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Arturia announces KeyLab MkII

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 1 - Discovering your KeyLab MkIIplay button

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 1 - Discovering your KeyLab MkII

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 2 - Integration with Analog Labplay button

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 2 - Integration with Analog Lab

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 3 - Integration with DAWSplay button

KeyLab MkII Tutorials : Ep. 3 - Integration with DAWS


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KeyLab 49 MKII is an expressive, versatile, and superbly powerful next-generation USB MIDI controller keyboard. It features dynamic performance and studio controls, including a high quality 49-note keyboard with aftertouch, 16 RGB backlit pads, nine faders, nine rotary knobs, and dedicated DAW and transport controls. Its wide array of connectivity also includes CV / Gate outputs, so you can take command of outboard synth and Eurorack modules with ease. Factor in the amazing included software, and you’ve just found your ideal creative companion for the studio and stage. 

On another level in terms of quality and luxury, KeyLab 49 MKII is a treat for the fingertips and gives unprecedented levels of control over your music and software. Both 49-key and 61-key versions of KeyLab MkII feature Arturia’s Pro-Feel action, the same lusciously playable keybed as the MatrixBrute and MiniBrute 2. Sensitive enough to accurately capture the subtleties and nuances of delicate playing, while still being robust enough to feel the energy of high-impact playing. Every version of KeyLab 49 MKII also offers 16 RGB-backlit, multi-function performance pads which can be used in a huge variety of ways, whatever suits your performance style or studio needs best. Trigger custom chords, activate samples, quickly switch user maps, KeyLab 49 MKII puts the “control” firmly back into “controller”. 

A gateway to software, KeyLab 49 MKII features nine rotary encoders, nine faders, and a selection of fully assignable buttons to give you unfettered access to your virtual instruments, effects, and recording environment. Send and receive CV / gate data to bridge the gap between modular and MIDI, with a fully customizable setup. To allow for maximum expression, and to put that unmistakable “human touch” into your music, KeyLab 49 MKII features multiple expression pedal inputs, that can be assigned to whatever parameters you desire in your DAW or virtual instruments, and sports robust, luxurious machined metal pitch and mod wheels. Truly a live-performers dream! Amazingly versatile, hugely expressive, and geared up to enhance your creativity and workflow wherever your music takes you.

Analog Lab
A favorite of Arturia’s virtual instrument line, Analog Lab is a stand alone title that gives you quick access to over 6,500 beautifully crafted presets from V Collection. Enjoy KeyLab 49 MKII's smart mapping as your browse through iconic sounds of 70s analog synth, classic acoustic and electric pianos, majestic organs, 80s digital synths, and even an iconic sampler and “string machine”. Important parameters can be quickly accessed through KeyLab 49 MKII’s controls for intuitive live-tweaking, too! Create powerful combo sounds, split your keyboard into two different instruments, and explore the best sounds of 21 historic instruments.

Ableton Live Lite
New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you’ll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time. The team at Arturia worked closely with Ableton to make sure their controllers blend seamlessly with their software. With smart detection, you can quickly and easily take full control of Live using KeyLab 49 MKII’s buttons, faders, knobs, and transport controls.

Piano V
Letting you make full use of KeyLab 49 MKII’s expressive keybed, Piano V is a comprehensive piano software suite that uses the power of Arturia’s Phi physical modelling to recreate legendary acoustic pianos. Put the sound of a legendary German concert grand in your tracks, or use a contemporary Japanese model to add some bite. There’s even more esoteric instruments made possible through the magic of physical modelling like glass and metal, and every instrument features full control of multiple parameters to hone the sound of your ideal instrument.
Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller
Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller

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  • 49-note keybed with velocity and aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-backlit performance pads
  • Control bank with nine faders and nine rotary knobs
  • Control modular equipment with 4 CV/Gate outputs
  • Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments
  • Presets for multiple DAWs, with magnetic overlays for controls
  • Perfect Analog Lab integration

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