Many people are going to look at the recently introduced Novation Launch Control XL as a cool MIDI controller for Ableton Live.
But the fact that you can edit what each knob, slider and button does means that it can be repurposed to do almost anything.
In the video below, Novation’s Chris Calcutt demonstrates using the Launch Control XL as a control center for an all-hardware setup. Calcutt flies through his discussion, but it highlights the importance of the 30 year old MIDI standard and how it lets you assemble complex rigs that combine new and old hardware and software: Continue reading
Novation recently introduced the Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.
Novation now offers a wide variety of controller options for Live:
It’s great to have so many options – but where does the new Launch Control XL fit in?
Novation released the original Launch Control, right, last year. It’s a smaller MIDI controller, designed as a companion for the Launchpad S.
The Launchpad S is primarily an 8×8 grid controller. The original Launch Control is designed to be an add-on that brings 16 knobs and 8 pads to your system.
The new Launch Control XL is still designed to be a companion to the Launchpad S, but the XL version takes everything about the original up a notch.
How does this fit into your Live workflows? Let’s take a look… Continue reading
Today Novation announced the release of Launchsync, a Max For Live solution for synchronizing controllers when working in “an expansive session view” in Ableton Live.
Created in partnership with Isotonik Studios, Novation’s Launchsync solution synchronizes the user’s Launch devices, allowing them to bank both controllers together around session view. In this way, the user can keep the devices locked to the same tracks.
Synthmania has introduced a new software editor, for Mac & Windows, for the Novation Bass Station 2 synthesizer.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Novation has announced that its Launch Control XL mixer and device controller for Ableton Live is now shipping.
Designed for use with the 64-button Launchpad S grid, Launch Control XL offers an enhanced Live control experience.
Novation today introduced Launch Control XL – a new MIDI controller that they call ‘the ultimate controller for Ableton Live’.
According to Novation, the Launch Control XL helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live.
Here’s their official demo video: Continue reading
Novation has updated its Launchpad app for iOS to make it Universal – so it now runs on both iPhone and iPad.
Here’s what’s new in Novation Launchpad 1.6.0: Continue reading
Novation has announced an update to their Launchpad App for iOS.
Launchpad lets you make, record and share music on the iPad by triggering and mixing sounds on a grid. The updated version, v.1.5 lets you output those songs directly into any Audiobus-compatible application.
This opens the door to doing things like:
- Adding to your songs using GarageBand
- Applying external effects during live performance
- Outputting beats straight to Cubasis