Arturia Keylab Essential 88 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller : Black

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Keylab Essential 88

KeyLab Essential 88 Black Edition is a lightweight, space-saving 88-note controller keyboard with. Arturia’s Analog Lab virtual instrument included. Express your musical ideas, take command of. your studio, and perform like you’ve always dreamed.

8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive keyboard. Every aspect of KeyLab Essential has been carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience when creating and performing. From the responsive keys to the intelligently assigned knobs and faders, you’ll feel like everything you touch turns to gold. KeyLab Essential makes navigating inside your recording software a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Centre, and makes browsing your presets an exciting and inspiring experience. The keys are full piano-sized, designed to have a light action to avoid fatigue on your fingers and wrists. USB, MIDI Out, and sustain input allows for all the connectivity you’ve ever wanted.


Key Features

88 light piano-style keys
Black finish
Clickable encoder, 9 rotary knobs, 9 30mm faders, 13 control switches
Functions as a universal MIDI controller
Full Mackie / HUI control compatibility
USB connectivity
Sustain pedal input
6 transport buttons, 4 command buttons
Mod & pitch bend wheel
8 touch and pressure-sensitive pads.
Twin-line LCD screen displays preset names and parameter info
Chord Play mode
Perfect Analog Lab integration: Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls
Includes Analog Lab with over 6,500 synth sounds
Intelligent, tag-based sound navigation with Analog Lab: search by type and instrument, or by sonic characteristics like “aggressive” or “evolving”
Includes Ableton Live Lite for recording your performances
Includes UVI Grand Piano Model D for additional acoustic piano sounds

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KeyLab Essential is packed with clever controls that help you make swift work of everyday tasks within your recording software. Play your track, jog forwards and back, save, toggle your metronome and loop, record, and punch in on the fly. This functionality keeps your hands on the controller and your mind in the music. As well as offering ultimate control over Analog Lab, KeyLab Essential is a universal MIDI controller, meaning you can use it with any third-party instruments or software. If you’re just starting out on your musical journey, don’t worry, KeyLab Essential also comes with Ableton Live Lite so you can start recording, editing, and releasing your music with one of the most popular music platforms on the planet.


KeyLab Essential is the result of years of research, with the express aim of streamlining your creative process, giving you more time to express yourself through music. When paired with Analog Lab software, KeyLab Essential becomes a whole new animal. Every one of the 6,000+ presets intelligently map with KeyLab’s faders, knobs, and pads to give you instant, inspiring access to some of the most iconic, legendary keyboard sounds ever heard.

Sourced from every instrument contained within the Arturia V Collection, Analog Lab is like being given the keys to your very own keyboard museum, packed with the iconic analog monosynths, illustrious and exotic pianos, classic organs, digital workstations, and much more. Each one of the many thousands of presets has forged by some of the world’s finest sound designers, and catalogued in a clever, tag-based archive. Finding the perfect sound for your song has never been easier. KeyLab Essential 88 has the iconic keyboard sounds you need to take your music to the next level. Analog Lab gives you VIP access to the most coveted keyboards ever created, brought back to life by Arturia’s exclusive True Analog Emulation™ technology.


Software Included

Analog Lab
Ableton Live Lite
UVI Grand Piano Model D