Overview

The Novation Launchkey 61 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 61 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 61 MkII is an excellent production tool, particularly for those using Ableton.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • LaunchKey 61 MkII
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 2010s
Categories
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys

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Reviews for the Novation LaunchKey 61 MkII Keyboard Controller
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  • I like it

    Verified Purchase

    Took a little setup to get working properly with Reason and Reaper, but I expected a little bit of effort to get it to play nice and it wasn't bad. I like the action on the faders and the pots. Good resistance. The keys themselves feel nice and synthy. Overall, really liking this keyboard a lot -- feels like a pretty big upgrade over my previous M-Audio Oxygen.

  • Really Great Controller

    Verified Purchase

    I am primarily using it to control apps on my iPad for recording and live play, but it is doing that job with ease. I love it. It is the perfect size for what I am doing. I would definitely recommend this controller. I am going to start adding the software and using the plugins soon. I just hav…

  • Pretty good for the price

    Verified Purchase

    I've probably only scratched the surface of what it can do, because I don't use Ableton, but so far I like it as a controller for Cubase and Reaper, as well as some plugins. I bought a hammer action controller shortly after trying the Launchkey, because I can't stand playing piano or Rhodes without weighted keys. The two keyboards combined make for an excellent setup.

  • Awesome Keyboard!

    Verified Purchase

    I'm new at Ableton Live and Digital Music Production, but this keyboard simplifies a lot of it for me. I was struggling a bit, but since I received the Launchkey 61 I am already creating music! Happy that I chose the 61 over the 49 too.

  • Awesome

    Verified Purchase

    Thanks