Since Launchpad was officially launched in 2009, there have been several renovations to the Novation Launchpad. However, the newly designed Launchpad Pro is the first to feel like a genuine upgrade. In more than six years, MIDI controllers have become more innovative, while, on the other hand, mobile applications have reduced the need to own a physical controller. For over a decade, Novation has designed some of the best controller keyboards on the market, and the recently released midi controller is arguably one of the most robust and desirable controllers the company has designed to date. The matte black finish is similar to Ableton push, while the rubberized base gives the controller a reassuring solidity that the original did not possess.
The supplied USB and MIDI cables come in orange, which despite being a minor detail, definitely doesn’t go unnoticed, especially since most manufacturers won’t give you these cables for free. Finally, one of the standout features of the Novation Launchpad Pro is the 64 pad. Unlike the original, these pads are not only velocity sensitive, but also feel good when the Ableton pads push.
Using Novation Launchpad Pro with FL Studio
Despite the fact, it was designed specifically for Ableton Live users; There are many people who use the Launchpad in conjunction with other software. The recently updated FL Studio 12.0 has been designed with a Launchpad support, which means that it can be fully compatible with Novation Launchpad Pro without any glitches. One of the things that makes it work effectively is that it is fully compatible with FL Studio 10.0 or higher. To start using the Novation Launchpad Pro FL studio, first exit AutoMap from the taskbar or refrain from installing Automap at all. Connect the Novation Launchpad using the provided USB cable. The Novation Launchpad Pro FL Studio will automatically detect the device.
The last step is to make sure Launchpad Pro has been enabled in MIDI settings. It is important to note that the new system uses the usual launchpad settings; therefore the user is not expected to change anything if they have a properly working Novation Launchpad configuration. Also, if users intend to use multiple Launchpads, they are expected to use multiple MIDI Out instances set to different MIDI ports. If the user wants to share the project with other users, 115 is the default. That being said, despite the fact that the original far outperformed what it was conceived of, the Pro version along with its improved visual feedback and additional features is certainly going to surpass that.