Novation Launch Control XL

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The Launch Control XL is a music production controller designed and made by Novation. It has 24 knobs that are arranged in three rows and are lit by a multicolour LED function that helps you distinguish between your different assignments. This controller also has 8 faders to let you have total control over your levels and 16 colourful pads that can be assigned to take fast action con your track and mixer. With this controller, you can control your layouts buy assigning your preferred knobs, buttons and faders to any parameter on Ableton. Different colours can be assigned to the knobs making it customizable to your own liking and making it easy to identify your work format and mappings.

If you are serious about live performance, the Novation Launch Control XL is a great choice when playing live. Integrated with Ableton, you can control the session viewer for better control and on the spot modifications. You can set the controller to trigger sound effects, instruments, drum racks, clips and more. Combining more units can also be possible and could turn out to be something interesting. The Launch Control XL is designed to be taken around, thanks to its slim and portable capabilities it is easy to take con the road right next to your laptop in your bag. Take it out and plug it through its fully powered USB to your computer and start playing without the need for a power supply.

This controller is enabled to control just about any DAW. thanks to HUI just plug it into Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic and start controlling right away. It also has the capability to control hardware as a standalone by getting the right MIDI converter. The Novation Launch Control XL lets you get your hands on your music and less on your computer making it much focus on what’s important.

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