Arturia has announced that the black edition of its KeyLab 88 Essential 88-key MIDI controller is now shipping worldwide.

KeyLab 88 Essential Black Edition boasts a full 88-key range, intuitive controls, powerful software integration, with an excellent semi-weighted feel and velocity-sensitive keys. It is now available as a limited run with the sleek piano-black aesthetic to match.

Creativity comes first 8 pads, 9 rotaries, 9 faders, and an expressive keyboard to navigate your DAW effortlessly, browse and tweak your favorite presets in an instant. Enjoy a fluid 88-key playing experience, all from one accessible controller. Now available with an elegant black exterior.

Everything is immediately within reach, from DAW transport controls to a full-range keybed – paving the way for effortless music creation, whatever your style. And when paired with the included Analog Lab V software, KeyLab Essential becomes a whole new tool. Every one of the thousands of presets come intelligently mapped with your KeyLab’s faders, knobs, and pads to give you instant, inspiring access to some of the most iconic, legendary keyboard sounds ever heard.

Available for purchase for 379 USD/EUR, KeyLab 88 Essential Black Edition includes Analog Lab V, Ableton Live Lite and UVI Model D Grand Piano.

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