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Arturia Keylab Essential 88 MK3 88-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard, Black


Arturia Keylab Essential 88 MK3 88-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard, Black


Manufacturer's Description

Control your DAW, play with MIDI hardware, and get hands-on with your own style of music-making with KeyLab Essential mk3 88. This full-range keyboard controller removes barriers and makes creativity simple, with expressive semi-weighted keys, idea-sparking creative functions, and the most inspiring music software included as standard.

The streamlined piano range keyboard

Expand your musical horizons with a semi-weighted 88-note keyboard that removes barriers and makes your creative life easier. From studio to stage, DAW to MIDI hardware, KeyLab Essential 88 mk3 keeps things simple so you can focus on your music with full piano-range expressivity.

Your essential ingredients for creativity

KeyLab Essential provides an array of useful & intuitive controls that’ll get the job done. Enjoy a comfy keybed, tactile faders/encoders/pads, and thoughtful layout that’ll make sense for your setup. Enjoy a hands-on instrument experience balanced with software flexibility.

The best DAW integration

Get creative right out of the box with KeyLab Essential’s custom DAW scripts, bringing pre-mapped controls into your workflow with any major DAW. Not only that, but the KeyLab Essential 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 has a few tricks up its sleeve. Create fun ever-changing melodies with the Arpeggiator, weave rich chord voicings with Chord play, and always stay in key thanks to Scale mode.

New Features for the MK3

  • 88 hybrid synth-piano feel keys: The same comfortable waterfall keybed, expanded to full piano range for musical expression normally reserved for premium stage keyboards.
  • New creative features: Scale Mode, Chord Mode, and Arpeggiator, making composition, songwriting, and beat-making more intuitive than ever.
  • Custom DAW integration: KeyLab Essential mk3 features custom scripts for deeper control over DAWs, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, and more.
  • More versatile presets: The 2000 presets included with Analog Lab Pro are no longer limited to vintage sounds; users can enjoy unique hybrids, modern synths, orchestral sounds, and more.
  • Easier controls & interface: RGB-backlit pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity, contextual buttons, and a bright new 2.5” LCD screen for real-time feedback.
  • Expanded software package for beginners & pros: Now includes Analog Lab Pro, 2 pianos (UVI Model D, NI’s The Gentleman), plus subscriptions to Loopcloud and Melodics.



  • Velocity-sensitive 88-note keyboard 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
  • Creative features like Arpeggiator, Chord play, and Scale mode
  • MIDI out, USB, Sustain pedal
  • Premium music-making software bundle
  • Seamless integration with Analog Lab V (included)

Included Software

  • Analog Lab V software with 2000 synth & keyboard sounds
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Model D & Native Instruments The Gentleman pianos
  • Loopcloud subscription
  • Melodics subscription