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Novation LAUNCHCONTROL-XL-BLK - Mixer, Effect And Instrument Controller For Ableton Live

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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... Read More

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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!


  • Control Ableton Live
    • Total integration with Ableton Live's mixer and devices.
  • Get Hands-On with You Mixer
    • 24 high-quality knobs with multi-colour indicators.
  • Combine with Launchpad
    • Combines with Launchpad to create the ultimate performance combo.
  • Eight Rugged Faders
    • Eight 60mm faders for precision level adjustment.
  • Create Your Own Layouts
    • Fully customisable with the included software editor.
  • Plug Straight In
    • Bus powered and no drivers needed.
  • 16 Multi-colour Buttons
    • 16 multi-colour buttons for immediate Track Focus and key mixer controls.
  • Get Started Immediately
    • Make music out of the box with included Ableton Live Lite software and Loopmasters sample collection.

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 pads 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 your 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!

Enhance Your Live Performance
Experience an unprecedented level of freedom when playing live, by combining with a Launchpad to control Ableton'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!

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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.

Control Just About Anything
Launch Control XL is HUI enabled. Simply plug into Logic, Cubase or ProTools and start controlling. You can even control hardware directly, as Launch Control XL works standalone; all you need is a MIDI USB host, a little box that converts USB MIDI to plain, ordinary, house or garden MIDI (sold separately).

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.

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Product Specs

Product Hardware Specifications24 rotary pots with 300 degree motion
24 multi-colour indicator LEDs - one for each pot
Eight 60mm Faders
16 assignable multi-colour backlit buttons
Additional 8 assignable backlit buttons
2 backlit template select buttons
USB B 2.0
Kensington Security Slot
SoftwareAbleton Live Lite 9 is included
If you already have Ableton Live it must be version 9 or greater to work with Launch Control.
Novation recommend that you update to the latest version as previous versions of Ableton Live do not include the Launch Control integration.
Launch Control will also work as a standard MIDI controller.
Stand-alone template editor for control assignment
HUI compatibility for mixer control in DAWs including Cubase, Logic Pro and Pro Tools*
*HUI is not supported in Pro Tools First.
Note: Due to the implementation of HUI in Pro Tools the LC XL pan controls will not always line up with their centre positions
Power RequirementsUSB bus powered, including iPad®
Product Dimensions240mm width x 240mm depth x 39mm height
OS CompatibilityOS compatibilty not relevant for this product range/type

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