KeyLab Essential Alpine White

Snow-capped sound exploration

KeyLab Essential Alpine White is the all-round MIDI controller decorated in a limited edition all-white. With seamless workflow integration, performance controls, versatile pads and a bundle of world-class creative software and sounds - install an ultra-clean and contemporary look into your setup and unleash your creative flow.

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Essential controller
minimalist design

Discover a MIDI controller that breaks down all the barriers between you, your DAW, and your perfect sound, decorated with a lush modern aesthetic to elevate any setup.

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Limited-edition all-white design

For producers & musicians wanting a fresh modern look for their setup, KeyLab Essential features a striking all-white enclosure and keys, complemented by colorful RGB pads.

Seamless workflow integration

Your favorite synth sounds, your DAW transport, and your mixing desk all in one. Enjoy next-level control over your sounds & DAW projects as well as seamless communication with Analog Lab, and other pro software to supercharge your sound.

Inspiring, easy to use

KeyLab Essential doesn’t just help you play & navigate your projects - it’s also built to inspire. Summon catchy melodies, curious rhythms, and moving chord sequences with its array of creative features.

Creative software included

On top of an all-round MIDI controller, users get a suite of premium music-making software and sounds, including an industry-standard DAW, Analog Lab V and other timeless instruments.

A vessel
for creativity

However you choose to make music, KeyLab Essential has all the creative answers - before you’ve even thought of the questions. This controller fits right into your setup to become an extension of your creative identity.

Control any DAW

Enjoy plug-and-play connectivity and ready-mapped controls with your DAW of choice. KeyLab Essential doesn’t just feature familiar MCU & HUI compatibility; it also integrates deeply with all major DAWs.

Customize your workflow

KeyLab Essential easily adapts to your creative needs; recall your favorite ’liked’ presets from Analog Lab, navigate your custom-made playlists, activate custom User programs for your own control assignments, and more.

At one with Analog Lab

Turn Analog Lab into a hardware synth and get hands-on with your sound thanks to KeyLab Essential’s seamlessly mapped controls. Adjust sound parameters, tweak FX, and browse presets without ever needing to touch your computer.

Chord, scale & arp

For when you want to get experimental, find a new sound, or just need a bit of extra inspiration, KeyLab Essential has a few tricks up its sleeve. Create fun ever-changing melodies, create chord voicings, and always stay in key - without thinking twice.

flexible controls

Sometimes you just want to get the job done. KeyLab Essential's focused controls give you quick access to the most useful & intuitive elements of your project & sound without complicating things.

Pro software

From faithfully recreated acoustic instruments and pianos to a myriad of classic and modern synths sounds, KeyLab Essential has you covered.

KeyLab Essential's focused controls give you quick access to the most useful & intuitive elements of your project & sound without complicating things.


Thousands of synth & keys presets

A library of the finest basses, fattest synths, smoothest orchestral sounds, and more, from vintage to modern, powered by V Collection, Augmented Series, and Pigments.

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Music recording software

Record, perform, and produce anything with an introduction to one of the hottest DAWs in the business, including instrument presets, drums, FX, MIDI clips, and more.

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A timeless grand piano

The epic stage-sized character of a Steinway grand piano, arguably the most iconic piano of all time, sampled in detail to bring your production to life.

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Intimate upright piano

Enjoy the cheery, vintage sound of a Century-old upright piano, recorded to deliver charm and intimate character to your mix.

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Millions of samples & loops

A 2-month subscription to Loopcloud with millions of hi-def royalty-free samples, from lo-fi drums to vocal one-shots, with 2GB of samples including a welcome pack and a specially-crafted Arturia selection.

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Learn with KeyLab Essential mk3

Improve your pad & keyboard skills with a subscription to Melodics, offering 40 lessons, tips, and musical hacks that are fun, easy, and tailored to your style.

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A closer

Explore the controls, layout, and creative features of KeyLab Essential in detail, from its hybrid synth-feel keybed to its DAW-integrated controls.


Main Features

Premium Keybed quality

  • 49 & 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with hybrid synth-piano feel

Pads & controls

  • 1 clickable encoder
  • 9 rotary encoders
  • 9 x 30mm faders
  • 8 transport switches
  • 4 command switches
  • 1 modulation wheel & bend wheel
  • 8 touch & pressure-sensitive pads

Display control

  • 2.5” LCD display with contextual buttons
  • Real-time feedback on tweaks and controls

Smart features

  • Multi-mode arpeggiator
  • Chord mode
  • Scale mode
  • Hold function
  • Semitone transpose

Software integration

  • Seamless integration with Analog Lab V: select sounds, browse presets, smart-assigned controls
  • Custom DAW scripts for FL Studio, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Cubase, Bitwig Studio
  • Also compatible with MCU/HUI control
  • Up to 6 user presets for a totally customizable experience

Included Software titles & services

  • Analog Lab V software with 2000+ sounds
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Native Instruments’ The Gentleman
  • UVI Model D
  • 2-month Loopcloud subscription
  • Melodics subscription for 40 lessons


  • USB-C connects to computers and MIDI Control Center
  • MIDI 5-pin DIN output for connection to external instruments, gear
  • Control input for pedal: sustain, expression, or footswitch
  • USB-C powered

Platform specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software instruments.

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What's in the box

Box content

  • KeyLab Essential Unit
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • Registration card

Dimensions for 49 keys

  • Size : 31.1 x 9.45 x 2.76 inches (790 x 240 x 70mm)
  • Weight : 6.1 lbs. (2.76 Kg)

Dimensions for 61 keys

  • Size : 35 x 9.45 x 2.76 inches (890 x 240 x 70mm)
  • Weight : 6.8 lbs. (3.08 Kg)