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Arturia Keylab 61 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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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.

  • 61 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

Compact size


Very good options for the price would choose it all day instead of other brands



Would definiteley buy or recommend this product.


I use this to compose/produce music on my lapotop... love using it so far, no complaints.



Good Service + Good Product


Special thanks to Steve Price (Ft.Lauderdale) who went above and beyond on helping me get my hands on one of these. He even called me to make sure I had received my package tracking number and that I was all set. These small deeds from Steve made a huge difference possible in my studio, now my productions have gained another layer of quality.



Fantastic keyboard


The product came with analog lab which offers over 6500 different sounds for the midi controller (incredible). It's a bit hard to get the hang of it at the beginning but Arturia's support and tutorials were great. It also came with Abelton lite which was a very nice addition even though it is almost impossible to actually produce a full song with it due to the restrictions of the lite version (it limits to 8 tracks). Yet it is still very nice and works great with the product. All in all I'm enjoying this piece a lot and can't leave it since I bought it. If you're begginers or intermediate this is the midi for you!



It's pretty versatile


The only problem I had was downloading the "free" software. Yea the links in the paperwork are out of date but once I got what I needed, it was pretty easy to use. I'm a first time so this is a lesson in progress



I would buy this again and recommend it to my peers. Indeed!


This midi board is awesome. The best one I've ever purchase. No delays, no issues with syncing it to my programs. Its very sleek and has a really clean look to it. Im very satisfied



I would buy this product again for sure!!


I got this product to use in my home studio and it has been incredible! Highly recommend this keyboard! The software it came with is amazing and I've already began creating mixes using them!!



Great Entry Level MIDI Keyboard Controller


It is great to use with your Daw & Arturia AnalogLab3 Software Hardware intergration.The Keybed has been greatly Improved


Orange County California


Keylab 61 Essential MIDI Controller

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Compatible File Type VST, VST3, AU, AAX
Display Twin-line LCD screen
Number of Keys 61
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 61 Essential
Included Software Analog Lab
Ableton Live Lite
UVI Grand Piano model D
Dimensions 30.9" x 9.7" x 2.9"
Controllers 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
Compatibility Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One
Weight 6.6 lbs
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