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Need Help!

I just got my launch pad today! i downloaded a project file, and loaded it up on abelton live. when i play the tutorial it lights up the keys and plays the song, but when i click on the keys no sound plays?

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Joined: 03/20/2015 - 21:41

Hi Krisp,

There are a few different views on the Launchpad but it will not automatically generate sound unless some things are done within the software. When in Session Mode, the pads will trigger clips. This will not automatically generate sound unless there are audio clips loaded or a MIDI clips triggering a software synth. With a software instrument loaded on a MIDI track, you can also set the Launchpad to User 1 to use the pads to play like an instrument. To help further, here are some great videos that will help you get started with your Launchpad:


Making Drums:

Session Mode:

Mixer Mode:

User 1 Mode:


If you are still having issues setting up the interface for use. Please feel free to contact us through the following link:

Matthew Kurpakus // Novation Technical Support