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Novation Launchkey 61 review: specs and price

Novation Launchkey 61
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Novation Launchkey 61

Why is Novation Launchkey 61 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    22vs17.66
  • Total keys
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    61vs43.17
  • Drum pads
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    16vs4.83
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Number of knobs
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    8vs5.97
  • Weight
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    3.5kgvs3.86kg

Price comparison

Novation Launchkey 61

Buy used:

$127.70

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Design

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

270mm

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

930mm

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

20339.1cm³

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

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
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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.
2.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.
3.number of buttons

22

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has navigation buttons
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Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
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.
6.number of faders

9

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

Keys & Pads

1.total keys

61

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
2.has velocity-sensitive pads
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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.
3.drum pads

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
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.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.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.

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.
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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
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).
6.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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