Novation intros LaunchPad S music controller

Novation has introduced the LaunchPad S, an updated version of its music controller.

Novation Launchpad S
Launchpad S is a powerful 64-button music controller that lets you make music or mix tracks using a super-intuitive grid of multi-colour buttons.

Launchpad S comes with Ableton Live music software (Launchpad Edition), used by some of the world’s top DJs and producers – plus it supports other grid-based music applications such as FL Studio.

Whether you’re a DJ, performing musician or studio producer, Launchpad gives you all you need to ‘play’ your software straight out of the box. Use the 64-button grid to launch and manipulate clips, trigger loops, fire off effects, control your mixer – and much more. Launchpad S also triggers loops and effects in the new Novation Launchpad app for iPad; a totally self-standing music performance app that hosts sounds and effects.

Launchpad S features

  • The new 64-button grid music controller with MORE – All the features of the original – now with much brighter buttons, faster refresh and expanded app/system support.
  • Supports Ableton Live and other grid music applications – Ableton Live software is in the box – also supports FL Studio with no additional drivers. And your iPad!
  • Control your mix – Including volume, pans, sends, track arming, soloing and muting. Launchpad S lets you jump to different levels across eight channels at once.
  • Launchpad iPad app – Trigger loops and effects using the Launchpad app on iPad – Launchpad S can be plugged into your iPad and fully powered with a Camera Connection Kit.
  • Take it anywhere – Launchpad S is fully USB bus powered – no need for power sockets or batteries – and it’s lightweight and easy to carry anywhere.
  • More software and sample content – Comes with the Novation Bass Station synth plug-in and over one gigabyte of Loopmasters samples.

The Launchpad S will be released in April 2013, with a suggested retail price of $169.99 USD.

More information: Novation / LaunchPad S

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