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Arturia KeyLab 61

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Arturia KeyLab 61 review: specs and price

Arturia KeyLab 61
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Arturia KeyLab 61

Why is Arturia KeyLab 61 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    23vs17.66
  • Total keys
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    61vs43.17
  • Drum pads
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    16vs4.83
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Number of knobs
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    11vs5.97
  • Encoders
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    2vs0.35
  • Thickness
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    70mmvs73.85mm

Price comparison

Arturia KeyLab 61

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Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
2.Has a display
Arturia KeyLab 61
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
3.height

298mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

878mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

18315.08cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.thickness

70mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
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Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.
2.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.
3.number of buttons

23

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has a bank selector button
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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.
5.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.
6.number of faders

9

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
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Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
2.Has velocity sensitive keys
Arturia KeyLab 61
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.
3.total keys

61

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
Arturia KeyLab 61
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
5.drum pads

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.Has pressure sensitive pads
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When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.

Ports

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

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Arturia KeyLab 61
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.
2.The device is mappable
Arturia KeyLab 61
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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Arturia KeyLab 61
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Arturia KeyLab 61
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Arturia KeyLab 61

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$499.00
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$259.00
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonArturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI ...Arturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI Controller
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$429.99
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonArturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller K...Arturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller Keyboard
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$209.00
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$279.00
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
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$109.00
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonArturia Keystep Controller & Sequencer
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$149.00
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonNative Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 ...Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Controller Keyboard
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$219.00
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonNovation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 61 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 61-Note MK2 Version
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$289.99
Arturia KeyLab 61 AmazonArturia KeyStep 430201 32-key Compact Ke...Arturia KeyStep 430201 32-key Compact Keyboard Controller/Sequencer with Microfiber and Free EverythingMusic 1 Year Extended Warranty
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$175.69
Arturia KeyLab 61 walmartArturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB ...Arturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Extensive Hands-on Controls with MIDI Cable and Controller Keyboard Cloth
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$249.00

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