By PSW Staff • August 26, 2014 The new Launch Control XL for hands-on control of Ableton LIve Novation is now shipping Launch Control XL, a new hands-on controller for Ableton Live. It’s similar to Launch Control but provides twice as many buttons, an extra row of knobs, and eight 60 mm faders for high-precision level control in integrating seamlessly with Live. The knobs are laid out in three rows of eight, just like Ableton’s mixer interface. They also have multi-colored LEDs that illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Buttons, knobs and faders can be assigned to any parameters within Ableton, allowing users to make their own layouts. Knobs can also be customized by users with custom colors, and effortlessly switch between their own mappings and Live’s built-in functionality. Combined with Launchpad S, it provides hands-on control over everything in Ableton at once: session view, mixer, effects and instruments. It’s bud powered, with no drivers needed. The new Launch Control XL comes with Ableton Live Lite and a library of loops and samples from Loopmasters. And, it isn’t limited to Ableton Live, also capable of controlling other major music software, or any MIDI-compatible iOS software. Hardware Specifications Knobs: 24 rotary pots Faders: Eight 60mm Faders 24 assignable buttons 2 template switch buttons 26 LEDs in the buttons and 24 LEDs under the knobs Kensington security slot Compatibility Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 iOS 7, 6 USB-MIDI class compliant Live 9.1.3 or later required (As with all new products with Ableton Live support, Ableton provide support only for the latest version of the latest generation of Live) Novation Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Ableton Controllers Interfaces Mixers Novation Recording Video · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!