Novation Launchkey Mini Mk2 MIDI Controller

Beanoutback wrote on 3/17/2018, 3:28 AM

I'm new to all this but enjoying MM. I am looking for a cheap keyboard to mess around with.Does anyone know for certain if the Novation Launchkey Mini Mk2 MIDI Controller keyboard works with the latest version of MM 2018? I have seen that the older posts on this topic are somewhat confusing. Are there any recommended mini keyboards for MM? Thanks in advance if anyone can help.


johnebaker wrote on 3/17/2018, 1:32 PM


The Novation will work with Music Maker as a midi controller using the keyboard, however I do not know whether the 16 pads.

However, IMO, the 2 octave span on the keyboard is a limiting factor - I prefer a 49 key keyboard to work with.


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DJSinjin wrote on 5/26/2019, 11:39 PM

do you know the settings needed to get it to work with the plug ins?

ralftaro wrote on 5/27/2019, 9:16 AM

This controller will work, as far as MIDI controller support goes in Music Maker. MAGIX has even bundled it with a Music Maker edition. The 16 pads are in the correct range to correspond with the 16 virtual pads of Music Maker's "Live Pads" feature.

Generally, there are no specific recommendations for MIDI devices in the context of Music Maker. As long as they are supported in your system (as most will be USB MIDI devices these days), they will generally be picked up in Music Maker. (This is putting aside the general shortcomings when it comes to MIDI support in Music Maker at the moment. Always make sure the device is already connected when you're starting up Music Maker.) I'd have to agree with John - If your intention was mainly to play the keys, and you're not specifically eager to use the pads in conjunction with the Live Pads feature, do yourself a favour and go for a decent quality MIDI master keyboard with at least 49 keys.