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Arturia releases KeyLab 88 Essential Black Edition

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Arturia has announced that the black edition of its 88-key MIDI controller, KeyLab 88 Essential, is now shipping worldwide.

KeyLab 88 Essential Black Edition boasts a full 88-key range, intuitive controls, powerful software integration, with a semi-weighted feel and velocity-sensitive keys. It is now available as a limited run with the sleek piano-black aesthetic to match.

Here's what they say:

8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive keyboard to navigate your DAW effortlessly, browse and tweak your favorite presets in an instant. Enjoy a fluid 88-key playing experience, all from one accessible controller. Now available with an elegant black exterior.

Everything is immediately within reach, from DAW transport controls to a full-range keybed - paving the way for effortless music creation, whatever your style. And when paired with the included Analog Lab V software, KeyLab Essential becomes a whole new tool. Every one of the thousands of presets come intelligently mapped with your KeyLab's faders, knobs, and pads to give you instant, inspiring access to some of the most iconic, legendary keyboard sounds ever heard.

Software Included:

  • Analog Lab V is a single plugin that contains 2000 presets from Arturia's V Collection instruments. From reimagined keyboard classics like Jup-8 V and DX7 V, to cutting-edge softsynth algorithms from Pigments.
  • Ableton Live Lite: An introduction to Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers all around the world. Record your ideas, layer your sounds, apply effects, and release your finished track. Live Lite is also fully mapped to your KeyLab, with knobs, pads, and faders automatically assigned to the most important features.
  • UVI Model D Grand Piano: Straight from the world's greatest concert halls and recording studios, KeyLab Essential also includes a Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in the finest detail, ready for you to play, and free of charge.

Price: $/€379.

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