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Novation Launchpad MK2 Control Surface for Ableton Live

Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Enhance and evolve your electronic music with the 8x8 grid Novation Launchpad and Abelton Live Lite so you can launch clips, play drums, control your mixer and create impressive light shows as a DJ or audio engineer.
Key Highlights
  • 8x8 grid for control of audio clips
  • Pairs with Abelton Live software
  • Plus your music comes alive with LEDs


Novation Launchpad MK2 Control Surface for Ableton Live provides an 8x8 grid with 64 pads to integrate immediately with your Abelton Live music software. These reactive pads are lit by RGB LEDs to match the color of your audio clips so you can see at a glance which clips are loaded, playing or recording. Includes 8 assignable RGB backlit system buttons and 8 RGB backlit function buttons around the perimeter of your 8x8 grid. 

Launchpad integrates with Abelton Live software without any setup time. Plug it in and start creating music.

Not only will the pads interact with your clips, but you can also control your mixer to:

  • Start and stop loops
  • Arm tracks
  • Control volumes, pans, and sends

Scale Mode

Stay on point and in pitch with Scale Mode, which assigns Launchpad's pads to the notes of a specific key or mode. This ensures that your bassline, lead instruments or vocals, and your melodies ring true.

User 1 Mode

Allows you to play drum racks in Lives MIDI tracks or to freely assign the launchpad buttons to any MIDI assignable parameter in Abelton Live.

User 2 Mode

Convenient location to access Max for Abelton Live presets or to freely assign the launchpad buttons to any parameter in Live. 

Portable Control

The lightweight 8x8 grid of Launchpad is portable and does not require power sockets, since it is USB Bus Powered. You can also combine with your other Launchpads or Launch products to create a custom build studio. Optional accessories include: Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.

Simply plug in your Launchpad to an available USB port on your compatible Mac or PC with the supplied USB cable. You can connect up to (6) Launchpad devices simmultaneously with Abelton Live.

Make Music Right Away

Complete with Ableton Live Lite, 4GB of royalty-free Loopmasters samples and the Novation Bass Station and V Station VST and AU plug-in synthesisers, Launchpad comes with everything you need to start making great music.


Now expanded from 1GB to a whopping 4GB of samples, the Loopmasters Sample Library is included with every Novation Product. Loopmasters is packed with professional quality, royalty-free loops and one-shots.

Encompassing all genres - from blues, funk and hip-hop, to bass, techno, and house - not to mention the range of electronic and accoustic instrumentation included, Loops masters and Launchpad lets you begin making music immediately.


Hands-on Control of Clips - ​Launch multiple clips at once, trigger scenes and navigate your Ableton Live session

Control Abelton Live - Integrate immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup, just plug in and start making music

Focus on Your Music - All 64 RGB pads light up to match the colour of your clips in Ableton Live and you can see at a glance what is loaded, playing and recording

Play Drum Racks - Use the grid to play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack

Mix from Your Grid - Start and stop loops, arm tracks, and control volumes, pans and sends, plus 8x vertical rows of pads double up as stepped faders

Create Eye-Catching Performances - Bright, colourful pads make the unit stand out just from USB power; on stage or when creating exciting Launchpad light show videos that are all over YouTube

Portable - Sleek, tough and lightweight, Launchpad is fully USB bus powered so you will never need to carry a power supply

Build Your Own Creations - Use your Launchpad however you like with Max for Live. Turn it into a step sequencer, trigger videos from drum pads or use it to create just about anything you can imagine

Build Your Perfect Instrument - Combine more Launchpads or other optional Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, with Launch Control, Launch Control XL or Launchkey.

Orange rubber base mat - for stability and design.

8x8 Grid

Each pad on your Launchpad's 8x8 grid represents an eight-by-eight block of clips. This delivers a matrix of 64 scenes by 64 tracks.

The 8 buttons on the top and the 8 buttons to the right of the 8x8 grid offer preassigned and assignable buttons to customize your music making experience.

Buttons at far right include:

  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Send A
  • Send B
  • Stop
  • Mute
  • Solo
  • Record Arm (this is also your Exit button)

When there are no colors backlit under a button in your 8x8 grid, there are no tracks or scenes in that range or those clips/tracks/scenes are not currently engaged. Lights under the pads mean you are selecting or playing those clips. 

Use the Session and Mixer buttons at top for additional functionality.


NOTE: Abelton Live Lite 9 is included with 4GB of royalty-free Loopmaster samples, plus Novation V Station and Bass Station VST and AU plug-ins.

What's in the Box

  • English and French Safety Information Sheet
  • Abeleton Live Registration Card
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Orange USB Cable
  • Novation Launchpad Abelton Live Control Surface
  • Software included: Abelton Live Lite, 4GB Loopmasters sounds and samples, Novation Bass Station VST, Novation V Station VST


Key Highlights

  • 8x8 grid for control of audio clips
  • Pairs with Abelton Live software
  • Plus your music comes alive with LEDs
  • Assignable buttons
  • USB bus powered


Power Input:
USB - Fully USB bus powered on Mac or PC. Powered USB hub and camera connection kit or USB camera adapter (not included) required for use with iOS devices
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