Arturia Keylab Essential MK3 49-note


Arturia’s new KeyLab Essential 3 offers a new level of accessible, enjoyable, and creative music making, redefining the essence of a modern universal keyboard controller. From its refreshing new design, to its vastly upgraded creative workflow, to an expanded software package, it promises to shake up the affordable controller market by empowering modern musicians and sound explorers looking to expand their setup without breaking the bank.

  • 8 touch sensitive pads & 9 faders and encoders
  • Huge software bundle including Arturia V-Labs & Ableton Lite Live

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49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

KeyLab Essential mk3 is the focused, accessible, and fun keyboard controller designed to make your music-making workflow more personal and enjoyable than ever before.

Control your DAW or hardware with the most vital controls at your fingertips, the most expressive features at your disposal, and the most inspiring musical software - included as standard.

Fit for any style and any setup
For DAW producers, musicians with hybrid setups, or performers using hardware; enhance any creative setup or musical style with MIDI out & USB power, deep DAW compatibility, and premium software.

The new standard for affordable keyboard controllers
A keyboard controller that doesn’t need tons of controls, menu diving, or complex configuration to operate. KeyLab Essential MK3 looks modern, feels great, and removes creative barriers for next-level music making.

Directly-linked with Arturia’s industry-leading software ranges
Many musicians and producers will be familiar with Arturia’s award-winning software; KeyLab Essential mk3 is part of the same range, seamlessly integrating with Analog Lab V, Pigments, and V Collection.

Your essential ingredients for creativity
Whether you’re a beginner producer or an experienced music maker looking for a refreshed setup, KeyLab Essential distills everything you want in a controller into a simple, fun, expressive keyboard for production and performance. Enjoy comfy keybeds, tactile DAW-integrated controls, and thoughtful layout that simply makes your creative life easier.

Advanced features, simple workflow
KeyLab Essential provides an array of useful & intuitive controls that’ll get the job done. Interact with encoders, faders, pads, and more in a way that makes sense for your setup, giving you a hands-on experience balanced with software flexibility.

The best DAW integration
Get creative right out the box with KeyLab Essential’s custom DAW scripts, bringing pre-mapped controls into your workflow with any major DAW. Not only that, but the KeyLab Essential controls work seamlessly with Analog Lab V, the included sound anthology plugin - letting you freely explore thousands of sounds old and new.

Your musical workhorse
For when you want to get experimental, find a new sound, or just need a it of extra inspiration, KeyLab Essential has a few tricks up its sleeve. Create fun ever-changing melodies with the Arpeggiator, weave rich chord voicings with Chord play, and always stay in key thanks to Scale mode

Next-level integration

  • Custom DAW scripts (Ableton Live Lite, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Cubase, Bitwig Studio)
  • Seamless communication with Arturia Software
  • User programs

Music out of the box

  • Plug-and-play
  • Huge software bundle
  • Register for free tips, tutorials, and bonus content

Creative features

  • Scale mode
  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord Play mode

Build quality and design

  • Eco-designed
  • Clean, focused, and intuitive interface
  • Premium quality, affordable price

What’s new compared to the previous version?

  • A bigger display with 4 contextual buttons
  • 5 dedicated DAW scripts, plus MCU & HUI protocols, for controlling any DAW
  • Enhanced integration with Arturia Software
  • Creative features: Scale mode, Chord Play, Arpeggiator (with presets), Hold function
  • 2 Pad Banks (for finger drumming, clip launching, or User configuration)
  • Bigger software bundle (Analog Lab V, Ableton Live Lite, NI The Gentleman, UVI Model D, Loopcloud & Melodics)
  • Multi-purpose pedal input (Sustain, Footswitch or Expression)
  • USB-C
  • Eco-designed


  • Velocity-sensitive keybed with hybrid synth-piano feel
  • 1 clickable encoder, 9 encoders, 9 faders (30mm), 6 transport switches, 4 command switches, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel, 8 touch & pressure-sensitive pads
  • MIDI out, USB, Sustain pedal
  • Premium music-making software bundle
  • Seamless integration with Analog Lab V (included)
  • Creative features like Arpeggiator, Chord play, and Scale mode

Included Software
6 titles giving everything to make music your own way - here’s what’s inluded:

  • Analog Lab V software with 2000 synth & keyboard sounds
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Model D & Native Instruments The Gentleman pianos
  • Loopcloud subscription
  • Melodics subscription

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