Take Your Music Production to New Heights with the Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3]


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Novation’s Launchkey Mini [MK3] is the ultimate portable MIDI keyboard controller for unlocking your creativity in the studio or on the go. Weighing in at just 1.5 pounds, this lightweight 25-key controller packs a serious punch when it comes to music production capabilities.

At the heart of the Launchkey Mini MK3 lies deep integration with Ableton Live, allowing for seamless music creation and performance. Control Live devices, mixer functions, and session view launch with dedicated buttons – no need to touch the computer. The eight rotary knobs provide quick access to volume, pans, and send levels for tracks. Navigate clips, scenes, and more using the navigation buttons. With the Launchkey Mini MK3, your most-used Ableton functions are always at your fingertips.

But this keyboard goes beyond just controlling Ableton. The Launchkey Mini is also tightly integrated with Reason, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and any other HUI-compatible DAW. Map the controls to your favorite functions in your preferred digital audio workstation to optimize and speed up your workflow.

Unleash Your Inner Melodist

The 25 velocity-sensitive, RGB backlit keys allow for natural musical expression, whether you’re playing soft background chords or banging out a EDM anthem. The keyboard’s improved keybed provides a more responsive feel, so you can capture intricate playing nuances. The RGB lighting highlights the keyboard sections, making it easy to find your way around the keys.

Expand beyond the 25 keys with the creative arpeggiator. Choose from various rhythm patterns to add dynamic movement to your melodic ideas. Tweak the rate, gate, octave spread, swing amount, and more to craft your perfect arp. Add interest by playing chords then latching the arpeggiator – complex patterns emerge from simple chord shapes thanks to the power of the arp. Dial in everything from subtle background motion to intricate rhythmic passages to take your music from static to kinetic.

Perform and Produce

Launchkey Mini MK3 unleashes the performer in you. The 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads provide responsive, accurate control to launch clips or play drums. The RGB pads light up in different colors so you can easily see if a clip is playing, paused, or not launched. The pads feel great under your fingers for natural, expressive playing.

Two touch strips provide precise control over pitch bend and modulation, allowing you to add expressiveness to your performances. Sustain and expression pedal inputs enable hands-free musicality for piano-like control over sound.

Around the back, you’ll find a standard MIDI output along with class-compliant USB connectivity. Control external MIDI gear like synthesizers from the Launchkey Mini MK3 keys and pads. The MIDI out turns the Launchkey Mini MK3 into a versatile MIDI controller for any MIDI instrument or device in your studio setup.

For portable music production, the Launchkey Mini MK3 is bus-powered over USB so you only need one cable to your computer to get up and running. No power adapter needed. With its compact size, light-weight design, and battery power, the Launchkey Mini MK3 makes music production possible anywhere inspiration strikes. Stash it in your backpack and create music on the bus, in a coffee shop, or wherever you may roam.

Visual Feedback

The RGB-backlit velocity-sensitive pads and keys provide mesmerizing visual feedback as you play, making your performances or productions more engaging. For example, trigger an Ableton clip and the corresponding pad lights up. Switch to a new scene and the pads update to show active versus inactive clips. The intelligent lighting reactions keep you focused on your creative flow rather than hunting around your software screen.

Plus, the pads and keys look fantastic pulsing and glowing with color. Dial in everything from subtle complementing hues to vibrant rainbow palettes to suit your taste.

Production Control

While the Launchkey Mini MK3 excels as a portable performance controller, it also packs production power under the hood.

The fixed chord mode lets you easily play and insert chords into your projects. Hold down a chord shape and it gets transposed around as you play up and down the keyboard – no music theory expertise required. Quickly audition chord voicings to construct evocative progressions with minimal effort.

The scale modes provide similar assistance, locking you into a particular musical scale like minor or blues. No matter which notes you play, everything is in key. Scale mode combined with the arpeggiator takes your melodic ideas to new levels.

Eight 360-degree knobs provide you tactile control over crucial parameters in your productions. Twist to tweak volume, panning, and send amounts for your tracks. Dial in just the right filter cutoff or delay feedback as you produce. The knobs even integrate with your DAW to control device and mixer functions.

The 25 velocity-sensitive keys, eight drum pads, and array of controls turn the Launchkey Mini MK3 into a versatile keyboard for sketching out musical ideas. Capture melodies, lay down chords and basslines, program drums and percussion – get creative with composition directly from the controller.

A Controller for All Music Makers

Whether using Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Logic or any other DAW, the Launchkey Mini MK3 integrates tightly to enhance your music creation experience. The deep DAW integration speeds up your workflow by putting vital controls at your fingertips.

For studio producers, beatmakers, live performers, or anyone that wants to make music anywhere, the Launchkey Mini MK3 delivers pro-grade production power in a ultra-portable package. The controller is rugged enough to toss in your bag and small enough to use on even cramped desks and tiny laptop keyboards.

Unlock your musical ideas and take your productions to the next level with the Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 MIDI keyboard controller.


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