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CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
Top 33%2,696 points
Top 33%
Top 32%2,756 points
Top 32%
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
Top specs and features

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

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
74% have it

2. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
37% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
30% have it

4. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61

5. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
44% have it

6. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
40% have it

7. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
79% 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

9. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
99% have it

10. volume

21.95% less body volume.
15874.08cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
20339.1cm³

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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
49% have it

12. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

13. drum pads

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

14. total keys

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

15. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
22

16. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
20% have it

17. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
73% have it

18. Has velocity sensitive pads

CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
36% have it

19. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
68% have it

20. weight

2.4kg lighter.
5.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.5kg

21. 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.
0
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
8

22. number of faders

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

23. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8
0

24. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
58% have it

25. Has automapping technology

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
CME Z-Key 49
Novation Launchkey 61
17% have it

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