Announced earlier this year at Musikmesse, the 49- and 61-note controllers offer intuitive performance controls, DAW integration and come with Arturia’s Analog Lab software.
- Software Specifications:
- Includes Analog Lab software with 5000 synth sounds
- Includes Ableton Live Lite
- Includes UVI Grand Piano model D
- Hardware Specifications:
- 61 keys with velocity
- 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 universal MIDI controller
- Twin-line LCD screen
- MCU/HUI control compatibility
- Chord Play mode
- Analog Lab 2 integration:
- Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
- Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
- Over 5,000 TAE® powered preset sounds from Arturia’s V Collection
- Ableton Live 9 Lite – record, layer, and edit sounds to create a finished song.
- UVI Grand Piano Model D – Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.
- Compatible with major Digital Audio Workstations: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One
Pricing and Availability. Arturia KeyLab Essential 49- and 61-key controller keyboards are available starting today, from retailers or directly from Arturia. The 61-key model retails for $299US, and the KeyLab Essential 49 retails for $249US.
To find out more about the Arturia KeyLab Essential, visit the Arturia website.