Introducing the new Novation Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3]


Novation celebrate the tenth anniversary of Launchpad with the new Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3] – essential performance controllers for Ableton Live

With Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3], Novation has taken the most popular Ableton Live controllers in the world – over half a million sold to date – to the next level in terms of design and functionality. Whether you prioritise power or portability, there’s a Launchpad for you, offering an irresistibly affordable way to make music with Ableton Live.


Launchpad X

The new generation of Novation’s classic 64-pad Ableton Live controller boasts an even slimmer design than the last, and adds a wealth of new features, including velocity and pressure sensitivity, Note and Scale Modes, Capture MIDI, USB-C connectivity and more. The most affordable solution for recording expressive beats, melodies and ideas in Ableton Live without touching your mouse.

Made to perform

Launchpad X offers more hands-on control than ever, so you can spend more time working on Launchpad and less with your mouse. 64 RGB velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads make for Novation’s most expressive grid yet, while Drum and Note Modes enable automatic switching between percussive and melodic instrument control, and the dedicated Record button lets you capture your performances effortlessly. Four Custom Modes also facilitate configuration of Launchpad X (using the free Components application) for the control of anything MIDI, making it a versatile controller hub for your entire studio.

Never lose an idea

Never hit a wrong note or lose a great idea again! Launchpad X’s new Scale Mode filters out all notes not in your chosen key, while pressing the Capture MIDI button retrospectively records every note recently played in Ableton Live when not in Record mode, allowing you to step away from the computer and focus on your performance.

Total integration

You perform better when you’re not looking at the screen or touching the mouse, and Launchpad X integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live, for hands-on performance control of synths and Drum Racks, and tactile operation of the Live mixer.

Launchpad X Key features

  • Velocity- and pressure-sensitive eight-by-eight RGB pads: 64 of Novation’s biggest RGB pads yet, now fully velocity- and pressure-sensitive.

  • Ableton Live Integration: control Stop, Solo and Mute; tweak Volume, Pans and Sends; launch clips and scenes; activate Record Arm, Record and Capture MIDI.

  • Four Custom Modes: use Launchpad X to control other software via MIDI.

  • Note and Scale Modes: Note Mode automatically switches to Drum layout when a Drum Rack is loaded in Ableton Live, while Scale mode filters notes down to your chosen scale or key – if you want it to.

  • USB-C bus-powered: plug directly into your Mac or PC.



Launchpad Mini [MK3]

Launchpad Mini is Novation’s most compact and portable 64 RGB pad MIDI grid controller. It gives you everything you need to start performing in Ableton Live - and it'll fit in your bag. It’s also the most affordable Ableton Live grid controller in the world.

Made to launch

With clip colours now represented in the grid, Launchpad Mini’s 64 RGB pads make launching clips and scenes in Ableton Live’s Session View more tactile and intuitive than ever. Record your arrangements and perform live sets without looking at your computer screen or touching the mouse.

Take it anywhere

Lightweight, sleek and perfectly compact, Launchpad Mini easily fits in your backpack and takes up minimal desk space on stage or in the studio. Deploy it as the central hub in your live performance setup, with three Custom Modes enabling configuration for control of any MIDI-compatible software.

Ableton Live integration

Step away from the computer and take command of your Live sets, with direct control of clips and scenes, as well as Stop, Solo and Mute functions.

Launchpad Mini [MK3] Key Features

  • Eight-by-eight RGB grid: 64 pads reflect clip colours in Live

  • Ableton Live Integration: control Stop, Solo and Mute, and launch clips and scenes

  • Three Custom Modes: use Launchpad Mini to control other software via MIDI.

  • USB-C bus-powered: plug directly into your Mac or PC.


Everything in one box 

Alongside Ableton Live Lite, Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3] ship with a huge library of free samples and software, not only making them incredible value, but also giving you everything you need to make complete tracks in the box. Additionally, all Launchpad owners are automatically made members of Novation’s Sound Collective community, bringing them new free and discounted plugins from some of the software industry’s biggest players every couple of months.

Ableton Live Lite

AAS Session Bundle

Two months free Splice Sounds subscription

Softube Time and Tone Bundle

XLN Audio Addictive Keys

Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette

Novation Sound Collective membership

Algam Benelux