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Keylab Essential MK3

MIDI Controller Keyboard by Arturia
€199 / €249
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Keylab Essential MK3 by Arturia is Hardware for macOS and Windows.

This is a Hardware product

¼” Expression Pedal MIDI Out
No Driver Required
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Whether you're a beginner producer, an experienced music maker, or anyone in between, unlock your full creative potential with a MIDI controller that breaks down all the barriers between you, your DAW, and your perfect sound.

Find joy in your workflow

Find the right sound faster than ever. Customize your mix in real-time. Finish that track with ease. Music-making shouldn't feel like work; KeyLab Essential removes barriers and puts the joy back into your workflow.

Your DAW, upgraded

Your favorite synth sounds, your DAW transport, and your mixing desk all in one. Enjoy next-level control over your sounds & DAW projects, seamless communication with Analog Lab, and a bundle of pro creative software to supercharge your sound.

Quickly inspire new ideas

KeyLab Essential doesn't just help you play & navigate your projects - it's also built to inspire. Summon catchy melodies, curious rhythms, and moving chord sequences with its array of creative features, and see where it can take your sound.

That quality feeling

You want the feeling of a premium instrument, the flexibility of a top-class controller, and the ease-of-use of a beginner keyboard. KeyLab Essentials sensitive controls, hybrid synth-feel keybed, and smart layout puts it all at your fingertips.

Control any DAW

Enjoy plug-and-play connectivity and ready-mapped controls with your DAW of choice. KeyLab Essential doesn't just feature familiar MCU & HUI compatibility; it also has custom scripts for major DAWs for next-level integration.

Customize your workflow

KeyLab Essential easily adapts to your creative needs; recall your favorite 'liked' presets from Analog Lab, navigate your custom-made playlists, activate custom User programs for your own control assignments, and more.

At one with Analog Lab

Turn Analog Lab into a hardware synth and get hands-on with your sound thanks to KeyLab Essential's seamlessly mapped controls. Adjust sound parameters, tweak FX, and browse presets without ever needing to touch your computer.

Main Features

Premium Keybed quality:

  • 49 & 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel.

Pads & controls:

  • 1 clickable encoder.
  • 9 rotary encoders.
  • 9 x 30mm faders.
  • 8 transport switches.
  • 4 command switches.
  • 1 modulation wheel & bend wheel.
  • 8 touch & pressure-sensitive pads.

Display control:

  • 2.5" LCD display with contextual buttons.
  • Real-time feedback on tweaks and controls.

Smart features:

  • Multi-mode arpeggiator.
  • Chord mode.
  • Scale mode.
  • Hold function.
  • Semitone transpose.

Software integration:

  • Seamless integration with Analog Lab V: select sounds, browse presets, smart-assigned controls.
  • Custom DAW scripts for FL Studio, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Cubase, Bitwig Studio.
  • Also compatible with MCU/HUI control.
  • Up to 6 user presets for a totally customizable experience.

Included Software titles & services:

  • Analog Lab V software with 2000+ sounds.
  • Ableton Live Lite.
  • Native Instruments' The Gentleman.
  • UVI Model D.
  • 2-month Loopcloud subscription.
  • Melodics subscription for 40 lessons.


  • USB-C connects to computers and MIDI Control Center.
  • MIDI 5-pin DIN output for connection to external instruments, gear.
  • Control input for pedal: sustain, expression, or footswitch.
  • USB-C powered.

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