32points

Arturia KeyLab 25

85points

Novation Launchkey 49

Arturia KeyLab 25
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Arturia KeyLab 25 vs Novation Launchkey 49

Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

Why is Arturia KeyLab 25 better than Novation Launchkey 49?

  • Has a MIDI-Out port
  • Has a bank selector button
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
  • Has aftertouch keyboard
  • Has weighted keys
  • Has hybrid synth feature
  • Has a MIDI-In port
  • 42.4% less body volume
    9699.9cm³vs16839.9cm³

Why is Novation Launchkey 49 better than Arturia KeyLab 25?

  • Has transpose button
  • 24 more keys
    49vs25
  • Has plug and play feature
  • 16 more pads
    16vs0
  • Has velocity sensitive pads
  • Has navigation buttons
  • Is compatible with iOS
  • Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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Design

1.volume

9699.9cm³

16839.9cm³

Best

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838.08cm³

2.weight

3.9kg

3.1kg

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.Has a display
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

4.Has backlit LED buttons
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

5.thickness

70mm

81mm

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

6.height

298mm

270mm

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose button
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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 49

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.Has a bank selector button
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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.

4.number of buttons

23

22

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

5.Has navigation buttons
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

6.Has a modulation wheel
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

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Keys & Pads

1.total keys

25

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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Icon Logicon 8 air

88

2.drum pads

0

16

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49
4.Has velocity sensitive keys
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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.

5.Has aftertouch keyboard
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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.

6.Has synth-action keys
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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 49

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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 49

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 49

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 49

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

2.Is compatible with iOS
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

3.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

4.Is compatible with Windows
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

5.The device is mappable
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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.

6.Has automapping technology
Arturia KeyLab 25
Novation Launchkey 49

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

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