An instrument for the terminally tuneless – LaunchPad

launchpadIf your previous attempts at learning to play an instrument ended in failure, the Novation Launchpad might be your ticket to musical bliss. This device is an audio controller that you can use with your computer. It consists of an 8-by-8 panel of buttons. Each button is used to launch an audio event – a sound sample, a rhythm, melody loop, etc. Start a rhythm from the library of provided samples, then layer additional sounds on top, edit to taste and bingo, you’ve created a song. You can even plug a microphone into your computer to add live vocals or other sound sources. Launchpad by Novation sells for just $199 and is available at fine music retailers everywhere.

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4 thoughts on “An instrument for the terminally tuneless – LaunchPad”

  1. Was talking about this in the office this morning – apparently a copy of Albeton is included, which make is much better value for money than first appearances suggest!

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