Novation Intros Launch Control XL – ‘Ultimate Controller’ For Ableton Live

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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

Launchpad App Now Audiobus Compatible

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

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B-Step Sequencer Turns iPad Into Music Sequencing Workstation

b-step-sequencerDeveloper Thomas Arndt has released B-Step Sequencer – an iOS app designed to turn your iPad into a music sequencing workstation.

The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and many MIDI hardware devices. It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like. Continue reading

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