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Novation is introducing a new member to its phenomenal MIDI Controller line-up. It’s called the LaunchPad Control XL and it’s designed to keep Ableton Live performers focusing more on their music than their support gear and screens.

The new Launch Control XL has 24 knobs in a typical 3 X 8 layout, the same as Ableton’s mixer interface. The knobs have 3 color LED indicators for displaying current function without having to refer back to the laptop monitor. Along with 16 multicolored buttons and eight faders that  integrate fully with Ableton’s mixer, the new Launch Control has everything you need to operate Live. Of course all knobs and buttons are software assignable for maximum customization.

Check out the video below to see the Launch Control XL in “Live” action (pun intended) along with the Novation LaunchPad S. It looks like a pretty cool setup and we sure can’t wait to get our demo unit here!

Novation Launch Control XL Brings New Meaning To 'Live' Performance

Novation Launch Control MIDI Controller Photo

Ultimate Control Over Ableton – 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’s intuitive 64-button grid, this provides extraordinary simultaneous control over Ableton Live’s session view, mixer, effects and instruments. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!

  • Get immediate hands-on control over Ableton Live
  • Tweak your sound using 24 knobs with multicoloured indicators
  • Enhance your live performance by combining with Launchpad S
  • Get precise control over your levels with eight rugged faders
  • Create your own control layouts for any function in Ableton
  • Take it anywhere: it’s tough enough to handle any live situation
  • Plug straight into Mac, PC or iPad and start performing
  • 16 multi-colour buttons for immediate track focus and key mixer controls
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite software and Loopmasters sample collection
  • Control all MIDI-compatible iOS software via Camera Connection Kit

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 offer immediate track focus and mixer control.

Create Your Own Control Layouts – Assign your buttons, knobs and faders to any parameters within Ableton 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. Crafting the perfect mix has never been easier!

Novation Launch Control Custom Layouts Photo

Enhance Your Live Performance – Experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a Launchpad S to control Abletons’s session view. Trigger clips, play drum racks, and control your mixer, effects and instruments all at the same time. You can even combine multiple units for some serious modular mayhem!

Novation Launch Control Enhanced Live Performance Photo

Easily Carry It Around – Tough, slim and designed for gigging, you can slip 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.

Novation Launch Control Portability Photo

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.

Key Features

  • Total integration with Ableton Live’s mixer and devices
  • 24 high-quality knobs with multi-colour indicators
  • Combines with Launchpad S to create the ultimate performance combo
  • Eight 60mm faders for precision level adjustment
  • Fully customizable with the included software editor
  • Bus powered and no drivers needed
  • 16 multi-colour buttons for immediate Track Focus and key mixer controls
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and Loopmasters 1GB sample collection