Musicians & producers can control any DAW or MIDI hardware with the most essential controls at their fingertips, the most creative features at their disposal, and the most inspiring musical software included as standard.
An upgraded workflow for modern music making
Users can get hands-on with projects and freely explore their sound with encoders, faders, pads, and more, with customizations and creative features only ever a button away. Upgrades include a bigger display with contextual buttons and 2 multi-purpose pad banks.
Next-level DAW & Arturia integration
KeyLab Essential mk3 features custom DAW scripts for Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, and Bitwig Studio, plus familiar MCU & HUI compatibility - meaning it can control literally any DAW. It also offers enhanced integration with Arturia software like Analog Lab, V Collection, and more.
Inspire new ideas
KeyLab Essential goes far beyond a controller; users can create quick-fire melodies with the Arpeggiator; play chord voicings with a single key with Chord play; stay locked in tune thanks to Scale mode; and customize their pedal functions with a 3-mode input.
Built with minimum 40% recycled plastic and a material carbon footprint reduction of 18%, KeyLab Essential mk3 follows in the footsteps of MiniLab 3 as a controller designed with sustainability in mind.
The finest production & beat making software included
KeyLab Essential mk3 brings a vastly expanded package of creative software for modern music production, giving users everything they need to create full, massive-sounding tracks. Here’s what’s included:
Analog Lab V
Thousands of synth & keys presets
Ableton Live Lite
Music recording software
Native Instruments’ The Gentleman
Intimate upright piano
UVI Model D
A timeless grand piano
2-month subscription with millions of samples & loops
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