Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

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USB Midi Keyboard

  • 61 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • 8 Velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch
  • A clickable encoder
  • 9 Rotating control knobs
  • 9 Faders
  • 13 Buttons
  • Transport section with 4 function buttons
  • LCD display
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • Chord Play mode
  • Mackie/HUI control compatible
  • Connections: USB, MIDI output, hold pedal input, input for optional power supply unit (not included)
  • USB class compliant
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 882 x 76 x 248 mm
  • Weight: 3.3 kg
  • Including Arturia Analog Lab software, Ableton Live Lite license and UVI Grand Piano licence

Note: Requires internet connection for authorisation

Further Information

Aftertouch No
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 9
Fader (Amount) 9
Pads 8
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x Out
Pedal input Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes

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Badgerlicious, 13.07.2020
I use this as my main midi keyboard. Having five octaves in a pretty compact keyboard has been great as someone who doesn't have a whole lot of space. The keys are nice, though it's a typical synth keybed. Nothing fancy beyond velocity and release velocity.

I like the layout, lots of faders and pots to map things too. Transport controls are super handy. I can't say I use the pads much though. The programming software is easy to use, and an update within the last year made it not take a few minutes to actually load. Which is nice.

My minor complaint is that the pots move veeeery slowly. It's the same on my keystep pro, so it might be Arturia's thing.

My major complaint is the midi keys sometimes get stuck on. For whatever reason the note-off doesn't get sent. It can be very annoying.

The big thing though is the inclusion of Aturia's analog lab. I think this makes the keylab essential and excellent product overall, especially for those first getting into making music who perhaps don't have as many synths and samples yet.
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Great master keyboard
TouchTimeRecords, 20.10.2020
This is what I've been looking for for years.
I use the Keylab in my studio and when I have to travel and compose music on the road. It's reliable, the keys are responsive and feel natural. And it also looks great in the studio.
I use it to control synth modules and a sequencer via midi as well as to play through Arturia's Analog Lab instruments and Vienna Symphonic Lybrary. If I had to buy one more midi keyboard one day, it will be one more of these.
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All you need for creativity!
Max_TTT, 12.02.2021
Very light, good looking and well-madeA keyboard.
Nice hummers response, not best, compering M-Audio.
Good plastic quality.
A lot of options for your creativity using Garage band and other software.
For learning piano process it is also applicable and interactive.
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Depending on your goal
Svey, 16.09.2019
If you want to play keyboard as a musician, I wouldn't recommend it. The keys are light and cheap, I dislike a lot the black keys, when playing they give almost no feedback. I definitly advice if you want to play piano/keyboard to go for a better keybed and keys.
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