Launchkey is Novation’s intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in Ableton Live and with your external equipment. The Launchkey experience is designed for players of all types and abilities. With its various musical creation features, Launchkey removes barriers to creativity, and expands the musical vocabulary of even the most talented keyboardists.
Eight Scale modes guide you into new musical territory, by transposing keys played to notes in the scale selected. Simply choose your root note and your preferred scale, then play. Three Chord modes transform the keys and pads into an interactive surface of musical exploration, where every note played is tonally and harmonically linked. The arpeggiator lets you explore new melodies and find ideas quickly, while the mutate function reconstructs your patterns into exciting new forms.
Custom Modes simplify the relationship between controller and software, with more power than ever in your hands. Programmable using the Novation Components browser-based tool, Custom Modes let you design the behaviour of your Launchkey, with control over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad colour and much more. Launchkey 49 [MK3] is equipped with a full-size five-pin MIDI DIN output, enabling simple connection to the universe of MIDI devices — new and old. Larger, improved velocity-sensitive pads provide greater control over dynamics, and eight fixed rotary knobs bring your software to life at your fingertips.
The integration with Ableton Live is truly seamless, with a dedicated button for activating the Capture MIDI function, plus track arm, quantise, click and loop controls, for flying around your Session faster than ever. Not an Ableton Live user? No problem, Launchkey also has full integration with Logic and Reason, plus out of the box functionality with other DAWs including Studio One, Cubase and Pro Tools, via HUI.
Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and the most innovative software brands together.
If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins.
This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community giveaway is Yum Audio’s FX plug-in LoFi Pitch Dropout, for Mac and Windows. Normally sold for £65/$90, LoFi Pitch Dropout is free to download for Sound Collective members.
This month’s exclusive Sound Collective community giveaway is Yum Audio’s FX plug-in LoFi Pitch Dropout, for Mac and Windows. Normally sold for £65/$90, LoFi Pitch Dropout is free to download for Sound Collective members from 5th August 2021 to 7th October 2021 (4pm BST), and comes with a 25% discount code to redeem against any product in the Yum Audio range.
LoFi Pitch Dropout is a plug-in that emulates a virtual tape getting stuck randomly and catching up again. It has six intriguing modes: Cassette Flux, Heavy Drop, Driplets, Broken VHS, Vintage Player and Pyramid, which will all add an extra layer of character to any track. The user can vary the rate of dropout — from very rarely to extremely often — or they can control it precisely through the dropout button, which can be automated to sync to the beat.
As well as LoFi Pitch Dropout, Sound Collective members can also grab a 25% discount code to redeem against anything in the Yum Audio range.
“This month’s Sound Collective offer comes from a new face on the scene – Yum Audio”, says Sound Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell. “They’ve kindly offered up their extremely fun and versatile FX plugin – LoFi Pitch Dropout.
“I’ve had so much fun using this plugin! it’s essentially a way to intentionally add pitch, volume and timing errors to your sounds, as if they were being played through some kind of faulty tape machine — instantly making any melody sound more interesting and organic. It comes with six different modes to stretch, mangle and disrupt your sounds for a genuine lofi feel. There’s also a chance meter which can increase or decrease the likelihood of this happening. When automated you can get some really interesting things happening. The GUI is also super clean and simple, making this a quick way to add some extra spice to your music.”
Sound Collective members can download LoFi Pitch Dropout from their Novation account and redeem their 25% discount against anything in the Yum audio range between 5th August 2021 and 7th October 2021 (4pm BST).
Sound Collective is a community hub that brings you, Novation and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Sound Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Sound Collective, simply register any Novation product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for your next production.