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Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top 10%140 points
Top 10%
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top specs and features

Novation Launchkey 49 vs Arturia KeyLab 25: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
74% have it

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
30% have it

3. weight

800g lighter.
3.1kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.9kg

4. volume

42.4% less body volume.
16839.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
9699.9cm³

5. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

6. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
39% have it

7. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
68% have it

8. number of faders

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

9. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
22
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
23

10. 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
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

11. Has velocity sensitive pads

Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
36% have it

12. drum pads

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

13. Has aftertouch keyboard

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
39% have it

14. thickness

11mm thinner.
81mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
70mm

15. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
72% 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
78% 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
48% have it

18. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

19. 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.
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
69% have it

20. 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
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

21. 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
Arturia KeyLab 25
57% have it

22. height

28mm shorter.
270mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm
298mm

23. 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
Arturia KeyLab 25
16% have it

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).
Novation Launchkey 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
16% have it

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
3

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