39points

Arturia KeyLab 25

67points

Novation Launchkey 25

Arturia KeyLab 25
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Arturia KeyLab 25 vs Novation Launchkey 25

Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Why is Arturia KeyLab 25 better than Novation Launchkey 25?

  • Has a MIDI-Out port
  • Has a bank selector button
  • Has aftertouch keyboard
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
  • Has a MIDI-In port
  • 1.21% less body volume
    9699.9cm³vs9819.63cm³
  • Has weighted keys
  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Why is Novation Launchkey 25 better than Arturia KeyLab 25?

  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has transpose button
  • Has navigation buttons
  • Is compatible with iOS
  • Has velocity sensitive pads
  • 16 more pads
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  • Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
  • Has synth-action keys

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Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

2.Has a display
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

3.volume

9699.9cm³

9819.63cm³

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838.08cm³

4.weight

3.9kg

1.8kg

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453g

5.thickness

70mm

81mm

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16mm

6.width

465mm

449mm

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310mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose button
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).

2.Has octave buttons
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

3.number of buttons

23

12

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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58

4.Has a modulation wheel
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

5.Has a pitch wheel
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.

6.Has a bank selector button
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.

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Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive pads
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
2.Has aftertouch keyboard
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.

3.drum pads

0

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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Novation Launchkey 61

16

4.total keys

25

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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88

5.Has velocity sensitive keys
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

6.Has synth-action keys
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

3.Has a MIDI-In port
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

4.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with iOS
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

3.Is compatible with Windows
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

4.The device is mappable
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

5.Has automapping technology
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).

6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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