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Launchpad Pro

The Easiest Way to Take Full Control of Ableton.

Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.

We've given our iconic Launchpad a total overhaul. Enhanced with RGB LED feedback, and velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, Launchpad Pro brings limitless expression and creativity to your music.

Launchpad Pro

It's An Instrument - Play It!

Launchpad Pro is an instrument designed for live performance. The new RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view, so you can see at a glance which clips are playing.

What is RGB?

RGB Pads in Ableton

In Note Mode, it automatically switches the layout for drum or instrument devices:

Launchpad Pro Drums

Drums: all your sounds spread across the whole grid, on velocity and pressure-sensitive pads which let you create expressive beats.

Beat maker? Click here.

Launchpad Pro Instruments

Instruments: the grid illuminates as a chromatic keyboard, so you can easily play notes, melodies and chords.

Play Just About Anything

You can use the grid to play any of your music software and external hardware too - with Standalone Mode. It doesn't matter which software you are using: plug it straight into Logic Pro, for example, and play it like a keyboard; connect the MIDI ports to your Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid. The possibilities are endless.

Launchpad Pro MIDI Ports

Synth user? Click here.

Stay in Your Flow

Launchpad Pro is much more than an instrument: it also gives you slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There’s no need to enter a separate mixer mode; simply press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then release the button to drop straight back into your performance.

Launchpad Pro Buttons

Stay in Control of Everything

Control your effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects. For super smooth effect transitions, the button grid also turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback - the harder you hit the pad, the faster the transition.

Ableton user? Click here.

Ableton Instrument
Launchpad Pro Ableton

Plug In and Get Started

Launchpad Pro is just as sleek, lightweight and tough as the rest of our Launch range and can be chained to multiple other Launch products, or connected to the rest of your studio or live setup.

It comes with everything you need to get started, including cables and software, and can be bus-powered over USB. It’s also class compliant and doesn’t need any drivers; just install the software, plug in and start performing.

Kenny Larkin

My favorite thing about the new Launchpad Pro? Velocity sensitive pads! They’re amazing with drums, and for controlling the speed of fader movements: hit it soft, and the volume moves up or down slowly. Hit it hard, instant volume change!

Kenny Larkin

MusicTech

MusicTech Gear of the Year 2015 | Best Controller - Novation Launchpad Pro

MusicTech

Create Digital Music

“…it’s the most mobile and playable grid on the market, and if past experience is a guide, that community will make it more valuable as it ages, not less.”

Peter Kirn, Create Digital Music

Resident Advisor

“...the integration with Ableton is as simple as it gets. There are no drivers to install and nothing to configure inside of Ableton—just plug in the USB cable, open Ableton and you're ready to go."

"Playing a drum rack with note mode is quite nice, as it gives you velocity-sensitive access to up to 64 different drum hits. And thanks to the new function buttons, you can build up a multilayered beat straight from the Launchpad by using the record, duplicate, double, and quantize buttons."

Resident Advisor

MusicTech

"…the Pro is a flexible, expressive, interface, for your clips, instruments, and just about everything else. This is a great update all-round, and takes the Launchpad to a new level of Ableton Live control and performance.”

Martin Delaney, MusicTech

Future Music

"...for the price, the Pro is one of the best controllers on the market."

"one of the most creative and inspiring controllers we've tried"

Si Truss, Future Music

Key Features

Ableton Performance

Enhance Your Performance

Take hands-on control of your music with seamless Ableton Live integration.

Launchpad Controller

Control Just About Anything

Use the grid to control any music software and external hardware.

Ableton Clips

Focus On Your Music

RGB pads match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view

Velocity Sensitive Pads

Make Dynamic Beats

Create expressive drum performances using velocity-sensitive pads.

Launchpad Instrument

Play It Like An Instrument

Easily play notes, melodies and chords on a chromatic keyboard layout.

Ableton Mix

Mix Without Losing Focus

Get slick immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance.

Effects plug-ins

Easily Apply Effects

Get creative by controlling effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance.

Max for Live

Build Your Own Creations

Download and control a growing library of Max for Live devices.

Launchpad bag

Take It Anywhere

Compact, lightweight and bus-powered, tough enough to survive the roughest gigs.

Launchpad included Software

Make Music Immediately

Comes with everything you need to start performing your music.

Launchpad Connections

Tech Spec

Product Hardware Specifications

  • 64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
  • 32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
  • One setup button
  • Front LED strip
  • Orange rubber base mat
  • High retention USB connector
  • Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
  • Power supply connector
  • Power switch
  • 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 Launchpad Pro. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad Pro integration. Launchpad Pro will also work as a standard MIDI controller.

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Power supply (included) and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices
  • 12V DC Power supply included
  • Maximum power consumption 12V DC 1A

Product Dimensions

  • 260mm width x 260mm depth x 29mm height
  • Weight: 1.22kg