Novation Launchkey 61 FAQ

Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 61-Note MK2 Version Price: $249.99

Is there a sleeve or a case that could protect this when I’m on the go?

Novation doesn’t make one directly, but there are after market cases that would work.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us on Amazon. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

hi plz help me …  what is the difrent in lunchkey 61 and lunchkey 61 mk2 ???

The factory firmware has been upgraded, InControl mapping has been updated, and features reduced latency due to internal component upgrades. The underside of the Mk 1 is orange while the Mkll is teal.

 

Can you use the pads as a drum pad machine

The sounds come out of your computer, so this would still need to be hooked up to your computer to work.

 

Is the Mk2 verson compadible with windows 10

I bought this for my girlfriend for some classes she’d be taking about a month ago.<br>She’s using it in Abelton Live on Windows 10 with no issues, so I believe it will work.

 

does this have speakers built in or able to create sound on its own?

No, it does not have speakers, and does not create sound on its own. It is a MIDI controller, not a synth. <br>It needs to be plugged into a computer, or a tablet, running music software. I use it with Ableton Live on a Mac, and it works with Animoog on the iPad.

 

Is this a good item to buy for soneone who wants to learn to mix beats?

Hi Laura, yes it is. I would watch some videos on Ableton Live Lite to help you get started if you’re not familiar with Ableton. It’s great for making beats. It includes tons and tons of samples and loops, as well as a whole bunch of synths and other software.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us on Amazon. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

is the cable a usb to micro usb? If so, can someone link a lightning to USB adapter?

It is a regular USB (to computer) to USB 2.0 to device. I am sure you can buy an adaptor.

 

I know it has octave transpose buttons on the keyboard. Can you, in the software, transpose up or down a few notes? New to all this.

Yes you can.

 

Is it compatible with Cubase?

Hello Guy, yes it is. <br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us (pixelproaudio on Amazon). We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Will live 9 work with windows 10?

Yeah, I am using Windows 10 and it works just fine for me.

 

hey does this come with a usb and if not what kind do I need?

Yes it does!

 

Does this work with garageband?

Don’t know for sure but it has worked with everything I have tried with it I just never use that software

 

can you use a microphone and headphone?

Hi, no this uses your computer’s sound card, or an external device hooked up to your computer. This unit only controls software on your computer. It doesn’t have sounds inside of it. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Can I use this with Garageband?

Yes you can! It also comes with Ableton Live Lite. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Can this be used with Ipad?

Novation Launchpad app requires:<br>iOS 6 or greater<br>iPad 2 or newer<br>Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)

 

is this compatible with Windows 10?

Yes

 

Does this contoller also have aftertouch?

Yes it does.  It’s a default for the 61.