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Arturia Keylab Essential 88 Black Edition 88-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard

$379.00

Arturia Keylab Essential 88 Black Edition 88-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard

$379.00

Manufacturer's Description

KeyLab Essential 88

Expressive full-size controller with a focus on workflow.

With everything you need to express your musical ideas, take command of your studio, and perform like you've always dreamed, KeyLab Essential is an intuitive, powerful, carefully crafted controller with a full size keyboard.

The accessible music maker

Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing.

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.

8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive keyboard, but so, so much more. 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. KeyLab Essential makes navigating inside your recording software a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Center, and makes browsing your presets an exciting and inspiring experience.

Make music your way

Lost in a maze of menus and settings? We’ve all been there. That’s why we’ve created KeyLab Essential : to make the technical stuff as simple as possible.

It’s easy to let your concentration drift and your inspiration slip when you spend hours on tedious tasks. KeyLab Essential is the result of years of research, with the express aim of streamlining your creative process, giving you more time to express yourself through music.

When paired with Analog Lab software, KeyLab Essential becomes a whole new animal. Every one of the 6500+ presets intelligently map with KeyLab’s faders, knobs, and pads to give you instant, inspiring access to some of the most iconic, legendary keyboard sounds ever heard.

Once you’ve used KeyLab Essential, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.

A world of sound

A complete keyboard production studio, KeyLab Essential comes with some incredible software titles.

Whether you want 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 to perform and record. All the ingredients of the cocktail are there and ready to be mixed according to your own style.

Analog Lab V

Your very own vintage & modern keyboard collection, with access to over 2000 presets from the award-winning V Collection, ready to customize and play in an instant.

Ableton Live lite

An introduction to one of the most intuitive, popular production platforms around, featuring dozens of pro-grade functions, effects, and sounds for a fun music-making workflow.

UVI Model D

Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.

Roll Call of Features!

Piece by piece the KeyLab Essential gathers all the elements required to take the control of your studio.

In tune with your studio

Geared for maximum compatibility, KeyLab Essential 88 gives you unadulterated control of your digital world, seamlessly integrating with virtual instruments and DAW software.

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 control over Analog Lab, KeyLab Essential is a universal MIDI controller, meaning you can use it with any third-party instruments or software.

If you’re just starting out on your musical journey, don’t worry, 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.

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

Specifications

Analog Lab required configuration

Platforms specifications

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
  • 3 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Broadband Internet connection for installation

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit. FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

Ableton Live Lite required configuration

Platforms specifications

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
  • 3 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Broadband Internet connection for installation

Required configuration

Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit. FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

UVI Model D required configuration

Platforms specifications

  • Windows 8 or later (64-bit)
  • OS X 10.9 or later (64 bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
  • 1 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Broadband Internet connection for installation

Required configuration

Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit. FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

What’s in the box

Instrument dimensions

  • Size: 49.6 x 10.3 x 2.5 inches (1260 x 262 x 64 mm)
  • Weight: 18.7lb (8.5Kg)

Main Features

Software Specifications

  • Includes Analog Lab V software with 2000 synth sounds
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Includes UVI Grand Piano model D

Hardware Specifications

  • 88 note, velocity sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel
  • Controllers: 1 clickable encoder, 9 encoders, 9 30mm faders, 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
  • MCU/HUI control compatibility
  • Chord Play mode

Perfect Analog Lab integration

  • Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
  • Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
  • Over 7000 TAE® powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection

Ableton Live Lite - record, layer, and edit your sounds to create a finished song.
UVI Model D - Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.
Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One [All product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.]