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Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller, 61-Key
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on 8-20-2018.
Product Description
The Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller includes a full-fledged DAW control area and a central screen section allowing instant access to the 5000+ Analog Lab 2 presets included. All the knobs, sliders and pads one could dream of are available right at your fingertips and 8 mappings assignations can be selected in the blink of an eye. KeyLab Essential will sit beautifully in the center of any music making arsenal. Featuring a full-sized, synth-action 61-key keybed, its convenient light weight doesn't take anything away from its sturdy feel. Comes with Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D and Arturia's award winning Analog Lab 2.


- 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
- Pitch bend & modulation wheels
- Transposition by semitones & octaves
- MCU / HUI comprehensive DAW integration compliant for
- 8 RGB back-lit, multi-purpose performance pads
- 9 faders & rotary encoders
- DAW Command Center & transport section
- 1 DAW-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control panning and level of tracks)
- 1 Analog Lab-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control essential parameters in Arturia instruments)
- 6 fully-customizable user memories
- "Chord play" mode
- Twin-line LCD screen
- Class-compliant USB, enabling use with iOS and Android devices
- Comprehensive music software bundle included
- Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply
Reviews From Buyers
Being almost completely unfamiliar with midi controllers, I will admit that I fretted with understanding what it all meant. I've been producing electronic music, very prolifically, for the past year or more. I was so used to plugging in 1/4 jacks from my synths into my interface and just recording directly into my DAW (Adobe Audition). It just worked. But I new I needed more. I felt boxed in with my main go-to synth, and was running dry on ideas. That's what drew me to the Artuia Key-Lab. 5000 more sounds bundled in the package was a major selling point. But I was unsure how to get everything recording ready. This package came bundled with Ableton Live 9 Lite, so as a shot in the dark I downloaded it. Being new to the controller and DAW it was a bit of a headscratcher. But once I got everything ironed out it's not left center stage of my desk since. The key action is phenomenal for the price point, and pads and knobs and faders feel really good. If you need something more and especially new sounds, then this may be what you're looking for. I'm still studying it and putting it through its paces, but I feel like I got way more than what I paid for. I still love my old way of recording synths but I feel like this will prove to be the machine that will allow more growth and development in sound as an artist.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 38 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 230532
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 39 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 230531