KeyLab 88 Black Edition: a professional-grade, 88-note MIDI controller keyboard
An extensive array of controls, a stylish yet amazingly lightweight design, and brilliant integration with laptops and tablets: KeyLab 88 Black Edition is perfect for modern keyboard players, pianists, demanding stage performers, and professional producers who will not compromise on quality. KeyLab 88 Black Edition sets a new standard in professional controller keyboards, with a sleek new finish to match.
Everything Under Control
As a professional hybrid synthesizer, KeyLab 88 Black Edition offers the immediacy of a hardware synthesizer combined with the flexibility of a software-based solution.
First and foremost, KeyLab 88 Black Edition is a superb Universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party software and hardware. MIDI Assignments can be customized for virtually any form of music technology using the LED screen or the included MIDI Control Center software.
One of this controller’s secret weapons is that it uses smart-assigned controls when used with Arturia’s Analog Lab software, giving you immediate and in-depth control over your sound. Change the filter cutoff, the resonance, adjust the 2 ADSR envelopes, and much more: as soon as the idea hits, it can happen.
1. MIDI In/Out
Connect your favorite MIDI hardware via the MIDI In and Out ports
2. Control inputs
Input connectors for adding expression pedals, a sustain pedal and a breath controller
3. USB 2.0
USB MIDI class-compliant operation for direct connect to your computer or iOS device (camera connection kit required)
4. Optional DC power
Optional DC power input allows use as a standalone controller
5. Pitch and Mod Wheels
Ergonomically-designed pitch bend and modulation wheels
6. LCD screen for easy editing
LCD display allows for easy editing and instant feedback of parameters and presets in Analog Lab
7. Two banks of 10 encoders
Two banks of 10 assignable encoders for use with your favorite plug-in or DAW
8. Two banks of 9 faders
Two banks of 9 faders gives you plenty of options for control. Inverse drawbar mode for use with organ plug-ins
9. Backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
16 backlit, ultra-responsive velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads
10. Octave Transpose buttons
Octave transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up or down
11. Direct controls for Analog Lab
Tight integration with our Analog Lab software gives you the feel of a hardware synth but with the power of software.
12. Assignable buttons
10 assignable buttons for instant recall of your favorite Analog Lab sounds and quick control of your favorite DAW
The transport controls can send MIDI Machine Control messages for hands-on access to your DAW.
What a synergy!
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- Includes Analog Lab with 6000 synth sounds
- All presets are carefully selected from Arturia’s virtual synths. These TAE® powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality.
- Quickly filter the presets according to your criteria: by Instrument, by Type (Bass, Pads, Leads, etc.), or by Characteristics (long, bright, dark, etc.).
- In-depth Preset editing available for owners of Arturia synthesizers (mini V, CS-80 V, etc.). Edit your sounds on the original instruments within Analog Lab.
- Straightforward editing, with a complete array of parameters for tweaking sounds, directly assigned to the controls of the KeyLab 88.