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The Black Edition of Arturia’s KeyLab Essential 88 is a limited-run version of their acclaimed and immensely popular MIDI controller keyboard - sporting a sleek aesthetic whilst retaining the fantastic features that you’ve come to know & love.

Special Edition

Arturia are not only renowned for their excellent software, which has been adopted by professional producers and major artists around the globe, they’re also recognised for their incredible hardware too. The KeyLab Essential 88 is the largest rendition of their fully-featured, compact and affordable series of MIDI controller keyboards. It’s perfect for players that demand the full range of an 88-key acoustic piano and a more authentic playing experience when using virtual instruments such as Arturia’s own Piano V and the included UVI Grand Piano Model D. Plus, it’s a lightweight solution if you’re gigging with a laptop-based setup and allows you to make the most of software where you can map multiple instruments across the keys.

Sleek Aesthetic

This is the Black Edition of Arturia’s Essential 88, a special edition version that’s only available for a short time. It retains all of the features of its sibling whilst boasting a classy black design. If you prefer your hardware to have a darker look, this model is the one for you.

The Black Edition of Arturia’s KeyLab Essential 88 is only being made in limited quantities so - if you like this rendition of this cracking controller keyboard - be sure to grab one before they all go!

<<Click here to learn more about the KeyLab Essential series!>>

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  • 88 light piano-style keys
  • Black finish
  • Clickable encoder, 9 rotary knobs, 9 30mm faders, 13 control switches
  • Functions as a universal MIDI controller
  • Full Mackie / HUI control compatibility
  • MIDI Out
  • USB connectivity
  • Sustain pedal input
  • 6 transport buttons, 4 command buttons
  • Mod & pitch bend wheel
  • 8 touch and pressure-sensitive pads.
  • Twin-line LCD screen displays preset names and parameter info
  • Chord Play mode
  • Perfect Analog Lab integration: Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls
  • Includes Analog Lab with over 6,500 synth sounds
  • Intelligent, tag-based sound navigation with Analog Lab: search by type and instrument, or by sonic characteristics like “aggressive” or “evolving”
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite for recording your performances
  • Includes UVI Grand Piano Model D for additional acoustic piano sounds
  • Analog Lab
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Grand Piano Model D
  • Size: 1260*260.6*63 mm
  • Weight: 8.48 kg / 18.7 lbs



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