Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 – 88-Key Controller

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Arturia KeyLab Essential 88

The Arturia Keylab Essential 88 gives you an 88-Key controller that lets you focus on what’s important. Creating quality music!

Sporting 8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive 88-key keyboard; but there’s so much more to the KeyLab Essential 88. Every aspect has been chosen to ensure you get the best possible experience when creating and performing. On top of that, a dedicated DAW Command Center makes navigating your recording software a breeze. While you can browse your presets with an exciting and inspiring experience. As a result, you’ll spend less time with your keyboard and mouse, and more time creating and performing!

Make music, your way

Keylab Essential 88 makes the days of getting lost in a maze of menus, a thing of the past. Streamlining your creative process and making the technical stuff, as simple as possible. Pair it with Analog Lab software, and the KeyLab Essential 88 becomes a new kind of animal. Each and every one of the 6500+ presets onboard intelligently map with the KeyLab Essential 88’s faders, knobs, and pads. Giving you instant and inspiring access to some of the most iconic keyboard sounds you’ve ever heard.

Once you get your hands on the KeyLab Essential 88, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

A world of sound

Complete with Analog Lab, the KeyLab Essential 88 gives you access to thousands of incredible synth and keyboard sounds. Giving you access to every instrument from the Arturia V Collection, Analog Lab is like your very own keyboard museum. Packed with iconic analog monosynths, illustrious and exotic pianos, classic organs, digital workstations, and much more. Each preset forged by some of the world’s finest sound designers. All cataloged in a clever, tag-based archive, so finding the perfect sound has never been easier. Above all, your Keylab Essential 88 gives you all the iconic sounds you need to take your music to the next level. As well as clasic analog sounds brought back by the exclusive True Analog Emulation technology.

So 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.

In tune with your studio

Geared for maximum compatibility, KeyLab Essential 88 gives you unadulterated control of your digital world. Integrating seamlessly with all your virtual instruments and DAW software. Boasting a number of clever controls that make every day tasks a breeze. You can play your track, jog forward and backward, save, toggle your metronome, loop, record, and punch in on the fly. Keeping your hands on the controller and your mind completely in the music.

Not only does the Keylab Essential give you ultimate control over Analog Lab. It’s also a universal MIDI controller. So you can use it with any third-party instrument or software. Plus, if you’re just getting started, KeyLab Essential 88 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite. So you can start recording, editing, and releasing music straight out of the box.

Above all, whether you’re a total newcomer to the world of recording or a seasoned pro who’s set in their ways; Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 has the potential to revolutionize your creative process.

• Keyboard: 88 semi-weighted keys with velocity
• Controllers: clickable encoder, 9 rotary knobs, 9 30mm faders, 13 switches control, 6 transport switches, 4 command switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, 8 touch and pressure sensitive pads
• Connectivity: MIDI out, USB, Sustain pedal
• Functions as a universal MIDI controller
• Twin-line LCD screen
• Perfect Analog Lab integration: Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
• Full Mackie / HUI control compatibility
• Chord Play mode
• INCLUDED SOFTWARE: Ableton Live Lite, Analog Lab, Grand Piano Model D

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)
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 RequirementsMac: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
Hardware RequirementsPC: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
OS RequirementsMac: OS X 10.10 or later
OS RequirementsPC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
Power Supply: USB Bus powered / 9V DC positive center power supply (sold separately)
Height: 2.48″
Width: 49.59″
Depth: 10.26″
Weight: 18.7 lbs.

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