The Novation Launchpad is arguably one of the most stable, straight forward, portable and affordable pieces of music gear on the market today. Having teamed up with the immensely prominent English music label Ninja Tune, the Novation Launchpad App (available for iPhone and iPad users) has announced the release of its first two artist soundpacks, which feature tracks from Machinedrum and Lapalux.
These soundpacks, which can be purchased for 1.99 each, allow you to personally build, deconstruct, reinterpret and record the cut “Gunshotta” off Machinedrum’s album Vapor City (Ninja Tune) and Lapalux’s track “Moments” off his ambient and downtempo EP When You’re Gone (Brainfeeder). The multi-button grid on the app comes with eight diffrent soundpacks and allows users to play up to eight loops simultaneously with a variety of performance FX (autofilter, gater, delay, stutter). The app can be downloaded for free via itunes and you can learn more about the Launchpad by going here.