Created in 2013 and majorly updated in 2015, Novation's Launchkey series is one of the easiest-to-use MIDI keyboard controller series out in the market. Tailored specifically for Ableton Live, it is one of the quickest ways to dive into the world of electronic music: plug in the USB cable and see it come to life with all the keys, faders, knobs and pads instantly ready for your tunes. All Launchkey models have the lightweight and easy to play synth-style velocity-sensitive keyboard. Eight knobs and nine faders (49 and 61-note versions) enable you to fully control your mix, which is also a result of seamless integration with Ableton Live (or any other major music software). Besides the controller, you also get a bunch of software: Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station, a lot of instruments and samples from V-Station and Loopmasters.