Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] Keyboard Controller

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Launchkey Mini is Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It has 25 miniature keys and fits into most any travel bag. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ablet… Learn More


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Launchkey Mini is Novation's most compact and portable MIDI keyboard controller. It has 25 miniature keys and fits into most any travel bag. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live. Make tracks anywhere with Launchkey Mini’s deep, intuitive Ableton control, arpeggiator, fixed chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box. Create new melodies, rhythms and sounds with Launchkey Mini’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Take ideas further with a customizable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard in Fixed Chord mode. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.  Transport, device and mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio and Klevgrand mean you have everything you need to get started. Throw all this content into the included copy of Ableton Live Lite, or use Launchkey Mini’s integrations with Logic, Reason or any HUI compatible DAW. Included Software: Ableton Live Lite music making software AAS Session Bundle Softube Time and Tone Bundle Spitfire Audio LABS - Expressive Strings XLN Audio Addictive Keys Klevgrand R0verb and DAW Cassette Access to the Novation Sound Collective  Comprehensive DAW Integration Scripts for Ableton, Logic and Reason (Device Control for Ableton, Logic and Reason) All other DAWs through HUI i.e. Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One Take control of Volume, Pan, Sends, Record, Play, Preset and Assign Custom Mapping Ableton Integration Volume, Pan, Sends A and Sends B through knobs Record and Play Assign Custom Mapping to knobs and padsTrack navigation Device Control Capture MIDI Clip Launch Clip Stop Scene Launch Scene Navigation Track Solo/MuteArpeggiatorCreative Arpeggiator With Mutate Mode and Deviate Rhythm Mode: Up, Down, Up/Down, Played, Random, Chord, Mutate Rate: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 and all associated triplets Octave: 1, 2, 3, 4 Rhythm: o, oxo, oxxo, Random, Deviate Latch: on/off Tempo, Swing and Gate through pots when pressing 'Arp' When Mode is set to Mutate, access all Mutate possibilities through the pot while pressing 'Arp' When Rhythm is set to Deviate, access all Deviation of the rhythm through the pot while pressing 'Arp' 3 x symbols at the left side of the keyboard reserved for future arp updatesFirmware v.1.1 UpdateThe firmware v1.1 update introduces the new Strum Mode feature to Launchkey Mini [MK3]created as an inspirational new feature to help ignite that creative spark and add an extra dimension to melody making. Easy to use, users can hold down notes and trigger strum mode by using the mod strip on the Launchkey Mini [MK3]. For total sonic variation, Strum Mode can also be used alongside other arpeggiator modes on Launchkey devices.As well as the addition of Strum Mode, Launchkey Mini [MK3] will receive some extra updates with v1.1. These new updates incorporate some important and functional features that have been requested by the Novation community. Adjustable pad brightnessPad brightness can be adjusted for better visibility and comfortable ease of use in all light settings. Toggle pad velocityPad velocity can now be switched on or off depending on user preference—especially helpful for finger drummers who prefer to have a fixed velocity. Toggle MIDI clock outputClock output from the MIDI port can now be toggled on or off. This increases flexibility for users when connecting Launchkey Mini to other MIDI devices. Double-tap shift function for arp and fixed chord modesA new double-tap shift function latches the shift button to enable one-handed control of shift-modified buttons—perfect for tweaking with one hand while playing with the other, or when simultaneously playing guitar or using a connected synth.

Technical Specification

Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] Keyboard Controller


  • Number of keys: 25
  • Action: Synth action
  • Key size: Mini


  • USB: Yes, MIDI I/O, 3.5 mm MIDI out


  • Encoders: 8 knobs, 2 navigation buttons
  • Drum pads: 16
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Touch strip
  • DAW transport: Yes
  • Onboard Features
  • Arpeggiator: Yes


  • Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite, AAS Session, much more
  • Width: 325 mm
  • Height: 43 mm
  • Depth: 175 mm