• brody lawrence

    i just brought the old launch pad -_-

    • http://www.facebook.com/wobblebassdubstep Bernardo Bustorff

      lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/outershpongolia Tyler Thompson

    Can anyone tell me whether it still has the annoying double clicking buttons?

  • http://twitter.com/ShoroukTV Shorouk

    Introducing velocity sensors and a better integration with Live (a row on the left with record, play, duplicate,…) would have make it a real and much cheaper Ableton Push competitor, even with a price around $200-$250.

  • JUTTMFD

    it says the file is corrupt. :( Unexpected node ‘Lomid’ (at line 5, column 21). Is this because I have Live lite 8?

  • Will Laroche

    This’ll be nice, and its not 600 bucks.

  • http://twitter.com/torge176 Torge Santjer

    Is it possible to play that performance with a normal Launchpad too?

    • Francois Hickel

      Yes, I tried with mine and it worked (with Live 9)

  • http://www.facebook.com/bazsimon Basil Simon

    If they’d switched to RGB, I would say they’d have something to compete with the Push. As it is, I’d guess that most people who’d buy a launchpad already own one (or more), and the people who’d care about LED lag read the manual and learned how to use the double buffering feature. If their goal is to sell the S to people who are new to Ableton and want a cheaper alternative to the Push…they may have overlooked the massive number of used Launchpads that are about to flood the market (new Push owners looking to offload their old gear). It’s a welcome update, but I would hate to see such a solid piece of gear get discontinued as a result of “too little, too late”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/will.grucza Will Grucza

      They’re doing it partially to pull in the iOS crowd, I think. They’ve recently put up Launchpad and Lanchkey apps for the iPad. Still not a great move on their part, though.

  • http://twitter.com/MrPopinjay Louis

    As a linux user I welcome the class compliance. Does it still require the middleware for all the interesting features?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

      You’ll get the middleware whether you like it or not… this is Novation.

      • http://twitter.com/MrPopinjay Louis

        It was too much to ask for I guess :(

  • 0bli0 Jonez

    im guessing still has no velocity and dull button response

  • Jimmy

    Is this Daft Punk?

  • ben

    Hopefully the update will address the problems with the launchpad freezing. not sure if was just my computer or what but the damn thing would always freeze on me (happened once mid performance… ugh)

    • A-Dag-Io

      Nope, it’s not your computer. Happened to me twice playing a traktor set. Launchpad is cool but not the most dependable. Novation support didn’t help.

  • http://spencerthayer.tumblr.com Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer

    Yawn.

  • Guest

    That performance video is very similar to Madeon’s The Night Out remix.

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.grucza Will Grucza

    Seems like a bit of a silly update. Granted, class compliance and the LEDs are useful features, but it doesn’t warrant a re-release and a $20+ jump in price.

    • Dan White

      While I agree with your points, remember that MSRP and actual street price will likely differ significantly.

      • dila

        well yes, the old MSRP was 150. it will be a $20+ jump in price street in the end most likely. Wish they would have done something bigger but still nice to see. Not everyone wants to put forth $600 for a push..

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

          Yeah, the Ableton Push is a great controller, but it’s expensive. Novation still has a lot of following with their Launchpad because it’s inexpensive and has a large interface area (and there’s no shame in that). I’d really like to see what Novation is planning to do now that the Twitch is 2 years old and the Launchpad has been challenged by the Push.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HennoLV Augusts Karklins

      keep in mind that “old”launchpad will probably get cheaper until the stock is sold out

      • http://www.facebook.com/will.grucza Will Grucza

        Here’s hoping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samshuffleshrd Sam Moore

    Awesome performance! Very well done, but I kinda feel like the Push just wins at this point…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

      Price is very important when it comes to people buying gear. There were a lot of really good samplers in the late ’80s, but they were expensive. The cheap samplers became the sound of that time because they were just easier to afford… and the gritty sound became cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donovan.aenslaed Ðonova? ??gustu? Ænslae?

    Great! Now lets wait for the hacks to come! Would people choose 2 Launchpad S instead of a Push?

    • MellonHead

      add a script in osculator and it’s a tri-nome!