Launchpad is already popular among Ableton live users worldwide. And yes, it was a complete solution for playing clips in Ableton Live. And now Novation announced their latest keyboard controller that combining Launchpad and a Keyboard,Novation Launchkey. So i know the look of Novation launchkey is just like “Impulse”, another Novation Keyboard controller. But what’s the differences? should i just buy an Impulse, or i should wait for the Novation Launchkey?
Well, first of all the Launchkey offers 16 velocity sensitive pads, unlike Impulse which only have 8 pads. Launchkey comes with a synth style keyboard, well for me this is good since i never liked the piano style keys. Launchkey comes with three choices : 25, 49, and 61 keys. Novation Launchkey also comes with two free Ipad apps, the Launchpad app and Launchkey app. Although without having a launchkey you can still download the apps for free, having the keyboard itself will give you total control over those apps. The hardware is bundled with Novation V-station and Bass station Vst, and also comes with Loopmaster’s sample pack and also Ableton Live lite.
The price tag of Launchkey are $149.99 for the 25 Keys, $199.99 for the 49 Keys, and $249.99 for the 61 Keys. Novation is known to produce an affordable controller but have great quality, so it will be a serious contender in it class. The controller itself will be available in March or April 2013. So are you interested?
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