Analog Experience - The Laboratory features a top-notch 49-key MIDI keyboard controller and the Laboratory version of Arturia's Analog software making it the most professional-grade version of their A... Read More
Analog Experience - The Laboratory features a top-notch 49-key MIDI keyboard controller and the Laboratory version of Arturia's Analog software making it the most professional-grade version of their Analog Experience Series.
Anlaog Labratory Under the Hood
The 49-key keyboard controller is made for performance and maximum expression, with velocity and aftertouch in addition to a set of knobs, faders, and pads, as well as full connectivity on the back panel (like expression and sustain).
This premium controller gives the fullest access to Arturia's Analog Laboratory software; its pre-assigned controls making 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 Analog Experience - The Laboratory, 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 Scene Mode allows several sounds to be played at the same time with the addition of advanced arpeggiation melodies, drums and FX loops.
In addition, the keyboard (like in the other versions of Analog) can be easily used in any other software context.
Professional grade USB MIDI Controller
Analog Experience - The Laboratory is a professional grade 49-key USB MIDI Controller. It is entirely preassigned to work with the Analog Laboratory software, enabling you to take an immediate and in-depth control over your sound. But The Laboratory keyboard also acts as a Universal MIDI controller, compatible with any 3rd party software and hardware.
Analog Laboratory Software
Analog Laboratory is an extremely powerful software synthesizer solution. First of all, it offers 3500 legendary synthesizer sounds from Arturia's vintage analog recreations, including Minimoog, Prophet V, CS-80, Jupiter-8, ARP, Prophet VS, and Moog Modular. It takes it a step further with a unique interface to tweak them all as well as the ability to edit each of them in depth, in the original synthesizer (requires the relevant Arturia synthesizer plug-ins to be installed on your hard drive). Finally, Analog Laboratory also brings Scenes, organized by musical genres. Scenes are a preset configuration of two sounds over your keyboard, plus advanced arpeggiation toward one of these sounds and assignment of loops to the drum pads.
Compatibility Notice: OS X 10.11 El Capitan (release date 9/30/15)
As with all major operating system updates, it is vital to check the compatibility of your hardware and software before upgrading your system. For new computer owners, it' highly advised to check with manufacturers on when they expect their products to be fully compatible with the latest operating system.
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Comments about Arturia Analog Experience - The Laboratory 49:
I am an old fan and player of the minimoog, arp and korg synthesizers not to mention a score of other old school keyboards. This instrument has far outweighed most if not all of the newer school synthesizers with respect to sound quality, ease of use, apperance and midi controller compatability (not to mention its low cost). I am completely happy and satisfied with the Arturia and highly recommend it to anyone in search of traditional synth sounds! Marko
Comments about Arturia Analog Experience - The Laboratory 49:
I've been a fan of Arturia virtual synths for a long time. They've done a wonderful job of preserving, in virtual instrument form, the essence of some of the most seminal analog synthesizers. I've owned their Minimoog V, ARP2600 V, Moog Modular V, and CS-80V for a long time. When I wanted to add the Prophet V and Jupiter-8V, it was cheaper to buy the V Collection 2 even though I was re-buying 4 of the 6 products. That's a testament to the cost advantages of virtual synthesizers. There was also a copy of Analog Laboratory that came with my V Collection 2. I installed that and really enjoyed playing the "greatest hits" of the Arturia patch list. But I was playing them from my M-Audio Radium 61. Granted, I could have taken the time to remap the Radium controllers to the knobs of the Arturia synths. But there was something else about the M-Audio that was driving me nuts; the ringy keyboard springs. Those springs make a sustained ringing tone every time I play a note. Unless I crank up my studio monitors, it's very audible and irritating. That's bugged me for a long time. But now that the Arturia synths inspired me to add more synths to my compositions, I needed a new keyboard controller. So I went to my local GC (SLC, #431) where J-dub showed me my options. When I played the Analog Laboratory 49, the first thing that struck me was how great the keyboard action was. I was really hoping for a 61 or 76-note model. But the Arturia 49-note keyboard had the best action, hands down. The build quality is also very good. It doesn't have a 'plasticy' feel. Instead, it's noticeably heavier due to it's metal construction and vintage-style wooden end pieces. It also has aftertouch; something many of the other controllers lack. Plus the fact that all of the knobs and sliders would instantly work with the Arturia products (or by using controller mapping, any other virtual instrument), it quickly became the most appealing product on the GC showroom. I took the Arturia home and started playing some patches from Analog Laboratory. That's when I noticed something else I really liked; when you adjust the keyboard knobs and sliders, the controls on the virtual synths (not just the Arturia models) were much smoother than the M-Audio. The latter would skip and jump the virtual controls that made the resulting audio significantly "stair-stepped". However, the Arturia controller had a very fluid control over the synth parameters that significantly improved the knob tweaking. (Tweaking the knobs is, next to the sound, the reason we love analog synths, isn't it?) The Arturia keyboard costs a bit more than other controllers. But now that I�ۡ���ve had the chance to play all of them, the Arturia represents a much higher value. One word of warning: Make sure you plug the keyboard directly to your computer USB port or a high-quality powered USB hub like the Tripp-Lite 7-port model. Otherwise, the LCD screen won't display any characters. I'm really happy with my purchase of both the Arturia hardware and software. I really wish they made a 61 or 76-note version of the keyboard. But if you're an analog synth fiend who's budget doesn't allow for a Moog or Dave Smith hardware analog synth, the Arturia Analog Laboratory 49 is a high-quality product that will add the analog essence to your music production.
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