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Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

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Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory review: specs and price

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Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

Why is Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    22vs17.66
  • Total keys
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    49vs43.03
  • Number of knobs
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    11vs5.97
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Encoders
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    2vs0.35
  • Thickness
    70mmvs73.85mm
  • Volume
    15400cm³vs173049.67cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
2.height
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Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

250mm

3.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

6.4kg

4.thickness
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Best

CME Xkey

16mm

70mm

5.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

15400cm³

6.width
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Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

880mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

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2.number of buttons
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The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

22

3.number of knobs
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More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

11

4.Has a transport control section
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The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
5.number of faders
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Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

9

6.Has a pitch wheel
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The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semitone to huge multioctave pitch swings.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

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2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

3.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

4

4.Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
4.Has a MIDI-In port
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MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
2.The device is mappable
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Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

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4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory
5.Has hybrid synth feature
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A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.

Arturia Analog Experience The Laboratory

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