The Novation Launchkey 25 25-Key USB Keyboard Controller is a USB MIDI controller that features premapped control for many popular DAWs. It also has 16 velocity-sensitive, RGB backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more. The Launchkey is USB bus powered and is compatible with Macs, PCs, and iPads.
In addition to the RGB launch pads, it has eight knobs, a pitchwheel and modulation wheel, dedicated transport control, and one slider. It makes use of Novation's premapped templates that allow for automatic control of popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Logic and others.
The package also includes a software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite, a 4GB Loopmasters sample library that includes royalty-free loops and one-shots, plus three fully multisampled Simpler-based instruments for Ableton Live 9 (Piano, Rhodes, Hammond Organ), as well as software versions of Novation's classic analog synths, the Bass Station and the V-Station.
You can also download the free Launchkey and Launchpad apps for producing and performing with the Launchkey in tandem with your iPad.
Mac, Windows and iPad
In addition to Mac and Windows compatibility, Launchkey connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included)
Free XLN Addictive Keys Virtual Instrument
Available for existing and new customers, the Addictive Keys virtual instrument from XLN Audio is "on the house" when you register your controller keyboard. One full license per account gives you one Addictive Keys instrument. Pick from:
4GB Loop Library from Loopmasters
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