KeyLab MkII - Tips & Tricks


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Check out some KeyLab MkII tips and tricks.

Factory reset
Hold the "Octave up" & "Octave down" buttons while powering it up.

Once the unit has powered up, press the Jog-wheel to confirm.


Panic
(All notes off)

Press Stop three times (x3)
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In / Out Connector
Details

Pitch Output Jack TS 3.5mm
V/Oct
Hz/Volt

Gate Output Jack TS 3.5mm
S-trig
V-trig 5V
V-trig 12V

Mod Outputs
Jack TS 3.5mm

5V to 10V
CV Input
Jack TS 3.5mm

5V to 10V
MIDI In / Out Din 5 MIDI
Allows USB to MIDI and
MIDI to USB


Sustain Pedal

Jack TRS / TS 6.35mm Compatible with continuous pedals and footswitches.
Aux Inputs
Jack TRS / TS 6.35mm
Compatible with continuous pedals and footswitches.
Expression Pedal Input
Jack TRS / TS 6.35mm

Compatible with continuous pedals and footswitches.
The Keylab MkII has 10 dedicated user memories on which you can store customisable presets.

The user presets offer a wide panel of functions that can be assigned to your KeyLab MkII controls. (Such as MIDI CCs, program changes, preset changes, NRPN, etc...)
Here's some easy to follow steps on how to create custom user presets:

A/ Create a new configuration

From the MIDI Control Center:

1-
Open the Midi Control Center & select your Keylab MkII in the device list.

2- Click on the "New" Button

3- Select controls on the KeyLab MkII representation and edit their parameters in the bottom part of the window.

4- Click the "Save" button to save the changes made on the template.

5- Drag & Drop the user presets you created in one of the user memories. (Or use the Store to button.)

keylab mkii mcc create user preset

From the KeyLab itself:

1- Hold the User button to enable the User Preset Edit Mode.

2- To select a control, press / turn the control of your choice or browse it with the arrows.

3- Use the Jog Wheel to select a bank / change the associated parameter.

4- Press the User button to save the changes, and press the Jog Wheel to confirm.


B/ Recall your user preset

1- Press the USER button

2- With the jog wheel, browse the user preset of your choice.

3-
Press the jog wheel to select the user preset.
Once selected, an arrow will appear next to the preset number.

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Note: To easily navigate between your user presets., you can also set a button or pad to "Preset Change".



Use the control surface mappings in your favorite DAW:


Below, you'll find instructions on how to setup your KeyLab MkII's control surface mappings with your favorite DAW.
Once you correctly configured your DAW, set your KeyLab MkII to the DAW mode to use it as a control surface.

The Keylab MkII control surface mapping is available since Ableton Live 9.7.7 or 10.0.3.

To control Live's parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Live from the Midi Control Center Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface live
Once it's done, please open Ableton Live 10, and follow the below instructions:

1 - Open Ableton Live Preferences > MIDI

2 - In the Control Surface section > Control Surface dropdown list > select "Keylab MkII"

3 - Select "Keylab MkII DAW" in the Input drop down list. (On Windows, select Arturia Keylab MkII Port 2)

keylab mkii control surface live 10 1
4 - Select "Keylab MkII DAW Out" in the Output drop down list. (On Windows, select Arturia Keylab MkII Port 2)

keylab mkii control surface live 10 2
To control Logic's parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Logic Pro from the Midi Control Center Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface logic
Once it's done, please open Logic Pro X, and follow the below instructions:

1 - Go to Logic Preferences > Control Surfaces > Setup...

logic preferences
2 - Then click on New > Install

3 - In the Control Surfaces list, select Mackie Designs > Mackie Control

logic select mackie
4 - Then right click on the controller icon and click "Show Inspector"

5 - In Output Port select "Keylab MkII DAW"

In Input Port select "Keylab MkII DAW"

keylab mkii logic control surface
To control Cubase's parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Cubase from the Midi Control Center > Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface cubase
Once it's done, please open Cubase, and follow the below instructions:

1 - In Cubase Studio > Studio Setup section click on the + (add) button and Select Mackie Control.

keylab mkii cubase control surface 1
2 - In MIDI Input Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

3 - In MIDI Output Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

4 - Add User Commands as on the picture below
keylab mkii cubase control surface 2
Notes:
The ports are called MIDIIN2 and MIDIOUT2 on Windows

The Metronome and Punch Out buttons won't provide any led feedbacks
To control Pro Tools' parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Protools from the Midi Control Center > Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface protools
Once it's done, please open Pro Tools, and follow the below instructions:

1 - In the Setup menu, go to Peripherals > MIDI Controllers

4 - In Type, select HUI

5 - In Receive From: Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

6 - In Sent To: Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

keylab mkii pro tools control surface 1Note: The ports are called MIDIIN2 and MIDIOUT2 on Windows
To control Reaper's parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Reaper from the Midi Control Center > Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface reaper
Once it's done, please open Reaper, and follow the below instructions:

1 - Open Reaper's preferences menu

2 - Go to the Control Surface section

3 - Click Add

4 - In Control Surface Mode, select Mackie Control Universal

5 - In MIDI Input Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

6 - In MIDI Output Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

reaper preferences controlsurface
Note: The ports are called MIDIIN2 and MIDIOUT2 on Windows
To control Studio One parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Studio One from the Midi Control Center > Device settings section:

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface studio one
Once it's done, please open Studio One, and follow the below instructions:

1 - Open Studio One's preferences > External Devices

2 - Click on Add and in the list, go to Mackie and select Control

3 - In Receive From: Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

4 - In Sent To: Select "Keylab MkII DAW"

keylab mkii studio one control surface 1
Note: the ports are called MIDIIN2 and MIDIOUT2 on Windows
To control FL Studio parameters with your KeyLab MkII, you first need to set your KeyLab DAW map to Default MCU from the Midi Control Center > Device settings section.

keylab mkii mcc select daw control surface mcu
Once it's done, please open FL Studio, and follow the below instructions:

1 - Go to FL Studio Preferences > MIDI

2 - From the Enable button, activate the Input: KeyLab MkII MIDI port
KeyLab MkII DAW port

3 - In the Input section: Set Keylab MkII MIDI as a Generic Controller on Port 1
Set Keylab MkII DAW to Mackie Control Universal on Port 2

4 - In the Output section: Set Keylab MkII DAW to Port 2

keylab mkii fl studio control surface
Note: the ports are called MIDIIN2 and MIDIOUT2 on Windows

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