Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Creating music in the digital world can be difficult. So many options, so many new things to learn. KeyLab Essential lets you focus on what’s important. 8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive keyboard, but so, so much more. Music is at the heart of this controller. Every aspect of KeyLab Essential has been carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience when creating and performing. 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. Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing.

Lost in a maze of menus and settings? We’ve all been there. That’s why Arturia have created KeyLab Essential: to make the technical stuff as simple as possible. It’s easy to let your concentration drift and your inspiration slip when you spend hours on tedious tasks. 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 6500+ 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. Once you’ve used KeyLab Essential, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.

KeyLab Essential comes with Analog Lab, Arturia’s multi award-winning software suite that gives you access to thousands of incredible synth and keyboard sounds. 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 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. Whether you need a searing-hot synth lead or an ethereal string pad, a vintage upright piano or a complex, animated soundscape, KeyLab Essential gives you everything you need and more.

Geared for maximum compatibility, KeyLab Essential 88 gives you unadulterated control of your digital world, seamlessly integrating with virtual instruments and DAW software. 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. Whether you’re a total newcomer to the world of recording, or a seasoned pro who’s set in their ways, KeyLab Essential has the potential to revolutionize your creative process.

  • 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
  • MIDI Out-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