Get Your Hands on Ableton Live!Here it is, the kind of Ableton Live control you've always wanted. The compact, way-affordable Novation Launchpad manages to instantly pull off what would've taken you hours (probably days... maybe weeks) to map out on your off-the-shelf MIDI controller. That's because the Launchpad was designed from the ground up to let you take charge of Ableton Live. Just take a look at Launchpad's 72 backlit buttons, spread across a huge matrix. If the layout and colors look familiar, it's because they are. This matrix reflects what you see in Live's unique Session View. Go on and trigger clips and scenes, record arm them... whatever it is you do with Live. What you see onscreen and what you see on the Launchpad are the same, all the time.
If you're a major Ableton Live fiend, with mile-long sessions and clip after clip to trigger, you may be wondering... can I hook more than one Launchpad together? The answer is definitely yes, and then some. You can connect up to six Launchpads at a time, so you can take charge of ridiculously huge sessions. We dare you to actually use all 432 of those buttons. Opening up Launchpad's realm of control is the fact that you can do pans, volume sweeps, sends, and more — all using the same buttons. When you're in mixer mode, each column becomes a fader of sorts — or each row becomes a pan indicator. Have you ever been able to instantly cut or jump volume levels to a certain place? With Launchpad, you can. And when you have multiple Launchpads connected, you can keep one of them in mixer mode, if you want — while you go all crazy triggering clips with the others.
If you're looking at Launchpad, you probably already have Ableton Live. But if you don't use Live just yet, you're still covered in two ways. Number one. You can use Launchpad as a regularly 100% mappable MIDI controller, so it'll control your other software, plug-ins... what have you. Plus you get Novation's AutoMap software that makes it super-easy to customize Launchpad to your exact needs. What's number two? Novation even included a version of Live, "Ableton Live 8 Launchpad Edition," so you'll be ready to hit it, right when you get your Launchpad out of the box and get going. Cool? Cool.
Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller Features at a Glance:
Novation Launchpad 72-button USB MIDI Controller Features:
- Made to give you a premium level of Ableton Live control
- 64-button clip-launching grid and 8 scene-launching buttons for Live's Session View
- Backlit multicolored buttons display the status of each clip
- Can also be MIDI-mapped to control other parameters in Live
- Includes a copy of Ableton Live 8 Launchpad Edition software
- Automap-enabled for RTAS, AU, VST, TDM plug-in control
- Connects to your computer via USB
- Works with both Mac and PC computers
- Dimensions: W = 9.45" H = 0.79" D = 9.45"
- Weight: 1.58 lbs.