52points

CME Z-Key 49

89points

Novation Launchkey 61

CME Z-Key 49
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Novation Launchkey 61
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32 facts in comparison

CME Z-Key 49 vs Novation Launchkey 61

CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
52
points
89
points

Why is CME Z-Key 49 better than Novation Launchkey 61?

  • Has semi-weighted keys
  • Has a MIDI-Out port
  • Has an aftertouch keyboard
  • 21.95% less body volume
    15874.08cm³vs20339.1cm³
  • 211mm narrower
    719mmvs930mm
  • 4mm shorter
    266mmvs270mm

Why is Novation Launchkey 61 better than CME Z-Key 49?

  • 19 more buttons
    22vs3
  • 16 more pads
    16vs0
  • Has navigation buttons
  • Has velocity sensitive pads
  • Has synth-action keys
  • Is compatible with iOS
  • Has a transport control section
  • 8 more knobs
    8vs0

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

2.volume

15874.08cm³

20339.1cm³

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

3.weight

5.9kg

3.5kg

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

4.Has a display
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

5.thickness

83mm

81mm

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

6.height

266mm

270mm

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

2.Has octave buttons
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.number of buttons

3

22

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

4.Has navigation buttons
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

5.Has a pitch wheel
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

6.Has a modulation wheel
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

Keys & Pads

1.drum pads

0

16

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

2.Has semi-weighted keys
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

3.total keys

49

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

4.Has velocity sensitive pads
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
5.Has synth-action keys
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

6.Has an aftertouch keyboard
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

2.The device is mappable
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

3.Is compatible with iOS
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

4.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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.

5.Is compatible with Windows
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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

6.Has automapping technology
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

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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