versus logo
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Top 10%140 points
Top 10%
Top specs and features

Novation Launchkey 49 review: 29 facts and highlights

1. Has plug and play feature

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

2. volume

16839.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

3. Has velocity sensitive pads

Novation Launchkey 49
36% have it

4. 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
79% have it

5. 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
49% 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
66% have it

7. Is compatible with iOS

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

8. Has a display

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

9. Has backlit LED buttons

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

10. weight

3.1kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

11. Has navigation buttons

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

12. number of buttons

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

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.
Novation Launchkey 49

14. 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
17% have it

15. drum pads

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

16. Has a modulation wheel

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

17. thickness

81mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

18. 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
58% have it

19. Has transpose button

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

20. width

770mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

21. Has automapping technology

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

22. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Novation Launchkey 49
99% have it

23. 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.
8
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

24. number of faders

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

25. 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

Top 10 keyboard controllers

Add to comparison
    Compare
    This page is currently only available in English.