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Novation Launch Control now controls your DAW

Posted on April 24, 2016 by Dan The Man There have been 0 comments


The ultimate mixer, effect and instrument controller for Ableton Live, providing 24 rugged LED-enhanced knobs, eight 60mm faders and 16 multicoloured buttons for tight, integrated control.

Launch Control XL is the ultimate controller for Ableton Live. It helps you focus more on your music and less on your laptop, by providing 16 buttons, 24 knobs and eight faders, all of which integrate seamlessly with Live to give you total hands-on control. When combined with Launchpad’s intuitive 64-button grid, Launch Control XL provides extraordinary simultaneous control over Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and instruments. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!

Focus on Your Music Production

Spend less time peering at your screen by using hands-on controls that integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live. The 24 knobs are arranged in three rows, which align perfectly with Ableton Live’s mixer. They also have multicoloured LEDs that illuminate to distinguish between sends, EQs or any other device. Eight rugged 60mm faders offer high-precision control over your levels, while 16 multi-colour buttons offer immediate track focus and mixer control.

Create Your Own Control Layouts

Assign buttons, knobs and faders to any parameters within Ableton Live to make you own layouts. You can even customise knobs with your own colours, and effortlessly switch between your own mappings and Live's built-in functionality. Producing the perfect mix has never been easier!

Enhance Your Live Performance

Experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a Launchpad S to control Ableton Live’s session view. Trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments all at the same time.


Take control of Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools with HUI

With support for Mackie's HUI protocol onboard, too, Launch Control XL is fully geared-up to take command of Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools as well as Live. In HUI mode, the sliders link directly to your DAW mixer's volume faders, the rotaries above them step through controlling pan and five sends, the Track Select buttons jump between banks of eight tracks/channels, and the bottom row of buttons map to Mute, Solo or Record Arm. The top two rows of rotaries, meanwhile, are freely MIDI mappable – yours to assign as you see fit!


Easily Carry It Around

Tough, slim and designed for gigging, you can throw Launch Control XL into your backpack and put it through the most demanding live situations. It’s also fully USB bus powered, so you can plug in and play without even needing a power supply.


Connect to Just About Anything

Simply plug into Mac, Windows or iOS and start performing. You can even control all MIDI-compatible iOS music software; all you need is a Camera Connection Kit.


Get Everything You Need to Perform

All Launch products come with Ableton Live Lite, the music production software favoured by countless leading artists, as well as an impressive collection of royalty-free samples from the highly-esteemed Loopmasters.

Launch Control XL What’s In The Box

Launch Control XL
• Orange USB Cable
• Getting Started Guide

New firmware release (Downloadable from the Novation website) that includes the below features:

Use the LCXL to control any DAW that supports HUI
Faders will automatically map to the mixer
The pots above the faders control pan and sends (selectable)
The top two rows of pots remain independent for MIDI learn
The buttons below the faders will control track select
The bottom row of buttons will control mutes, solos or record arm your tracks


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