Novation Launchpad For iOS Updated With Full Color Support

Novation has released v3 of its free beatmaking app, Launchpad for iOS.

The update adds support for multi-color pads, making it easy to see the difference between your drum, bass and melodic pads. It also adds multi-color support for the Novation Launchpad Pro, Launchpad Mk2 and Launchkey hardware.

Here’s what’s new in Novation Launchpad v3:

  • New look and feel to support multi-color pads.
  • Pad colors indicate sound category, such as Drums, Bass, Melodics, etc.
  • Support for multi-color on Novation Launchpad Pro, Launchpad Mk2 and Launchkey Mk2 hardware

Other recently added features:

  • Real-time tempo – Change tempo while playing, at any time
  • Ableton Link support – Jam in sync with your other apps, devices or Ableton Live
  • Flanger FX and Stopper FX – Fresh additions to the effects library on iPad
  • MIDI Sync Output – Connect Launchpad to external hardware synths and drum machines on iPad
  • ?Full-view mode – Show pads alongside either filters, volumes faders or FX on iPad
  • Various minor bugfixes and improvements

Here’s a performance demo of Launchpad v3:

Pricing and Availability

Novation Launchpad for iOS is available as a free download. Support for audio import is available as an In-App purchase, along with sample libraries in various styles.

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