The accessible music maker

Spend less time with your keyboard and mouse, and spend more time creating, performing, playing, and enjoying your creative flow.

KeyLab Essential is built to make music accessible, to streamline the production process, and to help you find your sound as quickly and intuitively as possible. Remove all distractions and enjoy a responsive keyboard, tactile DAW commands, and swift preset browsing for a seamless music-making experience all in one.

Make music your way

We created KeyLab Essential to make the technical stuff as simple as possible so you can focus on the creative stuff.

The result of meticulous research, it combines the immediacy of an advanced controller, the expressivity of a classic instrument, and massive sonic versatility with the included software.

Choose from 49 or 61 keys, plug in, and let the music play - once you’ve experienced the creative workflow of KeyLab Essential, you’ll wonder how you ever made music without it.

A world of sound

A complete keyboard production studio, KeyLab Essential comes with some incredible software titles.

Whether you want a searing-hot synth lead or an ethereal string pad, a vintage upright piano or a complex, animated soundscape, KeyLab Essential gives you everything you need to perform and record. All the ingredients of the cocktail are there and ready to be mixed according to your own style.

Analog Lab V

Your very own vintage & modern keyboard collection, with access to over 2000 presets from the award-winning V Collection, ready to customize and play in an instant.

Ableton Live lite

An introduction to one of the most intuitive, popular production platforms around, featuring dozens of pro-grade functions, effects, and sounds for a fun music-making workflow.

UVI Model D

Sample-based software recreation of Steinway classic.

Roll Call of Features!

Piece by piece the KeyLab Essential gathers all the elements required to take the control of your studio.

Control your studio

Geared for maximum compatibility, KeyLab Essential gives you unhindered control of your digital world, seamlessly fitting into any setup.

KeyLab Essential is packed with clever controls that help you make swift work of everyday tasks within your DAW & recording software. Play your track, jog forwards and back, save, toggle your metronome and loop, record, and punch in on the fly. This functionality keeps your hands on the controller and your mind in the music.

As well as offering ultimate integration with Analog Lab, KeyLab Essential is a universal MIDI controller, compatible with any third-party instruments or software. Whether you’re a total newcomer to the world of recording, or a seasoned pro who’s set in their ways, KeyLab Essential has the potential to revolutionize your creative process.

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