The video below is a great live remix of Skrillex and Daft Punk by Conte. We have posted these kind of videos earlier but Jack takes it a step further by adding some great visual FX. By placing the Launchpad ontop of the TV screen he shows some skilled timing and programming. Well, just watch. Only thing we can say that’s awesome!
The Novation Launchpad is an easy to use app for iPad that will have you making beats and music instantly. It comes with eight ready-to-perform sessions that span different musical genres. You can re-combine the loops and sounds included in these sessions within the multi-colour Launchpad grid to make and remix your own music. The built-in time stretching always keeps you locked into the beat so your loops don’t go out of time.
We have posted videos by this guy from Australia before. M4Sonic shows incredible skills when it comes to using the Novation Launchpad. Or sometimes even two launchpads!
Lauflicht have announced that a new version of the step sequencer plugin is available. The greatest new features are the multiple Novation Launchpads support and the pattern load and mix mode.
Like many musical sensations, Gotye (aka. Wally De Backer), got his big break with a little help from YouTube. It was the imaginative music video for his single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, featuring Kiwi singer Kimbra, that first boosted his profile to near-astronomical levels (of course, it’s a great song too). With a rapidly rising 91 million YouTube hits and gargantuan chart success around the world — including number one chart positions in the UK, Australia, Germany and on the US Billboard Alternative Chart — Gotye is almost certain to be here to stay.
Automap 4.1 is here, bringing the brand new, full-featured version of Automap control software to all Novation controllers, including the flagship SL MkII. Automap is free software that comes with all Novation controllers. It gives you instant access to your DAW and plug-ins so you can get hands-on control of your music software. It features a software edit page that graphically shows what is assigned to which knob, fader or button on the hardware. Automap 4 has a re-designed GUI and now features a notification system that pops up in the corner of your monitor to tell you what you are controlling when you move a knob, slider or button.
The video below is from Madeon, a 17 year old DJ/producer from France. He uses the Novation controller to make a live mash-up with numerous tracks (check out this Youtube description for the complete tracklist). The Launchpad is purpose built for triggering and manipulating clips in Live, it also offers a totally new way of controlling Ableton Live’s mixer. Launchpad’s buttons can be used to sketch out beats with drum racks, and they can be assigned to other functions in Live using Ableton’s ‘Learn’ mode.
Kenny Larkin (also known as Dark Comedy) is an American techno producer from Detroit. In this NovationTV video below he talks about how Launchpad forms the heart of his Ableton Live setup on stage and in the studio.