Novation Launchkey MIDI Hack


Disappointed that the Launchkey has no MIDI output? Well now you can add it yourself with a few bits of handy work. I like it because I can now play my Virus TI without needing a USB port , computer or iPad!

Please leave a comment if you wish to obtain the binary file, I need to keep track of how many people have it!

18 thoughts on “Novation Launchkey MIDI Hack

  1. Hey man, great modification. I’m definitely going to give it a go with my launchkey. I’m also very interested in the sequencer firmware update you’re working on 🙂 do you think it will be ready anytime soon?

    1. Hi Man! great Job Finally I can use my MicroPiano midi with the novation!!! can you send me the firmware! best regards Matteo

      1. Hey Adrian, i did try to contact you even on FB.. i need to know how to proceed with the binary of the firmware.. i hope to ear you soon!

      2. Hey Adrian, i did try to contact you even on FB.. i need to know how to proceed with the binary of the firmware.. i hope to ear you soon!

  2. Hi Adrian / Froid, thanks for the video and links to the fw i know its a few years later 😀 I’m giving this ago to make use of a lunchkey 49 that’s been lying around. Is there a launchkey49 version of the .bin or just the 61? thanks.

      1. Done, remember though this only works for the original Mk1 Launchkey without the RGBs. It does not work with the newer MK2s.

        On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Electronic Design wrote:

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  3. Hi Adrian, nice work man. But so disappointed to hear this doesn’t work on the MK2 models. Would you consider sharing the source?

  4. Hi Adrian,

    Its been a while. I did get round to this, just not quite got it working yet. have done the soldering work but screwed the fw a little bit. I originally run in the 61 version (I have 49) and when I try and put 49 on instead it isn’t having any of it. It still works, the laptop thinks its a 61, its working still as a controller but I haven’t got it to control an external synth yet and I’m unsure if its because its got the wrong fw on?
    Its been shelved for a bit but thinking of having another bash.

    Cheers
    P

    1. same here.. launchkey 61 mk1 and win10. done the soldering work but can not update the fw. Updater tells I have to connect the unit to update the fw but it’s already connected.

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