Novation: Launchkey Mini Controller Keyboard MKII

Publisher: Focusrite

Easily Make Music

Novation designed the Launchkey Mini to make it easy and fun to produce music in Ableton Live. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in, and they're arranged in the layout that works best.

This controller features 16 pads along the top, which you can use to launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing and recording and are laid out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them.

You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really nice to play.

Get Started Immediately

Launchkey Mini integrates immediately with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It also comes with everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 1GB of samples from Loopmasters.

Take It Anywhere

Launchkey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can use it anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB.

Techical Specifications:

  • 25 note velocity sensitive mini-key keyboard
  • 16 multi-colour backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 knobs
  • 2 octave buttons
  • 2 track buttons
  • 2 navigation buttons
  • InControl button
  • 2 multi-colour backlit round buttons
  • Micro USB socket
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

Ableton Live Lite 9 is included.
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. It is recommended that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey Mini integration for InControl. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

Novation Launchpad app requires:-
iOS 6 or greater
iPad 2 or newer
Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)

Power Requirements

Fully USB bus powered, including iPad

Product Dimensions

325mm width x 175mm depth x 43mm height

OS Compatibility

Mac OSX 10.10: Yes
Mac OSX 10.9: Yes
Mac OSX 10.8: Yes
Mac OSX 10.7: Yes
Windows 8: Yes
Windows 7: Yes
iOS: Yes

Published on: 15 May 2015
Catalogue No: NOVLKMIN2