After Ableton recently introduced their own hardware controller called Push, Novation decided that their Launchpad needed an overhaul to keep up with the times. Enter Launchpad S, a mobile, driver-free and bus-powered version of the Novation Launchpad.
Besides that, Novation promises this (brighter lit) controller to work seamlessly with your favorite software on both PC/Mac and even your iPad (through the Camera Connection Kit that is).
The Launchpad S should be available this month for around $169.99 and comes paired with a trimmed-down Ableton Live, the classic Novation Bass Station plugin and a samplepack from Loopmasters.
Read more on the official Launchpad S product page.