Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard (Black Edition)

PA SKU # ATU KEYLAB61BLACK MFR # 230532 UPC # 3760033531304
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  • Product Highlights
  • 6500+ Sounds
  • MIDI & USB Out's
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • DAW Control Hub
  • Pre-Mapped Knobs/Faders
  • Sustain Pedal Input
  • USB or DC Powered
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61-Note MIDI Controller Keyboard with Dedicated DAW Control and Superb Included Software

The ideal, affordable MIDI controller for the home studio, KeyLab Essential 61 Black Edition ticks all the boxes: great feeling keys; streamlined workflow; customizable user maps; thousands of amazing synth and keyboard sounds; awesome limited edition finish. The go-to choice for both seasoned professionals and new producers just making their start, this MIDI controller has been designed to help you cultivate your creativity and inspiration, not stand in its way.

Make the most out of your studio

Helping you focus on your music, rather than your computer, KeyLab Essential Black Edition bridges the gap between software and hardware, giving you intuitive control over your whole software studio, from DAW to virtual instruments The powerful map settings effectively make this 8 controllers in one, so whatever collection of rack synths, virtual instruments, sound modules, or recording software you've decked your studio out in, KeyLab Essential will make you the master of it all.

The perfect controller for any musician

KeyLab Essential Black Edition has you covered, whether you're working on a Mac, PC, or a mobile device. Using just one USB socket to transmit MIDI and receive power, you won't be swamped with wires, and KeyLab Essential is also class compliant, meaning that - put simply - it just works. Its dedicated DAW Command Center puts the most frequently used functions and transport control features within easy reach. Use the rotaries and faders to adjust levels and mix your track in your DAW, or tweak the parameters of a virtual instrument. The possibilities are almost endless.

Limited edition

If you prefer things on the dark side, this limited edition KeyLab Essential is for you: a cool, striking alternative to the traditional bright white Arturia look. It's not just about the looks, don't forget that this amazing MIDI controller also comes with Arturia Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D, giving you thousands of expertly crafted synth and keyboard sounds, and a powerful creative environment to record, edit, mix, and release your tracks.
  • Amazing bundled software: KeyLab Essential Black Edition has everything you need to start making music right out of the box, from the 5,000+ awesome keyboard preset sounds in Analog Lab to the recording and producing power of Ableton Live Lite.
  • Fully customizable: almost every component of KeyLab Essential can be customized to suit your own particular needs in a controller, and saved within the 6 user preset banks so you can quickly chop and change between settings Perfect for live performance or controlling specific virtual instruments.
  • DAW control: featuring full Mackie / HUI command support, you can control the most used functions of your DAW directly from your keyboard, letting you spend more time creating and less time switching between your controller and your keyboard & mouse.
  • Great feeling keys: a key component often overlooked on other controllers - the KeyLab Essential's offers a beautifully playable, 61-note synth-action keyboard for you to enjoy for years to come.
  • Assignable faders and rotaries: easily control your DAW's mixer, then at the flick of a switch start tweaking Analog Lab's sound parameters. KeyLab Essential offers outstanding workflow options, and will keep up with even the most hands-on producers.
  • Solid RGB performance pads: the dual-function pads let you hammer out a rhythm one moment, select your user maps another, and trigger your own custom command the next. You can even select their color to keep your live set organized.
  • Chord play for quicker, thicker sounds: straight out of the fabled Arturia BeatStep Pro, the Chord feature lets you tap in your preferred chord and instantly transpose it to any key you touch.
  • MIDI and power via USB: power sockets and USB slots are precious commodities in the streamlined, modern studio. KeyLab Essential sends and receives all its MIDI data and is powered by just one single USB connection. It's even "class compliant", so you can also use it with your iOS or Android device.
  • Instrument size : 34,7 x 9,7 x 2,9 inches (882 x 248 x 76 mm)
  • Instrument weight : 7,2lb (3,3Kg)
  • Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 - Universal MIDI Controller and Software (Black Edition)
  • USB Cable
  • Analog Lab Software
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Grand Piano Model D Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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