KeyLab MkII

Controller keyboard deluxe

KeyLab 49 MkII499$ Buy Now
KeyLab 61 MkII549$ Buy Now

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The controller
your music deserves

Another level in terms of quality and luxury, KeyLab MkII is a treat for the fingertips and is built to last.

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 performances.

Encased in durable, tour-ready aluminium and decked out with wiggle-free knobs and faders, Arturia have created a controller designed from the ground up to not let you down.

Truly experience
your software instruments

Why settle for any old MIDI controller when you could be exploring your very own museum-quality collection of vintage synth and keyboard sounds?

Over 6,500 are available in Analog Lab alone, which perfectly integrates with every element of KeyLab MkII so you spend more time making music, and less time staring at screens.

A gateway to software, KeyLab MkII features 9 rotary encoders, 9 faders, 16 backlit RGB performance pads, 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. Set up a complex automated sequence in your DAW, and sent it out to your Eurorack setup. Only KeyLab MkII makes it this easy.

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

A world
of sound

KeyLab MkII is an expressive, versatile studio controller that works seamlessly with your DAW, virtual instruments, hardware, and modular gear.

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.

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.

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.

Piano V

The Piano V now brings to the V Collection the king of all instruments, including a studio full of faithful models of various pianos, plus the ability to shape your piano sounds for a whole new level of control.

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 6 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.

PressClippings

  • Ask Audio

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “I like the fact that there's that CV and gate additional kind of output and also CV control. (...) I found the Keylab to be intuitive for such a highly configurable device, preset and bank browsing and control of the Analog Lab makes sound surfing simple and I must say there are a number of great sounding presets in the Analog Lab software package, you are bound to find something inspiring”

  • Audio Fanzine

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “We are facing a compromise whose versatility, finish and elegance should appeal to more than one user. Well done for that, while waiting for Keylab MkIII (...) The copy made by Arturia with this Keylab MkII is very good overall: improving the first version on almost all points, the keyboard opens to the world of CV / Gate without forsaking the integration with Analog Lab which was the strength of the first model.”

  • Audio Technology

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “For a first-time foray into the world of virtual instruments, KeyLab Mk II won’t disappoint. Neither will it let down a seasoned producer seeking a roadworthy and functional workhorse controller.”

  • Ask Audio

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “KeyLab MkII is an excellent, well-built and thoughtfully designed MIDI control solution that will suit a really wide range of producers and performers. Whether you want to just plug over USB and control your DAW and soft synths or hook up to external MIDI and Eurorack gear over CV, it’s got you covered. (...) If you’re in the market for a serious but accessible MIDI control solution that spans a wide range of connectivity, the KeyLab MkII should definitely be on your radar.”

  • Amazona

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “The second version of the Arturia Keylab USB / MIDI controller keyboard is fully successful for the French manufacturer.”

  • Electronic Musician

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “The KeyLab MKII is an awesome controller keyboard that not only delivers fine playability, but also tackles DAW control and synth editing (...) Robust build quality with premium keyboard action and pressure sensitive pads.”

  • Strong Mocha

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “I absolutely love the keys used in this MIDI Key controller remind me very much of the key I fall in love with on my Matrixbrute. I really enjoy playing on it, it feels great. Construction quality is excellent and at the highest standard. (...) KeyLab 49 MKII is an excellent controller that also comes with superb soft synths modeled after classic synthesizers and keyboards (Made available with Analog Lab). KeyLab 49 MKII is a charming, quality manufactured Midi Keyboard with the possibility to control your main DAW and can be used to manage vintage hardware and Modular Setups”

  • Cuonet

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “Flexible, Connectable, Sustainable, and Playable. this is what every MIDI keyboard should be.”

  • Music Players

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “Feature-wise, the Arturia Keylab controllers make excellent controllers for your soft-synths, and their deep integration with Arturia's own software products—like the incredible V-Collection—make them an easy choice for many players.””

  • Muzyk FCM

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “So if You are looking for a keyboard, which you can use not only to trigger sounds from various instruments and applications, but also to control the DAW programs, adjust controller to your needs or work with devices and hardware (via MIDI and CV / GATE) - Arturia's new models are certainly products to be taken into consideration.”

  • Future Music

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “KeyLab MK2 provides a complete solution for those who want to start with strength in music production, or to improve their control options in studios of any type to the maximum.”

  • DJMag

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “Dynamic performance and studio controls: a 49 or 61-key keyboard that brings out the best in every musician and producer.”

  • Sound On Sound

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “The KeyLab MKII is a solid, customisable master keyboard and DAW controller, as well as the perfect companion to the V Collection plug-ins.”

  • Interface

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “Robust design and keyboard.”

  • Gearspace

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “It is capable of creating emotionally-moving and inspirational sounds (...) worked flawlessly and is inspiring to use...and look at. (...) The team at Arturia deserve credit for producing such an engaging and musical instrument at a modest price.”

  • Audio Assemble

    On KeyLab 61 MkII

    “Arturia’s keyboard controllers offer an intuitive design with old-school nods.”

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.

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What's in the box

KeyLab 49 MkII unit:

  • Size: 31,2 x 11,7 x 2,8 inches (793 x 297 x 71 mm)
  • Weight: 13,9 lbs (6,3 kg)

KeyLab 61 MkII unit:

  • Size: 34.5 x 11.7 x 2,8 inches (875 x 297 x 71 mm)
  • Weight: 15,4 lbs (7 kg)

Main Features

Software Specifications

  • Includes Analog Lab V software with 2000 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

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

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Analog Lab required configuration

Platforms specifications

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
  • 3 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Broadband Internet connection for installation

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit. FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

Ableton Live Lite required configuration

Platforms specifications

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
  • 3 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Broadband Internet connection for installation

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit. FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

Piano V required configuration

Piano V

  • Win 7+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
  • 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space

Required configuration

  • 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).

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.