Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 61-Key Keyboard Controller

MIDI Controllers

Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 61-Key Keyboard Controller

  • Brand:Novation
  • Category: MIDI Controllers, Synthesizers
Availability: In Stock

Launchkey is our intuitive and fully MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. The Launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities. With Launchkey, regardless of experience, you can create and play your music like never before. With its various musical creation features, all of which can be used standalone, Launchkey removes barriers to creativity, and expands the musical vocabulary of even the most talented keyboardists. Eight Scale modes guide you into new musical territory, by transposing keys played to notes in the scale selected. Simply choose your root note and your preferred scale, then play. Three Chord modes transform the keys and pads into an interactive surface of musical exploration, where every note played is tonally and harmonically linked. The arpeggiator lets you explore new melodies and find ideas quickly, while the mutate function reconstructs your patterns into exciting new forms. Custom Modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. Programmable using the Novation Components browser-based tool, Custom Modes let you design the behavior of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color and much more. Launchkey 61 [MK3] is equipped with a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices — new and old. Coupled with its immense standalone potential, Launchkey is now the centerpiece to your live or studio rig — computer or not.


• Optimized for Ableton Live with immediate access to all the controls you need.
• Instantly maps to most major DAWS.
• 61 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys
• Easy-to-read 16 x 2-character screen
• 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
• Pitch bend and modulation wheels
• 8 rotary knobs, 9 x 45mm sliders
• 5-pin MIDI out socket
• Arm/select buttons.
• Octave up/down buttons
• Play/stop/record/loop button.
• Track navigation buttons
• Capture MIDI/quantize/click/undo buttons.
• 1-touch access to Ableton’s Capture MIDI feature.
• Stop/solo/mute buttons.
• Scene launch button
• Device select/device lock buttons.
• Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
• Powerful arpeggiator takes you melodies to the next level.
• Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale.
• 3 chord modes (fixed, scale, and user) let you trigger chords with one finger.
• 4 Custom Modes for creating unique control setups for any performance or studio rig.
• USB B socket, Kensington security slot.
• Sustain pedal 1/4-inch jack socket.
• USB bus powered; power supply not included.
• Includes USB A to B cable.
• Included software bundle.


• Type: Keyboard Controller
• Number of Keys: 61
• Type of Keys: Synth action
• Velocity Sensitive: Yes
• Pads: 16 x RGB, Velocity-sensitive Pads
• Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
• Encoders/Pots: 8 x Rotary Knobs
• Faders: 9 x 45mm Faders
• Dedicated Transport Control: Play, Stop, Record, Loop
• Pedal Inputs:1 x 1/4" (sustain)
• USB: 1 x Type B
• Computer Connectivity: USB
• Features: Scale Modes, Chord Modes, Arpeggiator, HUI DAW Control
• Software: Ableton Live Lite, Virtual Instrument and Sample Plug-in Bundle
• OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.11 or later
• OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
• Power Supply: USB Bus powered
• Dimensions: 3.03" x 0.48" x 0.16"
• Weight: 7.5 lbs.