Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3]
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Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3]

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Made To Create

Launchkey is an intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

FEATURES

  • Deepest Ableton Live integration in its category: 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.
  • Make Launchkey your own: Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.
  • Shape your sound: Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders.
  • Easy-to-read screen: 16x2 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.

Four Model Sizes

Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it’s easier than ever to pick the size that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.

four Launchkey model sizes
      <h2>Custom Modes: Control Anything</h2>
      <p>The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardwtures.
closeup on midi out and knobs

Custom Modes: Control Anything

The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features.

Standalone Operation

Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.

launchkey standalone on desk
various software logos

Included Software

Ableton Live Lite: Industry-leading music creation software, with seamless operation with Launchkey.

Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings: Exceptional strings samples made by musicians and sampling experts in London, for anyone, anywhere.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.

Klevgrand R0Verb: A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plugin.

Klevgrand DAW Cassette: A plugin that emulates the sound of a tape deck, with accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.

AAS Session Bundle: Keys, guitar and synth plugins for music makers, which provide essential sounds for your tracks.

Novation Sound Collective: A constant source of inspiration for Novation users in search of new sounds. Find regular inspiration with frequent new additions to the Collective, to continue your musical journey.

Sound Collective

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and the most innovative software brands together.

Receive free versions of the most innovative software instruments and creative FX, as well as discounts to help you make the most of third-party software, exclusive to Novation customers. All you have to do is register your Novation gear, and one offer will be featured in your Novation account every couple of months.

sound collective logo

SPECIFICATIONS

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 49 velocity sensitive keys
  • 16x2 char screen
  • 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 8 knobs
  • 9 sliders (49/61 key models)
  • 5 pin MIDI out socket
  • Arm/select buttons (49/61 key models)
  • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Play/stop/record/loop buttons
  • Track navigation buttons
  • Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
  • Stop/solo/mute button
  • Scene launch button
  • Device select/device lock buttons
  • USB B socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

  • Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live Lite included.
  • Full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
  • Launchkey also works as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered
  • Power supply not included

Product dimensions

  • 10.2" height x 31.1" width x 3" depth
  • 258mm height x 789mm width x 77mm depth

Made To Create

Launchkey is an intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

FEATURES

  • Deepest Ableton Live integration in its category: 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.
  • Make Launchkey your own: Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components.
  • Shape your sound: Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders.
  • Easy-to-read screen: 16x2 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.

Four Model Sizes

Available in 25-, 37-, 49- and 61-key variants, it’s easier than ever to pick the size that suits. 25- and 37-key models are perfect for mobile producers and performers, and for those in tight setups. 49- and 61-key versions are ideal for larger setups, and for those who want more keys, and greater hands-on control with faders and fader buttons.

four Launchkey model sizes
      <h2>Custom Modes: Control Anything</h2>
      <p>The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardwtures.
closeup on midi out and knobs

Custom Modes: Control Anything

The full-size five-pin MIDI output, works with any MIDI-compatible device. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes, which map Launchkey’s knobs, faders and pads to software and hardware features.

Standalone Operation

Launchkey works standalone, so it’s the perfect controller for any music-making setup, with or without a computer. The Scale and Chord Modes, arpeggiator and Custom Modes can all be used to control an all-hardware studio or live rig.

launchkey standalone on desk
various software logos

Included Software

Ableton Live Lite: Industry-leading music creation software, with seamless operation with Launchkey.

Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings: Exceptional strings samples made by musicians and sampling experts in London, for anyone, anywhere.

XLN Audio Addictive Keys: Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Focusrite or Novation hardware.

Klevgrand R0Verb: A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plugin.

Klevgrand DAW Cassette: A plugin that emulates the sound of a tape deck, with accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.

AAS Session Bundle: Keys, guitar and synth plugins for music makers, which provide essential sounds for your tracks.

Novation Sound Collective: A constant source of inspiration for Novation users in search of new sounds. Find regular inspiration with frequent new additions to the Collective, to continue your musical journey.

Sound Collective

Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and the most innovative software brands together.

Receive free versions of the most innovative software instruments and creative FX, as well as discounts to help you make the most of third-party software, exclusive to Novation customers. All you have to do is register your Novation gear, and one offer will be featured in your Novation account every couple of months.

sound collective logo

SPECIFICATIONS

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 49 velocity sensitive keys
  • 16x2 char screen
  • 16 RGB backlit velocity sensitive pads
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 8 knobs
  • 9 sliders (49/61 key models)
  • 5 pin MIDI out socket
  • Arm/select buttons (49/61 key models)
  • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Play/stop/record/loop buttons
  • Track navigation buttons
  • Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
  • Stop/solo/mute button
  • Scene launch button
  • Device select/device lock buttons
  • USB B socket
  • Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

  • Works with Ableton Live 10 or later. Ableton Live Lite included.
  • Full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
  • Launchkey also works as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered
  • Power supply not included

Product dimensions

  • 10.2" height x 31.1" width x 3" depth
  • 258mm height x 789mm width x 77mm depth

Returns

  • Any New item (other than as noted below) purchased from Bananas at Large may be returned within 14 days of the invoice date, for a full refund, exchange or credit.
  • All Pre-Owned products may be returned in 48 hours.
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For online orders, the above return policy begins on the day the items were delivered. We must receive an active tracking number within the specified time.

Bananas must be notified within 24 hours of receiving delivery of any issues that pertain to damage during shipping, missing product or incorrect product.

See our full Return Policy for all of the pertinent details.

Shipping

We understand that when you make an order, you want your gear as quickly as possible and we'll do our best to make that happen! Most of the items we sell will ship quickly and be at your door fast. In most cases, orders ship within 1-3 business days. Shipping and delivery dates are not guaranteed unless otherwise specified. 

Most orders $100 and over qualify for FREE shipping within the Continental United States. Some exclusions may apply.

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  • Service available upon request.
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  • Use with any service except Standard Mail® and Adult Signature Services.

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This service is currently available for these towns within California: Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Got questions?... Contact us!

By choosing this option you understand and agree to the following terms:

  • Some restrictions apply. For in-stock & available items only.
  • You are requesting Bananas at Large to contract on your behalf with a 3rd party service.
  • Bananas At Large guarantees the product to be delivered to your doorstep, with photo proof of delivery.
  • Bananas cannot and is not responsible for the package safety or security once it is delivered to your doorstep.
  • You understand and accept the risk and responsibility of your package once it is delivered.
  • Large items, overweight items may incur additional charges.
  • Certain delivery zones and homes with access issues may incur additional charges or may not qualify for delivery.
  • If the last inventory unit is located at either our Santa Rosa or San Rafael store locations, there may be a delivery delay that may take an additional business day to have it transferred to the store closest to you.

See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

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    CPS Extended Warranty

    Warranty Information

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    Bananas has partnered with Consumer Priority Service (CPS) to offer extended warranties for your instruments. Simply add the CPS extended warranty by selecting the option on our product pages.

    Warranty FAQ

    DO I NEED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY?

    Most manufacturers limit their warranty periods to keep their product costs competitive. It should come as no surprise that most problems occur after the manufacturer’s warranty is over. If you are like most consumers, you don't want to deal with the inevitable problems surrounding repairs. Who do you call for service? Are they reliable? Is a handyman capable of performing a long lasting, reliable repair on your instrument?

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    CPS provides top notch warranty protection for your purchases to ensure life and longevity. This means that they care about you and your product long after your purchase has been made. This warranty offers reliable, hassle-free, comprehensive parts and labor protection for your product.

    You Need to Prepare for These Issues Today

    Bananas is an Authorized Consumer Priority Service Dealer. This means that they care about you and your products long after the purchase date. You can easily extend your manufacturer's warranty for a possible total of 5 years from the date of purchase.

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    By purchasing a CPS accidental damage plan, you’re guaranteed years of worry free operation from your new product.

    Is a CPS Warranty just an extension of the existing manufacturer’s warranty?

    Actually, it’s an upgrade to your existing manufacturer’s warranty. A CPS Warranty offers benefits that aren’t offered by manufacturers like accidental damage & free shipping to and from the repair facility.

    What’s the difference between a Replacement Plan and Repair Plan?

    A Replacement Plan is available for products under $150. If the product fails, you will receive a replacement through Bananas.

    A Repair Plan is for products over $150 and offers free repair coverage for your product any time during the life of your warranty. If we can’t fix it, we’ll replace it!

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    When does my warranty coverage start?

    Coverage begins on the 31st calendar day from when you purchased your product.

    Can I transfer the Protection Plan to a new owner?

    Yes! CPS Warranties are transferable between owners.

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    If you return your product, Bananas returns the money you paid for the product protection plan. Depending on how much time has passed since your purchase, CPS may issue a prorated refund.

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