Launchkey Mini

The Mini Keyboard for Ableton Live

Launchkey Mini is our most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It may be small, but it gives you everything you need to create new tunes in Ableton Live without cluttering up your desk.

Easily Make Music

We designed Launchkey Mini to make it easy and fun to produce music in Ableton Live. All the controls work as soon as you plug it in, and they're arranged in the layout we think works best.

We put 16 pads along the top, which you can use to launch clips and play beats. They light up to show you when clips are loaded, playing and recording and we laid them out to match your Ableton Live session view; one row to launch clips, and one row to stop them.

You can also easily tweak your instruments using eight high-quality knobs, and sketch out ideas on a 25-note mini keyboard with a fast synth-style action that makes it really nice to play.

“Novation's Launchkey Mini packs quite a punch and is clearly designed with the modern, trendy and constantly moving composer in mind.” // “...one 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-think my melodic approaches.”

Music Tech

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

Beatport

“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.”

XLR8R

Get Started Immediately

Launchkey Mini integrates immediately with Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic without any mapping whatsoever. It also comes with 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

Launchkey Mini is compact and tough enough to throw in your bag, so you can use it anywhere. It will work the moment you plug it into your laptop and you won’t need any drivers or power cables, because it’s class compliant and bus-powered via USB.

Key Features

Easily Produce and Perform

25-note velocity-sensitive mini keyboard, with fast synth-style action.

Designed for Ableton Live

All the controls are laid out intuitively and work immediately.

Play Loops and Create Expressive Beats

Trigger clips and play drums using 16 velocity-sensitive multicoloured pads.

Take it Anywhere

Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable.

Shape Your Sound

Tweak your instruments and effects or freely re-assign using eight high-quality knobs.

Control All Major Music Software

Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs, including FL Studio.

Plug In and Play

USB bus-powered and totally class-compliant, so it works straight away without any drivers.

Make Music Immediately

Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments plus 1 GB of Loopmasters samples.

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 whack 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
Yes
Mac OSX 10.9
Yes
Mac OSX 10.8
Yes
Mac OSX 10.7
Yes
Windows 8
Yes
Windows 7
Yes
iOS
Yes