8x8 Novation Launchpad 2 Now RGB & Industrial Design

The iconic grid instrument for Ableton Live. The 8 x 8 grid - ubiquitous with the evolution of electronic music - gets updated with RGB pads and a new industrial design.  

1st June, 2015–If you use Ableton Live, you need a Launchpad. Its 8 x 8 grid of pads has become ubiquitous with the evolution of electronic music, letting you launch clips, play drum racks and control your mixer, all while creating awesome lightshows.

Launchpad integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup. The pads are lit by RGB LEDs, which match the colour of your clips in your session view, so you can see at a glance what's playing. You can use them to launch clips, play drums, start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends - and anything else you can imagine with Max for Live.


Launchpad is totally portable: lightweight, easy to pack and carry around, and fully USB bus powered - so there's no need for power sockets. You can also link it up with more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, by combining Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.

Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of pro-quality Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station VST and AU plug-in synthesiser, Launchpad comes with everything you need to start making great music. It also supports Novation Launchpad App, so you can use its RGB pads with your iPad too.

Novation Launchpad 2.

Key Features

Control Ableton Live

Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Just plug in and start making music.

Focus On Your Music

All 64 RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Live and you can see at a glance what's loaded, playing and recording.

Create Eye-Catching Performances

Bright, colourful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power, when you're on stage or creating the exciting Launchpad light show videos that are all over YouTube.

Play Drum Racks

Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Lives drum rack.

Mix From Your Grid

Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends  all from your grid. Stay in constant control.

Build Your Own Creations

Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine.

Throw It in Your Bag

Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus powered so you'll never need to carry a power supply.

Build your perfect instrument

Combine more Launchpads or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.

Make Music Straight Away

Comes with Ableton Live Lite, 1GB of Loopmasters samples, Novation V Station and Bass Station VST and AU plug-ins and support for Novation Launchpad App.

Web: http://www.novationmusic.com/launch/launchpad

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