Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 review: specs & price

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USB Midi Keyboard

The Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 is an USB Midi Keyboard with a 61 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch, A clickable encoder, 9...

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Name Korg microKEY 61 MkIIMiditech i2-61 Black EditionMidiplus X6 miniGSi DMC-122Acorn Masterkey 61Novation Launchkey 61 MK2Nektar Panorama T6Icon iKeyboard 6XRoland A-800 Pro Bag BundleAlesis VI61
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Description 61-Key MIDI KeyboardUSB master keyboardOrgan MIDI ControllerUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 KeysUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 Keys61 Key Master Keyboard with AftertouchUSB-MIDI controller keyboardRoland A-800 ProUSB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Dimensions (W x D x H)850 x 139 x 54 mm92 x 7.5 x 21.5 cm--96.5 x 19 x 7.6 cm-980 x 277 x 80 mm1025 x 189 x 74 mm1002 x 251 x 91 mm-
Weight1.71 kg3 kg-18 kg2.3 kg3.5 kg7.6 kg4.8 kg4.5 kg-
Aftertouch
Split Zones0000000020
Layer function
Pitch Bend / Modulation
Rotary Encoder00464881916
Fader (Amount)01020199090
Pads000001680816
Display
MIDI interface-2x OutMIDI Out1x In, 4x Out--1x Out1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x Out
Pedal input
USB-port
Mains Operation
Battery Operation
Bus-Powered
Dimensions---96 x 15.5 x 49 cm-940 x 90 x 270 mm----
Connections-----USB-MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Sustain Pedal--
System requirements------Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher)Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS--

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Description

The Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 is an USB Midi Keyboard with a 61 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch, A clickable encoder, 9 Rotating control knobs, 9 Faders, 13 Buttons, Transport section with 4 function buttons, LCD display, Pitch bend and modulation wheel, Chord Play mode, Mackie/HUI control compatible, USB class compliant & Including Arturia Analog Lab 3 software, Ableton Live Lite license and UVI Grand Piano licence. The retail price is 176.41 £.

Specifications

ConnectionsUSB, MIDI output, hold pedal input, input for optional power supply unit (not included)
Dimensions (W x H x D)882 x 76 x 248 mm
Weight3.3 kg
AftertouchNo
Split Zones0
Layer functionNo
Pitch Bend / ModulationYes
Rotary Encoder9
Fader (Amount)9
Pads8
DisplayYes
MIDI interface1x Out
Pedal inputYes
USB-portYes
Mains OperationYes
Battery OperationNo
Bus-PoweredYes

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