Novation Launchkey 25 MK3 25-key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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$170
Novation Launchkey 25 MK3 25-key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Specifications

  • Keys: 25 Velocity Sensitive Synth keys
  • Pads: 16 x RGB, Velocity sensitive Pads
  • Buttons & Knobs: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, 8 x Rotary Knobs, Transport: Play, Stop, Record, Loop,
  • Octaves: +/- 4
  • Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite, Virtual Instrument and Sample Plug-in Bundle
  • Power: USB Bus Powered
  • Connectivity: USB, Sustain Pedal
  • Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Dimensions: 18.23" x 3.03" x 10.16"
  • Weight 3.99 lbs.

Gearank Recommendation

The Launchkey 25 MK3 was on our recommended list for 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards from May 2021 until July 2022.

Overview

The Mk3 version of the Novation Launchkey 25 was released in 2020, 4 years after the Mk2 version.

The long awaited update features new scale, chord and arpeggiator modes, larger pads and hardware integration.

The inclusion of a 5-pin MIDI DIN connector enables the Launchkey 25 to be used as a controller for hardware synths. T

It also includes a suite of virtual instruments and effects that complement the Ableton Live integration.

Its chord and scale functions make the creative process faster and more intuitive.

If your primary DAW is Ableton live and want a MIDI controller with great songwriting aids, hardware synth control ready, all in a compact format, the Novation Launchkey 25 Mk3 is an excellent choice.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.