Arturia has announced a limited black version of its KeyLab Essential series of MIDI keyboard controllers.

Available in both 49 and 61 key versions, KeyLab Essential Black Edition gives you instant access to the controls you’ll most frequently use, putting them right at your fingertips. This smart design and functionality ensures superb workflow and keeps you in the creative moment.

As well as a sleek new look, KeyLab Essential Black Edition also features direct DAW control, so you can spend less time switching your attention between your controller and your computer. It also has a great feeling keyboard, backlit performance pads, faders and rotaries encoders. KeyLab Essential Black Edition gives you all the tools you need to fully take control of your productions.

Arturia KeyLab Essential Black Edition 61

On top of its fast, efficient functionality, each Keylab Essential Black Edition comes complete with a super collection of software that will help you start making music straight out of the box. This includes:

  • Arturia Analog Lab 3: a collection of over 6,000 keyboard & synth presets from Arturia’s award-winning V Collection software suite.
  • Ableton Live Lite: an introduction to one of the most popular recording and performing platforms in the world.
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D: a beautifully sampled Steinway classic.

Combined with its highly customizable interface – including 6 dedicated user maps – the latest member of the KeyLab family features the depth of control that will keep professional’s satisfied, and ease of use that will have newcomers to music production creating music straight out of the box.

KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61 Black Edition are now available for 199 EUR and 249 EUR, respectively.

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