KeyLab MkII is an expressive, versatile, and superbly powerful next-generation USB MIDI controller keyboard.

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. Factor in the amazing included software, and you’ve just found 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 gives unprecedented levels of control over your music and software.

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 playing.

Every version of KeyLab MkII also offers 16 RGB-backlit, multi-function performance pads which can be used in a huge variety of ways, whatever suits your performance style or studio needs best. Trigger custom chords, activate samples, quickly switch user maps, KeyLab MkII puts the “control” firmly back into “controller”.

A gateway to software, KeyLab MkII features 9 rotary encoders, 9 faders, 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.

To allow for maximum expression, and to put that unmistakable “human touch” into your music, KeyLab MkII features multiple expression pedal inputs, that can be assigned to whatever parameters you desire in your DAW or virtual instruments, and sports robust, luxurious machined metal pitch and mod wheels. Truly a live-performers dream!

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

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.

Sound Corner

80's desires (Jean-Michel Blanchet)

A typical 80's electro track using 7 Analog Labs instances on Live lite. No external synth or effects have been used in the track. Chord mode have been used on the pad track.

Crashing Waves (Lily Jordy)

This piano-driven electronica piece highlights the Piano V2 with its melancholy chord progression, recorded using the Keylab mkII's Chord function. All instruments and sounds come from Analog Lab and Piano V2. Some external effects such as Reverb, Compression, and EQ were used in Ableton Live Lite.

Utopia (Lily Jordy)

Utopia: This soul-infused groove uses the Chord function of the Keylab mkII for its main keys and strings. All instruments and sounds come from Analog Lab. Some external effects such as Reverb, Compression, and EQ were used in Ableton Live Lite.

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 10 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.

1. Performance controls

Multi-purpose dynamic, back-lit pads also let you select your favorite mapping options or trigger chords and chord memories.

2. DAW command center

Take control of your recording software thanks to the MCU/HUI protocol.

3. Intuitive browser

Twin-line LCD display & jog wheel let you easily navigate your sounds.

4. MIDI channel select

Quickly change MIDI channels with dedicated control.

5. Performance controls

Bend your notes, modulate your sounds and transpose your keyboard by semitones or full octaves.

6. Chord play

Quickly create full arrangements with intelligent chord feature.

7. 49 or 61 note Keyboard

Durable, velocity and pressuresensitive keys will capture every nuance of your performance.

8. Rotary knobs & faders

- Adjust pan and level 8 channels at a time.
- Quickly access the main instrument parameters in Analog Lab.

9. CV outputs

Control CV gear such as a Eurorack system.

10. MIDI in and out

Control any MIDI-compatible instruments and devices.

11. Controls/Pedals

Sustain, Expression and Aux pedal inputs. CV input.

12. USB connectivity

Bus-powered, class-compliant, and powered through usb.

13. Optional dc power

Power KeyLab mkII without connecting to a computer.

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
    • 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