Novation Launchpad Pro now available
The Novation Launchpad Pro is now officially available and shipping to all suppliers and retailers globally.
What is the Launchpad Pro?
The Launchpad Pro is, according to Novation, “the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.”
The Launchpad is a pad midi controller that is designed to be used any way you wish. The basic template for the design was to introduce a pad controller with which one can essentially use rows and rows of pads to trigger anything you like. That’s the simplistic overview of the unit.
But of course there’s so much more to what this amazing piece of tech that has now been around for a good 10 years or so, can do, once you really get into it.
The obvious companion for the pad controller is Ableton Live and to trigger the audio in clip view, much like the Ableton Push. It can however be used with any music software.
The Launchpad Pro is Novation’s newest version and is designed to be used like an actual instrument, not just for programming beats in the studio.
The pads are all velocity and pressure-sensitive so when playing drums you have all the expressive capabilities any self-respecting finger drummer would want.
As an instrument the illuminated grid is set up as a chromatic keyboard for playing of melodies, notes and chords.
The Launchpad Pro earns its pro tag with a host of new features that set it apart from the rest of the range although price wise it’s still very competitive. The SRP is $ 299 – so we’re guessing around R 4K in South Africa. Hopefully less.
Enhance Your Performance
Take hands-on control of your music with seamless Ableton Live integration.
Control Just About Anything
Use the grid to control any music software and external hardware.
Focus On Your Music
RGB pads match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live’s session view
Make Dynamic Beats
Create expressive drum performances using velocity-sensitive pads.
Play It Like An Instrument
Easily play notes, melodies and chords on a chromatic keyboard layout.
Mix Without Losing Focus
Get slick immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance.
Easily Apply Effects
Get creative by controlling effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance.
Build Your Own Creations
Download and control a growing library of Max for Live devices.
Take It Anywhere
Compact, lightweight and bus-powered, tough enough to survive the roughest gigs.
Find out more about the Launchpad Pro