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Novation Announces Launchkey Mini + Launch Control

Novation continues to build out their production-minded set of tools with Launchkey Mini, their new micro-sized keyboard controller designed for use with their iPad application that bears the same Launchkey name – and in tandem is announcing a companion controller to the Launchpad, the Launch Control. 

Check out an overview of each of the controllers below, as well as their product launch videos:

Launchkey Mini

Release Date: Late September 2013
Price: $125 MSRP / $99 MAP
Key Features:

  •  Instrument/controller for iPad, Mac and PC
  •  25-note mini-keyboard
  •  26 assignable controls
  • 16 velocity sensitive, three color launch pads
  • Eight knobs, seven function buttons, two performance buttons

Launch Control

Release Date: Late September 2013
$125 MSRP / $99 MAP
Key Features:

  • Compact control surface with 16 knobs and eight three color launch pads
  • Integrates  with the Launchpad app for iPad – control volumes and filters with the knobs, and trigger FX and clips with the pads
  • Tough, portable and bus-powered – even from an iPad
  • Eight factory templates and eight user templates allow you to create and save your own control setups
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite and a Loopmasters sample pack

  • EA

    wish it had rotary encoders like the SL mkII and velocity pads like the impulse. and why do they keep making launchpads without velocity pads c’mon now!!

  • leavesremix

    The launchkey mini looks very useful, but if it has the same shoddy build quality as its bigger brother, I’d steer clear for sure. I use an akai mpk mini almost daily, and I can almost guarantee it will last much longer. I say this after having purchased and returned a Launchkey 49.

  • DjFIL

    Odd that the one with the keyboard and another row of launch buttons (vs the extra row of knobs) is the same price. Was expecting a bit of a price difference.

  • Michiel y Gil

    Really don’t understand that they used pots on the Control and not endless rotaries. That would make the unit so much more flexibel and in line with how the launchpad is used.

    Apoth, I would really advise you to wait for the twister or get another unit like this but with endless rotaries. Think livid code, arturia minilab, apc. If you’re eyeing on the Twister, you probably know that they are not even in the same league. (no i don’t work for djtt at all, just my 2 cents)

    • Jimmy Burn

      i never heard of the twister and cant find any info on it


    I really want to buy a Midi Fighter Twister… but this is catching my eye… When is the Twister coming out DJTT guys?

  • DJ_ForcedHand

    The LaunchControl seems to bring the LaunchPad up to APC40 standards (with bigger buttons). Expect a lot of these to sell for $99.