ARTURIA TAKES KEYLAB TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
Arturia KeyLab MkII 49 has solid build quality, superior ergonomics and expressiveness, and the absolute control it provides over its virtual instruments and DAW software, the Arturia KeyLab MkII 49 has raised the bar for professional MIDI controller keyboards. On stage or in the studio, you need a keyboard controller that does the job. Unlike many keyboard controllers built entirely of plastic, the KeyLab MkII features a lightweight, sturdy aluminum chassis that can withstand the toughest tour times.
Arturia is also one of the leading software companies. So who better to decide what goes into a keyboard designed to control the software? KeyLab MkII’s excellent touch keyboard (the same one used in Arturia’s MatrixBrute matrix) is amazing under your fingers and responds beautifully when you perform lines, notes and quick repetitions in staccato. Equipped with 16 backlit RGB performance pads, nine large faders, nine rotary encoders, four CV outputs, five expression control inputs and a killer software package led by Analog Lab 4, the Arturia KeyLab MkII 49 puts everything you need to create music at your fingertips.
Let’s just say: most keyboard controllers are made of plastic – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Modern plastics are strong and light. But there is a reason why most aircraft fuselages are made of aluminum: it is stronger and remains light. That’s why Arturia uses it for the frame of its KeyLab MkII controllers. And in honor of the many vintage synth sounds you’ll play with your new KeyLab MkII, Arturia has given him real wooden side panels and the same shiny aluminum wheels as the MiniBrute 2. You’re going to look amazing on stage!
MASTERFUL SOFTWARE INTEGRATION
KeyLab MkII provides a simplified workflow solution to control your DAW, Analog Lab 4, or any MIDI-compatible instrument. The DAW command center provides deep control of your software through the use of DAW-specific magnetic overlays. Working with Ableton Live Lite included? Use live overlay. Moving to Cubase? Simply change the Cubase overlay! And thanks to KeyLab MkII’s intelligent and efficient logic, you can now access analog lab 4 sound categories directly from your controller. Need a piano sound? Press the Piano button!
MASTERFUL EXPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE
Arturia’s KeyLab MkII 49 is much more than a MIDI controller – it’s an expressive instrument for the professional keyboardist. Equipped with channel aftertouch, the keyboard is perfect for adding modulation to synthesizer sounds while playing two-handed parts, while the nine large onboard faders offer legitimate control of the drawbar over organ patches. Take one of the nine rotary encoders for a high-pass filter sweep. Use the 16 speed-sensitive backlit RGB performance pads to play the drum and percussion parts. Sustain, Expression and three Aux pedal inputs offer unprecedented creative modulation possibilities.
With the KeyLab MkII 49, Arturia took advantage of her analog synthesizer modeling experience to think outside the box. In addition to the 5-pin input and output DIN MIDI connectors, they equipped the KeyLab MkII with four CV sockets to connect to traditional hardware analog synthesizer equipment. CV connectivity is an innovation in the category of MIDI controllers; and at the Sound Town Electronics , we expect to see a lot more of that going forward.
ANALOG LAB 4: V COLLECTION’S POWER BROWSER
If you’re like most musicians here at Sound Town Electronics you want great sounds and want them quickly. That’s exactly what Arturia Analog Lab offers: instant access to 6,500 preset synth sounds and keyboards from the company’s award-winning V collection. Whether you’re a music producer, a performance keyboardist, a sound designer – or just a vintage key connoisseur – Analog Lab lets you accept the show with a treasure trove of amazing sound instruments, meticulously modeled models and amazing features that make it quick, easy and fun to use. From classic to most advanced, Analog Lab is the energy browser of hot keyboard sounds in the V Collection.
ARTURIA KEYLAB MKII 49 MIDI KEYBOARD CONTROLLER FEATURES:
- Ultra-responsive keyboard action with 49 aftertouch-enabled keys
- Lightweight, easy-to-maintain aluminum chassis
- Advanced configurable interface
- 16 performance pads with RGB lighting
- 9 large faders
- 9 rotary encoders
- 5 expression control entries
- 4 CV output sockets
- Smart category controls
- MIDI and USB connectivity
- Deep integration of DAW-specific software and magnetic overlays
- Arturia Analog Lab 4
- Ableton Live Lite
- Piano V 2
- Arturia MIDI Control Center
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