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Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 Controller and Software Suite - Black

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KeyLab Essential Black Edition is a powerful MIDI controller keyboard that puts everything you need at your fingertips. Featuring a beautifully playable keybed, dedicated DAW controls, rotary knobs, faders, performance pads, and an incredible suite of music software, you can make the most of every spark of inspiration.

KeyLab Essential Black lets you play and create music instinctively. It won't force you to break your habits or abandon your tried and tested methods. This controller keyboard simply gives you a helping hand, letting you realize your full potential in the studio. The DAW-controlling MCU/HUI protocols let it work in practically any recording environment, letting you focus on what you're good at.

Its faders, knobs and DAW Command Center will automatically associate with the most important functions of your DAW, while its ultra-convenient memory slots will extend its capability to your favourite software instrument, whether they are Arturia's own, or another great manufacturer. KeyLab Essential is here to tear down walls, not build them up.


The perfect shadowy companion for the studio, KeyLab Essential also opens up exciting new avenues for performance on stage. Its RGB backlit pads and info screen are easily seen under stage lights, and its wealth of performance features like transpose, chord mode, and customizable user maps make inspiring, creative performance a breeze. Its wealth of knobs and faders also make easy work of live-tweaking your parameters and synth sounds.


An amazing addition to any creative setup, from the professional to the aspiring amateur, KeyLab Essential Black Edition comes with an amazing suite of software that will enrich your music and give you a lifetime of inspiration. Arturia's own Analog Lab 3 gives you instant access to over 6,500 legendary synth and keyboard sounds from its acclaimed, award-winning V Collection, while UVI Grand Piano Model D puts a sumptuous sampled Steinway at your beck and call. KeyLab Essential Black Edition also comes fully loaded with Ableton Live Lite, so even if you don't have a DAW, you can start recording, mixing, editing, and releasing your tracks straight out of the box.

Main Features

Software Specifications:
• Includes Analog Lab software with 6,000 synth sounds
• Includes Ableton Live Lite
• Includes UVI Grand Piano model D

Hardware Specifications:
• 49 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 a universal MIDI controller
• Twin-line LCD screen
• MCU/HUI control compatibility
• Chord Play mode

Perfect Analog Lab integration:
• Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
• Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
• Over 6,000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection

• Ableton Live 9 Lite - record, layer, and edit your sounds to create a finished song.

• UVI Grand Piano Model D - Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.

• Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One*
*All product names, trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Instrument size : 30.9 x 9.7 x 2.9 inches (784 x 248 x 76 mm)
Instrument weight : 6.6 lbs (3Kg)
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KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 1 - Get to Know your New Instrument
KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 2 - Analog Lab Integration
KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 3 - Using User Maps