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Novation Launchkey

By Novation

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Novation Launchkey is a powerful and unique synthesiser for iPad.

Launchkey includes 80 exciting synth sounds for performing and producing music. It is based on Novation synthesizer technology, so it sounds amazing. Launchkey gives you a fast and fun way to play with sound. Change each sound instantly using the interactive, touchable graphics to take your music to new dimensions. Just play a note and start moving things!

• Powerful synth engine with a dynamic performance area
• 80 exciting patches
• Two-octave on-screen keyboard
• Arpeggiator
• MIDI Input and Background audio
• Audiobus 2 support
• Integration with the Novation Launchkey hardware

Use your Novation Launchkey Mk 1 and Launchkey Mini hardware to control every part of the synth from specially designed control hardware:

• Control the app control knobs with the 8 hardware knobs
• Switch between performance nodes with the bottom row of pads
• Access favourites with the top row of pads (store a favourite by holding the top round button and then tapping a pad)
• Control amp and modulation envelopes from the 8 hardware faders (Launchkey 49/61 key model only)
• Control the app volume from the hardware master fader (Launchkey 25/49/61 only)
• Control the app arpeggiator from the Play, Stop and Loop buttons (Launchkey 25/49/61 only)
• Switch between the Novation Launchkey and Novation Launchpad apps using the hardware ‘Track’ buttons

The Novation Launchkey comes in 25, 49 and 61 note sizes. For more information please visit

Launchkey app is not compatible with the Novation Launchkey Mk 2.

For more information on the Novation Launchkey Mini please visit

Launchkey is compatible with iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3. Supports iOS 7 and iOS 8.

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What's New in Version 1.7

• Compatibility with iOS 8
• Compatibility with Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio
• Supports state saving in Audiobus 2

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Customer Reviews

Why not compatible with Launchkey mk2 ?

Having got a an iTrack Dock for Christmas and finding my old midi keyboard was not suitable I decided to take the plunge and bought a Novation Launchkey 49 mk2 to start my adventures into home recording. So I downloaded the app only to find its "not compatible" ?? Why I thought the name alone was a sure sign it was going to be great? And when are you going to update this to fully fix the issues I'd love to give this 5 stars but for now I'm feeling frustrated and disappointed that by sticking with "the brand" I may have made an expensive error. Please let us know if /when you may publish an update.

It's great, but

As its says in the title, this is a great synth. Really amazing sounds and with my launchkey 61 it's great to have proper control over the sounds.
But, the rub is that I would love to be able to integrate it into Ableton and use it as an external synth. This synth isn't the only one on the market that doesn't have connectivity to pc based DAW's and I'd be willing to spend cash money if this app allowed midi control out to the DAW.
Sure most of my gear is routed through my pc and it'd be killer to have an app that is useable and recordable in the DAW.

Finally, some more access to the patches would be nice. Make some user init patches available so we can tweak our own sounds into existence. The ability to tweak is at the heart of being a synth head right?

Make it a paid up front app, like akai and moog do and you'd have the best 5* synth app on the market. I'd pay Kong or moog prices for an app like that.

Nice arp

Lovely as an arpeggiator, and useful when used with AudioBus. But, lagging behind Novation's LaunchPad app. Why can't we have access to those sound packs? If that was made possible, this would be a 5 star app


Novation Launchkey
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 14.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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