Arturia KeyLab 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
Top 37%2,544 points
Top 37%
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Arturia KeyLab 49 review: 31 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 49
74% have it

2. Has octave buttons

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.
Arturia KeyLab 49

3. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

4. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia KeyLab 49
36% have it

5. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

6. Has velocity sensitive keys

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.
Arturia KeyLab 49
69% have it

7. Has aftertouch keyboard

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.
Arturia KeyLab 49
40% have it

8. The device is mappable

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 KeyLab 49
79% have it

9. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Arturia KeyLab 49
49% have it

10. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

11. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia KeyLab 49
66% have it

12. Has a pitch wheel

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
Arturia KeyLab 49
66% have it

13. Has a bank selector button

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
Arturia KeyLab 49
38% have it

14. volume

CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

15. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia KeyLab 49
99% have it

16. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 49
73% have it

17. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 49
68% have it

18. number of knobs

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.
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

19. weight

Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

20. Has hybrid synth feature

A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.
Arturia KeyLab 49
6% have it

21. Has weighted keys

Fully weighted keys are designed to replicate the weight and playing action of a conventional piano keys. If you compose a lot of piano-oriented music, the realism of a weighted, hammer-action keyboard might be ideal for you.
Arturia KeyLab 49
5% have it

22. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

23. Has a MIDI-In port

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 KeyLab 49
34% have it

24. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Arturia KeyLab 49
52% have it

25. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

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 KeyLab 49

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