85points

Novation Launchkey 61

83points

Novation SL MkII 61

Novation Launchkey 61
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Novation Launchkey 61 vs Novation SL MkII 61

Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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Novation Launchkey 61
83
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Novation SL MkII 61

Why is Novation Launchkey 61 better than Novation SL MkII 61?

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

    16vs8
  • 1 more faders
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    9vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
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  • Has a modulation wheel
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Why is Novation SL MkII 61 better than Novation Launchkey 61?

  • Has semi-weighted keys
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  • 36 more buttons
    ?

    58vs22
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • The device has an integrated touchpad
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  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
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  • Has a MIDI-In port
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  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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  • Has MIDI thru port
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Price comparison

Novation SL MkII 61

ProductStorePrice
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation 61SL MkIII, MIDI and CV Equippe...Novation 61SL MkIII, MIDI and CV Equipped Keyboard Controller with 8 Track Sequencer
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$699.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 61-Note MK2 Version
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$273.17
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboa...Novation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$719.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation 61 Soft Shoulder Bag for 61-Key...Novation 61 Soft Shoulder Bag for 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
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$99.99
Novation SL MkII 61 Amazon8 Feet Omnihil AC/DC Power Adapter 9V 1....8 Feet Omnihil AC/DC Power Adapter 9V 1.5A (1500mA) 5.5x2.1millimeters Compatible with Novation SL MkII 25 49 61,Compatible Part
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$14.96
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonDCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novat...DCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novation SL MKII 61 Music Keyboard | Nylon - Padded
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$57.98
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonM Audio SP 2 | Universal Sustain Pedal w...M Audio SP 2 | Universal Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action For MIDI Keyboards, Digital Pianos & More
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$19.00
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNative Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 ...Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Controller Keyboard
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$219.00
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonRockville 49-Key Case Soft Carry Bag 4 I...Rockville 49-Key Case Soft Carry Bag 4 Impulse+Launchkey 49 Controller Keyboards
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$59.95

Design

1.Has a display
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.weight

3.5kg

6.1kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.volume

20339.1cm³

19226.66cm³

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 octave buttons
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
2.Has transpose buttons
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
3.Has a transport control section
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
4.Has navigation buttons
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
5.number of buttons

22

58

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

9

8

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

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
2.Has velocity sensitive keys
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.
3.total keys

61

61

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 an input/connector for the expression pedal
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
5.Has MIDI thru port
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 61
Novation SL MkII 61
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has plug and play feature
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
5.Has automapping technology
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
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 Mac OS X
Novation Launchkey 61
Novation SL MkII 61
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Novation SL MkII 61

ProductStorePrice
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation 61SL MkIII, MIDI and CV Equippe...Novation 61SL MkIII, MIDI and CV Equipped Keyboard Controller with 8 Track Sequencer
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$699.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 61-Note MK2 Version
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$273.17
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboa...Novation SL MkIII 61-Note MIDI CV Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Sustain Pedal (Piano Style), Keyboard Cover & MIDI Cable Bundle
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$719.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNovation 61 Soft Shoulder Bag for 61-Key...Novation 61 Soft Shoulder Bag for 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboards, Black
Amazon logo
$99.99
Novation SL MkII 61 Amazon8 Feet Omnihil AC/DC Power Adapter 9V 1....8 Feet Omnihil AC/DC Power Adapter 9V 1.5A (1500mA) 5.5x2.1millimeters Compatible with Novation SL MkII 25 49 61,Compatible Part
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$14.96
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonDCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novat...DCFY Music Keyboard Dust Cover for Novation SL MKII 61 Music Keyboard | Nylon - Padded
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$57.98
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonM Audio SP 2 | Universal Sustain Pedal w...M Audio SP 2 | Universal Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action For MIDI Keyboards, Digital Pianos & More
Amazon logo
$19.00
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonNative Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 ...Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Controller Keyboard
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$219.00
Novation SL MkII 61 AmazonRockville 49-Key Case Soft Carry Bag 4 I...Rockville 49-Key Case Soft Carry Bag 4 Impulse+Launchkey 49 Controller Keyboards
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$59.95

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