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.
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
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)