Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 MIDI Keyboard Controller


Awesome upgrade from Novation. Launchkey 61 MK3 is packed with great features and functions. Highly recommended for music creator! The touch feel of the keys has been upgraded. It’s very smooth compare to the MK2 version. Value for money.


Launchkey 61 MK3 is the most compact & portable 61-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller from Novation. It’s a great MIDI keyboard for those who are keyboard or piano players. It gives you everything you need to start creating in Ableton Live. Make tracks with Launchkey 61 MK3’s intuitive Ableton control, creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, MIDI out, and tons of sounds in the box.

Launchkey 61 works on Windows, Mac & even on your iPhone. Get new melodies, rhythms & sounds flying from your fingertips with Launchkey 61’s easy yet powerful arpeggiator. Fixed Chord mode takes your ideas further, adding a customizable fixed chord shape that follows you up the keyboard. Add dynamic, expressive rhythms with 16 super-sensitive pads for drumming and clip launch.

Plug straight into Live, get your ideas down & create – Launchkey 61 gets any track moving.

Launchkey 61’s deep and intuitive integration with Live lets you move where the music takes you. Transport, device & mixer controls mean fewer mouse clicks. Device macros and mixer controls mean more hands-on control of your music. Launchkey Mini puts the sounds from your head into your hands.

It comes with everything you need to make tracks in the box, including sounds, instruments & effects from AAS, Softube, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio & Klevgrand – plus membership of Novation Sound Collective. 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 is subjected to Novation’s latest promotion. The software may vary.)

What you can’t do with the previous Launchkey 61, it’s now made possible. The 16 RGB pads are super-sensitive for precise, dynamic & nuanced drumming. Connect your sustain pedal and add even more expression to your playing. Launchkey 61 MK3 feels as good as it looks.

Here’s a quick demo video


Novation Launchkey 61 MK3 MIDI Controller Features:

  • Optimized for Ableton Live with immediate access to all the controls you need
  • Instantly maps to most major DAWS
  • 61 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys
  • Easy-to-read 16 x 2 character screen
  • 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 8 rotary knobs, 9 x 45mm sliders
  • 5-pin MIDI out socket
  • Arm/select buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Play/stop/record/loop button
  • Track navigation buttons
  • Capture MIDI/quantize/click/undo buttons
  • 1-touch access to Ableton’s Capture MIDI feature
  • Stop/solo/mute buttons
  • Scene launch button
  • Device select/device lock buttons
  • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
  • Powerful arpeggiator takes you melodies to the next level
  • Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
  • 3 chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
  • 4 Custom Modes for creating unique control setups for any performance or studio rig
  • USB B socket, Kensington security slot
  • Sustain pedal 1/4-inch jack socket
  • USB bus-powered; power supply not included
  • Includes USB A to B cable
  • 1-year warranty
  • Included software bundle


Hardware Specifications

  • Type: Keyboard Controller
  • Number of Keys: 61
  • Type of Keys: Synth action
  • Velocity Sensitive: Yes
  • Pads: 16 x RGB, Velocity-sensitive Pads
  • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
  • Encoders/Pots: 8 x Rotary Knobs
  • Faders: 9 x 45mm Faders
  • Dedicated Transport Control: Play, Stop, Record, Loop
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (sustain)
  • MIDI I/O: Out/USB
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • Computer Connectivity: USB
  • Features: Scale Modes, Chord Modes, Arpeggiator
  • Software: Ableton Live Lite, Virtual Instrument and Sample Plug-in Bundle
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.11 or later
  • OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Power Supply: USB Bus powered