- Launchkey MK3
- Launchkey Mini MK3
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Requires FL Studio 20.9.2 or above. If using an earlier version of FL Studio, see this article instead.
With the latest version of FL Studio, there is new built-in integration with the Launchkey MK3 range.
This new integration lets you use Launchkey MK3 to:
- Trigger notes from the drum pads
- Control the mixer volume
- Control the mixer pan
- Use the Transport in FL Studio.
To control the Mixer Volume or Pan using the Launchkey's Pots, hold shift and press the pad labelled “Volume” or “Pan” to control the mixer from the potentiometers.
On the Launchkey 49, 61, and 88, you can control Mixer Volume using the faders and pan using the pots. Press the “Track” left and right buttons to move the mixer control in banks of eight tracks.
The “Drum” pad mode accessible via 'Shift' allows you to send MIDI notes from the Launchkey pads. The pads are set up to the same MIDI notes as Bank B on FPC Pads, so you can quickly build a kit here and record a pattern from the Launchkey for example.
To set this up, go to the MIDI Settings tab and click the “DAW Port” for the input and output of the Launchkey (“MIDIIN2” and “MIDIOUT2” on Windows) and set the Controller Type to “Novation Launchkey MK3”.
Note that there are two different scripts for Launchkey Mini MK3 and the larger Launchkey MK3 devices:
When complete, the settings should look as per the following screenshot:
Note: the DAW In and DAW Out ports will show up as “MIDIIN2” and “MIDIOUT2” on Windows