Novation has announced the new Launch Control: a robust, compact controller with 16 assignable knobs, eight 3-color launch pads, and four function keys that’s designed to be a partner to Launchpad.
Launch Control’s knobs provide fluid control of filters, levels, and effects while using launch pads for muting, effects activation, or launching clips and scenes. Eight factory and eight user templates provide instant control of multiple instruments and effects without remapping.
Launch Control comes with Ableton Live Lite in the box and works with all major music software, as well as with iPad via Novation’s free Launchpad app to trigger the included loops and samples and control effects. Launch Control connects directly to iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it’s powered by the iPad.
Launch Control works with all major music software on Mac and PC and is fully class-compliant, controlling MIDI-compatible software like Ableton Live, Cubase, Reason, Logic and FL Studio with no need for drivers. And both Ableton Live Lite and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack are included.
—Compact control surface with 16 knobs and eight 30-color launch pads
—Partner for Novation’s Launchpad, Ableton Live and FL Studio, plug and play with the built-in mappings
—Integrates with the Launchpad app for iPad, control volumes and filters with the knobs and trigger FX and clips with the pads
—Tough, portable and bus-powered, even from an iPad
—Eight factory templates and eight user templates for creating and saving control setups
—Comes with Ableton Live Lite and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack
Pricing: $124.99 MSRP / $99.99 at dealers.
Further specific information about Launch Control is available here.