Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

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 3 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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Incredible for creative flow
mcmcg, 04.09.2019
Had my eye on this keyboard for my home studio after using a cheaper 25 midi keyboard for far too long. It's addition has had a huge impact of ease on my creative process and keeps me inspired.

Pros:

It's insanely lightweight. So if willing to invest in a quality, case portability won't be a back sore.
If you're big into Arturia VSTs this works very smoothly for filter & ADSR adjustment, easy to go through presets. For Abelton users being able to have mild control of the session if you find yourself recording down anything helps flow without pauses and speeds the process up ever so slightly, though best designed for live use.

Cons:
Though the quality is exceptional for the price, I do feel the keys could be a bit more heavyweight. Comfortable to play but would the feel just doesn't compare to piano keys.
Aware the Keylab MK11 accommodates to this (though double the price), the range of outputs is a bit small. Besides this this controller perfect for the electronic artist's home studio or live use. Well worth every cent.
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Quick and fast way to produce
Filipe S., 11.05.2019
Quick and fast way to produce music.
Love it!
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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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Best option for start
BogdanDmitriy, 30.09.2019
Not the best quality or features, but still good keyboard with awesome plagins
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