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Arturia Keylab Essential 88

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Value-packed MIDI Keyboard from Arturia

Unleash your creativity with Arturia’s KeyLab Essential 88, an affordable and lightweight MIDI controller packed with enough features to serve as the command centre for your digital production environment. KeyLab Essential 88 serves up a host of knobs, faders, and pads to interact with your virtual synths, and it is built to seamlessly integrate with your favourite DAW and control standard transport functions, such as track jogging, loop, play, record, and punch-in. Additionally, KeyLab Essential 88 comes bundled with a vast selection of Arturia’s most popular virtual instruments from their renowned V-collection as well as Ableton Live Lite, and a stunning Steinway Model D re-creation from software designer UVI. And, despite its relatively lightweight and easy portability, the KeyLab Essential is a solidly constructed controller with an excellent semi-weighted feel and velocity-sensitive keys.

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 Features:

  • Value-packed combination of Analog Lab 4 software and a powerful 88-key controller
  • Great-feeling, velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
  • 9 rotary controls, 9 faders, and 8 backlit control pads
  • MIDI Control Center software makes it easy to create custom control layouts
  • Analog Lab 4 software, with a new easier-to-use interface, includes over 6,000 adjustable and storable presets, including the new CMI V, DX7V, Buchla Easel V, and Clavinet V
  • Generous array of rotary encoders, faders, and more for hands-on control
  • MIDI I/O, USB port, and sustain jack on the back panel
  • Includes Analog Lab 4, UVI Grand Piano Model D, and Ableton Live Lite

Tech Specs

  • 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)
  • MIDI I/O: Out/USB
  • 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 Requirements - Mac: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • Hardware Requirements - PC: 2GHz Processor or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
  • OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.10 or later
  • OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Power Supply: USB Bus powered / 9V DC positive centre power supply (sold separately)
  • Height: 2.48"
  • Width: 49.59"
  • Depth: 10.26"
  • Weight: 18.7 lbs.

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