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Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

The KeyLab Essential 61 is a universal MIDI controller and software package that includes 61 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch

The system is designed to provide 1:1 control of the included Analog Lab 2 synth software, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model D software, as well as any MIDI controllable plug-in or DAW. It can be customized to other software using the downloadable MIDI Control Center software. What's more, the KeyLab Essential utilizes MCU and HUI protocols for its DAW command center, which offers seamless control well beyond standard MIDI, allowing you to control your DAW software on any platform. The controller is a Class-Compliant USB device, what works straight out of the box with Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android devices.
Features
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 favorite 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.

Extras
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 customize 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.
Specifications
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

Ableton Live 9 Lite - record, layer, and edit your sounds to create a finished song.
UVI Grand Piano Model D - Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.
Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One
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Price
$479.99
$349.00
Free shipping in Canada. Conditions
Additional information
For more information about the KeyLab Essential 61, please visit the website of Arturia
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