Made to move
Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag. Make tracks anywhere with Launchkey Mini’s intuitive Ableton control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box.
Get new melodies, rhythms and sounds flying from your fingertips with Launchkey Mini’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Fixed Chord mode takes your ideas further, adding a customisable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.
Plug straight into Live, get your ideas down and create - Launchkey Mini gets any track moving.
Your tracks, your way.
Step back from the screen and feel the beats. Launchkey Mini’s deep and intuitive integration with Live lets you move where the music takes you. Transport, device and mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Launchkey Mini puts the sounds from your head into your hands.
However you want, wherever you want.
Launchkey Mini comes with everything you need to make tracks in the box, including sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective. Throw all this content into the included copy of Ableton Live Lite, or use Launchkey Mini’s integrations with Logic, Reason or any HUI compatible DAW.
It’s an instrument – play it.
Launchkey Mini features a completely new mini-keymech – our finest to date – and is great to play. Two touch strips for pitch and mod let you really feel your sounds. The 16 RGB pads are super-sensitive for precise, dynamic and nuanced drumming. Connect your sustain pedal and add even more expression to your playing. Launchkey Mini feels as good as it looks.
Deep and intuitive Ableton Live control
Including device macro control, track select, record, capture MIDI, clip and scene launch, stop/mute/solo, volume, pans and sends.
Easy to use but deeply controllable: change rhythm, beat, pattern, octave, gate and more.
Fixed Chord mode
Play a chord with one finger - assign a fixed chord shape to the keys and it’ll transpose as you move up and down the keyboard.
Take Launchkey Mini anywhere, send arps and program changes to your hardware synths, or add keys to your groovebox directly over MIDI.
Our finest mini keymech to date, 16 velocity-sensitive RGB, eight rotary controls, pitch and mod touch strips, and sustain input.
Novation hardware owners get exclusive access to Sound Collective, bringing new, free content from our plug-in partners every couple of months.
Ableton Live Lite in the box
Giving you everything you need to start making tracks right away.
Included sounds, instruments and effects
AAS Session Bundle, Softube Time & Tone, exclusive Spitfire Audio LABS – Expressive Strings instrument, Klevgrand DAW Casette and R0Verb, and access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.
Logic, Reason or HUI
Launchkey Mini also has excellent integrations with Logic and Reason, as well as any HUI compatible DAW.
- Ableton Live Lite – Quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.
- AAS Session Bundle – Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks.
- Softube – Time and Tone Bundle: four of Softube's world-class reverb, delay, mastering and distortion plug-ins
- Spitfire Audio LABS-Expressive Strings – Made exclusively for Launchkey MK3 owners, Spitfire Audio have taken their world-class strings samples and created an instantly playable, highly reactive instrument, designed to spark your creativity.
- XLN Addictive Keys – Access one of four virtual keyboards when you register your first piece of Novation or Focusrite hardware.
- Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette – High quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.
- Sound Collective – Bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months.
Novation’s Launchkey range now has unrivaled deep integration with Cubase 12
Steinberg’s latest update to Cubase sees a significant improvement from the previous HUI script. Now, Launchkey owners can use their MIDI keyboards seamlessly with vastly improved functionality in Cubase 12.
Creators can stay focused on their music with screen feedback, and quick access to essential controls makes working in Cubase 12 with Launchkey more intuitive. An automatic setup gets them creating straight away – just plug in and play.
With deeper mixer control, creators can get the perfect mix and tweak on-screen parameters straight from the hardware. Combined with Launchkey’s much-loved creative features, this update brings Launchkey users closer to their music and takes their music production even further in Cubase.
The new Cubase integration provides the following benefits:
- Screen feedback to indicate parameter control
- Mute/solo/select/arm tracks
- Automatic set up
- User quick controls
- Navigate between tracks
- Control pan/volume
- Control FX sends
- Control transport
- Improved layout