Arturia KeyLab MKII 61 Professional Keyboard Controller and Software - Black

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KEYLABMKII61 BK

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KeyLab MkII is an expressive, versatile, and superbly powerful next-generation USB MIDI controller keyboard. It features dynamic performance and studio controls, including a high quality 49-note keyboard with aftertouch, 16 RGB backlit pads, 9 faders, 9 rotary knobs, and dedicated DAW and transport controls. Its huge connectivity also includes CV / Gate outputs, so you can take command of outboard synth and Eurorack modules with ease. Factor in the amazing included software, and you've just found your ideal creative companion for the studio and stage.

Both 49-key and 61-key versions of KeyLab MkII feature Arturia's Pro-Feel action, the same lusciously playable keybed as the MatrixBrute and MiniBrute 2. Sensitive enough to accurately capture the subtleties and nuances of delicate playing, while still being robust enough to feel the energy of high-impact playing.

Every version of KeyLab MkII also offers 16 RGB-backlit, multi-function performance pads which can be used in a huge variety of ways, whatever suits your performance style or studio needs best. Trigger custom chords, activate samples, quickly switch user maps, KeyLab MkII puts the "control" firmly back into "controller".

A gateway to software, KeyLab MkII features 9 rotary encoders, 9 faders, and a selection of fully assignable buttons to give you unfettered access to your virtual instruments, effects, and recording environment. Send and receive CV / gate data to bridge the gap between modular and MIDI, with a fully customizable setup.

To allow for maximum expression, and to put that unmistakable "human touch" into your music, KeyLab MkII features multiple expression pedal inputs, that can be assigned to whatever parameters you desire in your DAW or virtual instruments, and sports robust, luxurious machined metal pitch and mod wheels. Truly a live-performers dream!

Main Features

Software Specifications:
• Includes Analog Lab software with 6500 synth sounds
• Includes Ableton Live Lite
• Includes Piano V

Hardware Specifications:
• 49 & 61 key options available, each with high quality keybed with velocity and aftertouch
• 16 RGB-backlit performance pads
• Control bank with 9 faders and 9 rotary knobs
• Control modular equipment with 4 CV/Gate outputs, controlling pitch, gate, and modulation

• Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments

• Presets for multiple DAWs, with magnetic overlays for controls

• Huge connectivity, including expression, sustain, CV/Gate, MIDI, USB and 3 assignable auxiliary pedal inputs

Perfect Analog Lab integration:
• Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
• Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
• Over 6500 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection
• Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
• Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
• Over 6500 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection

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

• Piano V - Twelve different world-class pianos meticulously crafted using our critically acclaimed modeling technology.

• Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One

• Available in Black or White


Specifications for KeyLab MKII 61

Keyboard: 61 x keys with velocity and aftertouch

Size: 34.5 x 11.7 x 2.1 inches (875 x 297 x 53 mm)

Controller:
16 x RGB backlit performance pads
1 x clickable encoder
9 x encoders
9 x 1.2" / 30 mm sliders
4 x command switches
1 x pitch bend wheel
1 x mod wheel
6 x transport switches

Connectors:
MIDI I/O: 2 x 5-pin DIN
USB Type-B
CV Output (Pitch, Gate, Mod1, & Mod2): 4 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Sustain Pedal: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
Expression Pedal: 1/4" / 6.35 mm
Aux Inputs (1-3): 3 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm
CV Input: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Sustain Pedal Input: 1/4" / 6.35 mm

Display: Twin-line LCD screen

Mac System Requirements
Analog Lab and Piano V
Mac OS: 10.10 or later
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
2 GB free hard-disk space

Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit)

Ableton Live Lite
Mac OS: 10.8 or later
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
HD Space: 3 GB
Display: 1024 x 768
DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Windows System Requirements
Analog Lab and Piano V
Windows 7 or later
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
2 GB free hard-disk space

Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11)

Ableton Live Lite
Windows 7 or later
CPU: 2 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
HD Space: 3 GB
Display: 1024 x 768
DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Don?t Believe The Hype2 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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I spent almost two years researching midi controllers. This one, as you likely have read, is always rated as a top product. RUBBISH. After having major issues last year with the mini lab, and no help from Arturia support, I foolishly tried another one… at over $700 I expected the best. How wrong I was. The build quality seems excellent, but as you will read, I couldn’t really try out all the controls. After following Arturia’s install instructions to the T, I again had major issues…20 in all!!!! I won’t list them all here, but the issues made recording and playing live impossible Arturia support helped me with registration….that was it. After several emails to support, and several days passing with no response the issues continue. In fact, their manual states that in some cases, the charge for support!!!! Reinstalling all software didn’t help. In fact, analog lab wouldn’t reinstall at all. I would never recommend an Arturia keyboard at all, having 2/2 fail on me. When you read their history on firmware updates younwill see how many issues they have had. I would be hesitant to buy Arturia MIDI if I were you. “0s” we’re not an option when rating. Their Drumbrute is excellent though.
Posted by Gerry B. on Jan 10, 2022
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