Novation Launchkey 49
Novation Launchkey 49
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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. 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

3. 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

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. Is compatible with Windows

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

7. total keys

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

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. 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

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.
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

13. Has velocity sensitive pads

Novation Launchkey 49
36% have it

14. 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

15. drum pads

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

16. volume

CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

17. 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

18. 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.
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

19. 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

20. 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

21. weight

Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

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.
Novation Launchkey 49

23. 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

24. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
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.
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

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