Arturia Keylab Essential 61 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Created with the budget-conscious musician in mind, Arturia's KeyLab Essential 61 provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box.
- 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- Transposition by semitones and octaves
- MCU / HUI compliant for comprehensive DAW integration
- 8 RGB back-lit, multi-purpose performance pads, 9 faders and rotary encoders
- Class-compliant USB, enabling use with iOS and Android devices
- Comprehensive music software bundle included
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Creating music in the digital world is sometimes a little challenging. So many distractions, so many new things to learn. KeyLab Essential lets you focus on what's important…
Music is at the heart of this controller. Every aspect of KeyLab Essential has been carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience when creating and performing. From the responsive keyboard to the intelligently assigned knobs and faders, you'll feel like everything you touch turns to gold. KeyLab Essential makes navigating your track a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Center, and makes browsing your presets an exciting, inspiring experience.
KeyLab Essential helps you keep your eye on the target. Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing.
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 favourite 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.
KeyLab Essential packs a smart and effective twin-line LCD display to let you know the right info when you need it such as your presets and parameter info. In user memories, you can even customise the label it displays for each knob and fader. Just underneath is the preset remote for Analog Lab and all the other Arturia instruments. Your mouse will maybe miss you, not the opposite.
KeyLab Essential is a class-compliant MIDI controller, meaning you can control DAW apps and virtual instruments on your iPad by using a Lightning to USB 'Camera Adapter', and on your Android devices using USB.
A complete keyboard production studio, KeyLab Essential comes with some incredible software titles. Whether you want a searing-hot synth lead or an ethereal string pad, a vintage upright piano or a complex, animated soundscape, KeyLab Essential gives you everything you need to perform and record. All the ingredients of the cocktail are there and ready to be mixed according to your own style.
Analog Lab 2
Your very own vintage keyboard collection. Analog Lab gives you access to thousands of the best sounds from the award-winning V Collection, and gives an amazing introduction to Arturia's whole software instrument catalogue. Featuring 17 iconic instruments, including analogue synths, revolutionary digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos, all pristinely recreated using Arturia's exclusive True Analog Emulation® technology.
Ableton Live Lite
An introduction to one of the most the most intuitive, popular production platforms around. New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you'll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time.
UVI Grand Piano Model D
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 living room. The UVI Grand Piano Model D puts the sound of the famous Steinway Model D grand piano at your fingertips, sampled in exquisite detail, and ready to play.
Size & Weight
Instrument size : 882 x 248 x 76 mm / 34.7 x 9.7 x 2.9 inches
Instrument weight : 3.3 Kg / 7.2lbs