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Arturia Keylab 49 Essential MIDI Controller

Arturia's KeyLab Essential helps you keep your eye on the target and ear on the music. Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing.


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SKU: A230521XX-P

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MSRP: Old Price $249.00 Discounted Price $209.00 Save : $40.00 (16%)
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Creating music in the digital world is sometimes a little challenging. So many distractions, so many new things to learn. KeyLab Essential lets you focus on what’s important...

Music is at the heart of this controller. Every aspect of KeyLab Essential has been carefully chosen to give you the best possible experience when creating and performing. From the responsive keyboard to the intelligently assigned knobs and faders, you’ll feel like everything you touch turns to gold. KeyLab Essential makes navigating your track a breeze thanks to the dedicated DAW Command Center, and makes browsing your presets an exciting, inspiring experience.

Quality playing surface
The durable, smooth-action keys will capture every nuance of your performance. You can shift the keyboard using the dedicated octave switches, get creative with your performance using the pitch bend and modulation wheels, and make use of the optional sustain pedal. A chord feature is also included to save a chord and then to play and transpose it with a single key press.

8 multi-purpose performance pads
Versatile and space-saving, the bank of dynamic, RGB back-lit pads features switchable modes, letting you punch in awesome drum rhythms and percussion patterns, while also letting you select your favorite mapping options to control Analog Lab, your DAW, or any other software or hardware you create maps for.

Rotary knobs & faders
Adjusting the panning and level of 8 channels at a time could not be more natural than with the automatically mapped knobs and faders. And if your creativity requires more tracks to fully express, no problem, two switches are there to move back and forth across your whole mix. Using the Analog Lab dedicated memory they will give you a direct control of the parameters of your Arturia virtual instruments.

DAW Command Center
MCU/HUI enabled DAW Command Center lets you totally master your creative environment. This great little control hub lets you play, pause, stop, record, toggle your metronome, and fast travel around your project. Take a break from the screen and focus on the music.

KeyLab Essential packs a smart and effective twin-line LCD display to let you know the right info when you need it such as your presets and parameter info. In user memories, you can even customize the label it displays for each knob and fader. Just underneath is the preset remote for Analog Lab and all the other Arturia instruments. Your mouse will maybe miss you, not the opposite.

  • 49 keys with velocity
  • Over 5,000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection
  • Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation
  • Includes Analog Lab software with 5000 synth sounds
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite recording sofwtare
  • Includes UVI Grand Piano model D virtual Piano Plug In

Get your Arturia Keylab 61 Essential MIDI Controller today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Keylab 61 Essential MIDI Controller
  • Analog Lab
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Grand Piano model D
  • Owner's Manual

Great device and softwares


Great device and i like the softwares, i have a small akm320 keyboard that works fine with the softwares if i need to connect it while having my coffe on the kitchen table.



I love this midi keyboard


Great midi keyboard. I love the Analog lab 4 lite software and syth v collection.



Great product, fast and free shipping as always


I'm satisfied as always with these online audio companies. Shipping cake fast, never any damage getting here on these lighter products like this midi controller. Top notch controller feel at an entry level price. Love it for programming music or just messing around with the effects on any DAW and VST.





Very nice controller for the price. Well built, all of the knobs, faders, and pads feel good and the keybed is as good if not better than others at this price. Included software is excellent. Arrived quickly and well packaged. Two thumbs up to both Arturia and Sam Ash!



Amazing value for the price


This keyboard not only looks good it feels good. The added bonus of having Analog Labs bundled with it is just insane ($200 value). Works really well with Logic and helped streamline my workflow some more. Analog Labs is also a great plugin and has a huge library of sounds. I was between this and the Native Instruments that is similarly priced, but decided this one provided much more value, given the NI comes with limited plug-ins. Do not regret purchasing.



Would buy again!


Bought as an anniversary gift for my boyfriend. He looked it!!



Stellar product!


Excellent keyboard, and the software to go with it is astounding!



Keylab 49


Sales people were knowledgeable and helpful!



Great action and extraordinary software synths!


Hands down the best feeling midi keyboard action Ong similar priced options. Also the fact that it comes with the Analog Lab software makes it an absolute no brainier...stunning sounds and quick controls to dial in the tone your after make this my new go-to for any song.



Your in Control:


You need a Controller, well here it is! Good price, good service, what ar you waiting for, Christmas?



Keylab 49 Essential MIDI Controller

4.9 13


Compatible File Type VST, VST3, AU, AAX
Display Twin-line LCD screen
Number of Keys 49
System Requirements Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
2GB free hard disk space
Standalone Yes
Series Keylab
Presets Over 5,000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection
Model 49 Essential
Included Software Analog Lab
Ableton Live Lite
UVI Grand Piano model D
Dimensions 30.9" x 9.7" x 2.9"
Controllers Over 5,000 TAE powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection
Compatibility 1 clickable encoder, 9 encoders, 9 30mm faders, 6 transport switches, 4 command switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, 8 touch and pressure-sensitive pads
Weight 6.6 lbs
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