Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

The Arturia KeyLab Essential 61, is a universal MIDI controller and software package that features 61 synth-action, velocity-sensitive keys, a clickable encoder, nine additional encoders, nine...

Vendor :Arturia

Type :MIDI Keyboard Controller


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The Arturia KeyLab Essential 61, is a universal MIDI controller and software package that features 61 synth-action, velocity-sensitive keys, a clickable encoder, nine additional encoders, nine sliders, eight touch and pressure sensitive pads, six transport control switches, four command switches, a modulation wheel, and a pitchbend wheel.

The system is designed to provide 1:1 control of the included Analog Lab 2 synth software, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D software, as well as any MIDI controllable plug-in or DAW. It can be customized to other software using the downloadable MIDI Control Center software. What's more, the KeyLab Essential utilizes MCU and HUI protocols for its DAW command center, which offers seamless control well beyond standard MIDI, allowing you to control your DAW software on any platform. The controller is a Class-Compliant USB device, what works straight out of the box with Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices.

Fast and easy access to your creative tools
Cut out the technical tedium with KeyLab Essential by combining a beautifully playable controller keyboard with Arturia's acclaimed Analog Lab 4. There's the onboard Analog Remote section, which lets you call up sounds right from the controller — no need to touch the mouse. You have pre-mapped knobs and sliders for parameter control, performance pads, and even tools like chord mode to make songwriting as simple as it gets.

Total integration with your songwriting studio
Powerful as it is, Analog Lab 4 is just part of what KeyLab Essential has to offer. This wonderfully laid out controller keyboard includes all the control you need to take charge of your DAW, including full transport controls. In fact, KeyLab Essential is a fully loaded universal MIDI controller, so it's completely compatible with any third-party instruments or other music-creation software. Most of the controls also do double duty, providing you with layers of control over Analog Lab 4, your DAW, and any other instruments you want to play with.

Bundled with a killer collection of software
Speaking of DAW applications and other virtual instruments, check out the awesome software package bundled with KeyLab Essential controller keyboards. Let's start by taking a closer look at Analog Lab 4. This greatest-hits sound collection features many of the top classics from Arturia's award-winning V Collection. It covers 17 timeless synths and over 6,500 sounds featuring Arturia's amazing True Analog Emulation technology. Next, there's Ableton Live Lite. It's an ideal introduction to one of the world's most popular creative DAWs, which is renowned for its powerful songwriting structure. Lastly, there's UVI's Grand Piano Model D, a meticulously captured Steinway Model D that adds an essential instrument to your keyboard collection.

Main features:

  • A powerful MIDI keyboard controller built around Arturia's Analog Lab and V Collection instruments
  • Play effortlessly on a highly responsive 61-note keybed with separate modulation and pitch wheels
  • Other hands-on controls include 10 encoders, 9 sliders, a 6-button transport section, and 4 command switches
  • Perform with 8 pads, Chord Play mode, and a sustain pedal input for added expression
  • Connectivity includes MIDI and USB connections, with MCU and HUI control compatibility onboard
  • Included Analog Lab virtual instrument provides over 6,500 sounds from 17 Arturia V Collection instruments
  • Also bundled with Ableton Live Lite DAW software and UVI Grand Piano Model D virtual instrument
  • Compatible with all major DAW software platforms

  • Tech Specs:

    • Type: Keyboard Controller
    • Number of Keys: 61
    • Type of Keys: Synth action
    • Velocity Sensitive: Yes
    • Pads: 8 x back-lit performance pads
    • Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
    • Encoders/Pots: 9 x encoders
    • Faders: 9 x 30mm faders
    • Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
    • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (sustain)
    • MIDI I/O: Out/USB
    • USB: 1 x Type B
    • Software: Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D
    • Format: AAX, AU, VST3, VST, Standalone
    • Hardware Requirements - Mac: Multi-core 2GHz processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
    • Hardware Requirements - PC: Multi-core 2GHz processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
    • OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.8 or later, iOS
    • OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later, Android
    • Power Supply: 9V DC power supply (sold separately) / USB bus powered (MIDI out requires 9V adapter)

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