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Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Top 10%140 points
Top 10%
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
Top specs and features

Arturia KeyLab 25 vs Novation Launchkey 49: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
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 49
30% have it

3. volume

42.4% less body volume.
9699.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
16839.9cm³

4. weight

800g lighter.
3.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.1kg

5. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
36% have it

6. 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 49
66% have it

7. 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 49
66% have it

8. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
99% have it

9. drum pads

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

10. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
9
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
9

11. 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 49
48% have it

12. 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 49
39% have it

13. 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 49
39% have it

14. 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 49
78% have it

15. thickness

11mm thinner.
70mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
81mm

16. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
23
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
22

17. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
72% have it

18. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
99% have it

19. 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 49
69% have it

20. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
68% have it

21. Has a MIDI-In port

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
33% have it

22. height

28mm shorter.
298mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm
270mm

23. 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 49
57% have it

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 49
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 49
6% have it

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