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Arturia Keylab 49 Essential MIDI Controller (Open Box)

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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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

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Things You Will Get:

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


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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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