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Arturia Announces the KeyLab Essential Series

Arturia is thrilled to announce the imminent release of KeyLab Essential – an affordable, yet fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards. Created with the budget-conscious musician in mind, KeyLab Essential provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box. The 49- and 61-note controllers are packed with intuitive performance controls, feature powerful DAW integration, and come with 3 incredible software titles.

KeyLab Essential features:

  • 49 / 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
  • Pitch bend & modulation wheels
  • Transposition by semitones & octaves
  • MCU / HUI compliant for comprehensive DAW integration
  • 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

Watch this video featuring LAAKE, an electronic musician from Paris, France. The track was recorded within Ableton Live Lite and all its synth sounds were created with Analog Lab 2 - both of which are included with KeyLab Essential.

 

 

Source : Arturia website