Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.
We've given our iconic Launchpad a total overhaul. Enhanced with RGB LED feedback, and velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, Launchpad Pro brings limitless expression and creativity to your music.
It's An Instrument - Play It!
Launchpad Pro is an instrument designed for live performance. The new RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view, so you can see at a glance which clips are playing.
RGB technology allows us to light LED’s in almost any colour you can imagine. What this means is that your Novation RGB device will light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live. Now you can see at a glance which clips are loaded, playing and recording.
In Note Mode, it automatically switches the layout for drum or instrument devices:
Drums: all your sounds spread across the whole grid, on velocity and pressure-sensitive pads which let you create expressive beats.
Instruments: the grid illuminates as a chromatic keyboard, so you can easily play notes, melodies and chords.
You can use the grid to play any of your music software and external hardware too - with Standalone Mode. It doesn't matter which software you are using: plug it straight into Logic Pro, for example, and play it like a keyboard; connect the MIDI ports to your Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid. The possibilities are endless.
Stay in Your Flow
Launchpad Pro is much more than an instrument: it also gives you slick, immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance, so you stay in your flow. There’s no need to enter a separate mixer mode; simply press and hold a mixer function button (like mute or volume), make a change, and then release the button to drop straight back into your performance.
Stay in Control of Everything
Control your effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance to add engaging, expressive effects. For super smooth effect transitions, the button grid also turns into eight velocity-sensitive vertical faders, with LED feedback - the harder you hit the pad, the faster the transition.
Launchpad Pro is just as sleek, lightweight and tough as the rest of our Launch range and can be chained to multiple other Launch products, or connected to the rest of your studio or live setup.
It comes with everything you need to get started, including cables and software, and can be bus-powered over USB. It’s also class compliant and doesn’t need any drivers; just install the software, plug in and start performing.
“…it’s the most mobile and playable grid on the market, and if past experience is a guide, that community will make it more valuable as it ages, not less.”
“...the integration with Ableton is as simple as it gets. There are no drivers to install and nothing to configure inside of Ableton—just plug in the USB cable, open Ableton and you're ready to go."
"Playing a drum rack with note mode is quite nice, as it gives you velocity-sensitive access to up to 64 different drum hits. And thanks to the new function buttons, you can build up a multilayered beat straight from the Launchpad by using the record, duplicate, double, and quantize buttons."
"…the Pro is a flexible, expressive, interface, for your clips, instruments, and just about everything else. This is a great update all-round, and takes the Launchpad to a new level of Ableton Live control and performance.”
"...for the price, the Pro is one of the best controllers on the market."
"one of the most creative and inspiring controllers we've tried"
Si Truss, Future Music
Enhance Your Performance
Take hands-on control of your music with seamless Ableton Live integration.
Control Just About Anything
Use the grid to control any music software and external hardware.
Focus On Your Music
RGB pads match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live's session view
Make Dynamic Beats
Create expressive drum performances using velocity-sensitive pads.
Play It Like An Instrument
Easily play notes, melodies and chords on a chromatic keyboard layout.
Mix Without Losing Focus
Get slick immediate access to all your mixer controls mid-performance.
Easily Apply Effects
Get creative by controlling effects, instrument devices and plug-ins mid-performance.
Build Your Own Creations
Download and control a growing library of Max for Live devices.
Take It Anywhere
Compact, lightweight and bus-powered, tough enough to survive the roughest gigs.
Make Music Immediately
Comes with everything you need to start performing your music.
Product Hardware Specifications
64 RGB backlit velocity and pressure sensitive button grid
32 RGB backlit round mode buttons
One setup button
Front LED strip
Orange rubber base mat
High retention USB connector
Two MIDI sockets (3.5mm jack sockets with MIDI din break-out cables)
Power supply connector
Kensington Security Slot
Ableton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launchpad Pro. We recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad Pro integration. Launchpad Pro will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Power supply (included) and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices