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Novation Launch Control XL for Ableton & Launchpad

Published: Thu July 17, 2014  News Feed

Novation Launch Control XL

Take more control of Ableton Live than ever before with the Novation Launch Control XL. Pair the Launch Control XL up with a Novation Launchpad S and you've got the ultimate live performance setup - like Avec Sans here...

So, that sounded pretty cool, but what does the Launch Control XL have to offer?
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Seemless integration with your favourite DJ software or DAW such as Ableton Live 9 or FL Studio 11 and USB powered so extremely easy to setup with Mac, Windows and even iOS such as the Launchpad app on iPad and iPhone (with a Camera Connection Kit).


What did we all feel that previous Launch Control was missing? Some faders. The Launch Control XL has eight robust 60mm faders that make mixing and controlling your dynamics so much easier.

And with sixteen multi-colour buttons and twenty-four multi-colour knobs, you can add a real twist to your mix by altering the effects, filters, EQs and envelopes on-the-fly.


This goes without saying really... when paired up with the Novation Launchpad S, you have unprecedented live control over Ableton Live 9. Which means you can take your eyes off the screen, and concentrate on the music.


Comes with a software editor that allows you to design your own Launch Control XL templates, as well as edit the colours of the knobs to make your performances run as smooth as can be.


Despite offering us more controls than ever before, the Novation Launch Control XL has kept to the compact and sleek design of the Launchpad range. Ideal for taking on the road with you, the build looks super robust as you would expect from Novation and is the same size as the Launchpad S.


It also comes with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite and 1 GB of Loopmasters samples so that you can start getting creative straight away. It can be used with the free Launchpad app on the iPad too!


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Previously we have had the standard Novation Launch Control to do this job. It did however lack faders, and although it was nice and compact the smaller size has always looked a bit strange sat next to the Launchpad for me.

It's evident that the Launch Control XL is bigger (the name gives it away!) and gives you a lot more controls. Much needed faders are included, with extra knobs (including Pan knobs) and buttons provided. It is also the same size as a Launchpad, which means a Launch Pad/Control combo looks pretty awesome next to one another.

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If you're looking for a controller for Ableton, FL Studio (or pretty much any DJ software) then the Launch Control XL is a brilliant choice. And when paired up with a Launchpad, your live performances will have a completely different dimension with the extra controls this provides.
At this price, you really can't go wrong with a Novation Launch Control XL.

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