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Novation Launchkey 49

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Novation SL MkII 49

Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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Novation Launchkey 49 vs Novation SL MkII 49

Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49

Why is Novation Launchkey 49 better than Novation SL MkII 49?

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has velocity-sensitive pads
    ?
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    16vs8
  • 1 more faders
    ?

    9vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • Has a modulation wheel
    ?

Why is Novation SL MkII 49 better than Novation Launchkey 49?

  • Has a MIDI-Out port
    ?
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • 36 more buttons
    ?

    58vs22
  • Has a MIDI-In port
    ?
  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
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  • Has an integrated touchpad
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  • Has MIDI thru port
    ?

Price comparison

Novation Launchkey 49

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$219.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$339.98
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonPreSonus ATOM Production and Performance...PreSonus ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller with Studio One Artist Software
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$149.95
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNektar Impact LX49+ Keyboard Controller
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$169.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
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$599.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 MK3 49-Key USB MID...Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Ableton Live Keyboard Controller+Stand
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$249.95
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonM Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI K...M Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
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$251.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 25 Keys
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$199.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchpad Pro MIDI Controller a...Novation Launchpad Pro MIDI Controller and Grid Instrument with Microfiber and 1 Year EverythingMusic Extended Warranty
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$275.00
Novation Launchkey 49 walmartNovation Launchkey Mini 25-Mini-Key USB ...Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Mini-Key USB Keyboard Controller For Ableton Live bundled with FL Studio 20 Producer Edition
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$229.00

Design

1.Has a display
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
3.height

270mm

293mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

770mm

803mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

16839.9cm³

15998.97cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.thickness

81mm

68mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
2.Has octave buttons
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
3.number of buttons

22

58

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has navigation buttons
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
5.Has a transport control section
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
6.number of faders

9

8

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
2.Has semi-weighted keys
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
3.total keys

49

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
5.drum pads

16

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.Has synth-action keys
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
3.Has a MIDI-In port
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.
4.Has MIDI thru port
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The "thru" port, emits a copy of everything received at the input port, allowing data to be forwarded to another instrument in a “daisy chain” arrangement. This allows the user to have more than two MIDI devices connected as a studio.
5.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
2.The device is mappable
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has plug and play feature
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
5.Has automapping technology
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
6.Is compatible with iOS
Novation Launchkey 49
Novation SL MkII 49
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

Novation Launchkey 49

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
Amazon logo
$219.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
Amazon logo
$339.98
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
Amazon logo
$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonPreSonus ATOM Production and Performance...PreSonus ATOM Production and Performance Pad Controller with Studio One Artist Software
Amazon logo
$149.95
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNektar Impact LX49+ Keyboard Controller
Amazon logo
$169.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
Amazon logo
$599.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 MK3 49-Key USB MID...Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Ableton Live Keyboard Controller+Stand
Amazon logo
$249.95
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonM Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI K...M Audio Oxygen 49 IV | 49 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
Amazon logo
$251.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 25 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 25 Keys
Amazon logo
$199.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchpad Pro MIDI Controller a...Novation Launchpad Pro MIDI Controller and Grid Instrument with Microfiber and 1 Year EverythingMusic Extended Warranty
Amazon logo
$275.00
Novation Launchkey 49 walmartNovation Launchkey Mini 25-Mini-Key USB ...Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Mini-Key USB Keyboard Controller For Ableton Live bundled with FL Studio 20 Producer Edition
walmart logo
$229.00

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