Novation Launch Control XL

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Key specs

Included audio software
Ableton Live Lite, Launch Control XL MIDI Editor, Loopmaster 4 GB samples
Programmable drum pads
No
Hot cues
No
Sampler
No
Filters
No

Pros and cons

According to our MIDI controller expert
  • Hands-on control over 8 sound tracks in Ableton.
  • Suitable for producers and DJs, live or in the studio.
  • You can easily attribute software functions to the buttons.
  • Doesn't include pads to start samples, to do this you need the Launchpad
Product Expert MIDI controllers

Description

Never use your mouse again and control the Ableton Live via the Novation Launch Control XL. You have complete control over 8 sound tracks via the buttons and sliders on this MIDI controller. Transfer your focus from the computer to the music and produce your tracks hands-on, whether you're at home, in the studio, or live on stage. Are you an Ableton DJ? You can also use the Launch Control XL as an 8-channel mixing console to mix music. You can easily attribute software functions to the buttons and sliders as you see fit.

Never use your mouse again and control the Ableton Live via the Novation Launch Control XL. You have complete control over 8 sound tracks via the buttons and sliders on this MIDI controller. Transfer your focus from the computer to the music and produce your tracks hands-on, whether you're at home, in the studio, or live on stage. Are you an Ableton DJ? You can also use the Launch Control XL as an 8-channel mixing console to mix music. You can easily attribute software functions to the buttons and sliders as you see fit.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • USB cable
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Launch Control XL MIDI Editor (download)
  • 4GB Loopmasters samples (download)
  • Quick start guide

Included by default

  • USB cable
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Launch Control XL MIDI Editor (download)
  • 4GB Loopmasters samples (download)
  • Quick start guide

Key specs

Included audio software
Ableton Live Lite, Launch Control XL MIDI Editor, Loopmaster 4 GB samples
Programmable drum pads
No
Hot cues
No
Sampler
No
Filters
No


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Decent controller!

    Anil B. | 24 December 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Knobs, faders and pads feel solid
    • Slipmat over the entire bottom
    • Fully programmable through midi-learn

    Knobs feel solid and spin nicely (not endless). Faders are great. Pads feel good.
    The bottom consists of a rubber slipmat, very nice!
    Ableton live lite is included, as are a number of Ableton live effects and a large sample pack.
    Works with all possible DAWs and DJ programs. Programmable per knob, fader and pad by means of midi-learn.

    Anil B. | 24 December 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Decent controller!

    Dirty BUR | 24 December 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Knobs, faders and pads feel solid
    • Slipmat over the entire bottom
    • Fully programmable through midi-learn

    Knobs feel solid and spin nicely (not endless). Faders are great. Pads feel good.
    The bottom consists of a rubber slipmat, very nice!
    Ableton live lite is included, as are a number of Ableton live effects and a large sample pack.
    Works with all possible DAWs and DJ programs. Programmable per knob, fader and pad by means of midi-learn.

    Dirty BUR | 24 December 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Great addition to my Ableton Push!

    Martijn de Geele | 7 June 2015 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • 8 Faders
    • 24 Knobs
    • Compact
    • An all-rounder
    • 24 Buttons

    I bought the Launch Control XL to create a better workflow, in addition I already had an Ableton Push, which means I now have the perfect compact producer / DJ setup for Ableton Live.

    The thing I am most satisfied with is the quality of this device. It's made of plastic, but it doesn't feel like cheap stuff. The faders, knobs and buttons feel great on my fingers, which makes it a really great product for not too much money.

    Whether you want to produce with it or turn it into a crazy DJ midi mixer, you can go in all directions with the Launch Control XL!

    Martijn de Geele | 7 June 2015 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Good and cheap, but solid and clear.
    • works out of the box
    • intuitive layout
    • Ableton live without a mouse!

    Does what it has to do.

    DBosten | 19 November 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Buttons, buttons, buttons :)
    • Rotary and push buttons feel solid
    • Fully programmable with downloadable software (editor)
    • Rubber anti-slip bottom
    • Plug and play
    • Faders a bit wobbly, but not disturbing

    I bought the launch control because I was looking for buttons! And those are pretty hard to find: just buttons. No other fuss, just assignable buttons to control your DAW. The launch control was, as far as I've researched, one of the few devices that offers that: alone. but. buttons. :)

    The device is plug & play. The rubber bottom ensures that the launch control does not slip and the rotary and push buttons feel sturdy. The lines on the buttons and faders also ensure that you can always quickly see at which level they are located.

    Especially the 'device function', with which you can control the parameters of your instruments, is wonderful. Before that I used the Maschine Jam, but rotary knobs do the job a lot better than 'touch-sliders' (or what do you call those things ;) 1+1=3 in this case.

    A definite plus is - and now I must try to describe it well - that when you have controlled a track/instrument with the launchcontrol and you switch to another track/instrument, the parameters of that new instrument don't suddenly shoot up or down because your buttons are in that position. For example: instrument 1, you set reverb to +60%. You switch to instrument 2, but that reverb is set to 0. If you then start turning the "reverb knob" of your launch control, the reverb does not suddenly shoot up (because the knob indicates that value), but remains quietly at 0 . Maybe that goes without saying, but I was pleasantly surprised!

    The operation of tracks/instruments with the lauchcontrol is clear, but if you have more than 8 tracks or if you want to control different parameters within an instrument (e.g. macro controls, audio effects), then you have to look on the screen to see which parameters you want to use. serves. You can't tell from the launch control. This ensures that in those cases you regularly have to look at your screen to see what you are doing. On the other hand, if you are only concerned with the 'sends', 'panning', basic device controls and the faders, you can just go ahead and lose yourself in the buttons :)

    Another possibility, but which I have not yet delved into, is the creation of user templates via the Novation Lauch Control XL editor: software to assign MIDI functions to all buttons. If you get stuck on the factory templates, you can always satisfy yourself there ;)

    All in all I am very happy with it, both in terms of functionality and the construction of the lauchcontrol. Definitely recommended if you're looking for straightforward operation.

    Fred Jonker | 17 November 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    An absolute must for the novice producer.
    • Look even less at the screen
    • Beautiful performance
    • Not too big and not too small
    • Programmable settings
    • Clear

    Bought because of having to look at the screen too much. With this controller, that is no longer necessary. fits perfectly with other Novation products.

    Tommy | 3 January 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
494119
Manufacturer code
RNO LAUNCH-CONTROL-XL-B
Brand
Novation
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Programmable drum pads, buttons, and faders

Programmable drum pads
No
Programmable rotary controls
Yes
Number of rotary knobs
24
Programmable push buttons
Yes
Number of buttons
16
Programmable faders
Yes
Number of faders
8

Sequencing

Step sequencer
No

Audio software

Audio software included
Yes
Included audio software
Ableton Live Lite, Launch Control XL MIDI Editor, Loopmaster 4 GB samples

USB connectors

USB port
No

MIDI connectors

MIDI-ingang
No
MIDI-uitgang
No
MIDI-doorvoer
No

Power supply

Power source
Yes
Power supply type
Via a different product

Physical properties

Depth
18,5 cm
Height
1,6 cm
Width
18,5 cm
Material
Plastic
Weight
1,4 kg

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