Today Novation announced Launchkey 88 – Novation’s first 88-key MIDI keyboard controller.

They say that the Launchkey 88 “elevates musical performance and song writing” with 16 velocity-sensitive pads and an 88-key semi-weighted keybed designed to capture the player’s expression.

The entire Launchkey range has deep integration with Ableton and a continuum of sizes including the portable Launchkey Mini, 25-, 37-, 49-and 61-key models. An 88-key MIDI keyboard has often been requested by the Novation community, and now Launchkey 88 fulfills this need and brings a premium 88-key keybed, created with Novation’s 30-year history of MIDI keyboard design.

Premium keys. Launchkey 88’s premium semi-weighted keybed sets it apart from the rest of the Launchkey range. Launchkey 88 features Novation’s best feeling keymech to date, which developers say is “the result of meticulous refinement and testing.”

Versatile connectivity. Launchkey 88’s connectivity makes for dynamic live performances when controlling external synths and hardware. Performance eatures include the powerful Arpeggiator, Scale mode, and three Chord modes.

Deep integration with Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase and more allows creators to work uninterrupted, and essential mixer, transport and navigation controls aid in easy music making for all other major DAWs, including Studio One, Pro Tools and Reaper, via HUI.

With a comprehensive software bundle – including Ableton Live 11 Lite, virtual instruments, plug-ins and sample packs–musicians can start creating immediately.

Pricing and Availability

Novation Launchkey 88 is available now and is priced at £379.99 (Inc. VAT) / €369.74 (Ex. VAT) / $399.99. Product specs and additional information is on the Novation website.

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