Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 49 Key MIDI Keyboard

The Novation Launchkey brings you the latest MK3 edition of the renowned MIDI keyboard. An intuitive controller, Launchkey 49 MK3 is a fully integrated 49-Key controller that works seamlessly with Ableton Live and your external equipment.

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Novation Launchkey 49 MK3

The Novation Launchkey brings you the latest MK3 edition of the renowned MIDI keyboard. An intuitive controller, Launchkey 49 MK3 is a fully integrated 49-Key controller that works seamlessly with Ableton Live and your external equipment. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced producer, the Launchkey 49 gives you everything you need to make music like never before. Boasting a number of musical creation features that can all be used standalone, the Launchkey removes any barriers to your creativity.

Ableton Live Integration

Known for its integration with Live, the Launchkey 49 MK3 gives you complete access to Ableton functions including; Capture MIDI, track arm, quantise, click, and loop controls. But if you’re not using Live, you’ll be glad to hear that the Launchkey 49 MK3 also offers complete integration with both Logic and Reason. As well as out of the box functionality with DAWs including Studio One, Cubase, and Pro Tools via HUI. Then, if you decide to switch to another DAW, the Launchkey 49 MK3 will always be compatible thanks to its general MIDI capabilities.

Scale Mode, Chord Modes, and Powerful Arpeggiator

Launchkey 49 MK3 features a number of inspirational features including Scale Mode, Chord Modes, and a powerful Arpeggiator. Scale Mode transposes keys and pads played to notes in the scale selected; chord mode lets you trigger complex chords with a single finger; while the powerful arpeggiator lets you explore new melodies quicker than ever. There’s also a mutate function that reconstructs your patterns into exciting new sounds.

Custom Modes

Another great addition to the Launchkey 49 MK3 is the ability to program custom modes. Using the Novation Components browser-based tool, you can really customize the behaviour of your Launchkey. Giving you complete control over assigning your knobs, MIDI routing, pad colours, and so much more.


On top of that, the Launchkey 49 MK3 has a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output. Giving you the ability to easily connect to your realm of MIDI devices. Now not only does the Launchkey 49 MK3 have standalone potential, but you can also use it as the centrepiece to your live or studio setup.

Creative Control

The Launchkey 49 has always been a flexible controller, but Novation has taken the MK3 to the next level. Boasting large and improved velocity-sensitive pads, you’ll have even greater control over your dynamics. While eight fixed rotary knobs let you take complete control over your sound. You can’t go past the seamless integration with Ableton Live either. With a dedicated button for activating Capture MIDI, plus track arm, quantise, click, and loop controls.

Above all, whether you’re just getting started or you’re well versed in music production, the Launchkey 49 MK3 is sure to take your production to the next level. You’ll also find a range of included software including Ableton Live 10 Lite; Serato Sample LE; Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings; XLN Audio Addictive Keys; Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle; as well as a two-month Splice Sounds membership and the Novation Sound Collective. So you’ll have a massive array of sounds to get you started.

• Designed for Ableton Live – Immediate access to all the controls you need.

• Create and play with feeling – Velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance.

• Get creative with chords – Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger.

• Never hit a wrong note – Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale.

• Capture MIDI – One-touch access to Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI feature means you’ll never lose an idea.

• Get melodies moving – Powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places.

• Control anything MIDI – Five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device.

• Easy-to-read screen – 16×2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you’re controlling or selecting.

• Choose from four model sizes – 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants let you pick the perfect controller for your setup.

• Make music immediately – Free software, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating straight away.

• Shape your sound – Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders.

• Make Launchkey your own – Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.

• Ableton Live Lite – Quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.

• Serato Sample LE – Slice, rearrange and manipulate samples in real time using Serato’s legendary Pitch ‘n’ Time timestretching/pitchshifting algorithm.

• Two months Splice Sounds membership – Offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily

• Spitfire Audio LABS-Expressive Strings – Made exclusively for Launchkey MK3 owners, Spitfire Audio have taken their world-class strings samples and created an instantly playable, highly reactive instrument, designed to spark your creativity.

• XLN Addictive Keys – Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite 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.

• AAS Session Bundle – Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks.

• Sound Collective – Bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months.

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.