Arturia has announced a firmware V1.3 update for its KeyLab MkII MIDI controller range designed to make it more expressive than ever before.

The free update allows keyboardists, composers, songwriters, and producers to customize the velocity and performance of their KeyLab MkII to suit their own playing style – from custom velocity curves to transposition enhancements.

Make every note count, every melody flawless, and every track sound just like you – whatever your style. The definitive MIDI controller keyboard, KeyLab MkII is a luxurious, expressive tool for your studio or live rig. Unsurpassed connectivity, effortless integration, customizable interface, and inspiring included software; there simply is no other MIDI controller quite like KeyLab MkII.

Changes in firmware V1.3

  • Create custom velocity curves: You can now customize 5 configurable velocity points for a performance that truly reflects every key impact or delicate stroke, exactly as you intended.
  • Global velocity curve: Alongside Linear, Logarithmic, and Exponential, you can now select a Global velocity curve, customizable in MIDI Control Center, to use across all user memory slots.
  • Improved velocity resolution: To prevent unwanted jumps in velocity and smoother transitions at higher values, KeyLab MkII’s velocity curve resolution has been refined.
  • Bug fixes: Taking your feedback into account, Arturia has refined numerous aspects of KeyLab 88 MkII’s performance, including transposing, on-screen information, rebooting behavior, and much more.

KeyLab MkII’s update is available for download via MIDI Control Center and on the Arturia website.

More information: Arturia