Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 MIDI Keyboard

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 Controller Keyboard is friendly on your wallet!

Arturia claims that the KeyLab Essential 88 is an 88-note Controller Keyboard and is one of the most affordable 88-note controllers on the market, which comes with a bundle of software as well.

The KeyLab Essential 88 features all new keybed – a hybrid synth-piano feel, is velocity sensitive and has pitch and mod wheels placed above the keys. As with other controllers in the range, there are more here than just the keyboard. The controller packs eight back-lit performance pads, transport controls, a parameter screen with browser jog wheel, plus a bank of nine fader/rotary channel strips. These controls can be used plug-and-play with a variety of software tools.

Inside, as with other KeyLab controllers, there is tight integration with Analog Lab application, which hosts an assortment of vintage synth, piano and organ emulations powered by excellent V Collection software suite. The KeyLab Essential 88 is also designed for use with major DAWs, and incorporates MCU/HUI compatibility.

The KeyLab Essential 88 also features a Chord Play mode, for simple arrangement and triggering of chords. The KeyLab Essential 88 is class-compliant allowing straightforward use with Android devices and iOS. The instrument comes bundled with Analog Lab, which hosts over 6,500 synth and keyboard sounds, along with the full version of UVI’s Grand Piano Model D, and Ableton Live Lite.

The KeyLab Essential 88 will be able to provide everything you will need to create and record music straight out of the box with its performance controls, Analog Lab support, and DAW integration.

The Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 is available.

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88

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