Novation release new ableton live controller, Launchpad will be on sale in stores worldwide on the 1st of November 09. Price will be $199.
- Launch Clips and Scenes
Launchpad’s raison d’être: launch, pause and flip between clips at the touch of a button. Each clip has its own button, with a multi-colour, variable-brightness LED to display its status: an amber button tells the user that a clip is loaded, green means it’s playing, and red means it’s recording.
- Dedicated Ableton Live Modes
Dedicated buttons provide shortcuts to the different areas of Ableton’s control window, including the Session View, the Mixer and the Instrument racks.
- Session Overview
A feature that allows the user to jump around eight-channel sections of the Live session, allowing for easy navigation of larger configurations.
- Max for Live control
Launchpad is the ideal controller for Max for Live, the extension of Ableton’s software that “puts the power of Cycling 74′s Max/MSP inside Live”.
- Launchpads work seamlessly in a team!
Up to six Launchpads can work together on the same system. What’s more, a Launchpad will happily provide additional functionality alongside any other MIDI controller, such as one from Novation’s SL MkII series. Use a Zero SL MkII to control the mix, with a Launchpad to trigger clips.
- Works with any DAW software
Although it’s designed for the ultimate control of Ableton Live, Launchpad can be used to control any music application, as a standard MIDI controller.