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NAMM 2020Arturia reveals KeyLab Essential 88 at NAMM 2020


Arturia has revealed the latest member of the KeyLab Essential family: KeyLab Essential 88 is a powerful 88-note controller keyboard that's packed with features, streamlines your workflow, and comes with a bundle of software.

One of the most affordable 88-note controllers on the market, it features an all-new keybed that strikes the perfect balance between fast synth action and a traditional weighted piano feel. Thanks to the features and included software, KeyLab Essential 88 provides everything they need to create and record music straight out of the box.


  • 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.

KeyLab Essential 88 comes complete with a collection of bonus software:

  • Analog Lab: Perfectly integrated synths and keyboards. Over 6500 keyboard presets taken from over 30 classic instruments, intuitive controls, and seamless integration.
  • Ableton Live Lite: Record, mix, and release your tracks. An introduction to the world of Ableton Live, a high-powered software suite used by top producers, DJs, performers, and remixers all around the world. Live Lite lets you record your ideas, layer tracks, warp audio, and release your productions.
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D: Beautifully sampled iconic piano straight from the world's greatest concert halls and recording studios. UVI's recreation of the Steinway Model D grand piano, sampled in exquisite detail.

KeyLab Essential 88 can easily be carried by one person, it has a clear but stylish design, it gives you deep integration with your favorite DAWs and software instruments, and gives you full creative range for your keyboard playing.

This new model of KeyLab Essential will begin shipping worldwide in Spring 2020. Get hands on with the controller yourself at NAMM 2020. Hall A, booth 11910.

KeyLab Essential 88 will retail for $399 / 399 €.



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