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Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Top 7%144 points
Top 7%
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
Top specs and features

Arturia KeyLab 25 vs Novation Launchkey 25: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
74% have it

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
30% have it

3. volume

1.21% less body volume.
9699.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
9819.63cm³

4. Has a pitch wheel

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
66% have it

5. Has a bank selector button

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
38% have it

6. weight

2.1kg lighter.
3.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
1.8kg

7. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
23
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
12

8. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
73% have it

9. Has velocity sensitive keys

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
69% have it

10. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
68% have it

11. Has aftertouch keyboard

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
40% have it

12. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
20% have it

13. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
49% have it

14. Has octave buttons

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25

15. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
16

16. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
66% have it

17. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
36% have it

18. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
40% have it

19. Has synth-action keys

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
17% have it

20. The device is mappable

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
79% have it

21. Has a transport control section

The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
58% have it

22. width

16mm narrower.
465mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
449mm

23. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
25

24. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
52% have it

25. Has hybrid synth feature

A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 25
6% have it

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