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
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/