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Novation Launchpad mk2 MIDI Pad Controller

Novation’s Launchpad mk2 MIDI Pad Controller is the ultimate grid instrument for your Ableton Live software. The innovative nature of the Launchpad is now, famous. The 8×8 grid has become a staple and centerpiece of many electronic music production set-ups and live acts. The Mk2 now includes bright RGB LEDs for responsive and impressive light shows while you play. Creating a truely impressive & playable way to perform electronic music.

The novation launch pad features the same intuitive design and control of Ableton’s many functions including; launching clips, drum rack, mixer control, and a pad based keyboard. Providing a dynamic and hands-on approach to making music, from novice to expert.

This popular production controller is also ultra lightweight and fully powered from your USB BUS making it ultra-portable, is compatible with the Launchpad app for iPad* allowing you to make music almost anywhere. Or for a combine you launchpad with the other Launch series controllers for a more powerful and ‘hands-on’ Ableton Live studio.

Novation Lauchpad Innovation:

Launch sounds with Hands-On Control

  • Allows you to launch multiple clips at once, trigger scenes, and navigate your Ableton Live Session

Seamless Control of Ableton Live

  • Integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any set up whatsoever

Focus On Your Music

  • Features 64 RGB pads that light up to match the color of your clips within Ableton Live

Play Drum Racks

  • Uses the grid to play drums and samples that are pre-mapped to Ableton Live’s drum rack

Mix From Your Grid

  • Allows you to start and stop lops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends with the eight vertical rows of pads doubling up as stepped faders

Create Eye-Catching Pads

  • Using just USB power, the launchpad manages to add visual appeal with the RGB pads making your performances, on stage, even more impressive

Compact Form Factor

  • Fits in many DJ shoulder-style bags

Build Your Own Creation

  • Launchpad works with Max for Live

Build Your Perfect Instrument

  • Allows you to combine Launchpads or other Novation launch pad devices to build a fully hands-on Ableton Live Studio

4GB Loop Library from Loopmasters

  • A 4GB Loopmasters sample library is included with every Novation product and is packed with professional-quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots. The library offers a huge range of electronic and acoustic instrumentation and encompasses all contemporary genres, from blues, funk, and hip-hop to bass, techno, and all flavors of house. It’s everything you need to start making music

Learn with Melodics

  • Free keys and pad drumming lessons with Melodics help you get the most out of your controller straight out of the box

Sound Collective

  • The Sound Collective is a platform that will provide a free third-party software instrument or creative effect to all of their registered Novation hardware users every two months
  • Register your Novation hardware to access innovative software every couple of months courtesy of the Sound Collective
  • Free and discounted synthesizers and effects are available every two months, when you purchase and register any Novation product

If you are unsure about which launch device will be right for you, this comparison will help aid your decision.

*The Launchpad requires camera connection kit, sold separately.


  • Launch multiple clips at once, trigger scenes and navigate your Ableton Live session
  • Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever
  • All 64 RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live
  • Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton
  • Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends
  • Bright, colourful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power
  • Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus powered so you’ll never need to carry a power supply
  • Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine
  • Combine more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of royalty-free Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station and Bass Station VST and AU plug-ins



Dimensions: 240 x 25 x 240mm

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7
  • iOS 8, 7 – Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required (not included).
    *Powered USB hub required for use with iOS devices (not included)

Included Software:
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


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