The KeyLab 88 is a professional-grade 88-note MIDI keyboard controller designed with the working musician in mind. Solid metal construction and classic wooden side panels.
The keyboard is entirely preassigned to work with the included Analog Lab software, giving you immediate and in-depth control over your sound. Change the filter cutoff, the resonance, adjust the 2 ADSR envelopes, and much more: as soon as the idea hits, it can happen.
But KeyLab 88 also acts as a Universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party software and hardware. MIDI Assignments can be customized for virtually any form of music technology using the LED screen or the included MIDI Control Center software.
KeyLab under the hood
The Keylab 88 keyboard controller is made for performance and maximum expression. Designed with the modern musician in mind, the Keylab 88 is the perfect companion for the professional musician who uses a laptop or iPAD.
This premium controller features a hammer action keybed from Fatar and gives the fullest access to our Analog Lab software. Its pre-assigned controls make it the perfect solution for plug and play sound creation. Once the software is connected to the keyboard, you can put your mouse away and experience the same workflow as on a traditional hardware synthesizer.
With Keylab 88, discover a new depth of access to the synth patches so you can really get in and customize the huge library of internationally designed presets. A new Multi mode allows several sounds to be played at the same time with the addition of effects, layer/split functions and a Chord mode.
In addition, the keyboard (like all of the Keylab series) can be easily used in any other software context.
More than just another keyboard
The foundation of the Keylab is built on its high quality hammer-action keybed from Fatar, to give you the response and feel a true musician needs. Then we added transport controls to work with your favorite DAW, along with plenty of knobs, sliders, and assignable buttons to give you hands on control of your favorite plug-ins and workstations. To top it off we included 16 of the best velocity and pressure sensitive drum pads on the market.
We understand the needs that keyboard players have and with the size of an 88 note keyboard in your workspace, you need to have some kind of access to the devices you use to create with. We expanded the real-world usability with some simple but exceptionally useful additions. We have added a music stand that can not only hold your favorite fake book of 10,000 songs, but it also work as an iPAD stand either in landscape mode for using with your favorite iOS synths and DAWS or in portrait mode for the user who has 'gone green' and is using sheet music apps. We also have an extension shelf for the right rear section that creates a large work surface that will allow you to place your laptop or small synth (like a MicroBrute) on top of the Keylab 88, giving you unsurpassed access with out resorting to other stands or awkward working solutions.
MIDI Control Center
Our MIDI Control Center software allows you to quickly and easily edit your preset parameters. With an easy to use graphical interface and a nice 1:1 screen image of your hardware, you can tailor the controls of your Keylab keyboard to match your favorite plug-ins and DAWS settings.
Analog Lab Software
Analog Lab is an extremely powerful software synthesizer solution with over 5000 classic synthesizer sounds from Arturia's premier vintage analog recreations at your fingertips.
Analog Lab offers the ability to do fast and simple editing and customizing of your presets but it doesn't stop there; owners of the original individual synthesizer software products or the V Collection can open an Analog Lab sound and edit it in the original software, save it and then add it to their library.
Our new Multi mode allows you to create amazing layers and splits as well as warping and twisting your sounds with 17 high quality effects. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level.
Analog Lab is a virtual instrument, which means that sounds are processed within the computer. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within the main sequencer programs: Steinberg Cubase, Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Apple Logic Audio, MOTU Digital Performer, Cakewalk Sonar...
The user customizable MIDI mapping allows you to control the parameters you want to control with your favorite keyboard. Better than that, use an Arturia Keyboard controller and the interface will automatically change to show the knob and slider layouts so that you get a slick 1:1 user interface.
Includes Analog Lab with 6000 synth sounds
All presets are carefully selected from Arturia's virtual synths (mini V, modular V, CS-80 V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet-V, Prophet VS, SEM V, Jupiter-8V, and Matrix-12 V) and from Wurlitzer V, our recreation of the classic 200A electric piano. These TAE® powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality.
Quickly filter the presets according to your criteria: by Instrument, by Type (Bass, Pads, Leads, etc.), or by Characteristics (long, bright, dark, etc.).
In-depth Preset editing available for owners of Arturia synthesizers (mini V, CS-80 V, etc.). Edit your sounds on the original instruments within Analog Lab.
More than 200 Multi patches organized by musical genres, each made of two different synth patches with effects, layers and splits.
Straightforward editing, with a complete array of parameters for tweaking sounds, directly assigned to the controls of the KeyLab 88.
Keyboard : 88 note hammer-action Fatar keybed with velocity and aftertouch.
Controls : 2 clickable encoders, 6 transport switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, two banks of 10 encoders, two banks of 9 sliders, 1 volume encoder, 10 assignable switches and 16 backlit pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity.
Connectors : MIDI in & out, USB, Sustain pedal, Expression pedal, Aux footswitch, and Breath controller.
High quality aluminum and wood construction.
32-digit LCD screen.
Functions as a universal MIDI controller.
Use with Analog Lab or with any other MIDI software.
Product dimensions : 129.5/35/11 cm - Net weight : 13 Kg
Connect your favorite MIDI hardware via the MIDI In and Out ports
Input connectors for adding expression pedals, a sustain pedal and a breath controller
USB MIDI class-compliant operation for direct connect to your computer or iOS device (camera connection kit required)
Optional DC power input allows use as a standalone controller
Ergonomically-designed pitch bend and modulation wheels
LCD display allows for easy editing and instant feedback of parameters and presets in Analog Lab
Two banks of 10 assignable encoders for use with your favorite plug-in or DAW
Two banks of 9 faders gives you plenty of options for control. Inverse drawbar mode for use with organ plug-ins
16 backlit, ultra-responsive velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
Octave transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up or down
Tight integration with our Analog Lab software gives you the feel of a hardware synth but with the power of software.
10 assignable buttons for instant recall of your favorite Analog Lab sounds and quick control of your favorite DAW
The transport controls can send MIDI Machine Control messages for hands-on access to your DAW.