Arturia Keylab 88 is a 88-note MIDI keyboard with a Fatar hammer action keyed and velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive keys that is designed to easily integrate into any studio and stage environment. Packed with Arturia's Analog Lab software, the 88-key controller offers unparalleled hands-on experience over the 5,000 software synthesizer presets.
Arturia understands the needs that keyboard players have, and with the size of an 88-note keyboard in your workspace you need to have some kind of access to the other devices you use to create. To that end, they have added a music stand that not only holds your favorite fake book but also works as an iPad stand in either landscape or portrait mode. There's also an extension shelf for the right rear section to create a large work surface that will allow you to place your laptop or small synth on top of KeyLab 88, giving you handy access without resorting to other stands or awkward working solutions.
Under the hood
The 88-key keyboard controller is made for performance and maximum expression, with velocity and aftertouch in addition to a set of knobs, faders and pads, as well as full connectivity on the back panel (like expression and sustain).
This premium controller gives the fullest access to Arturia's Analog Lab software; its pre-assigned controls make it the perfect solution for plug and play sound creation. Once the software is connected to the keyboard, you can put your mouse away and experience the same workflow as on a traditional hardware synthesizer.
With Keylab 88, discover a new depth of access to the synth patches so you can really get in and customize the huge library of internationally designed presets. A new Multi mode allows several sounds to be played at the same time with the addition of effects, layer/split functions and a Chord mode.
Of course the keyboard is not just limited to working with Analog Lab; it can be easily used as a controller for any other software and customized to your setup using the included MIDI Control Center software.
Analog Lab software
Analog Lab is an extremely powerful software synthesizer solution with over 5,000 classic synthesizer sounds from Arturia’s premier V-Collection 3 instruments. All this power is easily accessed at your fingertips with the KeyLab 88. The new Multi mode allows you to create amazing layers and splits as well as warping and twisting your sounds with 15 high quality effects. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level!
PLEASE NOTE: As a software-based product, Arturia KeyLab 88 is excluded from our satisfaction return policy. A defective unit may be exchanged for a working one but may not be returned for a refund.