Hands on Comprehensive Guide; Setting Up Novation Launchpad Pro with DAW FL Studio
Ever since the Launchpad was officially released in the year 2009, there have been several revamps to the Novation Launchpad. However, the freshly designed Novation Launchpad Pro is the first to feel like a genuine update. In more than six years, MIDI-controllers have grown more innovative, while on the other hand, mobile applications have reduced the need to possess a physical controller. For more than a decade, Novation has been engineering some of the best controller keyboards in the market, and the newly released Novation Launchpad Pro is undoubtedly one of the most solid and desirable controllers that the company has ever designed up to this date. The matt black finish is similar to that of Ableton push, while the rubberized base gives the controller a reassuring sturdiness that the original Launchpad did not possess.
The supplied USB and MIDI cables come in orange, which despite being a minor detail, definitely does not go unnoticed, especially because most manufacturers won’t give you these cables for free. Finally, one of the most outstanding features in the Novation Launchpad Pro is the 64 pad. Unlike the original Novation, these pads are not only velocity sensitive but also feel good as the pads on Ableton push.
Despite the fact, the Launchpad Pro was specifically designed for Ableton Live users; there are plenty of people who use the Launchpad alongside other software. The recently updated FL Studio 12.0 has been designed with a Launchpad support, meaning it can fully support the Novation Launchpad Pro without any glitches. One of the things that make Novation Launchpad work effectively is that it is fully supported with FL Studio 10.0 or a higher version. To begin using the Novation Launchpad Pro FL studio begin by first exiting the AutoMap from the task bar or refrain from installing the Automap at all. Connect the Novation Launchpad via the USB cable provided. The Novation Launchpad Pro FL Studio is going to auto detect the device.
The final step is ensuring that the Launchpad Pro has been enabled in the MIDI settings. It is important to note that the new system uses the usual Launchpad setup; thus the user is not expected to change anything if he or she has a properly working Novation Launchpad setup. Furthermore, if the users intend on using multiple Launchpads, then they are expected to use multiple instances of MIDI Out fixed to different MIDI ports. If the user wishes to share the project with other users, then 115 is the default. With that said despite the fact that the original Novation Launchpad exceeded by far, what it was conceived for, the Pro version together with its enhanced visual feedbacks and added functions is unquestionably going to top that.
— Jeff Scott (@JeffScott714) September 5, 2015