Novation Launchkey 88 MK3: The premium 88-note MIDI keyboard for expressive music creation
Launchkey 88 has a premium semi-weighted keybed and tight DAW integration that makes creating songs feel great. Expand your musical vocabulary with inspirational creative tools and make music without limits.
Key Features of Novation Launchkey 88 MK3
Premium full size keybed – 88 premium semi-weighted keys and 16 velocity-sensitive pads allow you to play with feeling.
Seamless DAW Integration – Deep integration across all leading DAWs with immediate access to all the controls you need.
Powerful arpeggiator with Strum Mode – Take your music to new melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic places and unlock more creative ideas.
Creative Scale and Chord Modes – Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger.
Play anything – Use Custom Modes and the MIDI output to take control of your favourite synths and hardware.
Launchkey 88 feels great. Made for expressive performance, our premium semi-weighted keybed is set apart from the rest of the Launchkey range, optimised for a responsive feel and tactile feedback. Designed for the player, Launchkey 88 is set up to capture every detail.
Get more out of your favourite DAW with dedicated and seamless integration. You’ll have intuitive control of all the key production and performance functionality in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase and more, as well as essential mixer, transport and navigation controls for all other major DAWs including Studio One, Pro Tools and Reaper, via HUI.
Say more with your music
Transform your sound with creative features. Three Chord Modes let you trigger complex chords with one finger. Scale mode makes sure you always hit the right note. Combine modes to take your music in new directions, discover ideas effortlessly, and stay inspired.
No computer needed
Launchkey works standalone, so you can play any instrument with feeling – with or without a computer. The Arpeggiator, Scale and Chord Modes, and Custom Modes can bring any MIDI-compatible hardware to life.
Explore new ideas and get melodies moving fast with a powerful arpeggiator. Use Strum Mode to play through your arpeggio using the mod wheel.
Connect the full-size five-pin MIDI output to your favourite synths and hardware. Use Novation Components to configure four Custom Modes to take control of your studio however you want.
Included Software with Novation Launchkey 88 MK3
Launchkey 88’s comprehensive software bundle gives you everything you need to kickstart your compositions and elevate your music production.
Ableton Live Lite – The renowned electronic music creation software, with seamless Launchkey integration. With effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features included – everything you need to make any kind of music.
XLN Audio Addictive Keys – Bring authentic piano sounds to your pieces with a choice of Modern Upright, Studio Grand, Electric Grand, or Rhodes virtual instrument. Tweak real mix controls and blend mics to get the perfect keyboard sound for your track.
AAS Session Bundle – Essential sounds for your tracks: Lounge Lizard’s authentic classic electric piano tones; Strum Session’s acoustic and electric guitar sounds; Ultra Analog Session’s easy-to-use, huge synth sounds.
Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings – Exclusive to Launchkey: get immediately expressive and realistic strings sounds. Control release, delay and reverb or fade in experimental warped layers to add colour to your tracks and scores.
Klevgrand R0Verb – A hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay in an easy-to-use plug-in. Design your own reverbs and put your sounds in their own unique space.
Klevgrand DAW Cassette – Bring your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes, with an accurate recreation of saturation, distortion, noise and wobble.
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.
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Novation Launchkey 88 MK3 Specifications
Product Hardware Specifications:
88 note semi-weighted keybed with adjustable velocity curves.
16x velocity-sensitive pads with polyphonic aftertouch.
9x faders with pickup.
8x pots with pickup.
MIDI DIN output.
2 x 16 char screen.
Comprehensive DAW Integration:
Script integration for Ableton, Logic, Cubase, Reason.
HUI integration for other DAWs including Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One etc.
Take control of volume, pan, sends, record, play, drum play, transpose, MIDI channel, program change and
assign custom mapping.
Seamless Integration With Ableton Live:
Volume, Pan, Sends A/Sends B, Device Parameters.
Record, play, stop and loop buttons.
Play and navigate the drum rack, using the pads and LED feedback.
Track and scene navigation.
Select your device to control within a track and lock the assignment.
Two rows of clip launchers.
Select and arm tracks.
Quantise the keys to a selected scale, so you always stay in key.
Choose from 8 included scale types.
Combines with scale chord mode to help the user explore new musical ideas.
3 chord modes total.
1 chord mode triggered by the keys.
Fixed chord mode: Choose the chord notes then play this chord starting from any key as the root note. Lock
these chords in key by combining with Scale Mode.
2 chord modes triggered by the pads to enable simultaneous playing with the keys. Emitted on separate MIDI
channel to the keyboard, to control multiple instruments at once.
Scale chord mode: generates a bank of chords based on the selected scale, including triads, 7ths, 9ths and
User chord mode: allows the user to create a bank of 16 custom assigned chords.
Up, down, up/down, played, random, chord and mutate modes.
Strum mode to trigger the arpeggiator with the mod wheel.
Set the rate to 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 and all associated triplets.
Set the octave range to 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Control the degree of mutation to increase the melodic complexity of the arpeggio.
Control rate, octave, range, swing, rhythm and gate.
Use random rhythms or deviate to sweep through 128 different arpeggio rhythms.
Custom MIDI Mapping
Create Custom Modes for MIDI control, using Novation Components.
Select custom colours for the pads.
Store 4 custom modes each for the pots, pads and sliders.
Mix and match custom modes for each control area.
USB bus powered
What’s in the box | Novation Launchkey 88 MK3
Novation Launchkey 88 [MK3]
Safety information sheet
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