We’ve heard a lot of intrigue about the Launchpad Pro, launched just this week at NAMM 2015 – if you missed all of the details, you can read about the controller’s advanced functions in this article. We were lucky enough to have LA-based producer and educator Thavius Beck agree to do an on-the-fly routine on the Pro.
Watch it below:
More NAMM 2015 news and articles:
- Rane’s TTM57 MKII + MP2015 Rotary Mixer
- Denon DJ Announces DS1 Serato Soundcard, HP2000, and MC4000
- Numark announces NS7 III, Mixtrack Pro III, and Mixtrack III
- Pioneer’s HDJ-2000MK2 Headphones
- Arturia’s Audiofuse Audio Interface
- Serato DJ Club Kit = Support for DJM 850/900NXS, Xone:DB2/DB4/K1
- Akai Releases Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat
- Apple Updates Logic Pro to 10.1
- USB Chroma Cables Now Include Purple, Need Your Input
- Korg Puts A Kaoss Pad Into A DJ Controller
- Reloop RP-8000 Straight Turntable, RMX-60 Mixer
- HRM-7: Pioneer Gets In The Studio Headphone Game
- Moog Relaunches Three Modular Synths
- Splice Takes On Audio Plugin/VST Managment
- NAMM 2015 Predicitons for New DJ and Producer Gear
- Bitwig Studio 1.2 Update
Damnit! Now I feel bad for buying the older Launchpad a few months before the release of the pro.. 🙁
That’s pretty sick. He demonstrates recording a pattern on the fly, with auto-chords, and device parameter automation into that pattern. I liked the way he used the smooth fading fader assignments at the end to zero everything down. Velocity/pressure sensitive pads is a HUGE deal. That means I can actually use the LP to play notes that are expressive.
I think the video could have done with overlay text about what features he’s using. Unless you already own a launchpad and know all the ways it sucks, it’d be easy to miss the jaw-drop moments in the video. Technically you can also do all of this with the QuNeo. But I’m partial to the launchpad because I’m a sucker for a big square grid of buttons. =)
Oh, I guess he’s just doing a bend with the notes. Still, pretty great.
basically nativecontrol’s vision of the launchpad with their LPC-Live script but made into a device into its own. Plus sequencers. honestly, regular launchpad + nativekontrol’s script beats this (even if this looks a lot prettier with more dedicated function buttons that makes working less confusing. what was this red button the middle of the matrix for again!?! arrgghhh)
double rainbow oh my god!