Arturia announce KeyLab Essentials mk3 49 and 61-note controllers
Arturia have announced the availability of their KeyLab Essential mk3, the next evolutionary step in their third generation of MIDI controllers alongside MiniLab 3.
KeyLab Essential mk3 is available in 49 and 61-note configurations, with a choice of black or white finishes to suit users' individual styles & setups.
Users can get hands-on with projects and freely explore their sound with encoders, faders, pads, and more, with customizations and creative features only ever a button away. Upgrades include a bigger display with contextual buttons and 2 multi-purpose pad banks.
KeyLab Essential mk3 features custom DAW scripts for Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, and Bitwig Studio, plus familiar MCU & HUI compatibility - meaning it can control literally any DAW. It also offers enhanced integration with Arturia software like Analog Lab, V Collection, and more.
KeyLab Essential goes beyond a standard controller; users can create quick-fire melodies with the Arpeggiator; play chord voicings with a single key with Chord play; stay locked in tune thanks to Scale mode; and customize their pedal functions with a 3-mode input.
Built with minimum 40% recycled plastic and a material carbon footprint reduction of 18%, KeyLab Essential mk3 follows in the footsteps of MiniLab 3 as a controller designed with sustainability in mind.
KeyLab Essential mk3 brings a vastly expanded package of creative software for modern music production, giving users everything they need to create full, massive-sounding tracks.
Here's what's included:
- Analog Lab V.
- Ableton Live Lite.
- Native Instruments' The Gentleman.
- UVI Model D.
KeyLab Essentials mk3 is available from Arturia at €199 for the 49-note version and €249 for the 61-note version.