The Launchpad X is Novation's essential 64 pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live - it gives you everything you need to make music.
Launch, play and perform your sounds and build your tracks using the large, super-sensitive RGB pads, dynamic note and scale modes, and mixer controls.
The essential Live controller
Everything about making tracks in Ableton Live is made easier with Launchpad X’s quick, hands-on clip and scene launching and our most playable grid to date.
Play your instruments and devices expressively with the 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads, then never lose an idea with one-press Capture MIDI control.
Launchpad X belongs on the desk of every Ableton Live music maker.
Features at a glance:
- 64 RGB Pads - Large RGB velocity and pressure sensitive pads give you a perfect reflection of your Ableton Live session, making it easier than ever to see your clips and play your instruments expressively.
- Ableton Live Integration - Quickly launch clips and scenes, never lose ideas with Capture MIDI, and access performance controls like stop, solo, mute, record arm, volume, pan, and sends to dynamically control your music, no mouse needed.
- Dynamic Note and Scale modes - Enable you to effortlessly play perfectly in-key bass lines, melodies, chords and leads. Launchpad X even knows when you’re drumming and shows your drum rack on the grid.
- Four Custom Modes - Use Novation Components to customise mappings and control anything MIDI easily from Launchpad X.
- Get Started Easily - Use Novation's online Easy Start tool to get all the software you want, and step-by-step video guides to get you set up with Live and making music in minutes.
Launchpad X gives you everything you need right at your fingertips so you can spend less time clicking a mouse and more time making music.
Never worry about being out of key – Dynamic Note and Scale modes let you easily play perfectly in-key bass lines, melodies, chords and leads.
The responsive velocity sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch let you play your instruments dynamically and expressively.
Step back from the screen, get hands-on and dive into your tracks.
Make it yours
Go deeper and get Launchpad X working the way you want.
Use Novation Components to customise MIDI mappings, and control almost anything; four custom modes mean you can design how this essential grid controller works for you – you’re only limited by your imagination.
Take control of your performance
Essential performance controls are a single button-press away: stop, solo, mute, record arm and set your levels, pans and sends. Using Launchpad X is a simple as it gets, no drivers to install, just plug and perform.
Produce, Perform, and Play with Ableton Live
Novation upped the Launchpad series with the Launchpad X, the new standard in Ableton Live controllers designed for producers and performers alike.
The Launchpad X is includes all of the features that have made the standard Launchpad a staple of the electronic music world, plus some of the extras that have made the Launchpad Pro such a hit.
For starters, you get the same 64-pad matrix that put the first Launchpad on the map, plus all the essential navigation and scene controls you need to launch clips on the fly.
But that's just the beginning - with custom settings for MIDI control, you can take control of any virtual instruments or processors, while functions such as note mode turn the Launchpad X into an amazing keyboard alternative.
Take command of Ableton Live
From the beginning, the Novation Launchpad was built to make creating and performing music with Ableton live smooth and easy. They've been the go-to controller of choice for many people around the world.
With its matrix of 64 RGB-backlit pads, the surface reflects Live's grid display wonderfully, laying your tracks, clips, and scenes at your fingertips.
Other basic functions include using the columns as faders and additional controllers, giving you full command over Live's mixer.
But those are just some of the basics. With 10 years of development behind it, the Launchpad X brings even more to the table.
Scale modes turn this Launchpad into an instrument
Possibly the coolest features Launchpad X borrows from the Launchpad Pro are Dynamic Note and Scale modes. These modes let you play the grid like a keyboard, with the rows of pads laid out in everything from full chromatic keys to select scales.
Triggering chords is super easy when you can see all of the notes you need highlighted, and when you want to drum out a part, the whole drum rack shows up on the grid. What's more, the pads are velocity and pressure sensitive, so you get a massive range of expression.
On top of all of this creative power, you get the ability to create custom MIDI mappings to take control of virtual instruments or processors just how you want to.
Take your Launchpad beyond Live
Use software other than Ableton Live? Don't worry, your Launchpad X will still come in handy.
That's because Novation built this controller to both integrate deeply with Ableton Live and provide MIDI control over FL Studio, Bitwig Studio, and a great many other music creation applications.
Best of all, switching modes is super easy, so even if you're performing live, you can use your Launchpad X to pull off all kinds of cross-platform tricks and never miss a beat.
- Seamless Ableton Live integration gives you hands-on control of your music
- Control any music software or external hardware with velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
- RGB pads match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view
- Velocity-sensitive pads let you create expressive drum performances
- Illuminated LED pads let you play notes, melodies, and chords on a chromatic keyboard layout
- Quick, immediate access to your mixer controls
- Compact, lightweight, and bus-powered, tough enough to survive the roughest gigs
- Includes a complete software package with Ableton Live Lite, two months Splice Sounds membership, AAS Session Bundle, XLN Addictive Keys
- Bundled with software processors including Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, Softube Time and Tone bundle, and Sound Collective access
- 64 Velocity Sensitive Pads
- 16 Buttons
- 81 RGB LED's
- USB-C Socket
- Kensington MiniSaver Slot
- Ableton Live Lite – quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.
- Two months Splice Sounds membership – offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
- AAS Session Bundle – Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks. XLN Addictive Keys – Choose one of four virtual keyboards.
- XLN Addictive Keys – Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation hardware.
- Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette – High quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.
- Softube Time and Tone bundle – made up of four of Softube's world class plug-ins: reverb, delay, an easy to use mastering tool and distortion.
- Sound Collective – bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every few months.
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