Arturia

AR-KEYLAB88

Arturia Keylab 88 Note Hybrid Synth MIDI Controller Keyboard


Good solid weighted keys with plenty of pads and sliders is what you get from this new, top tier midi controller from French company Arturia. The KeyLab 88 is a professional-grade 88-note MIDI keyboard controller designed with the working musician in mind. Packed with the Analog Lab software, you get 5000 TAE® synthesizer presets from the greatest synths ever.


    • Arturia KeyLab 88 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The Keylab 88 is not just another MIDI keyboard controller ; it has been designed to be the premium control center for the modern musician.

      Includes Analog Lab with 5000 synth sounds
      All presets are carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V, Prophet VS, SEM V and Jupiter-8V) and from Wurlitzer V, our recreation of the classic 200A electric piano. These TAE® powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality.
      Fast filter the presets to your requirements: by Instrument, by Type (Bass, Pads, Leads…), by Characteristics (long, bright, dark …).
      In-depth Preset Editing available for the owners of the Arturia Classic Synthesizers (Mini V, CS-80 V, etc.). Edit your sounds on the original instruments within Analog Lab.
      More than 200 Multi patches organized by musical genres, each made of two different synth patches with effects, layers and splits...
      Straightforward editing, with a complete array of parameters for tweaking sounds, directly assigned to the controls of the Keylab 88.

      KeyLab under the hood
      The KeyLab 88 keyboard controller is made for performance and maximum expression. Designed with the modern musician in mind, the KeyLab 88 is the perfect companion for the professional musician who uses a laptop or an iPad®.
      This premium controller features a hammer-action keybed from Fatar and is a perfect match for the included Analog Lab software. Pre-assigned controls make this the ideal solution for on-the-spot sound creation. Simply connect KeyLab 88 to Analog Lab and you can put your mouse away, enjoying the same workflow you would have with a traditional hardware synthesizer
      KeyLab 88 offers a new depth of control over your favorite synthesizers and software. Its Multi mode allows sounds to be split and layered, its many controls can be configured for practically any MIDI purpose, and its great-feeling pads are ready to launch clips, play chords, sweep a filter, or let you take an impromptu drum solo!
      And since it is USB class-compliant, KeyLab 88 is compatible with any other music software you own.

      More than just another keyboard
      The foundation of the KeyLab 88 is its high-quality, hammer-action Fatar keybed, created to give you the response and feel of a fine acoustic piano. Then we added transport controls to work with your favorite DAW, along with plenty of assignable knobs, sliders, and buttons to give you hands-on control over all the most popular plug-ins and devices. To top it off we included 16 of the best velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads on the market.

      Mission Control
      We understand the needs keyboard players have, and with an 88-note keyboard in your workspace you still need to have access to the creative devices you use. So we expanded the real-world usability of the KeyLab 88 with some simple but exceptionally useful features.
      First, we included a removable music stand that can not only hold your favorite fake book of 10,000 songs, but also double as an iPad stand. Whether you prefer landscape mode, as when using your favorite iOS synths and DAWs, or portrait mode for sheet music apps, the KeyLab 88 can accommodate your needs.
      We also provide an extension shelf for the right rear section of the KeyLab 88, which creates a large work surface for placement of your laptop or a small synth (like a MicroBrute) right on top. This gives you unsurpassed access to the devices you need without resorting to other stands or awkward working solutions.

      MIDI Control Center
      Our MIDI Control Center software allows you to edit the parameters of each KeyLab preset quickly and easily. With an intuitive user interface and the Arturia hardware shown on the screen, you can tailor the controls of your KeyLab 88 to match the settings of your favorite plug-ins and DAWs.

      Analog Lab Software
      Analog Lab is an extremely powerful software solution that puts over 6000 vintage synthesizer sounds from Arturia’s premier analog modeling technology at your fingertips.
      Analog Lab allows fast, simple editing and customizing of its own presets. But if you own V Collection, V Collection Classics, or any of the original synthesizer software products, it gets even better! You can open those sounds in Analog Lab, edit them in the original software, save them and then add them to your library.
      Our new Multi mode allows you to create amazing layers and splits and then shape, warp and twist them with 17 high-quality effects. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level.

      Software integration
      Analog Lab is a virtual instrument, which means that its sounds are processed within the computer. It can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in within Digital Audio Workstations such as Steinberg Cubase, Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro X, MOTU Digital Performer, and Cakewalk Sonar, to name a few.

      Hardware integration
      The user-customizable MIDI mapping allows you to control the parameters you want to control with your favorite keyboard. But this is even better: use an Arturia keyboard controller and the interface will automatically change to show its knob and slider layouts so that you get a slick 1:1 user interface.

    • Arturia KeyLab 88 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Hardware Specifications
      Keyboard : 88 note hammer action Fatar keybed with velocity and aftertouch.
      Controls : 2 clickable encoders, 6 transport switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, two banks of 10 encoders, two banks of 9 sliders, 1 volume encoder, 10 assignable switches and 16 backlit pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity.
      Connectors : MIDI in & out, USB, Sustain pedal, Expression pedal, Aux footswitch, Breath controller inputs.
      High quality aluminum and wooden construction.
      32 digits LCD screen.
      Functions as an universal MIDI controller.
      Use with Analog Lab or with any other MIDI software.
      Product dimensions : 127.5/35/9.5 cm - Net weight : 13 Kg

    • Arturia KeyLab 88 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      Platform specifications

      • : Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
        2GB free hard disk space
      • : 10.7+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
        2GB free hard disk space

        Please visit Arturia’s website via the link below for detailed & current information regarding each software package, downloads, firmware updates and further information on the Keylab keyboards

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