Spend less time with your keyboard and mouse, and spend more time creating, performing, playing, and enjoying your creative flow.
KeyLab Essential is built to make music accessible, to streamline the production process, and to help you find your sound as quickly and intuitively as possible. Remove all distractions and enjoy a responsive keyboard, tactile DAW commands, and swift preset browsing for a seamless music-making experience all in one.
Make music your way: we created KeyLab Essential to make the technical stuff as simple as possible so you can focus on the creative stuff. The result of meticulous research, it combines the immediacy of an advanced controller, the expressivity of a classic instrument, and massive sonic versatility with the included software. Choose from 49 or 61 keys, plug in, and let the music play – once you?ve experienced the creative workflow of KeyLab Essential, you?ll wonder how you ever made music without it.
Geared for maximum compatibility, KeyLab Essential gives you unhindered control of your digital world, seamlessly fitting into any setup. KeyLab
Essential is packed with clever controls that help you make swift work of everyday tasks within your DAW & recording software. Play your track, jog forwards and back, save, toggle your metronome and loop, record, and punch in on the fly. This functionality keeps your hands on the controller and your mind in the music. As well as offering ultimate integration with Analog Lab, KeyLab Essential is a universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party instruments or software. Whether you?re a total newcomer to the world of recording, or a seasoned pro who?s set in their ways, KeyLab Essential has the potential to revolutionize your creative process.
Everything in its right place
Quality playing surface
The durable, smooth-action keys will capture every nuance of your performance. You can shift the keyboard using the dedicated octave switches, get creative with your performance using the pitch bend and modulation wheels, and make use of the optional sustain pedal. A chord feature is also included to save a chord and then to play and transpose it with a single key press.
8 multi-purpose performance pads
Versatile and space-saving, the bank of dynamic, RGB back-lit pads features switchable modes, letting you punch in awesome drum rhythms and percussion patterns, while also letting you select your favorite mapping options to control Analog Lab, your DAW, or any other software or hardware you create maps for.
Rotary knobs & faders
Adjusting the panning and level of 8 channels at a time could not be more natural than with the automatically mapped knobs and faders. And if your creativity requires more tracks to fully express, no problem, two switches are there to move back and forth across your whole mix. Using the Analog Lab dedicated memory they will give you a direct control of the parameters of your Arturia virtual instruments.
DAW Command Center
MCU/HUI enabled DAW Command Center lets you totally master your creative environment. This great little control hub lets you play, pause, stop, record, toggle your metronome, and fast travel around your project. Take a break from the screen and focus on the music.
A complete keyboard production studio, KeyLab Essential comes with some incredible software titles:
Analog Lab V
Your very own vintage & modern keyboard collection, with access to over 2000 presets from the award-winning V Collection, ready to customize and play in an instant.
Analog synthesizers. Digital synthesizers. Acoustic pianos. Electric pianos. Organs. Strings machines. Samplers. You name it, Analog Lab has it. With the best of 24 vintage instrument reproductions on tap, this amazing software instrument hub lets you transcend time and style by arming you with everything from the most iconic sounds of the past to modern sound designs that are cutting edge today.
Ableton Live lite
An introduction to one of the most intuitive, popular production platforms around, featuring dozens of pro-grade functions, effects, and sounds for a fun music-making workflow.
Ableton Live Lite lets you record, effect, mix, and export your tracks, so you can start making music straight out of the box, even if you don?t already own a DAW. Live Lite can also help you hit the stage with performance controls!
UVI Model D
Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.
An essential instrument for any songwriter?s sound palette.
Steinway pianos are found in only the very best concert halls and recording studios. Thanks to Keylab Essential, you can have one in your own home. The UVI Model D puts the sound of the famous Steinway Model D grand piano at your fingertips, sampled in exquisite detail, and ready to play.
Design with your mind
Ultimate DAW commander
Go beyond play & pause with KeyLab Essential?s universal DAW compatibility. Using both MCU and HUI protocols, quickly navigate and control your project no matter what recording software you use.
Tailor KeyLab Essential?s controls to suit your workflow, musical style, and favorite plugins thanks to its intelligent MIDI mapping, flexible internal memory, and the free Arturia MIDI Control Center – sorted.
KeyLab Essential is a class-compliant MIDI controller, so you can easily control your DAW, apps, and virtual instruments on your computer, iPad, or Android devices with ease.
Toughness you can rely on
Durable, yet stylish, KeyLab Essential is designed to withstand the demands of live performance while retaining Arturia?s iconic, ergonomic design.
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