Made to perform

Novation Launchpad X has been released. Including new software and a sick new look. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features that have been announced.

Launchpad X is Novations essential 64-pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live. It gives you everything you need to make music. Launch, play and perform your sounds and build your tracks using the large, super-sensitive RGB pads, dynamic note and scale modes, and mixer controls.

Everything about making tracks in Ableton Live is made easier with Launchpad X’s quick, hands-on clip and scene launching with Novation’s most playable grid to date. Play your instruments and devices expressively with the 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads, then never lose an idea with one-press Capture MIDI control. Launchpad X belongs on the desk of every Ableton Live music maker.

Novation Launchpad X

Impressions

The new Launchpad X is the upgrade we’ve wanted for a long time. Aesthetically looking sleek and modern. With improved buttons that we button mashers have been waiting for. And one of my favourite new things is the updated software for your own user templates.

If you have ever battled with the old versions of the software used to program the user templates then I’m sure you know how daunting it can be, especially for beginners.

So you will be pleased to know that now there is a much more intuitive and graphically interactive back end program to do it called Novation Components.

With some all around changes to both the hardware and software, the Novation Launchpad X is a welcome update to the range. If you’re a new user, then I would highly recommend the Launchpad X.

Also, it’s worth checking out all the goodies that come with it too.

Just check out the tech spec and included software below:

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 64 Velocity Sensitive Pads
  • 16 Buttons
  • 81 RGB LEDs
  • USB-C Socket
  • Kensington MiniSaver Slo

Software Included with Novation Launchpad X

  • Ableton Live Lite – quickly organise and arrange your sounds and start making tracks with this staple electronic-music-making software.
  • Two months Splice Sounds membership – offering millions of high-quality, royalty-free one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily.
  • AAS Session Bundle – Three synths for music makers, providing staple sounds for your tracks. XLN Addictive Keys – Choose one of four virtual keyboards.
  • Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette – High-quality reverb and tape deck emulation plug-ins, to add some space or take your sound back to the golden age of cassette tapes.
  • Softube Time and Tone bundle – made up of four of Softube’s world-class plug-ins: reverb, delay, an easy to use mastering tool and distortion.
  • Sound Collective – bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every few months.

Luke de Loop

"Luke Collins is a music producer and Controllerist from the U.K. who loves mixing up genres. Fusing together the harder side of house and techno with Dubstep, DnB, Breaks and more modern sounds like complextro and Bass music. Both an avid music producer & songwriter, and live electronic act, Luke really shows his desire for music and interest in making his live performances as organic as possible..."

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