Novation Launchpad buttons overview
In addition to the 64 trigger pads, each Launchpad model has several buttons you can use to perform various other functions. Use the Scene buttons to trigger scenes in Session mode. In Mixer mode, use them to access various mix parameters and perform other functions.
Buttons available in all modes
Up Arrow/Down Arrow buttons: Shifts the shown grid up or down by one track.
On the Launchpad Pro, hold the Shift button while using the Up Arrow/Down Arrow buttons to shift the grid up or down by groups of eight.
Left Arrow/Right Arrow: Shifts the shown grid left or right by one scene.
Session: Return to Session mode from any other mode. On the Launchpad X and Mini MK3 models, the Session button toggles between Session and Mixer mode.
Mixer: Switches to Mixer mode. On the Launchpad X and Mini MK3 models, use the Session button to switch between Session and Mixer mode. The Launchpad Pro does not have a single dedicated Mixer mode, but rather each mixer function is activated by its own button. See Launchpad Pro mixer buttons.
User mode buttons: Switches to one or more User modes. The User mode buttons are labeled differently depending on the Launchpad model you are using.
User 1, User 2: Launchpad, Launchpad MK2, Launchpad S, and Launchpad Mini
User: Launchpad Pro and Launchpad Mini MK3
Custom: Launchpad X
In Session mode you use the Scene buttons along the bottom of the Launchpad to trigger scenes in Live Loops. You also use the Scene buttons in Mixer mode to perform different functions. The Scene buttons are labeled slightly different, depending on the Launchpad model you are using. Unless noted otherwise, this document refers to the Scene buttons labeled from left to right as follows:
Launchpad Pro function buttons
Use the following buttons on the Launchpad Pro for editing and arrangement in Session mode.
Shift: Modifier key, used to switch the function of other buttons.
Click: Press to turn the metronome on and off.
Press to undo the previous command.
Press and hold Shift, then press the Undo button to redo the last Undo command.
Press to delete selected objects.
Press and hold, then tap a pad to delete the cell.
Press to quantize selected regions, cells, or events.
Press and hold, then tap a pad to quantize the cell.
Press to repeat selected regions, cells, or events.
Press and hold, then tap a pad to repeat the cell.
Press to double the length of selected regions, cells or events.
Press and hold Shift, then press the Double button to halve the length of selected regions, cells or events.
Press and hold, then tap a pad to double the length of the cell.
Press and hold Shift and the Double button, then tap a pad to halve the length of the cell.
Launchpad Pro mixer buttons
The Launchpad Pro does not have a dedicated Mixer mode but rather several buttons you can use to directly access individual mixing parameters.
Volume: Enables Volume mode.
Pan: Enables Pan mode.
Sends: Enables Sends mode.
Record Arm: Enables the Record Arm page.
Track Select: Enables the Track Select page.
Mute: Enables the Mute page.
Solo: Enables the Solo page.
Stop Clip: Enables the Stop Clip page.