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Hi Looperman community!I want to buy myself a Launchpad Mini, and wanted to ask you what you think about the Launchpad Mini.I don't want to buy myself any Launchpad that costs more than the Launchpad Mini does, because I am new to the world of Novation and Ableton.Thanks!
to me it just seems like people are more attracted to the bright flashing lights,i don't really understand it tbh,is it just a midi trigger that plays loops or can it be used for samples,drums etc like a Mpc,Mpd?
I bought myself a Launchpad mini about a year ago and I never use it. For producing at home in your studio,for me, it has no use really, although if your intending to go out live then I can see the benefits.
I would save your money and put it into something that would improve your sound, like monitors or an audio interface.
Sorry to be negative about your intended purchase but it is very easy, as Beatzone said, to be lured by the flashing lights, I know coz I was!!!
Though I've never used one, I would have to agree with the others. Unless you do live performance type recording, it probable won't do you much good. In most software, you can do the same thing with any MIDI controller keyboard, and you can get those pretty cheap now (got my newest one for $40) . A MIDI button is a MIDI button, whether it has lights or not, and a key on a keyboard is just a button.
Do you DJ? Do you record your performances in your studio? Do you just use manual sequencing? You want to consider how you intend to make music before making a big purchase.
Novation make some very cool stuff,the Launch Control XL is a better bet (yes it's marginally more expensive than the Launchpad mini,but it has eight faders,heaps of rotary encoders,full transport controls,blah blah blah...you'll need something that can be adaptive as your mastery of Ableton increases(a never ending journey!) and able to encompass seemlessly a full spectrum of DAW tasks from track manipulation,Vst control,clip launch,mixing,mastering..blah blah blah....the Launch pad mainly does just that,launch clips which is good for live performances (though it can be programmed for other tasks)it's just not as conducive to a studio situation where you need hands on control of linear parameters...bottom line,any midi controller is better than no midi controller......cheers
Same price, much more useability. The keys even make it an instrument!
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