Arturia KeyLab Essential 88

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When you purchase an Arturia KeyLab Controller after registering up to and including 31 May 2022, you will receive a Plug-in package with Arturia Mini V, Arturia Stage-73 V as well as Arturia REV Plate-140 with a total value of over 400 euros for free! Attention - especially abroad you have to reckon with delivery delays after Christmas - so order in time!

MIDI Master Keyboard

  • USB MIDI keyboard with 88 velocity sensitive keys
  • 8 Velocity sensitive pads with aftertouch
  • 1 Clickable encoder
  • 9 Rotary knobs
  • 9 Faders
  • 13 Buttons
  • Transport section with 4 function keys
  • LC Display
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Chord play mode
  • Mackie/HUI control compatible
  • USB
  • MIDI output
  • Sustain pedal input
  • Input for optional power supply (not included)
  • USB class compliant
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 1260 x 63 x 260.6 mm
  • Weight: 8.48 kg
  • Incl. Arturia Analog Lab software, Ableton Live Lite licence, and UVI Model D Piano licence

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available since February 2020
Item number 483327
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Hammer Action Keys No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones 1
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 9
Fader (Amount) 9
Pads 8
Display Yes
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Bus-Powered Yes
Dimensions 1260 x 63 x 260,6 mm
Weight 8,5 kg
Speacial Features incl. Arturia Analog Lab Software, Ableton Live Lite Licence and UVI Model D Piano Licence
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45 Customer ratings

33 Reviews

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The best non hammer action MIDI controller you're going to find
samtalbotwilliams 27.12.2020
I've had this keyboard for a couple of months, I bought it after loads of extensive research, and although I could have bought some of the cheaper Hammer action keyboards for a similar price, I decided on this semi-weighted key bed. I am very happy with this. I think that the velocity response is excellent, so once you're used to it you can still get realistic feeling results on piano sounds. however the keys are still pretty springy.
The real winners of this keyboard are the build, it is very sturdy, but also pretty compact. most of the time I just mount it on my desk.
The software that comes with it is amazing, analoguelab is a tool everyone should have for sure!
And finally, if you manage to configure the DAW control settings this is a feature that I appreciate because it's handy, but at the same time I don't know if I'd sacrifice the budget or space for a stand alone device.
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Fantastic purchase - from the perspective of a beginner
diogonr 23.12.2021
I bought this keyboard because I always wanted to learn to play the piano.
It looks absolutely beautiful, has tons of features (I have not yet used), has a sturdy build, and within a few days I had already made a huge improvement.

Arturia includes a piano VSTi with this, and plugging in your headphones and hearing a beautiful piano to what you play really does act as a boost for your will to continue playing and learn more.

Besides this, the integration with the wider spectrum of Arturia Products is fantastic, which each knob pre-assigned to what you see on the screen.

Everything about this seems very well thought out.

I'm very happy with the purchase, and I recommend it.
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Good but not great
Alpha Elf 16.02.2021
I really like this keyboard for composing more complex chord sequences.
The build quality is very good throughout, and it works out of the box. It's well integrated into Analog Lab and Ableton Live.
I only have a minor issue with the clunkiness of the keys. While it's clear from the product description that it doesn't have weighted keys, I did expect a nicer feel to them. Bear in mind that this is my subjective assessment, YMMV.
Apart from the above this is yet another home run for Arturia. I love how relatively light and portable this keyboard is, not least how low its profile is compared to many other full-size keyboards. I can comfortably fit it under my (continental style) bed out of the way when I don't use it.
All in all, I'm very happy with this product. Its usability certainly outweighs its clunky keys.
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BLMP 25.02.2021
i use it in my studio for writing and producing. I t feels great, pretty sturdy, has a ton of functionalities. I am very pleased.
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