Applies to Launchkey MK3 (including Mini) (Cubase 12 or later)
Note that this does not apply to earlier versions of Cubase. See this article if using Cubase 11 or earlier instead.
First, ensure the Launchkey is running the latest firmware. See this article to update firmware using Components.
- Ensure Launchkey is connected to your computer via USB cable.
- Open Cubase 12.
- Launchkey will be automatically recognised by Cubase as per the following screenshot (here shown for Launchkey 37 MK3):
Launchkey will be set to Session Mode by default, and the LCD screen will also display 'Cubase' after a few moments.
Note that there is no need to add the Launchkey as a Mackie HUI device, unlike for earlier versions of Cubase.
In Cubase Studio Setup > MIDI Remote, Launchkey will automatically appear as per the following screenshot:
In Cubase Studio Setup > MIDI Port Setup, Launchkey will automatically appear as per the following screenshot:
For an overview of the Cubase 12 integration features, see the video below:
Or see the Cubase 12 integration User Guide available on our Downloads page here.