Topic: Interview with Novation

Hello launchpaders,


We are very excited to announce our next interview on Launchpad-Pro's Forum with the participation of Novation !



* How to participate?

It is very easy - You must be registered on the forum to ask your question.

We gather questions until Friday, June 12th Then, we will close this topic and submit them to our guest.


N.B. : Novation obviously can’t answer questions about unannounced products or trade secrets, but they will try to be as comprehensive as they can.


It's up to you!

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Oh, cool. Ummm, but who exactly will be answering the questions? KillTheRobot?

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The Novation (Launchpad) Team.

4 (edited by Safety 2015-06-02 16:45:05)

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- How did the whole project start?
- What was the creative process?
- Was Ean Golden involved like with the Dicer? (Anyone else we might know)
- Why did it take so long to go RGB?
- Did the pads change on the Pro / RGB version compared to the Original / S Model? (stiffness / feel)
- Is anything open source? (apart from the MIDI documentation - e.g. firmwares / pcb drawings / files for 3D printing our own cases / etc.) (Custom firmwares would be cool)
- Will the Launchpad Pro work without the Power Cable? (Low Power / Low Light Mode)
- With USB-C on the rise, are there plans for adopting it to your products?

- Does this possibly hint at a (future) partnership between Novation and the Launchpad Pro forum / community?



*placeholder for moar*

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when will you release the ult1mod + where can i buy it?

5 (edited by Quentinover 2015-06-02 21:11:17)

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When the Ult1mod will be released ?

ok, this is the serious questions:

-What are you thinking of the Launchpad community you've made ?
-Why the new Launchpad have the same name than the old one ?
-Are you gonna release a software for developers ? Like, if they want to make a game with the LP, that would be easier!
-Madeon have apparently 2 custom Launchpads. What's special inside ?
-When a deluxe editions w/ arcade buttons will be availible ? big_smile

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I've only really got one -

After this new wave of launchpad improvements (The MK II and the Pro), where do you think the "Launchpad" will go in the future? How much farther along can we get than the pro as far as making the best grid instrument there is?

Apparently, I'm "Diplo Jr."... I ain't complaining.

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Just one curious questoin

- Why do all launchpads have a part chiselled out in the middle?

Here's a photo if you don't know what I mean:

http://i.imgur.com/xrBM1Yk.png

Is it for style or is there a reason why it has to be missed out (e.g. screw behind it)

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whats the next launchpad gonna be called and when will it be released

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- What were your initial reactions when you saw that there was a "Launchpad Pro" community before the "Launchpad Pro" had been revealed? xD
- You may have seen that painting/decorating your launchpad is now a popular thing. Will you ever bring out your own line of customizable launchpad covers or stickers?
- The Launchpad is a hit when it comes to music - everyone can use it! What do you think you would have done if the launchpad didn't become as successful as it is today?
- Does the "S" stand for anything in "Launchpad S"?

I still make shitty launchpad covers and remakes.

https://www.youtube.com/TrilogyMakesMusic

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10 (edited by NoahDoesLP 2015-06-11 17:16:27)

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Was the Launchpad one of your best selling products?
Did you expect the Launchpad to be such of a success?
Do you have any tips for beginners (I'm still learning haha)?
Is there going to be a new Launch product coming out soon?
What do you think about the Launchpad95 script? (Here's the link http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov … _Scripts/)
Have you consider creating a book for Ableton Live beginners?
What would you do if the Launchpad wasn't a success?
Have you noticed Chris from Novation is a good reviewer?
Can we get the Launchpad app for Android (please we need it)
What do you think of the Launch Buttons app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … chbuttonsP
What's the story behind the Launchpad?
Am I asking too many questions?

We have soo many amazing people on this forum.

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11 (edited by The3RDdimension 2015-06-05 00:31:01)

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1. Did you know that the launchpad could be used for song covers?
2. Did you have earlier models of the launchpad before you released the one we love today?
3. Is there any attachments/addons for the launchpad
4. Any chance you will be able to team up with the app Imaschine to have each drum pad on the 4x4 corners of the launchpad
5. How long did it take to design and make the launchpad a reality
6. Did you know I was in your Launchpad Birthday video big_smile I'm the guy with the yellow headphones round me neck
7. Do you use the Lanchpad as much as we do


thats all from me ^_^

Hi! I am just your friendly neighborhood DJ/Producer ( ◕ ◡ ◕ )
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Skype: lucas.king13

12 (edited by Nathan_Cass 2015-06-08 21:16:45)

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How long did it take to get the launchpad design you have today? (talking about the S not pro)
Are there any ideas that have been turned down that we can see?

got stems.
should be fun.

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- What was the issue with the hardware bugs on the Launchpad S? Why was an official firmware update not released publicly?  Can we excpect simliar issues with the new generation? (see video for refererence)

[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhX3zUyne8c[/media]

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What is the difference between the Launchpad Mini and the Launchpad Mini MK2 besides the aesthetic differences?

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15 (edited by phATty 2015-06-03 21:45:22)

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Did you take into concideration the lightshows people were doing when you released the Launchpad S?
Can we expect lower latency times for the Launchpad MK2 and Launchpad Pro?
What made you make the Launchpad MK2 when you were bringing out the Launchpad Pro?
Have you concidered making a official Novation store so we can buy direct?
Can you both use the Launchpad Pro and MK2 for lightshows? I noticed on only the MK2 page it said create eyecatching performances.

Envelope For Hapiness - A - 0.0ms - D - 0.0ms - S - Forever - R - 0.0ms
Would you like to know what #slicetomidi means?
I made a thread for that, check here: http://forum.launchpad-pro.com/viewtopic.php?id=4027

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Keep the questions coming, folks.
The Launchpad team are excited to have a chat with you all. wink

Taylor
Social Media Manager
Novation

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I wanna ask about if there will be an RGB Launchpad Mini but

HNTR wrote:

N.B. : Novation obviously can’t answer questions about unannounced products or trade secrets, but they will try to be as comprehensive as they can.

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18 (edited by Zrolo 2015-06-04 17:05:55)

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What was the launchpad originally used for?

Are you going to implement ideas that might help the launchpad covers? What about original songs created on the launchpad?

Are dimensions going to change for the launchpad?

How about coming out with software specifically for launchpad?

Skype: captinzrolo
Email: jordan.stacy@icloud.com

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Will you be focusing more on midi-controller based products or will we see more synthesizer, soundcard etc.-like products as well?
Have there been any controller ideas that you have scrapped? If so, will you be able to show us?
What is your opinion on the Behringer CMD TC64? I see a few some similarities with one of your products big_smile
Do you give your products out for testing to controllerists? (Kind of like game companies do for gamers)
Was there a specific reason why you are keeping the Launchpads 8X8? Why not larger or smaller?
What exactly is special about Madeon's Launchpads? I heard that you custom built them for him. Is there anything else done to them besides the look?
Will the Launchpad/Launchkey app be released for the Android any time soon?

That's about it from me, keep making awesome stuff ;3

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why does the bottom left of the launchpad light up in an "F" shape when you plug it into a computer?

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TheDubstepGamer wrote:

why does the bottom left of the launchpad light up in an "F" shape when you plug it into a computer?

if you have an "F" it means Full power
if you have an "L" it means low power

I still make shitty launchpad covers and remakes.

https://www.youtube.com/TrilogyMakesMusic

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Trilogy wrote:
TheDubstepGamer wrote:

why does the bottom left of the launchpad light up in an "F" shape when you plug it into a computer?

if you have an "F" it means Full power
if you have an "L" it means low power

Ahh makes sence thanks

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What does the 'S' stand for in Launchpad S? Or is it just a random name?

Launchpad is love.
Launchpad is life.

Wait that's weird I don't wanna have butt intercourse with a launchpad hmm

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Oh yea one more in what ways (functionality)  is the Launchpad Pro different from Ableton Push?

Launchpad is love.
Launchpad is life.

Wait that's weird I don't wanna have butt intercourse with a launchpad hmm

25 (edited by WeDontHitPlay 2015-06-08 17:54:04)

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Very simple questions. These are the only things thats stopping me from going all Novation.

Is there any plan for a Launch Control Pro (being the same height as Launchpad Pro)? I think it's important that Novation remains modular instead of trying to make all-in-on products.
Is there any plan for a higher end Audio Hub that allows Mic inputs? Akai EIE is the only other alternative and it's odd design puts me off, then Audio Hub came and it was perfect until I realized it has no Mic input.

Oh, one last question.

Why didn't you just make a Launchpad Mk2 with velocity sensitivity? That would be the end all in terms of design and form. Velocity sensitivity is the only thing that is separating Launchpad from having the realistic-ness of a keyboard in note mode. Personally, I think the Launchpad Pro is great, but the extra buttons to allow all those bulky features totally destroyed it's unique form and core philosophy. Less is more.

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