Novation Launchpad Pro MK3

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Grid Controller

  • For Ableton Live as well as other music software and external hardware
  • 64 Touch- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads
  • 4-Track sequencer with 32 steps
  • Chord mode
  • Dynamic note and scale modes
  • 8 User-defined modes with Components Editor
  • Transport control
  • Tap pace
  • Print To Clip and Capture MIDI mode
  • USB-C port
  • MIDI input
  • MIDI output
  • MIDI Thru / Out 2: 3.5 mm mini jack
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 268 x 18 x 268 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Includes software bundle, USB cable and MIDI adapter
  • Suitable optional case: Art.492939 (not included)
available since February 2020
Item number 482692
sales unit 1 piece(s)
USB Yes
Bluetooth No
5-pole DIN MIDI Yes
Ethernet No
Fader 0
Rotary Encoders 0
Audio I/O No
Transport Function Yes
Footswitch connection No
Foot Controller Connection No
Bus-Powered Yes
Jog No
Joystick No
Additional Features Automap
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It's ok when it works
Shinyuu Wolfy 22.08.2021
Update: I've now updated the quality rating as my first Launchpad had an issues with pads self-triggering after a month of use and my replacement has noticeable pads discoloration. It's still a great and compact device, when it works.

It's the largest of the launchpads, even though it's still smaller than e.g. Ableton Push. The pads are nicely responsive and the pressure curve immediately makes sense.

It seems like a 8x8 grid at first, but as you work more with it you start to appreciate the layout and the features. I got to the point where I haven't touched my keyboard at all because I could program both drums and synths on pads alone.

Novation seems to prioritize the Ableton Live crowd and as such the controller has lots of great features specifically tailored for Live. Nevertheless, it's a joy to hook it up to an iPad (and avail of the built-in 4-channel sequencer). It also works really good with Bitwig.
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Great controller!
tretjakoffff 20.11.2021
I bought it as a universal controller. It integrates perfectly with Ableton Live, but requires constant reference to the manual. I also plan to use it as a sequencer for hardware synths.
It is made of high quality, the surface does not get dirty.
I recommend it!
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Capable and fun (but also fiddly) controller
The Caspian 31.10.2022
This is a bit of a strange animal — physically, it feels a bit fragile: the housing is plastic, and the unit is relatively thin and light. However, the actual pads and buttons are very responsive and feel *great* to the touch. So long as it can stay stationary on a flat surface it feels very good. I'd be wary of traveling with it though.

In terms of function, the Launchpad is incredibly capable, especially when using Ableton. Some of that functionality is difficult to reach, however. The basic operations are easy enough to access — the buttons, knobs, and grid arrangement are all clear organized and labeled. However, the lack of screen does make some of the more complex functions (e.g., scale mode) annoying or even daunting to use, as there is very little feedback on what setting is active. (This despite some clever workarounds using the colored pads to show settings.) The key combos for many hidden functions can be easy to forget, also; which has required me to keep the manual within easy reach. this kind of hampers the "spontaneous creation" this sort of controller is meant to inspire.

So overall a good product, but could be immeasurably improved with a small screen.
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Nice controller but....
Da Geek 13.04.2022
The Launchpad MK3 is quality built, but there is a BIG flaw: the aftertouch does not work! Novation is aware of it but I suspect it is a hardware problem. If you use aftertouch, stay away from Launchpad MK3
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