Pro Control for Keyboard Artists
If you’re a serious pianist looking for a high-end professional production- and performance-oriented keyboard controller, Sweetwater is excited to present the Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition. The newest addition of Arturia’s acclaimed KeyLab Series, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition features an attractive new finish, and authentic grand piano feel provided by a Fatar TP100LR 88-note hammer-action keybed with aftertouch. Compared with its highly respected predecessor, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition offers dramatic workflow improvements and enhanced software integration via its DAW Command Center. And with its onboard CV/Gate connectivity, your precious analog synths will integrate seamlessly into your rig. Boasting rock-solid build quality and extensive expression controls , Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition is ready to ace your most demanding touring schedules.
Raising the bar for keyboard control
The KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition delivers everything that made the first KeyLab 88 a success; now with the second generation, Arturia has upped the ante with major refinements to control, workflow, ergonomics, and quality. With its premium hammer-action Fatar keybed and smart DAW Command Center, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition makes a perfect controller for gigging keyboardists. With instant access to multiple customizable user maps, you can configure its rotary knobs, faders, and pads to suit your workflow. What’s more, you get an outstanding included software bundle that integrates seamlessly with the instrument.
Premium Fatar hammer-action keybed
Featuring a premium-quality, fully weighted 88-note Fatar hammer-action keybed that will delight discerning pianists, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition is perfect for the modern professional keyboard player, pianist, and producer who refuse to compromise on quality. Weighing in at just 32 pounds, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition is an ideal stage and studio performance solution that sets a new standard for portable professional keyboard controllers.
Inspiring and expressive
No mere MIDI controller, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition is a finely crafted instrument and an inspiring music creation tool that brings out the best of your creativity. While its authentic hammer action will satisfy the most demanding pianists, its aftertouch-enabled keybed is perfect for playing expressive synth parts. Playing an organ part? In addition to controlling the levels in your DAW, the nine faders are your drawbars. You can even store custom chords in the performance pads for intuitive, lighting-quick live triggering.
Connectivity à go-go
If you’re into modular synthesis, you’re going to love KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition. In addition to the traditional MIDI 5-pin DIN in and out connectors, Arturia souped up KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition with four CV outputs plus a CV input, so you can send pitch, gate, and two modulation sources to your analog gear. And to satisfy the most advanced performance setups, this full-featured controller is equipped with sustain, expression, and 3 assignable auxiliary pedal jacks.
A value-packed instrument with smart software integration
The Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition is an incredible value. It’s a premium state-of-the-art controller, no doubt. But with the included Analog Lab software, it becomes a masterful self-contained instrument that gives you instant access to more than 6,500 synth and keyboard sounds and a new dedicated stage/performance mode that makes patch selection effortless. Piano V is a superb collection of physically modeled pianos — a perfect pairing with KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition’s incredibly expressive keyboard. For classic ’60s organ tone, Arturia’s acclaimed Vox Continental V virtual instrument is also included. You also get Wurli V, Arturia’s stunningly accurate physical model of the legendary Wurlitzer 200A electric piano. To control every aspect of these amazing sounds, KeyLab 88 MKII Black Edition features dedicated, intelligently mapped controls for every instrument. And it even comes with Ableton Live Lite, so you can start recording right out of the box!