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Novation Launchkey 49

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Novation Launchkey 49 review: specs and price

Novation Launchkey 49
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Novation Launchkey 49

Why is Novation Launchkey 49 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    22vs17.66
  • Total keys
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    49vs43.03
  • Drum pads
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    16vs4.83
  • Number of knobs
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    8vs5.97
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Weight
    3.1kgvs3.86kg
  • Volume
    16839.9cm³vs173049.67cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

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

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3.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

270mm

4.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

3.1kg

5.thickness
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Best

CME Xkey

16mm

81mm

6.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

16839.9cm³

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.

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

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3.Has transpose buttons
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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.

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

22

5.Has a transport control section
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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.

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6.number of knobs
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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.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

8

Keys & Pads

1.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

2.Has velocity sensitive pads
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3.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

16

4.Has synth-action keys
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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.

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Ports

1.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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.

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Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

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2.The device is mappable
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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.

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3.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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

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5.Has automapping technology
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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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6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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