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Arturia Keylab Essentials 61

The Arturia Keylab Essentials 61 is a universal MIDI controller and software package that includes 61 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, a clickable encoder, 9 additional encoders, 9 sliders, 8 touch and pressure sensitive pads, 6 transport control switches, 4 command switches, a modulation wheel, and a pitch-bend 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.

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. From the responsive keyboard to the intelligently assigned knobs and faders, you’ll feel like everything you touch turns to gold. KeyLab Essential makes navigating your track a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Center, and makes browsing your presets an exciting, inspiring experience.

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 integration with Analog Lab 2, KeyLab Essential is a universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party instruments or software. 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.

  • High quality MIDI Keyboard controller
  • 61 key with velocity sensitivity and Chord Play mode
  • Additional browse, transport, and level controls
  • Modulation & Pitch wheels
  • 8 touch and pressure-sensitive pads
  • Twin-line LCD screen
  • MCU/HUI control compatibility
  • Complete Analog Lab 2 integration
  • Includes;
    • Analog Lab software (VST)
    • Ableton Live lite (DAW)
    • UVI Grand Piano model D (VST)


Type: MIDI Keyboard Controller

Number of Keys: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch

Other Controls: 

  • 1 x clickable encoder
  • 9 x encoders
  • 9 x 30.0 mm sliders
  • 4 x command switches
  • 1 x pitch bend wheel
  • 1 x mod wheel
  • 6 x transport switches
  • 8 x touch and pressure-sensitive pads

Connectivity: USB, MIDI I/O, Sustain

Dimensions: 881.4 x 246.4 x 73.7 mm

Weight: 3.3 kg


For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.