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Arturia Keylab 61 Essential- Controller Keyboard with Analog Lab

Including 6500+ Vintage Synth and Keyboard Sounds



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    Product Description

    Created with the budget-conscious musician in mind, KeyLab Essential provides everything you need to create and record music straight out of the box. Arturia's 61-keys controller is packed with intuitive performance controls, feature powerful DAW integration, and come with 3 incredible software titles.

    Key Features:

    • 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 instruments)
    • 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

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    Analog Lab 2

    A collection of over 6500 keyboard presets taken from the award-winning V Collection, powered by Arturia’s exclusive TAE® technology. Featuring every type of sound you can imagine, from analog monosynths to lush pianos, organs to digital powerhouses and everything in between, and all accessible through an easy to navigate, tag-based browser.

    Ableton Live Lite

    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

    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.

    Technical Specifications

    Software Specifications

    • Includes Analog Lab software with 6000 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

    Analog Lab

    • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
    • OS X 10.10 or later (64 bit)
    • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    • 1 GB free Hard disk Space
    • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

    Ableton Live Lite

    • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
    • OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
    • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    • 3 GB free Hard disk Space
    • Broadband Internet connection for installation

    UVI Model D

    • Windows 8 or later (64-bit)
    • OS X 10.9 or later (64 bit)
    • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    • 1 GB free Hard disk Space
    • Broadband Internet connection for installation
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    Customer Reviews


    20 reviews





    Mr stefan zaitschenko24th Jul 2022

    Terrific advance from my earlier midi controllers and keyboards. Excellent integration with Bundled Software (Ableton etc) , Logic Pro and VCV Rack 2 Modular Synth. All controls worked seemlessly.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

    Trusted Customer22nd Mar 2022

    Spend a long time deciding on what 61 keyboard to purchase. Fantastic bundle offering and great reviews of the Essential 61 went to it. Keyboard look, feel and plays great. Would recommend. And once again amazing service from Andertons...

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Darren Holleywell7th Mar 2022

    Great build quality and range of plugins for the price!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer10th Jan 2022

    Great product. It's well built, excellent value for money and comes with the brilliant Analog Lab software. That alone is probably worth the money.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    stewart hutcheson30th Sep 2021

    Great instrument, software would cost more than the keyboard. Sounds great , easy to set up even for a novice like me.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr David Martin23rd Aug 2021

    Compatible with all the V keyboards I have. Easy to set up. When idle, the buttons randomly light up in cool displays. The velocity keyboard takes a bit of getting use to, having played on weighted keys only, but once mastered, after a few attempts, they are a doddle to controll a 'soft' touch to a 'hard' touch. A wonderful machine. Looks classy too.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer11th Apr 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4

    Trusted Customer1st Apr 2021

    Tim6th Mar 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5

    Joe24th Feb 2021

    Great entry level midi controller. I thought the velo sensitive keys would be a bit **** as I'm used to proper hammer weighted keys and proper acoustic pianos but it does play well albeit with some adjustment necessary. The drum pads are terrible, get an Akai MPD or similar if you're serious about pads but otherwise this is a brilliant keyboard at a fantastic price.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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