All Articles News
Arturia Launches KeyLab Essential 88 At NAMM 2020
Hollin Jones on Wed, January 15th 0 comments
A portable 88-key controller with upgraded features and a generous software bundle? Get all of that and more with Arturia's new KeyLab Essential 88.

The team at Arturia are excited to reveal the latest member of the KeyLab Essential family. KeyLab Essential 88 is a powerful 88-note controller keyboard that’s packed with inspiring features, streamlines your workflow, comes with a fantastic bundle of software, and is friendly on your wallet.

One of the most affordable 88-note controllers on the market, it features an all-new keybed that strikes the perfect balance between fast synth action and a traditional weighted piano feel. Thanks to the fantastic features and included software, KeyLab Essential 88 provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box. Its intuitive performance controls, perfect Analog Lab support, and excellent DAW integration mean it’ll inspire you every day, and improve the way you make and perform music.

Features

  • 88 note, velocity sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel. 16 back-lit, customizable performance pads
  • 9 faders & rotary encoders
  • Mackie / HUI compliant DAW Command Center
  • Clickable jog-wheel
  • Velocity & modulation wheels
  • Full Analog Lab integration
  • “Chord play” mode
  • Twin-line LCD screen
  • Class-compliant USB: use with iOS and Android devices Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply

An incredible controller in its own right, this centrepiece of your studio also comes complete with one of the best collections of bonus software around.

Software

Analog Lab
Perfectly integrated synths and keyboards. Your go-to choice for inspiration, creativity, and performance. Over 6500 amazing keyboard presets taken from over 30 classic instruments, intuitive controls, and seamless integration. Discover inspiration at every step on your musical journey.

Ableton Live Lite
Record, mix, and release your tracks. An introduction to the world of Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers all around the world. Live Lite lets you record your ideas, layer tracks, warp audio, and release your productions.

UVI Grand Piano Model D
Beautifully sampled iconic piano. Straight from the world’s greatest concert halls and recording studios. KeyLab Essential also includes UVI’s recreation of the Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in exquisite detail, ready for you to play, and free of charge.

KeyLab Essential 88 is everything you could want in a low-cost 88 note controller. It can easily be carried by one person, it has a clear but stylish design, it gives you deep integration with your favorite DAWs and software instruments, and gives you full creative range for your keyboard playing.

This new model of KeyLab Essential will begin shipping worldwide in Spring 2020. 

KeyLab Essential 88 will retail for $349 / 349 €

Web: www.arturia.com

Related Videos
Comments (0)

You must be logged in to comment.

Keyboard Techniques for Producers
Keyboard Techniques 101
Dream It. Do It.
Do you want to learn Keyboard Techniques for Producers?
Yes, I want to learn!
No Thanks, I just want to read the article.
Feedback
Course Advisor
Don't Know Where To Start?
Ask A Course Advisor
Ask Us!
Copy the link below and paste it into an email, forum, or Facebook to share this with your friends.
Make money when you share our links
Become an Ask.Video Affiliate!
The current affiliate rate is: 50%
Classes Start Next Week!
Live 8-week Online Certification Classes for: