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Bright pads make it easy to see your Live session – full RGB colours match your clips and scenes. Seamless Live integration means you can spend more time launching and less time clicking a mouse.
The Launchpad Mini mk3 carries on Novation's tradition of creating compact controllers for Ableton Live in extraordinary fashion. Since the first mini version, this controller has brought all of the best qualities of the full-sized Launchpad to a more portable and affordable format. Before we get to the fancy bells and whistles, you have to appreciate the basic functionality of this controller.
The Launchpad Mini mk3's matrix of 64 RGB-backlit pads, the surface reflects Live's grid display wonderfully, laying your tracks, clips, and scenes at your fingertips. Other basic functions include using the columns as faders and additional controllers, giving you full command over Live's mixer. And the Launchpad Mini mk3 introduces one additional great feature: a 4-way button that lets you assign the bottom row to Stop, Mute, or Solo control for each track.
As powerful as the Launchpad Mini mk3 is as a control surface and performance tool, it's also an amazing instrument controller. That's because the Launchpad Mini mk3 borrows some of the most popular features from the flagship Launchpad Pro. At the top of the list there's Scale mode, with lets you use the full 64-pad matrix as a kind of keyboard, with various scales highlighted to make laying down melody lines almost effortless. You can even set up a completely custom MIDI mapping to accommodate your workflow, and the included configuration software make setup easy.
There's no denying that the Launchpad is an ideal match for Ableton Live, but what if you don't have a copy of Live yet? Don't worry — your Launchpad comes complete with an Ableton Live Lite, a streamlined yet powerful introduction to Live. Want synths? You got 'em! The AAS Session Bundle includes three synths and XLN Addictive Keys add in four virtual keyboards. As for processors, you get Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette and the entire Softube Time and Tone bundle. Sound Collective access gives you a free plug in every few months too. Finally, there's the included 2-month Splice Sounds membership, which gives you instant access to millions of quality loops and sample content.