2020 NAMM Show: Arturia has debuted the latest member of its KeyLab Essential family, the KeyLab Essential 88.
KeyLab Essential 88 features a new keybed that strikes a balance between “fast synth action” and a traditional weighted piano feel.
- 88 note, velocity sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel.
- 16 back-lit, customizable performance pads
- 9 faders & rotary encoders
- Mackie / HUI compliant DAW Command Center
- Clickable jog-wheel
- Velocity & modulation wheels
- Full Analog Lab integration
- “Chord play” mode
- Twin-line LCD screen
- Class-compliant USB: use with iOS and Android devices
- Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply
KeyLab Essential 88 also comes complete with a collection of bonus software:
- ANALOG LAB: “Perfectly integrated” synths and keyboards. Analog Lab collects over 6500 keyboard presets taken from over 30 classic instruments, intuitive controls, and seamless integration.
- ABLETON LIVE LITE: Record, mix, and release tracks. An introduction to the Ableton Live software suite. Live Lite lets the user record your ideas, layer tracks, warp audio, and release productions.
- UVI GRAND PIANO MODEL D: “Beautifully sampled” iconic piano. KeyLab Essential also includes UVI’s recreation of the Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in “exquisite” detail, ready to play.
Pricing and Availability
This new model of Arturia KeyLab Essential will begin shipping worldwide mid-February 2020. KeyLab Essential 88 will retail for $399/349€ .
More information available on the Arturia website.