Ableton Launchpad

Ableton Live Setup How to Download, install and set up your Launchpad with Ableton Live Lite Select your operating system below to download the appropriate version of Ableton Live Lite.

  • Launchpad is totally portable: lightweight, easy to pack and carry around, and fully USB bus powered - so there's no need for power sockets. You can also link it up with more Launchpad's or other Launch products to build yourself a fully hands-on Ableton Live studio, by combining Launch Control, Launch Control XL, or Launchkey.
  • Launchpad’s grid lets you play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack. You can start and stop loops and arm tracks without touching the mouse, plus the eight rows of pads also double up as stepped faders to control volumes, pans and sends. Control Max for Live.
  • Launchpad’s grid lets you play drums and samples with pads pre-mapped to Ableton Live's drum rack. You can start and stop loops and arm tracks without touching the mouse, plus the eight rows of pads also double up as stepped faders to control volumes, pans and sends.

Why do I need a Launchpad?

Ableton Launchpad Software

Launchpad Comparison

Launchpad

You need a controller if you want to play instruments in your DAW, and really feel what you're playing. A mouse if ok for making music but if you want to do multiple things at once you need a controller.

A grid's laid out like Ableton Live's clips and scenes.

You can perform your Ableton session using loops and clips in real time, and easily see where everything is. You can play scenes - rows of clips or loops all at once, maybe for whole sections of a track, e.g. intros, drops etc.

Ableton Launchpad Mk2

Ableton Launchpad

Why do I need a Launchpad?

Launchpad Comparison

You need a controller if you want to play instruments in your DAW, and really feel what you're playing. A mouse if ok for making music but if you want to do multiple things at once you need a controller.

A grid's laid out like Ableton Live's clips and scenes.

Ableton Launchpad Setup

You can perform your Ableton session using loops and clips in real time, and easily see where everything is. You can play scenes - rows of clips or loops all at once, maybe for whole sections of a track, e.g. intros, drops etc.