Novation Announces Revamped LaunchKey Series

LaunchKey-49-key_RGB Novation has introduced the updated Launchkey MIDI keyboard controller series. They will be showing the revamped controllers in Frankfurt this week at the 2015 Musikmesse.

The Launchkey controllers have been upgraded with RGB velocity-sensitive pads that match the clip colors in users’ Ableton Live sessions, making workflow in session view “far more intuitive.”


Novation Launchkey Key Features:

  • Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live
  • See your session with full-color RGB pads that match the color of your clips in Live
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads
  • Shape your sound by using eight knobs to control instruments and effects
  • Choose between a 25, 49 or 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Hands-on control through nine full-size faders on the 49 and 61-note versions
  • Compact and tough
  • Control all major music software using InControl
  • Plug in and play with USB bus-power


Launchkey controllers come bundled with: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, along with a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from Loopmasters. Launchkey is also fully bus-powered via USB and class compliant.

Pricing and Availability.  The revamped Novation Launchkey series is expected to be available for purchase late spring – early summer 2015 for the following suggested prices:

  • Launchkey mini – $99.99 US;
  • Launchpad mini – $99.99 US;
  • Launchkey 25 – $149.99 US;
  • Launchkey 49 – $199.99 US
  • Launchkey 61 – $249.99 US.

Launchkey information and product specs are on the Novation website.

9 thoughts on “Novation Announces Revamped LaunchKey Series

  1. So other than offering a set of psychedelic lights, it doesn’t introduce anything new like aftertouch for example….

    1. You’re totally missing the point of this controller. It’s meant to complement Ableton Live. If you wish you can go for their Pro model of keyboard controllers and buy into the SL series.

  2. They do, have a look at their SL series of key controllers with 52 touch sensitive faders and pots, MIDI and aftertouch Fatar keybed, but unfortunately not updated since 4 or 5 years ago…

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