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Launchkey App

Launchkey App is a powerful analogue modelling synthesiser for iPad®.

It integrates with the Novation Launchkey hardware creating a unique hands-on synth workstation for your iPad – along with the Launchpad App.



Novation's app offers an easily accessible way to delve into the world of modern synthesisers without all the musical jargon that will confuse or even put off beginners, and for that reason alone, it scores high in my books.”

App Storm

DJ Techtools

“...any iPad owner should give these apps a look, because they sound great, they provide instant results along with some creative avenues, and they're free.”

DJ Tech Tools


“A nifty little iPad synth...Both apps are great fun and quite useful, considering they're both free, regardless of whether you're a Launchkey user. Good stuff.”

Keyboard Magazine


“The graphical function to adjust parameters was dope and I can see it as being a great way for people to experiment and play with sounds, without having to understand what the cutoff or LFO rate knobs do. The native soft synths were fun to work with and I thought the whole thing was a total blast.”

Sonic Scoop



How Does it Work

The touch interface creates an environment that is a fast and intuitive way to play with sound. Change each sound instantly using the interactive and hands on graphics; just play a note and start moving things!

There are eight macro controls that you can tweak with the Launchkey hardware’s knobs as well as playing the notes on a professional synth-styled keyboard.

The Launchkey pads can be used to flick between ‘nodes’ changing the sound instantly at the touch of a button, and you can quickly flip between the Launchkey app and Launchpad app using the track up/down buttons.

Here's an overview of how the Launchkey app works with Novation hardware.


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Key Features

  • Tight integration with the Novation Launchkey hardware
  • Sophisticated synth engine
  • Powerful Dynamic performance area
  • 60 brand new synth sounds
  • Two octave on-screen keyboard
  • Arpeggiator for instantly creating chord patterns
  • Core MIDI Network input
  • Background audio
  • Audiobus support

Launchkey is an iPad app and is not compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch.
Launchkey requires iOS5 and above and is recommended for iPad 2, iPad Mini and Retina iPad


Tech Specs

  • Novation Launchkey App requires:-
    • iOS 6 or greater
    • iPad 2 or newer
    • Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)