LaunchpadS Review

The launchpad as we know is a very popular alternative to the monome. Well known in the maker community as a hackable controller. I got my hands on one of these last year and here’s what I have to say

Setup

Tedious to say the least. The process to make an account with Ableton and Novation took slightly more than an hour.

Appearance

Contrary to its appearance the plastic casing on the launchpadS is very sturdy. The buttons are sturdy as well and take some force to press.

Compatibility

The launchpadS is compatible with Ableton Live and can be connected to the Ipad. Apps compatible with LauncpadS Novation Launchpad and Launchkey. Here is the kicker though the LaunchpadS can control many other music making apps GargeBand the most notable.

Community

Extensive maker community coming together to make some cool things with the launchpad.

Coding Documentation: http://us.novationmusic.com/support/product-downloads?product=Launchpad

Connecting raspberry pi to launchpad: http://www.illuminatedsounds.com/?p=2057

Cheers!

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