Novation updated Launchpad App to v1.4.0

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Novation has released version 1.4.0 of its Launchpad App free music app for iPad, which now features Audio Import Audio Copy with supported apps.

Use Audio Copy to export performances directly from Launchpad App into any other Audio Copy supporting App, and Audio Paste to import from any other Audio Paste supporting app directly into your Launchpad App sound library and put straight onto a pad.

The Audio Import upgrade transforms Launchpad app into a powerful performance tool for users that want to play original music on their iPad, with Audio Copy and Paste support, timestretching, Launch family integration, and full Dropbox integration for import.

Import WAV/AIFF samples by BPM with Dropbox (free Dropbox account required) or Audio Paste, and assign them to any Launch pad as loops or one shots. Whether from professional sample providers or exported from your own productions, combine your samples with built in and In-App purchased Launchpacks to create a unique library to perform with.

The Launchpad App is a free download at the App Store. Audio Import is a $6.99 USD/£4.99 GBP upgrade from the Launchpad App store.

More information: Novation / Launchpad App

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Novation updates Launchpad app to v1.2 (incl. Audio Import)

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Novation Launchpad

Novation has released version 1.2 of its Launchpad music app for iOS, which now includes audio import as an in-app purchase.

The Audio Import upgrade transforms Launchpad app into a powerful performance tool for users that want to play original music on their iPad, with timestretching, Launch family integration, and full Dropbox integration for import.

Import WAV/AIFF samples by BPM with Dropbox (free Dropbox account required) and assign them to any Launch pad as loops or one shots. Whether from professional sample providers or exported from your own productions, combine your samples with built in and In-App purchased Launchpacks to create a unique library to perform with.

Changes in Launchpad v1.2

  • Audio import (via In-App Purchase) — Transform Launchpad app into a powerful performance solution to play your own original music (audio import via Dropbox).
  • Improved library manager — Browse categories, packs, and favourites.
  • Improved edit modes — New trigger and sync types.
  • Per pad volume edit.
  • Graphics overhaul.
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements.

Launchpad for iOS is a free download at the iTunes App Store. The Audio Import is available to purchase for £4.99 GBP / 5.99 EUR / $6.99 USD.

More information: Novation / Launchpad

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Novation intros Launchpad Mini & Launch Control

Novation Launchpad Mini

Novation has introduced the Launchpad Mini and Launchpad Control, two new controller units.

Launchpad Mini

The Launchpad Mini is a compact version of the celebrated Novation Launchpad, featuring 64 three-colour launch pads and 16 performance buttons that enable you to produce and perform music with your iPad® – as well as your PC or Mac.

Launchpad Mini is part of the growing ‘Launch’ family of music-making gear. Partner Launchpad Mini with its bigger brother Launchpad S, grow your studio with a Launchkey or Launchkey Mini, and add high quality rotary controls with Launch Control.

They all work together to give you control over the Novation iPad apps – including the Launchpad iPad app and the Launchkey iPad app.

Launchpad Mini features

  • Compact Launchpad with the same powerful functionality as the Launchpad S.
  • 64 three-colour Launch pads – play loops, samples, sounds, and also control effects on iPad, Mac or PC.
  • 16 additional three-colour performance buttons.
  • Fully integrated with Novation’s Launchpad app for iPad.
  • Effortless integration with Ableton Live, just like the celebrated Launchpad.
  • The same high level of integration with FL Studio 11 as Launchpad S.
  • Connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included).
  • Tough, compact, trustworthy design.
  • Combine with the growing Novation Launch family of products for even broader integration with your music production software and apps.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite for Mac or PC – plus Launchpad app for iPad.

The Launchpad Mini is scheduled for release in October 2013, priced at MSRP $124.99 USD / $99.99 USD at dealers.

Launch Control

The Launch Control is a robust, compact controller with 16 assignable knobs, eight three color launch pads, and four function keys – designed to be the perfect partner to Launchpad.

The perfect partner to Novation Launchpad, Launch Control works with all major music software – and with the iPad. Launch Control’s three colour pads can be used to play loops and samples, while the knobs can tweak filters, effects, levels, panning, and more.

Launch Control is the perfect partner for Novation’s Launchpad, the controller that changed the face of modern music performance with its grid of 64 multicoloured pads. To Launchpad, Launch Control adds 16 knobs, enabling you to transform performances and studio workflow – and another eight three colour launch pads.

Novation Launch Control

Launchpad Control features

  • Compact control surface with 16 knobs and eight three colour pads.
  • Perfect partner for Novation’s Launchpad, Ableton Live and FL Studio – plug and play with the built-in mappings, create your own and MIDI-learn parameters.
  • Integrates perfectly with the Launchpad app for iPad – control volumes and filters with the knobs, and trigger FX and clips with the pads.
  • Tough, portable and bus-powered – even from an iPad.
  • 448 controls using 16 on-board templates – eight factory templates and eight user templates to create and save your own control setups.
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite – the music production software used by countless leading artists to produce and perform – and an extensive Loopmasters sample pack.

The Launch Control will be available in September 2013, priced at MSRP $124.99 USD / $99.99 USD at dealers.

More information: Novation

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Novation intros Launchkey Mini controller

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Novation has announced the Launchkey Mini, a compact new mini-key instrument/controller.

Novation Launchkey Mini

Launchkey Mini features 16 velocity sensitive, three colour launch pads – use them to trigger sounds, effects, transport controls, and more. In addition Launchkey Mini features a 25-note keyboard, eight assignable rotary controls plus seven function buttons and a further two performance buttons. Compact and portable, Launchkey Mini is great for producing and performing at home or on stage.

Launchkey Mini works immediately with the new free-to-download Novation Launchpad and Launchkey iPad apps, and gives you hands-on control of major Mac and Windows based music software including Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, and Logic.

Launchkey Mini features

  • Go anywhere, play anywhere — Launchkey Mini is fully powered by iPad or USB – no need for power sockets or batteries – and it’s ultra-lightweight and easy to carry.
  • 25-note mini-keyboard — Fast action synth-style mini keys ideal for modern playing techniques.
  • 16 velocity sensitive, three colour launch pads — Launch loops, samples, effects and more and get direct visual feedback.
  • Knobs and buttons for total control — Eight knobs, seven function buttons, and two performance buttons to enhance and control your sounds in real time.
  • Free software for iPad, PC, and Mac — Launchkey Mini is a fully-integrated instrument with the Novation apps for iPad, and provides hands on control of the included synths and music software for your Mac or PC.

The Launchkey Mini will be available to purchase in September 2013, priced MSRP $124.99 USD / $99.99 USD street.

More information: Novation / Launchkey Mini

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Novation releases Launchpad for iPad

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Novation has announced the release of the Launchpad for iPad, a free music performance app.

The app follows some of the key features from the ‘Launchpad’ hardware, now used by many of the world’s famous DJs and performers, but strips out much of the complexity.

Novation Launchpad for iPad

Eight volume sliders allow quick volume changes and simple FX modes add fun ways to remix your music and make your performances unique.

Together with the Launchkey app, they transform Novation’s new Launchkey hardware into a synth and loop triggering workstation for performing and producing music with your iPad. The launch pads on the Launchkey hardware trigger loops in the app and you can get hands-on control of levels with Launchkey’s physical faders.

The Launchpad app comes with a specially assembled sample pack that has been put together by world leading sample producers: Loopmasters.

Launchpad for iPad features

  • 8×6 Launchpad grid for triggering up to 8 loops and sounds at a time.
  • 8 volume sliders and 8 filter sliders.
  • FX section for adding repeat and synced filter effects.
  • Premium content library from Loopmasters.
  • Load new complete sessions and sounds.
  • Global Tempo change.
  • Edit mode for loading samples.
  • Autosave – never lose your sessions.

The Launchpad app for iPad is a free download at the iTunes App Store.

More information: Novation / Launchpad for iPad

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