Launchpad Pro Scale Mode | NovationMusic.com

The easiest way to control Ableton Live just got even easier. With the new Scale Mode, Launchpad Pro enables any Live-based producer – no matter what their level of music theory ability – to effortlessly play and record perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads.

To activate Scale Mode, simply press Launchpad Pro’s Shift and Note buttons, then choose one from a roster of 32 keys and modes – Major, Minor, Phrygian, Whole Tone, BeBop Minor, Iwato, etc. Launchpad Pro’s 64 pads will assign themselves contiguously to only the notes of the selected scale, removing all the rest.

Seven Overlap options enable the relative positioning of notes on each row to be offset, changing the chords generated by any given finger positioning. Chromatic 4th Mode keeps the pads assigned to the chromatic series but highlights the notes of the selected scale, so you can stay in key but still get to the notes in between if you need to.

Scale Mode isn’t just for Live, either – you can also use it with any other DAW, as well as your hardware synths.

Turning Launchpad Pro into an even more expressive musical instrument than ever before, Scale Mode makes bum notes a thing of the past. If you already own Launchpad Pro, all you have to do to is get the latest firmware.