The Launchpad Mini MK2 by Novation is a compact USB pad controller that features sixty-four, multi-color backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples and more. It also features sixteen mode buttons that can be used to change the functionality of the pads to control filters, volume and other parameters.
The Launchpad Mini comes with templates that allow it to be MIDI mapped to control Ableton Live and FL Studio, plus it can also be customized to control other DAWs. The controller is compatible with Mac, PC and iPad. The package also includes a software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite, a 1 GB collection of production-ready samples from Loopmasters, as well as a software version of Novation's classic analog synth, the Bass Station.
You can also download the free Launchpad app for producing and performing with the Launchpad Mini in tandem with your iPad.
Mac, Windows and iPad
In addition to Mac and Windows compatibility, Launchpad Mini connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it's powered by the iPad with no need for batteries or an additional power supply.
Hardware: 64 (8x8 grid) square multi-colour backlit buttons
8 round multi-colour backlit system buttons (assignable)
8 round multi-colour backlit function buttons (not assignable)
Micro USB socket
Kensington security slot
Software Compatibility :Ableton Live Lite 9 is included. If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 8 or greater to work with Launchpad Mini. It is recommended to update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launchpad Mini integration.
Novation Launchpad app requires:
iOS 6 or greater
iPad 2 or newer
Camera connection kit or lightning to USB camera adapter (not included)
Power Requirements: Fully USB bus powered, including iPad
OS Compatibility: Mac OSX 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7
Dimensions 7.3 x 7.3 x 0.6" (185 x 185 x 16 mm)