Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard - Counterpoint
Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard - Counterpoint
Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard - Counterpoint
Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard - Counterpoint
Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard - Counterpoint

Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard

  • SKU: W-MKB043B
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Novation LaunchKey 49 MK3 - MIDI Controller Keyboard

Let your talent take off with the Launchkey. The Novation Launchkey 49 MK3 builds on the success of the MK2, incorporating new features and enhancements to improve your workflow and unleash your creativity.

The Launchkey 49 MK3 is a large MIDI keyboard with a premium quality keybed, onboard performance pads and transport controls for seamless integration with Ableton and other DAWs. The velocity-sensitive pads have been revamped to provide added expression, with a slightly larger design. The rotary encoders are perfect for controlling automation and tweaking virtual instruments inside your favourite music software.

You can also explore new ways to make music using the three-chord modes or the onboard arpeggiator. The sleek yet compact design is ideal for any studio space. The Launchkey MK3 also comes complete with a comprehensive software bundle including Ableton Live Lite, a range of powerful virtual instruments and a FREE two-month subscription to Splice.

Key Features

  • 49 velocity-sensitive keys with a crisp display
  • Larger upgraded velocity-sensitive pads
  • Onboard encoders, faders and transport controls
  • Find new ways to create melodies with chord modes and arpeggiator
  • Complete with Ableton Live Lite, virtual instruments and a 2-month Splice subscription

Maximum expression with velocity-sensitive keys and pads

Translate emotion into sound with the highly expressive keybed. The velocity-sensitive keys react to the force of your touch. For example, striking the key hard will result in a more brash and in-your-face sound; subtly pressing the key will result in a softer tone ideal for adding nuances to your performance.

The onboard performance pads have been upgraded from the MK2, with a larger and more expressive design. The pads also react to the force of your touch, resulting in more dynamic performances. The backlit pads are perfect for finger-drumming, triggering samples, creating melodies and much more.

New ways to create melodies and chords

The Launchkey MK3 employs multiple new ways to interact with sounds and new ways to create melodies. The new three-chord modes allow you to trigger chords from hitting a single note. This is highly useful not only when creating music but also for live performances. The three-chord modes are comprised of fixed, scale and user, with the latter allowing you to dictate your own chord patterns.

The new scale modes also allow you to transpose both the keybed and pads to trigger notes in a selected scale. This is ideal for creating melodies, allowing you to hit any key and create something coherent and in key. The versatile arpeggiator allows you to create rhythmic melodic pieces with ease.

Take full control with faders, encoders and more

In addition to expressive keybed and pads, the Launchkey MK3 employs a range of transport controls, encoders and faders for maximum control of your music software and virtual instruments. The encoders and faders are perfect for controlling automation and tweaking parameters within instruments and effects. The deep integration with Ableton takes the transport controls to the next level, minimising the need to switch computer and controller.

Complete with a jam-packed music software bundle

Get started straight out of the box with the included powerful music software. First and foremost, Launchkey MK3 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite which is a powerful DAW which allows you to start producing and making music. Serato Sample LE is also included, allowing you to slice, re-arranged and manipulate samples in real-time. Serato Sample LE also includes the legendary Pitch ‘n’ Time time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithm for maximum audio quality when slicing samples.

A FREE two-month subscription to Splice Sounds allows you to explore millions of premium-grade, royalty-free loops, samples and presets. New sounds and releases are made live daily allowing you to explore new vibes every day.

Completing the software bundle is a wide range of powerful virtual instruments and effects. Included are Spitfire Audio LABS – Expressive Strings, XLN Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette and AAS Session Bundle. You also gain access to the Sound Collective – an exclusive service for Novation hardware owners, providing you with a new free plug-in every couple of months.


  • Designed for Ableton Live – Immediate access to all the controls you need
  • Create and play with feeling – Velocity-sensitive keyboard and 16 velocity-sensitive pads enable expressive and dynamic performance
  • Get creative with chords – Three chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
  • Never hit a wrong note – Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
  • Capture MIDI – One-touch access to Ableton Live’s Capture MIDI feature means you’ll never lose an idea
  • Get melodies moving – Powerful arpeggiator takes you to new melodic, harmonic and rhythmic places
  • Control anything MIDI – five-pin MIDI output works with any MIDI-compatible device
  • Easy-to-read screen – 16x2 character screen lets you easily see the state of what you’re controlling or selecting
  • Make music immediately – Free software, including Ableton Live 10 Lite, virtual instruments, plugins and sample packs let you start creating straight away
  • Shape your sound – Tweak instruments and effects to perfection using eight rotary encoders and (on 49- and 61-key models) nine 45mm faders
  • Make Launchkey your own – Four Custom Modes enable you to create unique control setups for any performance or studio rig, using Novation Components
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty from Novation


  • Keybed: 49 velocity-sensitive keys
  • Display: 16x2 char screen
  • Performance Pads: 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
  • Other: Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • Knobs: 8
  • Faders: 9
  • MIDI Connectivity: 5 pin MIDI out socket
  • Transport and Performance Controls:
  • Arm/select buttons
  • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Play/stop/record/loop button
  • Track navigation buttons
  • Capture MIDI/quantise/click/undo buttons
  • Stop/solo/mute buttons
  • Scene launch button
  • Device select/device lock buttons
  • USB Connectivity: USB B
  • Other Connections: Sustain pedal 1/4” jack socket, Kensington security slot
  • Power: USB bus-powered
  • Product Code: NOVLKE49MK3



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