Novation Launchpad Pro Professional FAQ

Novation Launchpad Pro Professional 64-Pad Grid Performance Instrument for Ableton with MIDI I/O Price: $299.97

What equipment must I need in order to produce my own music?

A Laptop, PC or Mac capable of running a DAW like Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic, etc.

 

How does this compare with the Mini? And does it come with a bag?

It does not come with a bag You can by a bag separate. It is better than the mini for light shows and playing song covers but for just playing loops I would use the mini.

 

Can it produce its own sound? Or does it have to be hooked to the laptop?

you must hook it up to a computer. note that this is an accessory to your music creation software and to produce music you must have everything set up specifically.

 

Is it suitable for 11 year olds?

Hi, I bought mine for my birthday 17 year old and at first it was challenging, but within 2 days he had learned his first song and within a month, been chosen for a talent show.  The best way to start is to have your child look for online videos of a song they like with the project file included.  They can then download the file and memorize the song by watching the video.  Composing your own music is more challenging than learning songs from a project file.

 

Hello, I would like to ask, is this the original purchase of genuine goods?

Yes

 

Does it come with USB cable

I got the launchpad in its box and that was it. no intructions or cords or anything. We bought it for Christmas and still don’t know how to use it.

 

Is this item compatible with Linux?

It is not officially supported in Linux.

Novation Launchpad Pro Professional 64-Pad Grid Performance Instrument for Ableton with MIDI I/O Price: $299.97

Would this item work as a soundboard (for sound effects)?

Hi Aaron,<br>It definitely could, although you would need to be connected to a computer. You can load samples and trigger them with this in the included Ableton software.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

What does this come with

It comes with some free software. Abelton Live Lite, which is a good starting point and it’s free. It comes with a key for that. It also comes with some other freebies to get you started.

 

Can i import songs? (example: a youtube video has a download link, can i use the link?)

Yes you can just make sure you set up ableton to your pad and you should be set

 

When will you bring more in stock? The pro one

We (seller pixelproaudio on Amazon) have it in stock and ready to ship if you order from us on Amazon (seller pixelproaudio).<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

 

Does this have user 1 mode for mixing and covers ??

Yes it does. Included in the box are stickers to cover each of the buttons. The user mode is usually in the upper right hand corner. There are great tutorials to get started with these as well.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

My 9 year old wants this for Christmas after watching YouTube videos. Can this be used with iPad or iPhone or is PC required?

I was unsuccessful in connecting it to an iPad. It works great on the PC though. The age of 9 is a little too young in my experience. It is complicated and takes some dedication. Look at the tutorial videos on Abelton Live before buying.

 

Does it have the ability to play sounds I upload to it? Further, can multiple sound groups be preset and switched to immediately?

yes and yes.  Suggest watching Youtube videos regarding the functionality, tons of help out there

 

Will this work with an Imac?

Hi Jesse,<br>Yes it will. <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 this work with a samsung galaxy tablet and are the sounds pre-programmed?

I’m not sure but the sounds are selected from the music production program you use and you set the sounds to the pads on the launchpad

 

If i get a new pc can i re-download the software for the new pc?

Yes. You can download the software again and use your key code.

 

Will this work with a Chromebook?

Hey Joan,<br>Chromebooks are not designed to run cpu-intensive programs such as Ableton, Logic, ProTools etc. They run everything “in the cloud”. It would not be possible to even install the applications. I’m sure there are other laptop alternatives that are of great price value. You can find the recommended specifications on the music software websites (ableton, apple, avid, steinberg etc).<br>- John

 

Do you need a mixer and laptop

Only a laptop is needed, plug an play.

Novation Launchpad Pro Professional 64-Pad Grid Performance Instrument for Ableton with MIDI I/O Price: $299.97

Does this work with a usb hub? does it need a powered usb hub?

Hi Connor, <br>The Launchpad should be fine with most USB hubs.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Can tge normal launchpad play instruments or is that a launchpad pro inly feature?

Hi Thomas,<br>You can control software instruments by using this as a MIDI controller. It comes with Ableton Live Lite which has a few software instruments built into it.<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

 

Is it simple?

It truly depends on the individual regarding their ability to self-navigate and drive to learn all of the nuances to this fascinating machine!  I bought this for my 12 yr old, but I certainly couldn’t figure it out on my own.  But then, it’s not an interest of mine.  Hope I helped a bit.

 

Will it work with pc/windows or android?

Yes.  Make sure to look for any firmware updates for your specific hardare.

 

Will this work on windows 10?

Yes it does. My son can’t figure out how to program it but I don’t think that’s a Windows 10  issue. He’s been trying to get ahold of customer support have you had that issue?

 

Do you have to download any apps for this and of yes where would you download it from?

Hi,<br>It comes with a whole bunch of downloadable software, including Ableton Live Lite, plugins, samples, and so on. They are all downloadable from Novation. The unit new comes with an authorization code for the download, and directions on where to go to get it.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Is shipping available for Mexico?

You should email Amazon directly.

 

Is this compatible with a chromebook computer?

I am sure it is compatible with any computer

 

Whats the difference between mini and pro?

It has more functions and more colors. I would prefer this for starters then move on up

 

Does this launchpad work with any software?

Yes.

<br>Works fine with FL studio 12 and ableton

 

what is the size in inches?

185mm width x 185mm depth x 16mm height

 

Is the software compatible with Android tablets at all or only an iPad?

Novation: “iOS 8, 7”

 

can i conect it to a ipad mini

Yes, you can. You will need the appropriate USB to Lightning connector to make it happen.

 

Will this still work if my computer doesn’t have a CD drive?

Yes, all of the software is obtained via download, so you’ll have no problem as long as you have a USB port.<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

Novation Launchpad Pro Professional 64-Pad Grid Performance Instrument for Ableton with MIDI I/O Price: $299.97

Are the buttons touch sensitive? If yes, how sensitive? (How many levels I mean)

There not just light touch you actually have to press them like ordering food a sonic button that’s how sensitive they are I love the launch pad it’s great

 

Is this compatible with a chromebook?

Hi Stacey,<br>Unfortunately, this will not work with Chromebooks, but can work with most other computer systems.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

con you play multiple buttons with the ableton lite?

Hi Daniel,<br>Yes you can. You can use all of the functions, buttons, and features of this excellent controller with Ableton Live Lite.<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

 

Does this version connect to the iPad mini?

If you are speaking of Ableton Live then Yes it does If you are asking if they will work together I don’t know.

 

Is it easy for a 9 year old to use it?

Probably not. But the real question you should be asking is, is it easy for a 9 year old to use Ableton Live?

 

cable for novation launchpad mini?

I bought an adapter from the Apple Store to connect it to my iPad.

 

Am i able to download project files with live lite 9? that’s one of the main reasons i want to buy a lunachpad

Yes but remember, you are limited in the amount of tracks with Live Lite 9.  Ableton is perfect with the launchpad (in terms of tracks/clips and mapping) .

 

Will this work with the “djuced” program?

Typically, these work with most software. However, I’m not sure this would be best used as a DJ controller.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Do you need wifi?

You need it to register the product, and download new instruments, but you can operate the Launchpad and Ableton without a connection.

 

Is the serial of lite that comes with this able to be upgraded to the newest version for free or does that have to be paid for separately?

Yes you can get the latest version of the LITE software from their website, which gives you the basics. They really want you to upgrade to the PRO version (unlocks extra features), which of course is an extra cost.

 

Will this work with an IPhone 6?  If so what cord will I need?

We don’t know is a Christmas present for my son…

 

My 14 year old daughter wants this. Does this unit work by itself or do I need to buy any other equipment or software?

I got this for my 14 year old son as a Christmas present. The software is free and you download it from online. We have had issues with it. The company said that they where over loaded and we couldn’t download it. By January we still could not down load it. Long story short we still haven’t used the thing and gave up. But the software is free!

 

Would this be easy to learn? I don’t play any instruments, and I have about 1 hour of experience eith FL studio.

This is not an instrument precisely. It does not include any sound. It is just an interface, i.e., a set of buttons that allow you to trigger events in your DAW. It is pretty easy to learn how to use it with ableton. I do not know how to use it with FL but you can find some demos in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S_37EXHe8U. Although you do not need to play any instrument, you require to build your song previously and then perform it with the launchpad. Or you can also use the live mode that allows you to play the virtual instruments included in your song.<br>Best regards

Novation Launchpad Pro Professional 64-Pad Grid Performance Instrument for Ableton with MIDI I/O Price: $299.97

can this work for serato?

Yes it can.<br>If this was helpful, please consider purchasing from us. We can help with support after the sale as well. We have it in stock and ready to ship. – Pixel Pro Audio

 

Can you assign 1 pad to 1 sound?

yes

 

What are the differences between the Launchpad and the Launchpad Pro?

If you go to this site, it will explain the differences of each one. https://us.novationmusic.com/novation-launchpad-comparison

 

Can kids 10 and up  use this?

Hi, <br>Sure my son who is 11 got one for his birthday. You’ll probably have to help set them up with the software and registration, but there are great youtube videos on how to use the software etc. If this was helpful, please consider buying from us. – Pixel Pro Audio