Novation Launchpad S: It’s Bigger, It’s Brighter, and it’s getting us excited!!!!!
Hear Ye! All you Fleet-fingered Ableton Live users, a new King cometh etc.
Yep, it’s here…….
Novation Launchpad S
The no.1 Live controller: now brighter, faster and universal
Launchpad S is an update to the best-selling grid controller for Ableton Live: the Novation Launchpad. The 64 tri-colour pads can launch loops and clips, trigger drums and samples, and also control effects, volumes, mutes, solos and more. Launchpad S can do all this but has vastly brighter LEDs, a significantly faster refresh rate and is now plug and play with other software such as FL Studio. It also now works with iPad!
For those of you not familiar with the original Launchpad, it was about the most comprehensive way of manipulating Ableton Live’s particular way of working.
It was especially designed for launching loops/clips and triggering effects as well as getting full mixer control including volume, effects sends, pan, mute, solo and track arm. The grid can also trigger drums and one-shot samples. A second user mode allows users to freely assign pads to control other software parameters.
So what’s new!!!!
64-button music software controller Launch loops/clips, trigger drums and samples, and control effects and volumes.
Brighter, faster and works with more software Launchpad S is an update to the best selling original Launchpad.
Comes with Ableton Live Launchpad Edition Feature-packed version of Ableton Live lets you create music straight out of the box.
Plug and play with FL Studio and other software Now including custom software control overlays in the box.
Now supports iPad Launchpad S connects to iPad® with the Apple Camera Connection Kit — no drivers required!
New #1 iPad music app Trigger loops and remix on the fly with just a Launchpad S and your iPad
Create and perform anywhere Launchpad S is bus powered, even from an iPad, so you don’t need to connect it to mains power!
Launchpad S comes with the Launchpad Edition of Ableton Live, so you can start making music straight away. It also comes with custom overlays for using other grid-based music software such as FL Studio.
Novation has developed a Launchpad iPad app that enables loop triggering and effects from your iPad, independent of Ableton Live. Launchpad S can be connected to, and powered by, an iPad using a standard Camera Connection Kit. The app features a 1GB sample pack of brand new hand-picked loops curated by Loopmasters, ranging from drum samples to artist packs across a variety of modern genres……
This superb little box of tricks will retail at £149.99 and should be available from the middle of April………