Arturia Keylab Essential 88
88-note MIDI Controller Keyboard with Extensive Hands-on Controls, 8 Performance Pads, MIDI/USB Connectivity, Analog Lab Virtual Instrument, and Other Software
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The perfect combo of intuitive control and artistic inspiration. Do you need a controller with powerful functionality, great-feeling piano sized keybed, and a layout that’s easy to master? This is it.. 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. Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing.
- Value-packed combination of Analog Lab software and a powerful 88-key controller
- Great-feeling, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
- 9 rotary controls, 9 faders, and 8 backlit control pads
- MIDI Control Center software makes it easy to create custom control layouts
- Analog Lab software, with a new easier-to-use interface, includes over 6,000 adjustable and storable presets, including the new CMI V, DX7V, Buchla Easel V, and Clavinet V
- Generous array of rotary encoders, faders, and more for hands-on control
- MIDI I/O, USB port, and sustain jack on the back panel
- Includes Analog Lab, UVI Grand Piano Model D, and Ableton Live Lite
Value-packed MIDI Keyboard from Arturia
Unleash your creativity with Arturia’s KeyLab Essential 88, an affordable and lightweight MIDI controller packed with enough features to serve as the command center for your digital production environment. KeyLab Essential 88 serves up a host of knobs, faders, and pads to interact with your virtual synths, and it is built to seamlessly integrate with your favorite DAW and control standard transport functions, such as track jogging, loop, play, record, and punch-in. Additionally, KeyLab Essential 88 comes bundled with a vast selection of Arturia’s most popular virtual instruments from their renowned V-collection as well as Ableton Live Lite, and a stunning Steinway Model D re-creation from software designer UVI. And, despite its relatively light weight and easy portability, the KeyLab Essential is a solidly constructed controller with an excellent semi-weighted feel and velocity-sensitive keys. Keyboard players like the KeyLab 88 Essential for its ability to move from studio to stage with ease.
Over 6,500 classic synth and keyboard sounds
Arturia built their worldwide reputation by creating some of the best-sounding emulations of vintage synthesizers ever, so it’s no surprise you get over 6,500 classic sounds with the KeyLab 88 Essential. You get choice patches from Arturia’s most popular software titles like the Modular V, Arp 2600 V, JUP-8V, and many more. From fat, warm bass to sizzling synth leads and soaring pads, you’ve got every iconic synth sound you need in this bundle. Add in classic EPs and organs, and you’ve got a veritable sonic tour de force! And KeyLab 88 Essential gives you full command over the virtual instruments’ smart controls, and it lets you quickly scan presets, select sounds, and switch parts.
- Type: Keyboard Controller
- Number of Keys: 88
- Type of Keys: Semi-weighted
- Velocity Sensitive: Yes
- Pads: 8 x Back-lit Performance Pads
- Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
- Encoders/Pots: 9 x Rotary Knobs, 1 x Clickable Jog Wheel
- Faders: 9 x Faders
- Dedicated Transport Control: Mackie/HUI Compatible
- Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (sustain)
- MIDI I/O: Out/USB
- USB: 1 x Type B
- Computer Connectivity: USB
- Features: Chord Play Mode
- Software: Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D
- Format: Standalone, AAX, AU, VST (iLok account required)
- Hardware Requirements – Mac: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
- Hardware Requirements – PC: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
- OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
- OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
- Power Supply: USB bus power, 9V DC positive center power supply (sold separately)
- Height: 2.48″
- Width: 49.59″
- Depth: 10.26″
- Weight: 18.7 lbs.
Analogue Lab Plugin
Analog Lab with a new easier-to-use interface, includes over 6,000 adjustable and storable presets, including the new CMI V, DX7V, Buchla Easel V, and Clavinet V gives you access to thousands of the best sounds from our award-winning V Collection, and gives an amazing introduction to our whole software instrument catalog. Featuring 17 iconic instruments, including analog synths, revolutionary digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos, all pristinely recreated using Arturia’s exclusive True Analog Emulation® technology.
Ableton live Lite
New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you’ll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time.
Steinway pianos are found in only the very best concert halls and recording studios. Thanks to KeyLab Essential, you can have one in your living room. The UVI Grand Piano Model D puts the sound of the famous Steinway Model D grand piano at your fingertips, sampled in exquisite detail, and ready to play.