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