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Novation Launches Next-Gen Launchpad X & Launchpad Mini (MK3)



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Introducing the supremely expressive Launchpad X and perfectly compact Launchpad Mini [MK3]

Marking ten years since the arrival of the original Launchpad, we’re immensely proud to release the latest full-sized and portable versions of the world’s favorite Ableton Live grid controller: Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini [MK3].

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Launchpad X – Made to Perform

Launchpad X is Novation essential MIDI pad controller for Live, enabling fast and effortless clip and scene launching, expressive instrument play, and direct transport and mixer control.

Launchpad X’s 64 velocity- and pressure-sensitive RGB pads are Novation most responsive yet, while Drum and Note Modes provide automatic switching between percussive and melodic instrument triggering, and the dedicated Capture MIDI button means you’ll never lose a great idea again. 

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Launchpad X

Dynamic Note and Scale modes keep your basslines, melodies, chords and leads perfectly in key, and crucial performance controls – stop, solo, mute, record arm, levels, pans and sends – are a button press away. With USB-C connectivity and no drivers to install, Launchpad X puts everything you need right at your fingertips, so you can spend less time mousing around and more time making music.

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Launchpad Mini – Made to Launch

Launchpad Mini is Novation’s most compact and portable 64-pad MIDI grid controller, giving you everything you need to start performing in Ableton Live – and it’ll fit in your bag.

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Launchpad Mini

Bright RGB pads perfectly match your clips and scenes, making it easier than ever to see your Ableton Live sessions, while immediate and tactile access to Live’s performance controls liberates you from the mouse and keyboard, and Drum and Note modes let you instantly flip between playing beats and melodies.

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Extending Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini’s remit beyond Ableton Live, you can customize the MIDI mappings of each within three (Mini) or four (X) custom modes using Novation Components, for control of almost anything. Send out MIDI CCs, notes and program change messages, and even use rows or columns as faders – the only limit is your imagination. And both models come complete with a comprehensive bundle of included software, including Ableton Live Lite, a range of plug-ins by AAS, XLN Audio, klevgrand and Softube, two-months free subscription to Splice, and membership of Sound Collective, bringing Novation hardware owners a new free plug-in every couple of months.

Novation Launches Next Gen Launchpad X Launchpad Mini MK3


Whether you prefer the advanced features and velocity sensitivity of X or the unrivaled portability of Mini, there’s a Launchpad for every performer and producer. Launchpad X and Launchpad Mini are available now through Novation stockists and direct from the Novation Store.

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Virtual Instrument Library

Retro Futurism by A Force Truly Evil – Novation Circuit Tracks Pack



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A Force Truly Evil has literally gone and done it again, a week after they released the Triple Pack of Novation Circuit Tracks pack they gone and brought us his latest offering with inspiration from the past and a sound that is true for the future!!

A pure Synthwave/Darksynth Cyberpunk-inspired Sound Pack that unlocks the true potential of Circuit’s synth engine with a colossal sound.

A FORCE TRULY EVIL – RETRO FUTURISM is a kaleidoscope of 80s nostalgia and sci-fi future, a perfect crossover between Stranger Things and Blade Runner. This pack takes inspiration from some of the most iconic polyphonic synthesizers of the past, blending their sound with digital and modern techniques to create new patches with their own identity.

Retro Futurism Contents

A collection of 64 velocity-sensitive patches that brings together some of the best retro polyphonic synthesizers of the 80s with much more contemporary future-oriented sounds. A perfect blend of past and future.

Covering classics and screaming modern basses, lush and emotional poly-synths, powerful lead and filter sweeps, nostalgic detuned oscillators, and shimmering evolving pads.

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  • 16 Basses (also usable as leads)
  • 16 Poly-synths
  • 16 Pads
  • 8 Leads
  • 8 Filter sweeps and synth FX

These patches also work well with other genres such as Electronica, Ambient, and IDM.

This pack is complete with 64 samples covering vintage kicks, huge gated snares, and classic toms/percussion from retro analog drum machines. Contemporary drum sounds have also been added for the perfect balance in any type of production.

16 High-quality sessions/projects including futuristic Cyberpunk passages, emotive nostalgic melodies, and Synthwave-inspired soundtracks.

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Techno Foundations Time To Step Up The Game!



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Techno Foundations by Techtronix & Yves Big City – Novation Circuit Tracks Pack

Techno Foundations was created to give the modern Techno Producer a great starting point for both drum sounds and patches.  It goes without saying that techno is one of the most important genres of our age with so much spawning from it, it’s certainly not going anywhere. The aim of this pack is to keep the Circuit Tracks in line with the modern way. All 72 patches were designed to fit perfectly within the mix, no extra processing is needed!

This pack aims to fill all your Techno needs from slow atmospheric Techno with a focus on complex sounds all the way to dance floor slammers, that leave you wanting more.

This pack contains 72 Complex patches

  • 32 Slamming Bass Sounds
  • 16 Lush pads that will stand out a mile in your productions.
  • 16 Chord stabs or lead patches
  • 8  soaring leads
  • 56 Additional presets carefully selected from the Novation Factory.
  • 19 Sessions with a wide range of sound within the Techno Genre 
  • 64 Highly curated Drum vocal and chord stab sounds, the ultimate starting place
  • Samples are arranged into columns

Kicks, Claps, HI ‘hats, Snares, Fx, Vocal, Chord Stabs.

About Techtronix & Big City

New to the Circuit ecosystem. Techtronix has raised quite a storm. First releasing free packs for the Novation Circuit, along with a series of tips and tricks videos that have quickly gained him a following on his new youtube channel. With over 20 years of experience in sound design and music production, no stone is left unturned. Inspired by artists such as virtual riot, pegboards nerds, gabe miller, and older artists such as calyx and teebee, Techtronix has an acquired taste and a unique style of old and modern techniques. He has a long history of designing software synthesizers on programs such as Reaktor and VCV rack as well as making patches.


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Westlicht Per|former

Westlicht Performer + Novation Launchpad



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Westlicht Performer

The Westlicht Performer is a great sequencer on its own, but it’s taken to the next level of accessibility when you hook up a Launchpad

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