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Ableton Live v8.1.3 Integrated With Novation SL MkII Range

Past collaboration on the Launchpad is continued with the Novation SL MkII line integration.

By PSW Staff April 28, 2010

The Novation SL MkII Line

Ableton and Novation, having co-developed the Launchpad, have worked together to to make the Novation SL MkII range fully integrated with Live 8.

The SL MkIIs are comprehensive bus-powered Ableton Live 8 controllers and include on-board keyboards.

This integration makes controlling Ableton’s Session view, Mixer, and plug-ins and devices quick and easy because all of Ableton’s major controls are instantly assigned to SL Mk II’s 56 knobs, faders and buttons.

Live’s plug-in devices are assigned to controls as you load them up. For example, if you open ‘Auto Filter’ you’ll instantly see parameters such as ‘Cutoff’ and ‘Resonance’ — along with their current values — appear on the LCD above each knob on the SL MkII, with LED rings around each rotary encoder.

Miultiple sizes of the SL MkII are available, including 25-, 49- and 61-note variants, alongside the compact, keyless Zero SL MkII.

All products in the range are USB-powered and require no external power supply. 

To take advantage of the new functionality, the latest version of Novation Automap is required, in order to update the SL MkII firmware.

This update is free for all existing SL MkII users and is available now from The latest Live update, v8.1.3, is also required, and can be downloaded from

Ableton Website

Novation Website


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