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Arturia Keylab 88 MKII MIDI Controller

Arturia Keylab 88 MKII MIDI Controller, 88-Note Hammer Action Keybed with Aftertouch, 16 RGB-Backlit Performance Pads, Control Bank with 9 Faders and 9 Encoders, DAW Control Commands

 
5.0

(4 reviews)

SKU: A230641XX-P

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MSRP: Old Price $1,050.00 Discounted Price $899.00 Save : $151.00 (14%)
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With the redesigned generation of KeyLab, Arturia have raised the bar for control, workflow, ergonomics, and quality. With its top quality, hammer-action Fatar keybed, and smart DAW Command Center, the KeyLab 88 MkII is the ideal companion for demanding players. KeyLab 88 MkII also gives you instant access to multiple, customizable user maps so you can use its rotary knobs, faders, and pads however you like. On top of that, every user will receive an outstanding software bundle that integrates seamlessly with KeyLab 88 MkII. In the end the KeyLab 88 MkII is everything that made the success of the first KeyLab 88 with all the ultimate refinements of the MkII range.

Hammer Action Fatar Keybed
Delivering an exceptionally high-quality, piano-weighted 88-note keybed from Fatar, KeyLab 88 MkII is perfect for modern keyboard players, pianists, demanding stage performers, and professional producers who will not compromise on quality. And at only 32 lbs, this stage and studio solution sets a new standard in professional controller keyboards that is easily transported.

Expressive and Inspiring
More than a simple MIDI controller, KeyLab 88 MkII is a finely crafted tool, and an inspiring studio companion that brings out the best in its users. Its aftertouch-enabled keybed will delight synth players; the faders can control the virtual drawbars of an organ, and at the flick of a switch, control the levels in your DAW; custom chords can be stored within the performance pads for intuitive live triggering. Every user will find their own unique way of making KeyLab 88 MkII their perfect, professional controller.

Connectivity Galore
In addition to the full-sized MIDI in and out connectors, we have spiced the KeyLab 88 MkII with 4 CV outputs and a CV input. Leading the way in modular control, users can send pitch, gate, and 2 modulation sources to analog gear. This full-featured controller also boasts 5 expression pedal inputs to satisfy even the most advanced performance setups.

Features:

  • 88-note Premium Hammer-action key-bed with Aftertouch (Fatar TP100LR)
  • Rugged aluminum chassis construction with wood side panels
  • 16 RGB-backlit performance pads
  • Control bank with 9 faders and 9 encoders
  • DAW Control Commands: including magnetic overlays for Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, as well as standard Mackie and HUI setups
  • Superior Connectivity, including expression, sustain, CV/Gate, MIDI, USB and 3 assignable auxiliary pedal inputs
  • Perfect Analog Lab 4 integration
  • Includes USB cable, laptop stand, and iPad/sheet music stand

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Things You Will Get:

  • Keyboard MIDI Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Stand
  • iPad/Sheet Music Stand

I love this keyboard!

5

This has been one of my favorite purchases. The keys feel great and make you want to play more expressively. If you have Arturia instruments it integrates perfectly. It will also control your DAW and gives you access to faders and knobs. On top of that the style and build is excellent. Overall 5 stars!

BRIAN

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Fabulous keybed, beautiful looks, great software

5

I was wanting an 88-key controller with hammer-action keys and had been looking at an Nektar Impact LX88+ for its modest price and Sonar/Cakewalk integration. Eventually I decided to splurge on the Arturia Keylab 88 MkII once I did research and felt comfortable I could integrate it with Cakewalk, albeit with some effort. My main concern after reading some other reviews was the keybed action... most loved it but some felt it was too mushy or slow. I could not find one "in the wild" to test in person so I took a risk getting one sight unseen. When the unit arrived I was immediately impressed by its looks and build quality. I'm happy to say that I LOVE the keyboard action. It is not exactly like playing a grand piano, I would say it's a bit more linear in its resistance over the travel range of the key. The force feedback makes my playing much more nuanced and natural than what I can do on a synth action, and I have had no difficulty playing any fast runs so the rebound is just fine. Knobs and sliders feel premium, with nice smooth resistance. The 2-line LCD display is simple but adequate, and I think this is part of an emphasis on playing and physical controls over dinking with software menus. Drum pads feel nice and are customizable using MIDI Control Center software. There are nice details such as the way the pads flash in when in chord memory mode. I will probably never use many of the exotic features like CV input/output or additional pedals, but it's nice to know they are there just in case. I might have saved some money and gotten the Keylab 88 Essential, but I really wanted the full hammer-action keyboard. The price is high but you are getting a lot of build quality and software for your money. It comes bundled with Analog Lab 4, Piano V2, Vox Continental V2, and Wurli V2, which all integrate nicely with the controls on the keyboard. I am especially impressed with Piano V2 and think this will be my go-to piano sound for recording and live playing.

Robert

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Awesome midi controller! Hard to beat for the price!

5

Bought "for my 7-year-old" to use for piano lessons (wink, wink!). Very nice feeling keys, tons of features. Bundled software also very functional.

ANDREW

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If I had the money I'd buy nine more just to have......

5

The # 1 midi keyboard in my opinion love it love it love it!!!!!!!!

BRIAN

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Keylab 88 MKII MIDI Controller

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Midi Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 88
Type of Action Hammer-Action Fatar Keybed
After Touch No
Arpeggiator No
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Number of Knobs/Encoders 9
Faders Yes
Fader Type 9
Trigger/Pads Yes
Number of Trigger/Pads 16
Digital Display Type LCD
Transport Controls Yes
Software Included Yes
Additional Controls/Features Ableton Live Lite, Piano V, Analog Lab, Wurli V, VOX Continental V
Pedal Input Expression, Sustain, 3 Assignable Auxiliary Pedal Inputs
Connections CV/Gate, MIDI, USB
OS Compatibility PC ,  Mac
Power Supply Type USB-Powered
Weight 32.4 lbs
Dimensions 50.91 x 12.68 x 4.409 inches (LxWxH)
Series Keylab Series
Model 230641
Information not available

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