Hardware Synth Jam With A Launchpad Pro MK3

Sunday Synth Jam: In this live performance, synthesist and Novation product specialist Chris Calcutt (-Calc-) explores using the Novation Launchpad Pro mk3 as a hardware ‘brain’, sequencing his entire rig.

Here’s what he has to say about the performance:

Here the Launchpad Pro MK3 is firmly in the driving seat.

In standalone mode, it is sequencing a Rossum Electro Assimil8or, Novation Summit and the Beatsqueezer. It’s also a control surface for the Octatrack.


Novation Summit – Sequenced by the Launchpad Pro feat. a wonderful Multi patch from the incredible r Beny

Rossum Electro Panharmonium – Fed some food from an aux on the mixer and Morphagene

Rossum Electro Assimil8or – Sequenced from the Launchpad Pro via a fine CV.OCD

Beatsqueezer – Sequenced by the Launchpad Pro feat. a fine sampled Una Chorda from a furry friend.

Elektron Octatrack – being controlled by the Launchpad Pro’s custom modes Launchpad Pro is a super cool controller as well as sequencer.

Novation Circuit Mono Station

Oto Bam

Oto Boum

Meris Ottobit Jnr

and some modules…. a place I never wanted to go…. but I went and I like it too much.

The Launchpad Pro mk3 introduces a built-in step sequencer which, along with hardware MIDI connectivity, means that you can use it standalone to control your gear. At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with Novation’s Enrique Martinez, who gave us a quick demo of the new Launchpad Pro mk3.

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