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IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
Top 57%1,746 points
Top 57%
Top 32%2,756 points
Top 32%
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
Top specs and features

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 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

3. 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

4. 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

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).
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
44% have it

6. 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

7. 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

8. total keys

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. Has velocity sensitive pads

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
36% 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. number of buttons

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

15. Has navigation buttons

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. volume

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

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. number of faders

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

21. 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

22. 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

23. weight

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

24. Has automapping technology

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
17% have it

25. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Novation Launchkey 61
58% have it

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