Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 MIDI/USB Controller

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Arturia 61-Key MIDI/USB Controller with Analog Lab 2, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D Software
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Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 is a high quality, versatile MIDI controller that will ignite your creativity and make the process of music-making easy and fun. The perfect combination of keys, rotary knobs, faders and performance pads is only the start: KeyLab Essential 61 also includes a host of amazing audio software that will have you creating awesome music straight out of the box.

Simple inspiration
KeyLab Essential 61 gives musicians and producers all the tools they need to create awesome music at an affordable price. This great range of controller universal MIDI controller keyboards have everything you need to take your music to the next level, including responsive full-sized keys, dynamic performance pads, control knobs, faders and more. You'll never struggle to awkwardly program your music with a computer keyboard and mouse again.

One keyboard, infinite instruments
Why limit yourself to the sound of one synthesizer when KeyLab Essential 61 can unlock a vast selection of legendary keyboards? Paired with the included Arturia Analog Lab software, you could be playing iconic monosynths, vintage organs, beautiful grand pianos and cutting edge digital powerhouses. KeyLab Essential 61 synchronizes with Arturia Analog Lab perfectly, automatically assigning the most relevant parameters to the controls at your fingertips.

The no-nonsense approach
KeyLab Essential 61 is a powerful, cost-effective way of energizing your creative process, giving you an access all areas pass to the most useful and important controls of your music hardware and software. Dedicated DAW control lets you engage loops, undo, save, punch, and activate your metronome. Easily punch in a drum pattern using the performance pads, complement it with a bass line, tweak its sound using the rotary knobs, layer up your song with simple one-finger chords and get your levels just right using the faders. KeyLab Essential 61 is an amazing all-in-one package that's perfect for musicians looking to expand their creative horizons without breaking the bank.

  • 61 keys with velocity
  • Controllers: clickable encoder, 9 rotary knobs, 9 30mm faders, 13 control switches, 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
  • Full Mackie/HUI control compatibility
  • Chord play mode
  • Software
    • Arturia Analog Lab
      • Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls
      • Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
      • Over 5,000 TAE-powered preset sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection
    • Ableton Live 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 software: Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One
More Information
MPN 230531
Manufacturer Arturia
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Analog Lab 2
Ableton Live Lite
UVI Grand Piano Model D
Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 61
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Synth action with velocity sensitivity
Aftertouch No
Onboard Controllers Pitch bend wheel
Mod wheel
(9) rotary knobs
(9) 30mm faders
(13) control switches
(6) transport switches
(4) command switches
(8) touch- and pressure-sensitive pads
Control Connections Sustain pedal
Arpeggiator No
MIDI Control Zones 1
5-Pin MIDI Yes
Compatible Devices Mac/PC, iOS, Android
Bus Power Yes
Software Editor Yes
Width 34.7"
Depth 9.7"
Height 2.9"
Product Weight 7.2 lbs.
Unique Features Includes Arturia Analog Lab 2, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D software

Arturia Hardware Warranty

Arturia hardware warranty is one year parts & labor, except for issues caused by the customer, such as mechanical/electrical damage, that are non-warranty.

All warranty repairs/exchanges are handled through the new Arturia Service Center in Bellingham, WA.

For warranty service, an RA# must first be obtained from Arturia.

Arturia will pay for return shipping of the repaired/exchanged product to the store/customer.

Arturia Service may charge a fee (restocking or return to dealer fee) for products that are received with 'no problem found' (returned to Arturia without being tested prior).

  • Ground shipping is FREE for all orders $99 and up.
  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.