Novation has introduced the LaunchPad S, an updated version of its music controller.
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.
Image-Line has posted a video demo of the VFX Key Mapper, a plugin for use in the Patcher chaining tool of its FL Studio music production software.
Designed exclusively for use in Patcher, VFX Key Mapper’s matrix allows you to re-map any note input to any other note output or to multiple notes to create 1-finger chords. All those years spent practicing your scales just went to waste! :)
The ‘Voice Effect’ or VFX Key Mapper was released along with the FL Studio 10.10 beta, available to download from the Image-Line forum. New Image-Line customers can purchase FL Studio with 10% discount here.
Image-Line has announced it has released a 64-bit beta version of its FL Studio music production software for Windows.
We are happy to announce that the FL Studio 64 Bit beta is now available from Looptalk for testing. While FL Studio can already host 64 Bit plugins, this beta moves the core FL Studio application and associated components to native 64 Bit operation.
The beta includes 64 Bit releases of most FL Studio ‘native format’ plugins & components such as Edison, Newtone, Sytrus, Slicex, Harmor, Gross Beat, Vocodex etc. Click on the image above to read up on the full details of the 64 Bit beta release and start testing.
FL Studio 64-bit (and 64-bit VST versions of most plugins) are available to download for registered users. New Image-Line customers can purchase FL Studio and other Image-Line products with a 10% discount.