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How do I get my novation launchpad running with Studio One 4 Prime?

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asked Jan 22, 2019 in Studio One 4 by marjoleinvantienhoven (230 points)

I am wondering how I can get my novation launchpad to work with Studio One.
I assume that it doesn't matter if I use the trial version of Studio One Pro, or Studio One Prime, for my question. Correct me if I'm wrong!

What I would like is to map the novation launchpad in such a way that i can use it to control a virtual synth/piano/drum, and at the same time as a sampler, sequencer maybe, and toggle to other functions.. where in the program and how do I manage that?

The only thing that worked, was if i followed the instruction of another topic here, about connecting the novation launchkey. But then it's only meant to play a piano or so. And that's exactly what it does.

And how do you 'midi-map' in Studio One?



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answered Jan 24, 2019 by marjoleinvantienhoven (230 points)
Now i am even at this point: Studio One keeps saying the device is not connected. While it really is connected.

For me this could be a reason to choose for ableton instead of Studio One. In there it's just plug and play.
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answered Jan 24, 2019 by marjoleinvantienhoven (230 points)
I reallly hope someone knows how to do this!

I'd really try this Studio One software out.
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answered May 20, 2019 by caralm (400 points)
I got this to work by configuring the Launchpad Pro as a Keyboard using the launchpad standalone port.    It doesn't give you the launchpad full feature set like in Ableton, but you do get 64 pads in the note view that are minimally color coded to use for a controller.  

Side arrows transpose 1/2 steps

up and down arrows raise octaves
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answered Aug 21, 2019 by michaelwhite9 (140 points)

If you haven't figured this out yet, which you should've by now, lol!

Here's a reminder:

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Applies to: Launchkey MK1, Launchkey MK2 and Launchkey Mini (MK1 and MK2)

Studio One does not automatically configure newly connected Launchkeys (unlike Ableton) so there are a few steps that need to be followed in order to use the Launchkey both as a standard keyboard and a controller for the mixer/transport:

1) Connect the Launchkey to your computer and open a song/project in Studio One

2) Click the 'Studio One' menu at the top of the screen, then select Options

3) Go to the 'External Devices' tab and click the 'Add' button


4) Select the 'New Keyboard' option, then set the 'Receive From' and 'Send to' options to the first port on your Launchkey


5) Click OK. The Launchkey can now be used as a standard MIDI keyboard to record onto MIDI/instrument tracks.

6) To also use the Launchkey to control the mixer/transport in Studio One, click the Add button again in the External Devices window.

7) Select the 'Mackie' > 'HUI' option on the left side. Set the 'Receive From' and 'Send To' options to the second port on the Launchkey (labelled 'MIDIIN2' and 'MIDIOUT2' on Windows and 'InControl' on Mac)


You should now be able to record onto a MIDI/instrument track with the keyboard, as well as controlling the mixer using the faders/dials InControl mode.

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    answered Nov 15, 2020 by markflannery1 (140 points)
    I hit reconnect and nothing happens. Keyboard lights up when I plug it in and it works with ableton, but not with studio one
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    answered Feb 17, 2021 by michaelpardus1 (2,700 points)
    I use Launchpad Control. Smallest device with a 16 knobs and 8 pads. Problem is, everything works besides pads. I cannot midi map them. They act like singe key on keyboard (scale). So I cannot us them as on of switches as planned but rather like pads to play. Any way to disable it? I just want pads to be midi buttons.