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Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
Top 21%122 points
Top 21%
Top 10%139 points
Top 10%
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
Top specs and features

Arturia KeyLab 61 vs Novation Launchkey 61: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
30% have it

3. Has semi-weighted keys

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
37% have it

4. volume

9.95% less body volume.
18315.08cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
20339.1cm³

5. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
20% have it

6. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
17% have it

7. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

8. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

9. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
40% have it

10. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
79% have it

11. number of buttons

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

12. drum pads

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

13. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
36% have it

14. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
38% have it

15. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61

16. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
49% have it

17. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
68% have it

18. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
73% 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
69% have it

20. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
40% have it

21. weight

3.8kg lighter.
7.3kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.5kg

22. 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 61
Novation Launchkey 61
34% have it

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Arturia KeyLab 61
Novation Launchkey 61
99% have it

24. width

52mm narrower.
878mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
930mm

25. thickness

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

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