Novation Launchkey Mini mk2 Key Performance & iOS Controller


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Novation Launchkey Mini mk2 Key Performance & iOS Controller

Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes in Ableton Live without cluttering up your desk.

Easily Make Music

We designed 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 we think works best.

We put 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 we laid them 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.

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.

Product Hardware 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. We recommend 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