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Novation Launchkey Keyboard Controller

Novation's essential USB keyboard controller for Ableton Live, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 knobs, dedicated navigation and control buttons, and software for Mac and PC, including Ableton Live Lite.


(10 reviews)

Discounted Price $149.99 to $249.99
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Discounted Price $149.99 to $249.99
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It's the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately give you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects, and mixer. Of course, if you don't use Ableton, it will map to other major music software too using InControl.

Designed for Ableton Live
All controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned.

See your session in full color
RGB pads match the color of your clips.

Create expressive beats
All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats.

Shape your sound
Tweak your instruments and effects to perfection using eight rock solid knobs

Take it anywhere
Compact and tough enough to chuck in your bag without needing a power cable

Control all major music software
Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs

Plug in and play
USB bus-powered and totally class compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers

Make music immediately
Includes Ableton Live Lite, one of four XLN Audio Addictive Keys instruments, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over GAB of Loop master's samples.

Practice rhythm
Use Melodic to improve your keyboard skills and hone your pad drumming skills for free.

Included Software:
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • 4 GB of Loop master sounds and samples
  • One of four XLN Audio Addictive keys instruments
  • Novation Bass Station VST and AU Plug-in synthesizer
  • Novation V Station VST and AU Plug-in synthesizer
  • Free Melodics Lessons

  • Designed for Ableton Live & all controls work immediately and can be freely reassigned
  • Full color RGB pads match the colour of your clips
  • All 16 pads are velocity-sensitive for creating dynamic drum beats
  • Tweak your instruments and effects using eight rock solid knobs
  • Velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play
  • Get hands-on control of your mixer using nine full-sized faders
  • Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable
  • Control All Major Music Software w/automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl.
  • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant; no drivers or power cable needed
  • Includes XLN Audio Addictive Keys, 4GB of Loopmasters Samples, Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station Virtual Instruments, Novation V Station VST Virtual Instruments, USB Cable, Getting Started Guide, Live Lite Registration Card

Get your Novation Launchkey Keyboard Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • MIDI Controller
  • XLN Audio Addictive Keys
  • 4GB of Loopmasters Samples
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Novation Bass Station Virtual Instruments
  • Novation V Station VST Virtual Instruments
  • USB Cable
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Live Lite Registration Card

Great Controller for Ableton


Very useful when you use Ableton Live, just plug n play. Great quality for the price #sweepstakes



Buy again


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The Launchkey 25 is perfect if you want to work on music and either are on the road a lot of just don't have much space to work with. You get 25 keys and 16 pads so the you are not limited to certain sounds. Automaps with Ableton Live so the sounds that are in the program will easily transfer over to the controller without any problem.


Edison, NJ

Great controller


Right out of the box this thing exceeded my expectations. The auto mapping, made everything so much easier. Some things out of the box leaves you guessing what to do next. This thing just invited you to play with it. Very easy to use. Also you can create custom settings that makes your productions exactly the way you need them to be. Highly recommended by Robert @ Sam Ash 36


columbus ohio

Novation LaunchKey 25


I was able to use the Novation LaunchKey 25 with Studio One 3 and it turned out to be a very capable controller for the DAW. Even though it did have a pre mapping to the software it mapped very easily and the transport controls remained mapped after one set up. The build quality is nice. The pads and keys feel good. There are a series of 8 knobs above the pads and one map-able fader which is nice because the fader does bank across. Over-all, I recommend it. it's a nice controller.


Cleveland, OH

Fun Tool


The Launchkey is a wonderful portable midi controller that I have so-far used on a few gigs as well as recording a few tracks. I must admit that I am not an owner of a Launchkey but a member in my band decided to buy one recently and ever since I've been fascinated with how simple and fun (yet incredibly effective) it can be when it came to programming it for live shows and using it for recording. Combining the keys and the touch-sensitive trigger pads opens up so many doors when it comes to my performance with my keyboards. This little guy definitely holds top priority on my Christmas list this year!


Bethpage, NY

Sleek Design and Easy to Use!


Offered with 3 options, 25, 49, or 61 keys, this cool little MIDI controller is as visually appealing as it is functional. The sleek, well laid out design helps the user to very easily get acquainted with the product. You don't find yourself searching for basic features here like you may on more convoluted designed MIDI controllers. The pads, knobs and keys feel sturdy and reliable. Fully compatible with Ableton Live, this can be a great and lesser expensive way for the live DJ to spruce up their setup. The sturdy design makes it super portable without having to worry about it being too delicate to take on the road. The samples included are pretty versatile and the piano, organ and Rhodes tones are pretty life-like. This is an easy to use, well-designed, visually appealing and inexpensive way to add something new to your DJ setup.

Lady Landa

Edison, NJ

Launch key 25


The Launchkey controllers are some of my favorite midi boards out there today. They come with Ableton software as well as a good bank of sounds. You can pretty much control everything off of this simple and easy to use keyboard. Control your instruments, mixer and your workflow without a hitch! I love having the ability to use it as a DAW controller AND play my virtual instruments on. The 61 key version gives you the ability to use the sliders for Hammond organ presets or sliders like a mixer. The 25 key still comes with more than others do at this size and price range!

Lee Finn

Cincinnati, Ohio

Launchkey Keyboard Controller

4.7 10


Type of Action Velocity-sensitive
Preset Types 4GB of Loopmasters samples
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Faders Yes
Transport Controls Yes
Additional Controls/Features Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Pedal Input 1 x 1/4"
Display Type LCD
Power Supply Type Bus Powered
Software Included Ableton Live Lite, 4 GB of Loopmasters sounds and samples, One of four XLN Audio AddictiveKeys instruments, Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesise, Novation V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser, Free Melodics lessons
OS Compatibility PC ,  Mac
Mac OS Requirements OS X 10.9-10.10
PC OS Requirements Windows 7, 8
Dimensions Launchkey 25: 13.19" x 4.92" x 20.08" inches (HxWxD), Launchkey 49: 3.54" x 30.51" x 10.63" inches (HxWxD), Launchkey 61: 3.54" x 36.61" x 10.63" inches (HxWxD)
Weight Launchkey 25: 5.07 lbs, Launchkey 49: 6.95 lbs, Launchkey 61: 8.38 lbs
Series Launchkey Series
Warranty Info:

The Manufacturer warranty covers 12 month parts and labor from the date of purchase.

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