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Keylab 49 Essential Black MIDI Keyboard

Every artist knows the importance of starting with a white, toned, or black canvas.
The tools remain the same, yet your technique and imagination will work in different ways.
The same is true for this gorgeous limited edition black KeyLab Essential.
It still gives you hands-on DAW control, an inspiring synth-action keybed, rotary knobs, performance pads, and faders as its white counterpart, but how will this sleek new look compliment your fiendish creativity? 

An amazing addition to any creative setup, from the professional to the aspiring amateur, KeyLab Essential Black Edition comes with an amazing suite of software that will enrich your music and give you a lifetime of inspiration.
Arturia’s own Analog Lab 3 gives you instant access to over 6,500 legendary synth and keyboard sounds from its acclaimed, award-winning V Collection, while UVI Grand Piano Model D puts a sumptuous sampled Steinway at your beck and call.
KeyLab Essential Black Edition also comes fully loaded with Ableton Live Lite, so even if you don’t have a DAW, you can start recording, mixing, editing, and releasing your tracks straight out of the box. 

KeyLab Essential Black lets you play and create music instinctively.
It won’t force you to break your habits or abandon your tried and tested methods.
This controller keyboard simply gives you a helping hand, letting you realize your full potential in the studio.
The DAW-controlling MCU/HUI protocols let it work in practically any recording environment, letting you focus on what you’re good at.

Its faders, knobs and DAW Command Center will automatically associate with the most important functions of your DAW, while its ultra-convenient memory slots will extend its capability to your favorite software instrument, whether they are Arturia’s own, or another great manufacturer.
KeyLab Essential is here to tear down walls, not build them up. 


Software Specifications:
Includes Analog Lab software with 6000 synth sounds 
Includes Ableton Live Lite 
Includes UVI Grand Piano model D 

Hardware Specifications: 
49 keys with velocity 
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 
Connectivity: MIDI out, USB, Sustain pedal 
Functions as a universal MIDI controller 
Twin-line LCD screen 
MCU/HUI control compatibility 
Chord Play mode 

Perfect Analog Lab integration: 
Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls. 
Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX. 
Over 6,000 TAE® powered preset sounds from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection 
Ableton Live 9 Lite - record, layer, and edit your sounds to create a finished song. 
UVI Grand Piano Model D - Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic. 
Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One. 

Instrument size: 30.9 x 9.7 x 2.9 inches (784 x 248 x 76 mm) 
Instrument weight: 6.6lb (3Kg)