Launchkey Mini

Your mini production keyboard for Ableton Live

Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable MIDI keyboard. It’s perfect for sketching out ideas in Ableton Live or any other major music software, using its mini keyboard, velocity-sensitive pads and high-quality knobs. All its controls integrate immediately and can be freely reassigned to anything you like, so you can produce music however you want and wherever you want!

Easily Capture Your Ideas

It’s small, but Launchkey Mini has everything you need to create new tunes. Its 25-note mini keyboard has a fast synth-style action that makes it really easy to play. It's also velocity-sensitive, so you can make your performances as expressive as you like, while you bash out rhythms, loops and beats on the multicoloured pads. Eight knobs mean you can also tweak your sound to perfection as you go.

“Novation's Launchkey Mini packs quite a punch and is clearly designed with the modern, trendy and constantly moving composer in mind.” // “ of the finest mobile instruments money can buy.”

Music Tech

“I'm having a lot of fun with it already and it's making me re-thing my melodic approaches.”

Music Tech

“a very easy-to-use smart choice for someone who needs to make music on the go”


“A low price, some lovely pads, and a stunning selection of bundled software make the Novation Launchkey Mini stand out from the crowded marketplace.”

Digital DJ Tips - 4 out of 5

“...Novation's new mini-controllers excel at fitting a wide range of functionality into portable, easy-to-use packages.”


Get Started Immediately

As soon as you plug in, you’ll get immediate hands-on control of Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools™, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. You’ll also get everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and 1GB of samples from Loopmasters.

Take It Anywhere

Compact and tough enough to chuck in your bag, you can use Launchkey Mini anywhere. You won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class-compliant and bus-powered via USB. In fact, you won’t even need your laptop: if you prefer to produce with your iPad®, just grab a Camera Connection Kit to start controlling your Novation Launchkey and Launchpad Apps too.

Key Features

25 Note Mini Keyboard

Easily sketch out your musical ideas on a velocity-sensitive two octave mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.

Designed for Ableton Live

Focus more on your music and less on your laptop by using a keyboard that integrates immediately with Ableton Live, to give you hands on control of your session.

Play Drums and Trigger Loops

Create expressive rhythms, loops or entire songs quickly and easily, using 16 velocity-sensitive multicoloured pads to launch clips, trigger samples, control FX and much more.

Take it Anywhere

Chuck it in your bag and use it anywhere. It’s small enough, tough enough and powered via USB, so you don’t even need a power cable.

Control Instruments and Effects

Tweak your sounds to perfection using eight knobs, which give you immediate hands-on control over your Ableton Live devices.

Control Other Music Software

Get quick, hands-on control of Ableton, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic, then freely assign your controls to anything you like.

Start Immediately

Works as soon as you connect it, because it's fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so doesn't even need any drivers. You can also connect to iPad via Camera Connection Kit and it’ll work automatically.

Get Everything You Need

Comes with absolutely everything you need to start making music, including Ableton Live Lite music making software, our Bass Station and V-Station virtual instruments, and a comprehensive 1GB collection of production-ready samples from world-leading sample store Loopmasters.

The Launchkey Minis are really cool - the pads are really useful for me as they correspond to NI's Battery, which I use for drum sounds,” // “It's a little mini keyboard I can whach out anywhere, when I'm waiting at an airport for four hours!

Amir Amor - Rudimental

Tech Spec

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 25 note velocity sensitive mini-key keyboard
  • 16 multi-colour backlit velocity sensitive drum pads
  • 8 knobs
  • 2 octave buttons
  • 2 track buttons
  • 2 navigation buttons
  • InControl button
  • 2 multi-colour backlit round buttons
  • Micro USB socket
  • Kensington security slot

Software Compatibility

  • Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
    If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchkey Mini. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchkey Mini integration for InControl. Launchkey Mini will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

  • Novation Launchpad app requires:-

    • iOS 6 or greater
    • iPad 2 or newer
    • Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)

Power Requirements

  • Fully USB bus powered, including iPad

Product Dimensions

  • 325mm width x 175mm depth x 43mm height

OS Compatibility

Mac OSX 10.10
Mac OSX 10.9
Mac OSX 10.8
Mac OSX 10.7
Windows 8
Windows 7