Arturia’s KeyLab 88 MkII could be the ultimate MIDI controller keyboard for producers who play

Arturia has introduced a plus-sized addition to its KeyLab MkII MIDI keyboard range: an 88-note model that’s designed for serious players and producers.

Featuring the same Fatar TP/100LR keybed as its predecessor, this also offers an embarrassment of control riches (faders, knobs, pads etc). It has four CV/gate connections, increasing the amount of gear you can use it with, and integrates with both Arturia’s Analog Lab software (which comes included) and multiple DAWs.

The Piano V, Wurli V and Vox Continental V plugins are included, too, emphasising the fact that this is very much a keyboard player’s controller. Ableton Live Lite comes in the box as well.

KeyLab 88 MkII will be shipping from the end of June and is set to retail for $999/€899. Find out more on the Arturia website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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