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Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
Top 19%126 points
Top 19%
Top 10%140 points
Top 10%
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
Top specs and features

Arturia MiniLab vs Novation Launchkey 49: 33 facts in comparison

1. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
30% have it

2. volume

78.85% less body volume.
3562.15cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
16839.9cm³

3. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
38% have it

4. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
49% have it

5. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
40% have it

6. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
73% have it

7. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
20% have it

8. weight

2.07kg lighter.
1.03kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.1kg

9. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
36% have it

10. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
8
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
16

11. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49

12. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
22

13. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
66% 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
79% have it

15. Has a display

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

16. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
17% have it

17. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
66% have it

18. 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 MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
69% have it

19. thickness

31mm thinner.
50mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
81mm

20. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
49

21. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
9

22. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
16
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
8

23. width

397mm narrower.
373mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
770mm

24. Has touch strips

Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signals/sounds through touch, using different pressure sensitivities.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49
10% have it

25. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

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.
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey 49

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