KeyLab Essential 88 is a high quality, versatile MIDI controller that will ignite your creativity and make the process of music-making easy and fun. The perfect combo of awesomely playable keys, rotary knobs, faders, and performance pads is only the start: KeyLab Essential 88 also includes a whole host of amazing audio software that will have you creating awesome music straight out of the box.
Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 Keyboard Controller Features
INSPIRATION IN YOUR HANDS
Keyboard: 88 semi-weighted keys with velocity
Controllers: clickable encoder, 9 rotary knobs, 9 30mm faders, 13 switches control, 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
Perfect Analog Lab integration: Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
Full Mackie / HUI control compatibility
Chord Play mode
KeyLab Essential 88 puts vast, powerful controls at your fingertips in an elegant, affordable package. You have so much more to give than your computer keyboard and mouse will allow, so why restrict yourself? Having access to responsive, semi-weighted durable keys, as well as 8 backlit pads will give you the freedom to express your musical ideas, and the intelligently-assigned encoders, faders, and transport controls will give you the scope you need to craft your sound into a finished product.
IN TUNE WITH YOUR STUDIO
KeyLab Essential 88 is packed with clever controls that help you make swift work of everyday tasks within your recording software. Play your track, jog forwards and back, save, toggle your metronome and loop, record, and punch in on the fly. These DAW command centre functionalities keep your hands on the controller and your mind in the music. As well as offering ultimate integration with Analog Lab, KeyLab Essential 88 is a universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party instruments or software.
With KeyLab Essential 88, you'll never be short of inspiration. To help you start making music right away, we've included an amazing collection of recording and performance software in the box: an astounding collection of over 6,500 sounds from the critically acclaimed V-Collection with Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, one of the world’s favorite DAWs, and an exquisitely recreated Steinway Model D grand piano from UVI.