Novation Launch Control XL

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nucleon
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:44 am

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Novation Launch Control XL

Manufacturer: Novation

Product pages: Launch Control XL

Supported since: FL 11.1.1 RC 3 (http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=129772)

Setup:

1. Without opening FL Studio connect your device to your PC via USB. Wait for Windows to install the device and say its ready for use. Keep the device set to its User 1 template.

2. Open FL Studio and go to MIDI settings (F10). Enable the Launch Control XL device in the MIDI input list.

3. If you have not connected the device to FL Studio before, the port numbers and device type will be auto detected. If not, set both input and output port numbers to 185 and the device type to Novation Launch Control XL.

4. If you have altered the User 1 mapping on the device the support may no longer work. Reset it to default from its own editor. Go to the Novation site for details.

Operation:

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ZONE NAVIGATION: navigate the playlist zone by 1 clip/track increments.

OVERVIEW: toggles a an overview display of 8 vertical zones on the top row of pads, performance settings page plus 7 controller layouts on the bottom row of pads, press a button to jump to the corresponding zone or layout.

SCENE: triggers vertical columns or grouped clips.

+SCENE: triggers vertical columns or grouped clips but adds to the existing playing clips where applicable.

GLOBAL SNAP: will use FL's global snap setting instead of the per track Trigger snap setting.

(Double press SCENE, +SCENE or GLOBAL SNAP to lock).

Mixer control:

Focus the FL mixer window and the corresponding faders and knobs are auto linked to track 1 to 8 volume, pan, send 1 and send 2. You can manually relink knobs and faders to other parameters instead.

Delete the Launch Control XL mapping file from this folder to remove the generic links to mixer volume and pan completely:
Program Files\Image-Line\FL Studio 12\System\Config\Mapping\Generic\Controller presets

Controller layouts:

Jump to a controller layout from the bottom set of pads in OVERVIEW mode. Each set of pads has a different function. The first pad in OVERVIEW mode corresponds to the Performance mode track settings page. Press pads to change the trigger sync of a specific track for example. The next 7 pads in OVERVIEW mode jump to one of 7 controller layouts:

Transport and tempo controls
Switch controls
Increase/Decrease controls
Gross Beat controller
Slicex notes
FPC notes
Chromatic keyboard

To link pad controls to parameters in the same way as described for knobs and faders above. To link the Gross Beat controller right click the Gross Beat Slot selector, select Link to controller, enable Auto detect, press a pad on the Gross Beat controller layout.

Transport and tempo pad layout:

Play - Record - Tempo up 1 BPM - Tempo up 5 BPM - Nudge tempo up - Tap tempo - Show Playlist - Channel up
Stop - Metronome - Tempo dn 1 BPM - Tempo dn 5 BPM - Nudge tempo dn - Wait for input - Show Mixer - Channel dn

You can create your own layouts by editing text files. More information here.

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