The ideal, affordable MIDI controller for the home studio, KeyLab Essential 61 Black Edition ticks all the boxes: great feeling keys; streamlined workflow; customizable user maps; thousands of amazing synth and keyboard sounds; awesome limited edition finish. The go-to choice for both seasoned professionals and new producers just making their start, this MIDI controller has been designed to help you cultivate your creativity and inspiration, not stand in its way.
Make the most out of your studio
Helping you focus on your music, rather than your computer, KeyLab Essential Black Edition bridges the gap between software and hardware, giving you intuitive control over your whole software studio, from DAW to virtual instruments The powerful map settings effectively make this 8 controllers in one, so whatever collection of rack synths, virtual instruments, sound modules, or recording software you’ve decked your studio out in, KeyLab Essential will make you the master of it all.
The perfect controller for any musician
KeyLab Essential Black Edition has you covered, whether you’re working on a Mac, PC, or a mobile device. Using just one USB socket to transmit MIDI and receive power, you won’t be swamped with wires, and KeyLab Essential is also class compliant, meaning that - put simply - it just works. Its dedicated DAW Command Center puts the most frequently used functions and transport control features within easy reach. Use the rotaries and faders to adjust levels and mix your track in your DAW, or tweak the parameters of a virtual instrument. The possibilities are almost endless.
If you prefer things on the dark side, this limited edition KeyLab Essential is for you: a cool, striking alternative to the traditional bright white Arturia look. It’s not just about the looks, don’t forget that this amazing MIDI controller also comes with Arturia Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D, giving you thousands of expertly crafted synth and keyboard sounds, and a powerful creative environment to record, edit, mix, and release your tracks.
KeyLab Essential features:
61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
Pitch bend & modulation wheels
Transposition by semitones & octaves
MCU / HUI comprehensive DAW integration compliant for
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