Overview

The Novation Launchkey 25 MkII is a lightweight and versatile keyboard controller purpose built for integration with Ableton Live but useful for any kind of computer or iOS based production. Featuring the velocity sensitive, RGB-lit pads from Novation's Launchpad grid controllers combined with a keyboard, plus faders and a bank of eight macro knobs for parameter control, the Launchkey gives you everything you need to mix tracks, tweak effects, program beats, play synths and perform live - all in one portable package. The 16 backlit pads provide two-way feedback so integration with Ableton is seamless whether you're triggering samples, playing drums or launching clips, while the 25 synth action keys let you control all your software synths and samplers. Whether your building rap beats, adding electronic elements to indie rock tracks or writing the next EDM hit, the Launchkey 25 MkII is an excellent production tool, particularly for those using Ableton.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • LaunchKey 25 MkII
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 2010s
Categories
Number of Keys
  • 25 Keys

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Reviews for the Novation LaunchKey 25 MkII Keyboard Controller
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  • Very Solid Midi Controller For Beginners

    Verified Purchase

    I had a little trouble figuring out how to actually route it into Ableton Live but after some trial and error it works perfectly and can be very quickly routed to many parameters, including those in software synths like Serum.

  • Verified Purchase

    I like it a lot

  • Useful Keyboard for Ableton Users -- Both Masters and Neophytes

    This keyboard allows a large amount of control over Ableton live's parameters. That said, it definitely has some limitations compared to a device such as Ableton's own Push series. However, these limitations may help some expand their understanding of the concepts of Ableton -- and finding creative ways to surpass such limitations.

  • Incredible integration with Live.

    Nice feel on the keys and pads have a solid hit to them. Lighter touch than MPC but not hard to adjust. Very slick look with the colored pads. It will work with other DAWS but takes some time. Never failed or glitched out on me. Would replace if I broke it.

  • Works mostly great with Studio One

    Verified Purchase

    This is a great controller for the money. I'd probably give it all 5 stars if I used Ableton as my primary DAW because it plays really nicely with that software. I installed the free version of Live 9 that came with the controller and was immediately impressed with the out-of-the-box integration bet…