Red Dog Music | Oct 9, 2018 | 0
Novation Launch Controllers and Launch Control XL
Ableton Live is great for playing live. You may have guessed that from the name. What you’ll probably want though, is a way to command your clips and take charge of your performance without playing about with your computer’s keyboard and trackpad on stage. With the Novation Launch controllers – the Launchpad, Launch Control and Launchkey – you can do just that!
The Novation Launchpad S and Launchpad Mini
With their 8×8 grids, the Novation Launchpad controllers are perfect for firing off clips at will, remixing and rearranging songs on the fly and basically having an improvisational blast.
The Launchpad S is the updated version of the best-selling original Launchpad, with a faster response and brighter buttons. If you want to go even more portable, why not try the Launchpad Mini? Combine that with an iPad, and that’s a lot of portable performance power!
The Novation Launch Control
It’s all very well firing of clips at will, but what about those reverb swells, beat-repeat fills, dub delay hits and all those other bits of ear-candy goodness that turn an arrangement into a song?
That’s where the Novation Launch Control comes in. With 16 knobs and 8 pads, the Launch Control is perfect for controlling effects sends and parameters when performing live. When you team a Launch Control and a Launchpad Mini, you’re ready to take command of your live Live sets!
The Novation Launchkey range
Want a controller keyboard for playing those synth lead lines, but that also gives you the pads for triggering clips? The Novation Launchkey range is the controller keyboard for you.
Light and portable, the Novation Launchkey 25, Launchkey 49, Launchkey 61 and Launchkey Mini combine features of other Launch units with a nice-feeling and affordable keyboard controller, giving you access to a great range of control options just by plugging in one USB cable.
Whatever type of control you need to perform live or in the studio, Novation have the controller for you… which brings us to:
The Novation Launch Control XL!
The Novation Launch Control XL is the latest product in the Launch range, and this is a handy thing indeed.
Imagine you’re playing live and you want plenty hands on tweaking for your instruments and samples. The Novation Launch Control XL – which is the perfect partner to a Launchpad S – gives you 8 channels featuring three knobs, a fader and two buttons.
This level of control is perfect for altering effects levels, sends and parameters on the fly, quickly adjusting track volumes, and everything in a straightforward layout that keeps everything nicely in line so you don’t inadvertently grab the wrong knob as you head to that huge tension-releasing drop!
Of course, it doesn’t just have to be for the stage, put a couple of these side-by-side in your studio and you’ve got a 16 channel what-you-see-is-what-you-get control surface!
Check out the video from our Clapham branch and get yours pre-ordered today!
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