Arturia announces availability of KeyLab 88

Arturia is proud to announce availability of KeyLab 88, a 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes complete with Analog Lab software.

Thanks to the top-quality, hammer-action Fatar keybed with aftertouch, professional keyboard players will feel right at home here. Clearly, KeyLab 88 is the ideal companion for demanding piano playing — all the more so since the first 3,000 units shipped come complete with two superb-sounding virtual instruments. In the first instance, Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI delivers the sought-after sound of the superlative Steinway Model D concert grand piano with all the warmth, expressiveness, and detail of the real thing, thanks to deep multi-sampling, precision mastering, and advanced scripting. Secondly, Pianoteq 5 Stage is a physical modeling-based virtual instrument that provides acoustic and electric piano recreations as well as chromatic instruments.

The KeyLab 88 comes complete with Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Lab, an abundantly powerful software synthesizer solution with 6,000-plus presets by internationally-renowned sound designers derived from Arturia’s award-winning range of Analog Classics. These include the TAE (True Analog Emulation) synthesis-powered Mini V (Minimoog monosynth emulation), Wurlitzer V (virtually bringing back to life the well-known ‘Wurly’ electric piano), and much more… making for the perfect pairing: professional hybrid synthesizer.

Similar to its smaller KeyLab siblings, KeyLab 88 offers the immediacy of a hardware synthesizer combined with the flexibility of a software-based solution. It is preassigned to work with Analog Lab from the get-go, giving users instant in-depth control over key sound parameters, such as filter cutoff, resonance, and adjusting envelopes, courtesy of its supportive selection of knobs and sliders, 16 backlit pressure-sensitive pads, plus an informative LED screen.

The Arturia KeyLab 88 is available to purchase for €699.00 EUR/$699.00 USD from any authorized Arturia dealer

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