation-launchpad-ipadNovation has released an updated version of LaunchPad for iPad – their iOS beat sequencing application.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.4:

  • Audio Import update: Now features AudioCopy with supported apps
  • News section: Keep up to date with Novation Launchpad App news and stories
  • Performance enhancements, bug fixes and graphics tweaks

Here’s a video introduction to the new features: Continue reading

Novation Interview Launches Soundpack Giveaway, Remix Competition

Novation announces M4SONIC video interview, free M4SONIC soundpack, and competition to win Launchpad S, Launch Control, and M4SONIC masterclass

Today Novation has announced another trio of treats – (what shall we call it? a threebie? maybe not?) – 1) an interview with Australian producer M4SONIC, 2) a free M4SONIC soundpack for Launchpad App users, and 3) a remix competition with prizes of a Novation Launchpad S, Launch Control, and M4SONIC master class.

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Insane Tetris Cover On The Novation LaunchPad

mind-blown-deptNev plays Tetris Hero 98% Expert on the Novation Launchpad.

Nev is sharing the project file via his Facebook page (‘Like’ required to download).

He notes that “This was ridiculously fun to make, but took AGES.”

Check this out and let us know what you think of Nev’s Tetris LaunchPad jam!

via SoNevable

Novation Launchpad App Adds Audio Import

novation-launchpad-ipadNovation has updated its Launchpad app for the iPad, adding Audio Import as an in-app purchase.

Here’s what’s new in Launchpad 1.2:

  • Audio import (via In-App Purchase) – Transform Launchpad app into a powerful performance solution to play your own original music (audio import via Dropbox)
  • Improved library manager – Browse categories, packs, and favourites
  • Improved edit modes – New trigger and sync types
  • Per pad volume edit
  • Graphics overhaul
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements

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Mutant Synth Pack Channels Iconic Synths

Today Sonic Faction debuted their new Mutant Synth Pack, a collection of classic synthesizers for Ableton Live. The pack features meticulously sampled iconic synths, reactivated from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

The bundle includes new 3 instruments:

  • The Clone, based on the classic Roland SH-101
  • Puls8or, sampled from the notorious Waldorf Pulse+
  • and Rouge-One, modeled after the legendary Sequential Circuits PRO-ONE.

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Novation Releases Launchkey Mini Controller

Novation has announced the release of its new Launchkey Mini, a mini-key instrument/controller and the latest in Novations family of “Launch” products. It works with the new Novation Launchpad and Launchkey iPad apps, and delivers hands-on control of major Mac and Windows music software including Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, and Logic.

Launchkey Mini features 16 velocity-sensitive, tricolor launch pads – used to trigger sounds, effects, transport controls, and more. In addition, Launchkey Mini also features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls plus seven function buttons and another two performance buttons. Continue reading

Novation Launchpad S Review – It’s Brighter, Faster & Smarter Than Its Predecessor

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Novation recently released the LaunchPad S – a ‘Brighter, Faster, Universal’ version of its popular MIDI controller for Ableton Live.

Here are the main improvements in the LaunchPad S over its predecessor:

  • The Launchpad S has brighter LEDs;
  • The new version has a significantly faster LED refresh rate; and
  • The Launchpad S is now class-compliant, which means it will now work with other software and with the iPad.

Is the new LaunchPad a worthy successor to the original? And does it make sense to upgrade? Let’s take a look……. Continue reading