Arturia have announced a new ‘essentials’ range of keyboard-based MIDI controllers as part of the Keylab series. Although these are kind to your wallet they don’t hold back on controls and features.
Today is the first day of Musikmesse 2017, and Arturia have announces the imminent release of KeyLab Essential – an affordable, yet fully-featured range of universal MIDI controller keyboards.
Created with the budget-conscious musician in mind, KeyLab Essential provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box. The 49- and 61-note controllers are packed with intuitive performance controls, feature powerful DAW integration and come with 3 incredible software titles.
KeyLab Essential features:
49 / 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard
Pitch bend & modulation wheels
Transposition by semitones & octaves
MCU / HUI comprehensive DAW integration compliant for
8 RGB back-lit, multi-purpose performance pads
9 faders & rotary encoders
DAW Command Center & transport section
1 DAW-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control panning and level of tracks)
1 Analog Lab-assigned memory (mapping for knobs & faders to control essential parameters in Arturia
6 fully-customizable user memories
“Chord play” mode
Twin-line LCD screen
Class-compliant USB, enabling use with iOS and Android devices
Comprehensive music software bundle included
Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply
Keylab Essentials with Ableton Live.
Combining a stylish, rugged MIDI keyboard, DAW controls, deep integration and iconic music software, KeyLab Essential is set to become the go-to choice for producers and musicians who want maximum bang for their buck.
Plus Keylab Essential controllers come with three pieces of software:
KeyLab Essential will begin shipping worldwide in June 2017.
The 49-key version will retail for 199 € / US$ 249 The 61-key version will retail for 249 € / US$ 299
For more information on features, specifications and dimensions, visit the KeyLab Essential pages on the Arturia website: www.arturia.com/