International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Nothing else comes close in its category. The pots are endless encoders rather than old-school absolute value knobs. Faders feel nice and smooth, pads have a nice feel, keys feel solid and responsive. There are numerous ways to select sounds and, as before, the software then provides a subset of the original voicing parameters rather than the complete edit map for each instrument. I generally needed to move the fader from top to bottom several times before the mapping kicked in. Performance controls Bend your notes, modulate your sounds and transpose your keyboard by semitones or full octaves.
This product massively exceeded my expectations. Two presets can be dropped into a multi-patch, with the notes split or layered. It gives you something like 16 parameters for each instrument that you can modify to shape and change the sound which is really cool. Over the last few years I've been searching for a keyboard that has Ableton integration, hardware synth control and an intelligible interface. Transport all worked in Live, although the Record button is mapped to the Arrange Record rather than the typically more useful Session Record. The KeyLab 88 now works as I hoped it would and it offers good value for money. The Keylab Mkii helps you find and control all the sounds in Analog Lab.
The KeyLab 88 also worked with the Roland Boutique hardware modules, and as a full-size controller for the Korg Minilogue. By default the faders are set to Pick-Up mode, where the hardware control only takes over when the physical fader passes through the same point as the software fader. The budget is kept highly competitive, which does impact the build quality of the keyboard in a few places, but it still looks and feels better than many entry-level controllers. This isn't a controller that gets one thing really right. Unlike other devices I've used, device setup is decidedly not plug and play with this controller I'm focusing on Ableton here. Any movement will produce relative adjustment of the mapped parameter until the physical and virtual sliders come together. Chord play Quickly create full arrangements with intelligent chord feature.
Unfortunatley, my white paint had two tiny little chips on it, but I'm not going to sweat that. With 49 keys, 16 back lit drum pads, Metal and wood construction the KeyLab 49 is truly an instrument. Play your track, jog forwards and back, save, toggle your metronome and loop, record, and punch in on the fly. It's like the stop in the knob doesn't actually work properly. Analog Lab Analog Lab gives you access to thousands of the best sounds from Arturia's award-winning V Collection, and gives an amazing introduction to their whole software instrument catalog. KeyLab Essential will sit beautifully in the center of any music making arsenal. They're not the fastest at responding to emails, but they do respond, and have been very helpful.
We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds. KeyLab Essential will sit beautifully in the center of any music making arsenal. This is one of those experience where I was really surprised. In this mode you get three separate control banks, which can be selected directly from the keyboard. At this price, it's reasonable that there are trade offs. I also had an issue where the included software was actually not included. The mod and pitch wheels aren't those stupid tiny ones that are getting popular for some reason.
Take over is always smooth. But function is more important than aesthetic to me and this thing functions so well that sometimes I actually forget about the color coordination nightmare happening on my desk. Not floppy or springy feeling. I find myself using Analog Lab to come up with ideas and riffs and then replicating them in Ableton. Still works, no problem, no adjustments needed. The V Collection sound palette and integration are a clear differentiator for the KeyLab Essential. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business.
It integrates great with Analog Lab. I needed something that was compatible with Logic Pro X. The build quality of the KeyLab 49 is unparalleled in its price range or even above its price range and is a welcome exception to all the plastic: it has a metal chassis you pick it up and it feels like the real deal with nice wood sides don't know if its real wood or laminate, but either way, still better than plastic. And, especially for the price, it is a 5-star device. I've already had a few experiences on amazon where at a given price point the product that has more reviews isn't the best and this is one of them.
Everything worked correctly in Logic. Spend less time with a keyboard and mouse, and more time creating, performing, and playing. Looking at it right now in my daw it says theres 5500 presets, which means 5500 unique instruments pulled from Arturia's robust line of analog synth emulations. You can modify these instruments within the analog labs software. I purchased during a promotional period. Both have slightly more controls, though only the Code has endless rotaries. The keyboard trounces all over my original m-audio oxygen 49 keyboard.