MESSE 2017: Arturia Announces KeyLab Essential

Affordable range of universal MIDI controller keyboards coming soon      06/04/17

Buying Choices

Arturia has announced the imminent release of KeyLab Essential, which they describe as an affordable, yet fully-featured range of new universal MIDI controller keyboards.

A spokesperson told us, "Combining a stylish, rugged MIDI keyboard, DAW controls, deep integration, and iconic music software, KeyLab Essential is set to become the go-to choice for producers and musicians who want maximum bang for their buck. KeyLab Essential provides everything musicians need to create and record music straight out of the box. The 49 and 61-note controllers are packed with intuitive performance controls, feature powerful DAW integration, and come with 3 incredible software titles - Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D."

KeyLab Essential features:

  • 49 / 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard with pitch bend & modulation wheels
  • Comprehensive music software bundle included, with Analog Lab for 5000+ playable vintage synth and keyboard sounds.
  • 8 RGB back-lit, multi-purpose performance pads, 9 faders & rotary encoders
  • MCU / HUI comprehensive DAW integration
  • DAW Command Center & transport section
  • 6 fully-customizable user memories, Twin-line LCD Screen with backlit illumination
  • "Chord play" mode
  • Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply compatibility
  • Class-compliant USB, enabling use with iOS and Android devices


Pricing and Availability:
ETA: July
KEYLAB ESSENTIAL 49 RRP: £189 inc VAT
KEYLAB ESSENTIAL 61 RRP: £235 inc VAT

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