Then I realised that, when playing in the upper octaves of an 88-note keyboard, it would be an even greater stretch to reach them if they were in the traditional position. Over the years their V collection, or Virtual Collection now has recreations of over 20 different classic synths. Analog Lab lets you play two keyboard spilts, or layer two synths one on top of the other, and you and toggle between the controls of each using the Part buttons. The second included accessory is a rubber-surfaced extension shelf that also attaches at the rear, adding 4. You know what to do. The keybed is the same 'Pro-Feel' Arturia mechanism with aftertouch as found on the MatrixBrute and MiniBrute 2. The integration between the controllers and the software is pretty tight.
Hit the piano button, and the included Analog Lab 3 software will show you your options. We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity. The weighted 88-key version is still available with the older first-gen design. The interface is laid out in a smart way that keeps the learning curve to a minimum. Want our best price even faster? The KeyLab 88 now works as I hoped it would and it offers good value for money. The encoders control track pan and the faders track level.
You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear! Did I just waste a bunch of money? This is enough to allow you to place even the largest of laptops, a selection of synth small modules or even small synthesizers safely on top of the controller. I did all the firmware updates and installations and etc. Ableton Live Lite New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Everything about this controller is the result of careful thought and research. No other controller comes close. You can see preset names on screen and navigate the interface quite easily. The KeyLab 88 is an 88-note master keyboard with a velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive, piano-weighted Fatar keybed.
Expressive and inspiring:The focal point of a controller keyboard is often one of its most overlooked features. The 4 octave keyboard packs all the incredible new features in a narrow footprint, perfect for studios where space is at a premium. Ultimately, there are still a few minor bumps to iron out, but Arturia are to be commended for listening to feedback, accepting that there were initial problems and then fixing them. Support the people that make all of this possible. Controlling Ableton Live is always a challenge for these types of keyboards because of the additional session or grid view. I cannot store the Reason map into it the way the instructions say.
The higher-spec metallic wheels appear above or next to the keys depending on whether you have the 49- or 61-key version. Hitting them considerably harder squeezed a maximum velocity of around 15 from them. Enter your Login Name and Password to log in. The interesting thing about what they do, aside from recreating the sound, look and feel of the synth, is that they add many optional modern features to each virtual recreation — in the form of either additional panels or effects — sort of like what the original manufacturer would be doing today if they created a new version of their gear with current technology. The others require you to have a credit card issued by them. The ideal controller for V Collection owners.
You've only read 20% of this article, so to continue reading. Though transport controls are standard on most controllers, this controller goes above and beyond with extra controls for saving, undoing, punch recording, and toggling the metronome. To access these features you will need to configure your Keylab and install the Reason codecs. A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds We'll beat any price Simply click the Seen it for less? The pads on both are velocity and pressure sensitive — the ones on the Essential actually stick out a bit more and feel better in my opinion. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as you Pay® plans. Analog Lab is a collection of the over 6,000 presets from all those instruments, along with controls to their most important parameters in a unified and simplified interface.
I cannot store, recall or anything. Personal attacks, insults, and bad faith criticism of other posters' equipment or music will not be tolerated. The KeyLab 88 also worked with the Roland Boutique hardware modules, and as a full-size controller for the Korg Minilogue. One gripe, though, is the positioning of the encoders and sliders, which performers would probably prefer on the left. It has a light, fairly shallow action, like the Essential, but with less wobbliness. Criticism of gear based on its sound, features, etc is ok.
The ideal controller for V Collection owners. The aluminium case feels robust and, although heavier than moulded plastic construction, is less bulky. What is Analog Lab you ask? Wish Arturia would focus more with integrating better with Reason but the configuration wasn't too bad to map. If you own the actual soft synth you can open up access to all its parameters. Hi, I just got KeyLab 61. The right-hand zone sports nine strips of sliders, rotary encoders and buttons. Reason 7 + Win 8 here.
This is a controller to be enjoyed for years to come. I like the low-profile pads, whose multicoloured backlights indicate pressure with brightness. Huge step up from my Essentials 61. On the right of the top panel are encoders, sliders and buttons nine of each alongside three control Bank buttons and in User mode this provides an impressive three banks of assignable faders and encoders. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card. Posts lacking a comment will be removed at the moderators discretion.