Arturia Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black MIDI Keyboard

The KeyLab Essential MK3 is a focused, accessible, and fun keyboard controller. Control your DAW or hardware with the most vital controls at your fingertips, with undoubtedly the most expressive features at your disposal, and the most inspiring musical software.

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Arturia Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black MIDI Keyboard

The Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black is the focused, accessible, and fun keyboard controller designed to make your music-making workflow more personal and enjoyable than ever before. Control your DAW or hardware with the most vital controls at your fingertips, with undoubtedly the most expressive features at your disposal, and the most inspiring musical software – included as standard.

Your Essential Ingredients For Creativity

Whether you’re a beginner producer or an experienced music maker looking for a refreshed setup, Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black distils everything you want in a controller into a simple, fun, expressive keyboard for production and performance. Enjoy comfy keybeds, tactile DAW-integrated controls, and thoughtful layout that simply makes your creative life easier.

Advanced Features, Simple Workflow

Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black provides an array of useful & intuitive controls that’ll get the job done. Interact with encoders, faders, pads, and more in a way that makes sense for your setup. Above all, this gives you a hands-on experience, balanced with software flexibility.

The Best DAW Integration

Get creative right out of the box with Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black’s custom DAW scripts. Additionally, it is included with pre-mapped controls in your workflow with any major DAW. Not only that, but the Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black controls work seamlessly with Analog Lab V, the included sound anthology plugin – letting you freely explore thousands of sounds old and new.

Your Musical Workhorse

For when you want to get experimental, find a new sound, or just need a bit of extra inspiration, Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black has a few tricks up its sleeve. Also, create fun ever-changing melodies with the Arpeggiator. Additionally, weave rich chord voicings with Chord play, and always stay in key thanks to Scale mode.

What’s New in the Arturia Keylab Essential MK3 61 Key Black?

  • A bigger display with 4 contextual buttons
  • 5 dedicated DAW scripts, plus MCU & HUI protocols, for controlling any DAW
  • Enhanced integration with Arturia Software
  • Creative features: Scale mode, Chord Play, Arpeggiator (with presets), Hold function
  • 2 Pad Banks (for finger drumming, clip launching, or User configuration)
  • Bigger software bundle (Analog Lab V, Ableton Live Lite, NI The Gentleman, UVI Model D, Loopcloud & Melodics)
  • Multi-purpose pedal input (Sustain, Footswitch or Expression)
  • USB-C
  • Eco-designed

 

Arturia Keylab

  • Custom DAW scripts (Ableton Live Lite, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Bitwig Studio)
  • Seamless communication with Arturia Software
  • User programs
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Huge software bundle
  • Register for free tips, tutorials, and bonus content
  • Eco-designed
  • Clean, Focused, and Intuitive Interface
  • Premium Quality, Affordable Price
  • Velocity-sensitive keybed with hybrid synth-piano feel
  • 1 clickable encoder, 9 encoders, 9 faders (30mm), 6 transport switches, 4 command switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, 8 touch & pressure-sensitive pads
  • MIDI out, USB, Sustain pedal
  • Premium music-making software bundle
  • Seamless integration with Analog Lab V (included)
  • Creative features like Arpeggiator, Chord play, and Scale mode, Semitone Transposal, Hold Function
  • Analog Lab V software with 2000 synth & keyboard sounds
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Model D & Native Instruments The Gentleman pianos
  • Loopcloud subscription
  • Melodics subscription

– 61 Keys
– 1 Clickable Encoder
– 9 Encoders
– 9 Faders
– 6 Transport Switches
– 4 Command Switches
– 1 Modulation Wheel
– 1 Pitch Bend wheel
– 8 Touch & Pressure-Sensitive Pads
– Midi Out
– USB C
– Sustain Pedal Input
– 2.5” LCD display with contextual buttons
– Works In Standalone VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 89.0 x 24.0 x 0.70 cm
Weight: 3.08 kg
Windows Compatible Requirements: Win 10+ (64bit), 4 GB RAM, 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost), 3GB free hard disk space, OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU, ARM processors not supported on Windows
Apple Compatible Requirements: Mac OS 10.13+, 4 GB RAM, 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or Apple Silicon CPU, 3GB free hard disk space, OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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