Novation Launchpad Pro Freebie - (archive: 5/5/17)

Enter to Win a Launchpad Pro from Novation in This Week’s Friday Freebie!


Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live or any music software. Enhanced with RGB LED feedback, and velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, Launchpad Pro brings limitless expression and creativity to your music.

Launchpad Pro is an instrument designed for live performance. The new RGB pads light up to match the color of your clips in Ableton Live's session view, so you can see at a glance which clips are playing. Users can use the grid to play any of their music software and external hardware too--with Standalone Mode. It doesn't matter which software is being used: plug it straight into Logic Pro, for example, and play it like a keyboard; connect the MIDI ports to your Bass Station II and play riffs on your grid. The possibilities are endless.

Launchpad Pro now features Scale Mode. The pads automatically assign themselves to the notes of one of 32 keys and modes, making it impossible to play out of key. Seven Overlap options enable the relative positioning of notes on each row to be offset, while Chromatic 4th Mode keeps the pads assigned to the chromatic series but highlights the notes of the selected scale or mode within it.

The Launchpad Pro also comes with a set of software tools to get you making music right out of the box. Included with every Launchpad Pro are Ableton Live Lite, a 4GB download of Loopmasters Samples, and one full license of your choice from XLN Audio's Addictive Keys virtual instrument.


Founded in 1992, Novation specialize in MIDI controllers with and without keyboards, analog and digital synthesizers, and grid-based performance controllers for the modern music maker. Headquartered in High Wycombe, England, Novation have a legacy of making powerful instruments and controllers for some of the world’s most popular artists and producers.

Retail value: $299.99