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Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller

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Product Price $249.0
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Powerful DAW control with bundled software.

Most musicians need three things from a controller keyboard: powerful DAW control, software instrument integration and efficient navigation of presets. KeyLab Essential is Arturia's new
generation of controller keyboards that satisfy all of these requirements in an elegant, thoughtful design.

KeyLab Essential includes a full function DAW control area and a central screen section that allows instant access to the 5000+ included Analog Lab 2 presets. All the knobs, sliders and pads you will need are available
at your fingertips and 8 mappings assignations can be selected in an instant.

KeyLab Essential functions beautifully as the hub of any music-making environment. Featuring a full-sized, synth-action key-bed, its light weight is a true technical achievement given its sturdy feel and roadworthiness.

KeyLab Essential range brings outstanding value for money. With Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D and Arturia’s award winning Analog Lab 2, KeyLab Essential is a controller of choice in project studios around the world. Whether you’re after a workhorse to control your studio, or just a quality hybrid keyboard providing
instant gratification, KeyLab Essential is the right tool for every demanding musician.


FEATURES
Software
Includes Analog Lab software with 5000 synth sounds
Includes Ableton Live Lite
Includes UVI Grand Piano model D

Hardware
61 keys with velocity
Controllers: 1 clickable encoder, 9 encoders, 9 30mm faders, 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
MCU/HUI control compatibility

Perfect Analog Lab 2 integration
Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
5,000 TAE sounds from Arturia’s V Collection
Ableton Live 9 Lite - record, layer, and edit your sounds to create a finished song
UVI Grand Piano Model D - Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic
Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One

A fine choice of controller. Order soon.

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ArturiaKeylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller
 
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4.0

The soft ware is great, the keybed itself...

By Srikrish

from Morristown, NJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Not the best keybed

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    Comments about Arturia Keylab 61 Essential Keyboard Controller:

    So I like the design, software, etc but I'm disappointed by the quality of the keys themselves - They don't feel as responsive as even the one hundred fifty coin Casio workstation I used to use previously - Which is a shame - But I might prolly keep it for the softwares that come with it and the DAW control options

    Overall though, better suited to less intensive playing and more for just holding chords down to get backdrops - When you need your keyborard to work with you while playing, you'll possibly play on a keyboard with better keys

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