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Old 04-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Novation Launchpad

So I've recently come across a Novation Launchpad that I'm considering picking up for $120 from this guy who goes to my school. He's including a copy of abelton lite. However, I use fruity loops, and I've heard that this novation launchpad only works with abelton. Is there any way I can get it to work with FL?

Also, if anyone's had an experience with this piece of gear, is it worth it? Did you use it more for producing or live stuff or just screwing around?

Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks.

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Re: Novation Launchpad

Tbh I can't see much point in using it with FL. I mean - if you find yourself wanting a load of buttons that you can map in FL then yeah - it might be just what you're after. But part of what makes it cool is that in Ableton the device automatically sets itself up to control various aspects of the DAW, as well as controlling Session View's clips.

I do find myself using it more often whilst producing when I'm sketching out ideas, it's nice to toggle clips and and do other things without having to bother with the mouse, and obviously the lit buttons make the work-space look cool when the lights are down . I've also got a lot of stuff mapped to User 1 mode - like transport controls, markers and a few devices, which I usually set up as the track progresses.

But I'd say if you have no intention of doing live playing / jams / improvising and don't need so many buttons, don't bother with it. Especially in FL, as you're missing out on a lot of the stuff that using it with Ableton would offer you.
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Re: Novation Launchpad

It's one of the controllers I use. With Live it is great....not sure about other DAWs.

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Re: Novation Launchpad

You can use it in FL Studio. Once the performance mode is implemented in the upcoming FL Studio 11 you will be able to use Launchpad (and other similar controllers) same way that you can use it in Live. If you have a legit copy of FL Studio you can download the latest performance mode beta version.

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Re: Novation Launchpad

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So I've recently come across a Novation Launchpad that I'm considering picking up for $120 from this guy who goes to my school. He's including a copy of abelton lite. However, I use fruity loops, and I've heard that this novation launchpad only works with abelton.
Nope, I use it with Renoise sometimes. It's OPTIMISED for Ableton.

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Is there any way I can get it to work with FL?

Also, if anyone's had an experience with this piece of gear, is it worth it? Did you use it more for producing or live stuff or just screwing around?
It's great for live stuff, you can just have a drum break sliced up and slap it in every now and then. Mostly good for triggering things, not so good for specifics and parameters.

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