KeyLab MkII

KeyLab MkII

Regular price $ 449

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KeyLab MkII


KeyLab MkII is an expressive, versatile studio controller that works seamlessly with your DAW, virtual instruments, hardware, and modular gear.

It features dynamic performance and studio controls, including a high quality 49-note keyboard with aftertouch, 16 RGB backlit pads, 9 faders, 9 rotary knobs, and dedicated DAW and transport controls. Its huge connectivity also includes CV / Gate outputs, so you can take command of outboard synth and Eurorack modules with ease.

KeyLab MkII comes complete with thousands of sounds in 3 incredible software titles - Analog Lab, Piano V, and Ableton Live Lite - and works seamlessly with them to let you create music without barriers. Say “hello” to your ideal creative companion for the studio and stage.

The controller your music deserves

Another level in terms of quality and luxury, KeyLab MkII is a treat for the fingertips and is built to last.

Both 49-key and 61-key versions of KeyLab MkII feature Arturia’s Pro-Feel action, the same lusciously playable keybed as the MatrixBrute and MiniBrute 2. Sensitive enough to accurately capture the subtleties and nuances of delicate playing, while still being robust enough to feel the energy of high-impact performances.

Encased in durable, tour-ready aluminium and decked out with wiggle-free knobs and faders, Arturia have created a controller designed from the ground up to not let you down.

Truly experience your software instruments

Why settle for any old MIDI controller when you could be exploring your very own museum-quality collection of vintage synth and keyboard sounds?

Over 6,500 are available in Analog Lab alone, which perfectly integrates with every element of KeyLab MkII so you spend more time making music, and less time staring at screens.

A gateway to software, KeyLab MkII features 9 rotary encoders, 9 faders, 16 backlit RGB performance pads, and a selection of fully assignable buttons to give you unfettered access to your virtual instruments, effects, and recording environment.

Send and receive CV / gate data to bridge the gap between modular and MIDI, with a fully customizable setup. Set up a complex automated sequence in your DAW, and sent it out to your Eurorack setup. Only KeyLab MkII makes it this easy.

Amazingly versatile, hugely expressive, and geared up to enhance your creativity and workflow wherever your music takes you.

Modular control

Lovers of vintage synth gear and modern Eurorack modular, we have something special in store for you.

KeyLab MkII’s modular options let you unite the worlds of MIDI and CV / gate like no other controller out there, and give you huge scope for integrating your modular gear with your DAW.

The rear panel includes five control voltage connections: Pitch Out, Gate Out, 2 Mod Outs and CV In. The CV outputs can be used to send control voltages and triggers to a modular synthesis system, while the input can be used to receive incoming control voltages and turn them into MIDI data that in your DAW. The voltage range can quickly be defined using the quick access “User Edit” mode, or through the free, dedicated hardware hub Arturia MCC.

Thanks to this connectivity, KeyLab MkII can interface with practically any kind of music-making technology, letting you use external modulation sources for plug-in instruments in your DAW, like Analog Lab. You can also start to integrate your modular setup into your software projects by sending perfect, automated data to your modular gear. This level of control is what KeyLab MkII is all about.

Choose your flavor

Expression doesn’t just come down to features and functions, it can be how you choose to express yourself, too.

KeyLab MkII comes in both black and white options, and in 49 and 61-key versions, so whatever your studio aesthetic or size preference, Arturia have you covered.

A complete software studio

Every KeyLab MkII owner will also be able to instantly enjoy one of the most comprehensive, inspiring, incredible value software packages available.

Whether you’re new to software recording, or already have an enviable collection of software instruments at your disposal, KeyLab MkII has something that’ll put a huge smile on your face.

Your very own vintage keyboard collection.

A favorite of Arturia’s virtual instrument line, Analog Lab is a standalone title that gives you quick access to over 6,500 beautifully crafted presets from V Collection. Enjoy KeyLab MkII’s smart mapping as your browse through iconic sounds of 70s analog synth, classic acoustic and electric pianos, majestic organs, 80s digital synths, and even an iconic sampler and “string machine”. Important parameters can be quickly accessed through KeyLab MkII’s controls for intuitive live-tweaking, too! Create powerful combo sounds, split your keyboard into 2 different instruments, and explore the best sounds of 21 historic instruments.

An introduction to one of the most intuitive, popular production platforms around.

New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you’ll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time. We teamed up with our friends at Ableton to make using Arturia controllers with their software easier than ever. With smart detection, you can quickly and easily take full control of Live using KeyLab MkII’s buttons, faders, knobs, and transport controls.

An essential instrument for any songwriter’s sound palette.

Letting you make full use of KeyLab MkII’s expressive keybed, Piano V is a comprehensive piano software suite that uses the power of Arturia’s Phi physical modelling to recreate legendary acoustic pianos. Put the sound of a legendary German concert grand in your tracks, or use a contemporary Japanese model to add some bite. There’s even more esoteric instruments made possible through the magic of physical modelling like glass and metal, and every instrument features full control of multiple parameters to hone the sound of your ideal instrument.

Packing enough synth, keyboard, and piano power to inspire the most discerning professional, while still being an amazing “one box solution” for newcomers, KeyLab MkII’s included software will ignite your creativity for years to come.

Your personal MIDI assistant

Designed from the ground up to make you the master of your MIDI environment, KeyLab MkII is one of the most flexible, adaptable, and customizable controllers ever devised.

Not only does the latest generation KeyLab let you create fully personalized User maps, it also features incredible DAW integration, letting you spend more time “in the zone” and less time switching to and from your computer screen. By using any one of the 10 User maps, you can personalize the response of practically all the buttons, knobs, faders, keys, pads, and pedal inputs on KeyLab MkII, giving you ultimate control of your DAW, effects, instruments, and outboard gear.

To cut out the guesswork, KeyLab MkII also comes with 6 magnetic overlays for the DAW Commands section, giving you at-a-glance information on what each button does in your favorite recording software.

A MIDI masterpiece: KeyLab MkII doesn’t force you to make music a certain way, it lets you write the rules.

Main Features

  • Software Specifications:
    • Includes Analog Lab software with 6500 synth sounds
    • Includes Ableton Live Lite
    • Includes Piano V
  • Hardware Specifications:
    • 49 & 61 key options available, each with high quality keybed with velocity and aftertouch
    • 16 RGB-backlit performance pads
    • Control bank with 9 faders and 9 rotary knobs
    • Control modular equipment with 4 CV/Gate outputs, controlling pitch, gate, and modulation
  • Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments
  • Presets for multiple DAWs, with magnetic overlays for controls
  • Huge connectivity, including expression, sustain, CV/Gate, MIDI, USB and 3 assignable auxiliary pedal inputs
  • Perfect Analog Lab integration:
    • Select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, smart-assigned controls.
    • Standalone or plug-in operation: VST, VST3, AU, AAX.
    • Over 6500 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.
  • Piano V - Twelve different world-class pianos meticulously crafted using our critically acclaimed modeling technology.
  • Compatible with all major Digital Audio Workstation: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, Bitwig, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One *
  • Available in Black or White

Platform Requirements

Analog Lab

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    2GB free hard disk space
  • Apple: 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    2GB free hard disk space

Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.

Piano V

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    2GB free hard disk space
  • Apple: 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    2GB free hard disk space

Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.

Ableton Live Lite

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    3GB free hard disk space
    1024x768 display,
    DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation
  • Apple: 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    3GB free hard disk space
    1024x768 display,
    DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation

Size & weight

  • KeyLab MkII 49 size : 31,2 x 11,7 x 2,1 inches (793 x 297 x 53 mm)
  • KeyLab MkII 61 size : 34.5 x 11.7 x 2,1 inches (875 x 297 x 53 mm)
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