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Arturia Keylab Essential 88

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Creativity reinvented

Music is at the heart of the KeyLab Essential. From the responsive velocity-sensitive keyboard to the intelligently assigned controls, you'll feel like everything just falls perfectly into place. It makes navigating your work a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Centre, and makes browsing your presets an exciting, inspiring experience. It takes away the sometimes tedious keyboard and mouse focus and lets you spend more time creating, performing and playing.

Versatile controls, ergonomic layout

Take your expression further. The Keylab Essential 88 features eight RGB customisable performance pads which are perfect for finger drumming, triggering samples and more. Not only that: you can automate sounds, effects and virtual instruments using the nine faders and rotary encoders. The clickable jog wheel combined with the twin-line LCD screen makes it easier than ever to navigate sounds, settings and parameters.

Make music your way

The KeyLab essential makes the technical side of creation as simple as possible, so you can focus on what really matters. KeyLab Essential is the result of careful research, with the aim of streamlining your creative process, giving you more time to express yourself through your creations and performances. The comprehensive set of music software included with the KeyLab Essential means the only thing you have to do is experiment. The creative workflow of the KeyLab Essential is quick and engaging, and you'll wonder how you ever got on without it.

Complete with Analog Lab, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D

This premium MIDI controller keyboard gives full access to Arturia's Analog Lab software; its pre-assigned controls make it an ideal 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.

Not only that but you can start recording music straight out of the box with the inclusion of Ableton Live Lite. This streamlined version of the Ableton Live software allows you to record ideas, layers tracks, edit audio and export your productions. Also included is the UVI Grand Piano Model D which is a beautifully sampled Steinway model D grand piano, in the form of a virtual instrument.

With the Keylab 88 and Analog Lab software you'll discover a new depth of access to synth patches, you can now really get in and customize the huge library of internationally designed presets. A new multi-mode allows several sounds to be played simultaneously with the addition of effects, layer/split functions and a chord mode. In addition, the keyboard (like all of the Keylab series) can be easily used in any other MIDI-compatible software and digital audio workstation.


  • 88 note, velocity sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel
  • 16 back-lit, customizable performance pads
  • 9 faders & rotary encoders
  • Mackie / HUI compliant DAW Command Center
  • Clickable jog-wheel
  • Velocity & modulation wheels
  • Full Analog Lab integration
  • “Chord play” mode
  • Twin-line LCD screen
  • Class-compliant USB: use with iOS and Android devices
  • Optional sustain pedal and DC power supply
  • Comprehensive music software bundle included, with Analog Lab for 5000+ playable vintage synth and keyboard sounds


  • Software Specifications

    • Includes Analog Lab software with 5000 synth sounds
    • Includes Ableton Live Lite
    • Includes UVI Grand Piano Model D
  • Hardware Specifications

    • Keys: 88 velocity-sensitive keys
    • Controls
      • 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
  • Perfect Analog Lab 2 Integration
    • Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls
    • Standalone or plug-in operation:
      • VST
      • VST3
      • AU
      • AAX
    • Over 5000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection
  • Ableton Live Lite
    • Record, layer, and edit your sounds
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D
    • Sample-based software recreation of the classic Steinway grand piano
  • Compatible With All Major DAWs
    • Pro Tools
    • Logic Pro X
    • Fl Studio
    • Bitwig
    • Cubase
    • Ableton Live
    • Digital Performer
    • Studio One
  • Dimensions and weight:
    • Instrument size: 49.6 x 10.3 x 2.5 inches (1260 x 262 x 64 mm)
    • Instrument weight: 18.7lb (8.5Kg)

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