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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.



Play with Feeling

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

Take Control


The less time you spend messing with your mouse, the more time you have for making music.

If you want immediate hands-on control of your session grid, instruments and effects, you should use a MIDI keyboard controller that integrates immediately and automatically with Ableton Live. Like this one!

That’s what it’s designed for.



Beats & TriggersClips

Sixteen RGB pads provide clip colour-matched feedback to enhance your workflow, letting you create and launch clips, trigger samples, control FX and loads more; all whilst playing your keys.

They’re also velocity-sensitive, so you can really put some feeling into your beats.

What is RGB

Tweak & MixFaders

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

Controlin Control

Your choice of music software is crucial to your creativity. Although we designed Launchkey for Ableton Live, its pads, buttons, faders and knobs control of all other major music software too using InControl.


Launchkey is fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works straight away without power supplies or drivers.

You can also connect it to your iPad via Camera Connection Kit and it’ll work automatically with your Novation Launchkey and Launchpad Apps.


Keith Harris

Launchkey 25 packs loads of features into a compact size, and the Launchpad is my main session controller.

Both are perfect for life on the road.

Keith Harris

Computer Music

“Possibly the best controller keyboard in its price bracket” // “a solid and dependable 25-note controller keyboard”

Computer Music

Ableton Live Expert

“it just gets down to business, and especially for live performance, that is a good thing”

Ableton Live Expert

Pro Tools

“If you are looking for a new MIDI controller and want a lot of bang for your buck then check out the Novation Launchkey 25, 49, or 61 they represent outstanding value for money.”

Pro Tools Expert

“...the Novation Launchkey 49 is our pick for best 49 key MIDI keyboard controller.” Wire Realm

Key Features

Play with Feeling

25, 49 or 61 synth-style, velocity-sensitive keys for easily creating performances with feeling

Designed for Ableton Live

All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately

Make Beats in Glorious RGB Colour

16 RGB velocity-sensitive pads for both colour-matched feedback when launching clips and creating expressive drum beats

Tweak and Mix your Tracks

Nine faders (49 and 61-note versions) and eight knobs for easy control over mixer, instruments and effects.

Control All Major Software

Get automatic hands-on control of other music software using InControl

Plug In and Play

USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers

Make Music Immediately

Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 1 GB of Loopmasters samples


Tech Specs

Tech Specs