Arturia KeyLab MkII 49 Black


USB Midi Keyboard

  • 49 Velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • 16 Colour illuminated performance pads
  • 9 Faders
  • 9 Rotating control knobs
  • LC-Display
  • Category function
  • Pitch and Modulation wheel
  • Chord and Transpose function
  • Transport buttons
  • 5 Expression Control inputs
  • 4 CV Outputs
  • 1 CV input
  • MIDI input and output
  • USB port
  • Input for external power supply
  • Aluminium housing
  • System requirements: Min. Windows 7 or MAC OS 10.8 or higher, 4 GB RAM, 2 GHz CPU, 7 GB free hard disk space for complete installation of the included software, DVD drive, Internet connection
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 793 x 297 x 53 mm
  • Weight: 6.3 kg
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes Analog Lab software with over 6500 sounds, Piano V and Ableton Live Lite
available since August 2018
Item number 443117
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 1
Layer function Yes
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 9
Fader 9
Pads 16
Display Yes
MIDI Interface 1x In, 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes
Dimensions 793 x 297 x 53 mm
Weight 6,3 kg
Special Features 4x CV Outs, 1x CV In
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Best synth MIDI controller
ArnoCyreus 07.04.2022
After a few years of heavy use, I was looking for something to replace my M-Audio Code 49 and the aim was to upgrade to something more premium/professional (I use my controller every day, for several hours).

The two main contenders were the NI Komplete Kontrol and Arturia, but I opted for the latter in the end as for my needs the integration and workflow are superior, but your milage my vary.
First; the build quality is top notch. I come from a background of hardware synths and this is as close as a MIDI controller will come, there are moments where I forget this is a controller and not a really well made synth. The aluminum body feels great, the pitch and mod wheels also have a very nice feel. Knobs feel good to press, with just enough resistance and "click" and the layout of controls is very ergonomic for me, but again your milage my vary.
Encoders and faders are good, the latter have a good feel and the travel is smooth, however both of those are a noch bellow the rest of the stuff, but not bad in any way.
What wins for me is the integration with AnalogLab and the V Collection, which I have been using for a very long time; the workflow is absolutely worth the money in my opinion. It delivers the hands-on synth experience and sound-design becomes a delight. The transpose function is well implemented (just press the "transpose button" and press the desired key), pads feel nice and I love the chord mode on them.

The only divisive aspect of the Keylab MkII might be the keybed; before I tried it, I heard both a lot of good and bad stuff about it and to be honest BOTH are true in a way... From a synth perspective, this is an absolute breeze to play, the aftertouch is responsive and one can absolutely fly over the keybed with leads and bass lines. It is a very nice synth action keybed and I wouldn't mind something akin to this on some of the hardware synths.
On the other hand it is a synth action board (a very good one IMO), but for piano and orchestral sounds, the board might not be perfect; I still use the Code for some of that stuff as it has semi-weigthed keys and I'm still used to that a lot. Again, it comes down to personal preferences. The mod and pitch wheel are also quite small, so using them for dynamics of orchestral plugins can be a bit jarring at first.
With all that out of the way, I can absolutely recommend the board for synth and sound design stuff, which I do mostly anyway and there the Keylab absolutely shines! The integration alone + the fact that the AnalogLab comes included is well worth the price, the build quality is the icing on the cake.


TST86 19.08.2020
As a newbie to Midi keyboards I have been using this device for about 4 months now and I am very happy with it. Integrates smoothly with Ableton (separate DAW mode to easily work within the ableton and control a lot of things through the keyboard).

Build quality is great, it feels like it will last for ages.

Connectivity has all I need for home studio use currently but would also be very well workable for a gig.

The device came with ARTURIA's V collection, which is an absolutely stunning piece of software, again here also you feel quality everywhere.

As I am fairly new to MIDI keyboards, I reached out to Arturia's service / help desk a couple of times over the past months. They are REALLY helpful and swift in answering. Next to the overall quality this is a really important element for me in considering buying additional gear of the brand.


Arturia KeyLab MkII 49 Black
James4979 24.02.2021
This is got to be the best keyboard controller with loads of feature that also includes great software I was so impressed with the Arturia Keylab software I also purchased their V-collection 8 so I could have full control of the instruments but even without that the presets are outstanding and still allow you adjust the most used parameters of the presets that coupled with the great build quality and functions gives you exactly you need in a controller


Good value!
_Andreas_ 04.03.2021
I bought this on an offer where the Analog Lab 6 was included, and apart from the turning knobs (encoders) feeling a bit cheep I really like this controller keyboard.
The key action suits me very well and Arturias midi controller software makes it easy to customize diffrent controllers and faders. It also work well as a transport controller for cubase, with nice quality overlays for diffrent DAWs.


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