Novation LauchKey 49

Code: launch49
  • £179.99
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Launchkey is our easy-to-use MIDI keyboard controller. It’s pretty much the quickest and easiest way to produce and perform electronic music, especially in Ableton Live – because we designed it specifically for the purpose. You just plug in via USB and the keys, faders, knobs and pads immediately spring into life, giving you hands-on control of your grid, instruments, effects and mixer.


Of course, if you don’t use Ableton, it’ll automatically map to other major music software too. You can even connect it to your iPad® with a Camera Connect Kit and use it with your Novation Apps.

The heart of any MIDI keyboard controller is the keyboard itself. The Launchkey synth-style keyboard is lightweight, fast and very easy to play, but also velocity-sensitive so you can create truly expressive performances. You can choose between 25, 49 and 61-note versions, depending on whether you want portability or practicality.

Launchkey is designed to let you shape your sound however you like. The eight rotary knobs are rock solid, designed to give you confidence when tweaking your instruments and effects. The 49 and 61-note versions give you hands-on control of your mixer too, with nine dedicated faders. However many controls you opt for, they will all integrate seamlessly and immediately with Ableton Live, and can be reassigned to anything.



note velocity sensitive synth style keyboard

16 full-colour RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads

8 knobs

9 sliders (49 & 61 note) 1 slider (25 note)

6 dedicated transport controls

Pitch bend and modulation wheels

2 octave / transpose buttons

7 segment 3 character LED display

2 Track / MIDI Channel buttons

8 mute / solo buttons plus toggle button (49 & 61 note)

3 InControl buttons (49 & 61 note) 2 InControl buttons (25 note)

2 full-colour RGB backlit round buttons

USB socket

DC power socket

Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket

Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility


Ableton Live Lite 9 is included 

If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey integration for InControl. Launchkey will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements


Fully USB bus powered

Maximum power consumption 9V DC 250mA > 

Power supply not included


Launchkey 49: 775mm length x 270mm depth x 90mm height

This product has not been reviewed yet.