Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Keyboard

Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Keyboard



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Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Keyboard

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Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 is an intuitive MIDI controller keyboard with extensive DAW functionality, coming to you with a great software bundle that includes the extremely popular Analog Lab.

61 Key MIDI Keyboard with DAW Control

Focusing on essential performance to deliver an affordable yet full-featured MIDI controller keyboard, Arturia bring you the KeyLab Essential 61.

Offering DAW control, custom maps great integration with your existing setup and incredible bundled software, such as the full version of Analog Lab, the KeyLab Essential 61 is an extremely attractive package.

Software Included

The Arturia KeyLab range is like having the ultimate vintage synthesizer and keyboard studio. Analog Lab software (included) provides access to 6500+ sounds from 21 accurately-modeled vintage analogue and digital synthesizers, keys, organs and pianos - giving instant hands-on editing of each sound using pre-mapped physical controls. KeyLabs also provide fantastic DAW, plug-in and hardware synthesizer control, with KeyLab MKII also providing analogue CV I/O connectivity.

Arturia Keylab Essential Now Includes: Arturia mini V, Stage-73 V synths, plus Analog Lab (6500+ sounds), Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D.

  • Analog Lab - over 6,500 amazing synth, piano, and organ sounds
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D - a superbly detailed sampled piano
  • Ableton Live Lite - an introduction to one of the best-loved DAWs

Seamless Workflow with Great Control

Creativity is at its best when it is free flowing and without obstacles. Knowing this, Arturia set out to design the KeyLab Essential 61 to work as fluidly as your musical expression requires.

Quick and intuitive, the KeyLab Essential 61 takes you to another level of control when it comes to working on your audio projects.

Powerful map settings make this MIDI keyboard practically eight controllers in one. Regardless of how you’ve decked you’re used to using rack synths, sound modules, virtual instruments or recording software, the KeyLab Essential gives you control at the heart of it all.

It really is surprising how many options you have when you have this affordable controller working together with the Arturia MIDI Control Center – one of the fantastic software packages that comes in the awesome software bundled with the KeyLab Essential 61.

Connectivity,Portability and DAW Control

Working with a Mac or a Windows setup or even going mobile with your phone or tablet, KeyLab Essential works great.

Using a single USB socket to transmit MIDI and receive power, the KeyLab Essential 61 is nicely portable and you won’t be getting lost in a big cable salad.

Being class compliant, the KeyLab Essential 61 works brilliantly and with a MIDI Out port, you can connect directly to external hardware and modules.

KeyLab Essential 61 is also a fantastic way of getting really involved with your favourite DAW. With its dedicated DAW Command Center, all of the most commonly used functions and transport control features are readily accessible.

Rotaries and faders allow you to adjust the levels and mix your tracks in your DAW or even tweak parameters of virtual instruments.

Included Software Bundle

Bundled in with the KeyLab Essential 61 are four awesome software packages.

Arturia Analog Lab 2 gives youa  collecton of over 5000 incredible presets from the award-winning V Collection software package. Using analog synths, electric pianos, organs, string machines, digital synths and acoustic pianos which have all been programmed perfectly by some of the top sound engineers in the industry, the musical options are endless.

Ableton Live Lite is also included, providing you with an introduction to one of the most widely used recording and performing software platforms in the world. Combined with UVI’s Grand Piano Model D virtual instrument, everything you need to create music is right here.

Lastly, there is Arturia MIDI Control Center which really makes you the master of your setup, giving you an amazing amount of control.

Affordable, Portable and Powerful

The Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI Controller is perfect for new producers, giving you everything you need to get started while also being a great addition to even a professional’s setup.

High-grade faders, rotary knobs, performance pads and ultra-playable keyboard ensure an awesome MIDI controller experience.

At such a great price, the control and options that KeyLab Essential 61 is mind blowing.

Register for Free Software:

Creatives rejoice! As anyone who registers their brand new Keylab Essential, Keylab MK II or MiniLab MKII will be able to get their hands on three of Arturia's finest software titles for absolutely free. (Offer expires 31.05.2022)

Free Software Title Include:

  • Mini V - A virtual emulation of the timeless MiniMoog Model D, users can experience riveting synth sounds that inspired electronic keyboards for decades to come.
  • Stage 73 V - A faithful modelling of a classic Rhodes Piano, the Stage 73 V enables players with stunning electronic piano tones.
  • REV Plate 140 V - Recreating the immersive performance of the iconic EMT 140 Plate reverb, this premium software articulately recreates the lush warmth and tonality of the iconic software.

KeyLab Essential 61 Key Features:

  • Amazing Bundled Software
  • Fully Customisable
  • DAW Control
  • Great Feeling Keys
  • Assignable Faders and Rotaries
  • Solid RGB Performance Pads
  • Chord Play for Quicker, Thicker Sounds
  • MIDI and Power via Single USB Port
  • MIDI Out Port

KeyLab Essential 61 Further Details:

Software Specifications:

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

Hardware Specifications:

  • 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
  • Chord Play mode

Perfect Analog Lab 2 integration:

  • Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
  • Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
  • Over 5,000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection



More Information
Manufacturer Arturia
SKU 163856
Shipping Weight (kg) 13.000000
Software Included Arturia Analog Lab 2, Ableton Live Lite, UVI Grand Piano Model D
Power Supply USB Bus Powered, DC PSU (Sold Separately)
MPN 230531
Number of Keys 61 keys
Key Action Non-Weighted


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