Novation Launchpad Pro – Ableton Controller
Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.
Launchpad Pro is an instrument designed for live performance. The new RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live’s session view, so you can see at a glance which clips are playing.
You can use the grid to play any of your music software and external hardware too – with Standalone Mode. It doesn’t matter which software you are using: plug it straight into Logic Pro, for example, and play it like a keyboard; connect the MIDI ports to your Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid. The possibilities are endless.
Launchpad Pro is much more than an instrument: it also gives you slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There’s no need to enter a separate mixer mode; simply press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then release the button to drop straight back into your performance.
Control your effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects. For super smooth effect transitions, the button grid also turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback – the harder you hit the pad, the faster the transition.
Launchpad Pro is just as sleek, lightweight and tough as the rest of our Launch range and can be chained to multiple other Launch products, or connected to the rest of your studio or live setup.
It comes with everything you need to get started, including cables and software, and can be bus-powered over USB. It’s also class compliant and doesn’t need any drivers; just install the software, plug in and start performing.
Product Hardware Specifications
64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
One setup button
Front LED strip
Orange rubber base mat
High retention USB connector
Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
Power supply connector
Kensington Security Slot
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
iOS 8, iOS 7
Launchpad Pro is class compliant, so will work on any modern Mac, Windows or Linux PC.
260mm width x 260mm depth x 29mm height
What’s in the box?
Launchpad Pro grid instrument
Orange USB cable
Power supply: 12V, 1.5A
2 x orange MIDI breakout cables:
3.5mm jack to female 5 pin din
Printed Getting Started Guide
Ableton Live Lite registration card
Ableton Live Lite music making software
1 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples
Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser
Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser