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IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys vs Novation Launchkey 61: 31 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
30% have it

3. volume

88.13% less body volume.
2414.4cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
20339.1cm³

4. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
5
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
22

5. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

6. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

7. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
69% have it

8. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
20% have it

9. weight

2.84kg lighter.
660g
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.5kg

10. Is compatible with iOS

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

11. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
73% have it

12. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
49% have it

13. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61

14. drum pads

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

15. Has velocity sensitive pads

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
36% have it

16. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
79% have it

17. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
68% have it

18. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
17% have it

19. 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

20. width

427mm narrower.
503mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
930mm

21. number of faders

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

22. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61

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. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
37
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
49

25. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
99% have it

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