Arturia AstroLab In-Depth Reviews

Today, Arturia introduced AstroLab, a new stage keyboard that brings the company’s massive line of virtual instruments to standalone hardware.

The Arturia AstroLab features 10 sound engines, 34 instruments and over 1300 presets, letting you cover a huge range of sounds using a single instrument.

If you want to know more about the AstroLab, here’s a couple of in-depth reviews.

The first video, embedded above, is a Sonic Lab review from host Nick Batt. Batt likes the AstroLab, calling it ‘a lovely piece of hardware’ and praising the keyboard, but also noting that he’d like to see deeper patch editing be possible directly on the instrument.

Host Ziv Eliraz – in his latest loopop video – offers an overview and in-depth review of the Arturia AstroLab.

Eliraz says that the AstroLab offers the largest timbral range possible in a standalone keyboard instrument, adding that “nothing comes close” to its range. Like Batt, Eliraz highlights the lack of deep editing control on the keyboard itself as the instrument’s biggest downside.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro

1:15 Overview

7:05 Keybed

8:00 Build

8:45 Encoder

10:00 Browsing

10:45 I/O

11:45 Phone app

13:05 Macros

14:40 Effects

15:40 Insert FX

16:40 Send FX

18:20 Master EQ

18:50 Arp

19:35 Chords

20:00 Scales

20:20 Looper

21:25 Split, layer

22:30 Analog lab

24:55 Get sneaky

25:55 User macro

26:40 V Collection X?

27:35 SFZ?

27:55 Pros, cons

30:55 Outro

What do you think of the new Arturia AstroLab keyboard? Watch the videos, and then share your thoughts in the comments!




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