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Arturia Performance | KeyLab Essential

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 1 - Get to Know your New Instrumentplay button

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 1 - Get to Know your New Instrument

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 2 - Analog Lab Integrationplay button

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 2 - Analog Lab Integration

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 3 - Using User Mapsplay button

KeyLab Essential Tutorials: Episode 3 - Using User Maps


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Arturia's KeyLab Essential 49 Black Edition keyboard controller is a revolutionary MIDI keyboard that puts powerful creative tools at your fingertips. The KeyLab Essential 49 unlocks the potential of virtual instruments and DAWs, allowing you to compose, perform and produce with ease.

Powerful Creative Features Ignite Your Inspiration

The KeyLab Essential 49's innovative features make songwriting and beatmaking more intuitive than ever. Scale Mode and Chord Mode automatically generate melodic sequences and chord progressions. The Arpeggiator creates rhythmic patterns with just one key press. These tools provide a foundation to build on so you can focus on crafting memorable hooks and riffs.

A Customizable Interface Puts Control at Your Command

The KeyLab 49 Essential's interface is designed for hands-on control of your music. 9 rotary encoders and 9 faders can be assigned to control parameters in your DAW, virtual instruments and more. RGB backlit pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity allow for dynamic triggering of clips, notes and drums. Every button and knob is fully customizable using the included MIDI Control Center software, so you can optimize the KeyLab Essential 49 for your workflow.

Premium Software Provides Studio-Grade Sounds

The KeyLab Essential 49 comes with Analog Lab V, which includes over 2,000 presets from Arturia's award-winning V Collection software instruments. From vintage synths and electric pianos to orchestral sounds and beyond, Analog Lab V has everything you need to produce professional tracks. You also get Ableton Live Lite, two virtual pianos and subscriptions to Loopcloud and Melodics for a complete music production package.

Flexible Connectivity for Any Setup

With USB-C connectivity and traditional 5-pin MIDI output, the KeyLab Essential 49 works with virtually any hardware or software in your studio. It is also class compliant, meaning it works with any operating system without the need to install drivers. Whether you produce on Mac, PC or iOS, the KeyLab Essential 49 provides a seamless experience so you can focus on your creativity.

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  • Limited-edition matte black finish
  • Includes Analog Lab software 
  • Over 6,500 preset sounds
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Fully customizable to suit your needs
  • DAW control, full Mackie/HUI command support
  • 49-key synth action keybed
  • Assignable faders and rotaries
  • Dual-function RGB performance pads
  • Chord play for quicker, thicker sounds
  • MIDI and power via USB
  • MIDI Out to connect to external hardware and modules

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