Novation Launch Control XL - Gray

Class-compliant MIDI/HUI-compatible Control Surface with 24 Knobs, 8 x 60mm Faders, 16 Soft Buttons, Ableton Live Control Layout, and Bundled Software (Mac/Windows/iOS) - Gray
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Mission Control for Live and More

Designed for Ableton Live, but powerful enough for virtually any electronic music software, the Novation Launch Control XL puts eight channels of hands-on control at your fingertips. Three ranks of knobs offer instant access to sends, panning, and more, whereas eight 60mm faders let you smoothly tweak track volume or other continuous parameters. The Launch Control XL also gives you 16 multicolor buttons for functions such as mute, solo, record arm, or even clip launching, and when you combine your Launch Control XL with a Launchpad, you get a totally immersive Ableton Live experience like nothing else.

Novation Launch Control XL Control Surface at a Glance:
  • Built for seamless integration with Ableton Live
  • Class-compliant MIDI and HUI support for universal software control
  • Loaded with cool content to get you up and running
Built for seamless integration with Ableton Live

From the first day the original Launchpad hit the market, those of us here at Sweetwater who love Ableton Live gained a newfound respect for Novation. While the Launch Control XL is a more function-centric design than the Launchpad, it carries over the same genius and functional ease. In fact, if you're using the factory template, you'll probably never have to crack a manual to put the Launch Control XL to work for you, so you can spend less time reading and more time creating music.

Class-compliant MIDI and HUI support for universal software control

What if you aren't using Ableton Live? No problem! Novation designed the Launch Control XL with the wide world of music-production platforms in mind. In addition to its templates, which provides a ton of functionality right out of the box, the Launch Control XL offers fully class-compliant MIDI, allowing you to instantly pair it with virtually any music software or apps on your Mac, PC, or iOS device. And with built-in support for Mackie's HUI protocol, Launch Control XL also works with Cubase, Logic Pro, and Pro Tools, mapping its sliders, rotaries, and buttons to their mixers' volume faders, pan pots, mute and solo buttons, and more.

Loaded with cool content to get you up and running

We've already discussed how cool the Launch Control XL is when you pair it up with a Launchpad and how it can command nearly any music software out there, but what if you're just getting into music production? Well, first off, congratulations - you're going to have a lot of fun, and the Launch Control XL will help. You see, Novation bundled the Launch Control XL with a bunch of cool content, including a copy of Ableton Live Lite and 1GB of amazing samples from Loopmasters. So go ahead, grab a Novation Launch Control XL, and dive right into world-class music production.

Novation Launch Control XL Control Surface Features:
  • A killer control surface for Ableton Live and other music-production software
  • Integrates seamlessly with Ableton Live for a complete hands-on mixing experience
  • 24 high-quality knobs with multicolor LEDs arranged in three ranks provide send, pan, EQ, and other control
  • 8 x 60mm sliders provide smooth control over channel volume and other continuous parameters
  • 16 multicolor soft buttons let you toggle mute, solo, record enable, and other states plus clip launching
  • Jump back and forth between factory mapping and your own custom control layouts
  • Bus powered and built tough for on-the-go music production and regular performance
  • Class-compliant MIDI and HUI support provide full integration with virtually any music software on your Mac, PC, or iOS device
  • Comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite and 1GB of sample content from Loopmasters to get you started
Take command of Ableton Live or any other music software with a Novation Launch Control XL!

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Tech Specs

Type Ableton Live/Mixer
Faders 8 x 60mm (Sliders)
Number of Knobs 24
Knob Type Knobs
Number of Soft Keys 16
Computer Connectivity USB Type B
MIDI I/O USB
Compatibility Mackie HUI integration for use with Cubase, Logic and Pro Tools
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8 or later, iOS (camera connection kit required)
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Power USB
Height 1.54"
Depth 9.45"
Width 9.45"
Weight 2 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AMS-LAUNCH-CONTROL-XL

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Outstanding Value & Reliability

Bought this piece of gear to tie my midi rig together. Utilize it to launch scenes in ableton and control various effects in Mainstage at the same time. Seemless operation. No drivers required on the MBP. Have not had one single glitch or issue with it. Solid build. Faders and knobs have nice resistence and feel to them. Would by another if this were somehow missing or broken. Novation has a real winner with this. Top Notch product. Well done Novation!
Music background: Amateur Worship Key Board Player
5/5

Very Nice Controller

Great piece of gear. I use it to control Ableton Live. It works extremely well. I also use it to control my plugins. It's very easy to write your own presets and then save and call them up quickly when needed. I am not disappointed at all. All the knobs, buttons and sliders work well and feel very solid and well-built. I ordered the this item and received it at my door the very next day. You can't beat that. My rep Jeff Bohan is the best. Followed up the order with a call and sent me a notice of delivery email. Sweetwater is the best.
Music background: Bassist, Keyboards 40 + years.
5/5

Novation Launch Control XL

I primarily use this controller for effect control in DJ software however the Ableton native mapping is great for production. "Blinky" lights, lightning fast control & optional color changing LED's what more could a live DJ need?
5/5

an XL upgrade from the original...

Exceeded my expectations. The User and Factory toggle is literally instant, as opposed to the delay on the original LaunchControl. The knobs have a unity-notch and the faders move buttery smooth. Faders are not fragile or cheap feeling as I was fearing. Lack of a unity-notch where the "0 db" mark is (not a big deal). I haven't even delved in Max4Live on this thing, but you're the programmer type, the possibilities are immense!
Music background: Pro Musician, Hobbyist, Sound Designer
4.5/5

Great Product but hard to learn how to use properly.

It is a great product and really recomend it to someone that uses ableton and that has a Lanchpad. It is a great quality product. The only downside is that it is complicated to learn how to use but you can learn easily by goin on the novation website or on youtube for tutorials.Overall it is a great product
Music background: Producer on ableton live
See also: Mixer Controllers, Novation, Novation Mixing Control Surfaces, Novation iPad/iPhone DJ Mixers/Controllers