The Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Portable 25-Key, USB, MIDI Keyboard Controller optimized for portability and tight integration with Ableton Live. It features 16 velocity-sensitive, multicolor, backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples, and more, while the eight knobs enable access to mixer functions and instrument/effect parameters. The USB-powered controller is compatible with a variety of DAWs and apps on Mac/Windows computers and iOS devices (adapter cables available separately).
The MK3 model offers expanded functionality and connectivity not found in the MK2. Dual touch strips, a flexible arpeggiator, single-finger chord triggering, and transport buttons let you spend more time creating on the controller and less time fiddling with your software. Utilize the 3.5mm MIDI output to control hardware synthesizers, drum machines, or sound modules from the Launchkey Mini MK3. The included software bundle provides sounds, instruments, and effects to get you started and keep you inspired.
Get new melodies, rhythms, and sounds flying from your fingertips with Launchkey Mini’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Fixed Chord mode takes your ideas further, adding a customizable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.
Plug straight into Live, get your ideas down, and create - Launchkey Mini gets any track moving.
Your tracks, your way.
Step back from the screen and feel the beats. Launchkey Mini’s deep and intuitive integration with Live lets you move where the music takes you. Transport, device and mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Launchkey Mini puts the sounds from your head into your hands.
However you want, wherever you want.
Launchkey Mini comes with everything you need to make tracks in the box, including sounds, instruments, and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio, and Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective. Throw all this content into the included copy of Ableton Live Lite, or use Launchkey Mini’s integrations with Logic, Reason, or any HUI compatible DAW.
It’s an instrument – play it.
Launchkey Mini features a completely new mini-key mech – our finest to date – and is great to play. Two touch strips for pitch and mod let you really feel your sounds. For even more playing potential, you can strum chords with Strum Mode. The 16 RGB pads are super-sensitive for precise, dynamic and nuanced drumming. Connect your sustain pedal and add even more expression to your playing. Launchkey Mini feels as good as it looks.
Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 Portable 25-Key, USB, MIDI Keyboard Controller Key Features
- 25 Mini Velocity-Sensitive Keys
- 16 Velocity-Sensitive Backlit Color Pads
- 8 Control Knobs and Two Touch Strips
- Arpeggiator and Transport Buttons
- Fixed Chord Mode
- 3.5mm MIDI Output, 1/4" Sustain Pedal In
- Optimized for Ableton Live
- USB Powered
- Mac, Windows, and iOS Compatibility
- Includes Powerful Software Bundle
Brand Novation Manufacture SKU AMS-LAUNCHKEY-MINI-MK3 Keyboard 25 Mini Keys, Synth Action with Velocity MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Touch-Sensor (Pitch-Bend)
1 x Touch-Sensor (Modulation)
8 x Rotary Encoder
16 x Pad (Velocity-Sensitive)
Performance Functions Arpeggiator, Octave Shift, Transport Controls, Transpose
I/O 1 x USB Type-B Bus-Power/MIDI Output
1 x 1/4" Sustain Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm MIDI Output
OS Compatibility macOS 10.7 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
*As of September, 2019: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Wireless Transmission None
Power Options USB Bus Power
Display None Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot Dimensions (W x D x H) 13.0 x 6.8 x 1.6" / 33.0 x 17.3 x 4.1 cm Weight 1.52 lb / 0.69 kg