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Crystal Noir
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Novation Launchkey 49 question

Post by Crystal Noir » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:50 am

Hi everyone,

I bought a Novation Launchkey 49, I don't have it yet and I wonder if all the hardware (cursor, potentiometers etc...) work with Mixcraft ?

Are the pad "flash" with light when used (RGB colors) ? (it's very handy to have visual while playing).

Sorry for my english,

Thank you !

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Re: Novation Launchkey 49 question

Post by Acoustica Eric » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:32 pm

Hi, it should work fine. Let us know if it doesn't.

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Re: Novation Launchkey 49 question

Post by BillW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 am

I recall that it's a highly recommended device for Mixcraft - when I was researching I narrowed it down to Novation and Akai. Went with the Akai (25 key) and I'm happy, but as I said the Novation got a lot of positive comments on this site as well.
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Re: Novation Launchkey 49 question

Post by shakin_fingers » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:43 am

I have one - just about everything works fine. You'll need to use the "MIDI learn" function to set up things like the pads, knobs and sliders, but it's relatively painless. I haven't figured out how (or if) the multi-coloured pad feature could be persuaded to work, however. I suspect it might be a bit Ableton-specific. Then again, I haven't figured out how it might be useful.

Anyway, I'm generally very happy with it.


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