KeyLab 88 MkII ready for Modular and More
UPDATE – See our review here KeyLab 88 MKII Review
KeyLab 88 MkII is a piano-feel master controller that’s a joy to play, looks the part. The Keyboard built to last, features effortless integration, and comes complete with a professional software instrument collection. We did review the KeyLab 49 MKII earlier. KeyLab 88 MkII takes all of the things that professional users loved about our premier piano-feel controller and infuses the powerful, contemporary “MkII” feature set. Now you can play any instrument, control any synth, perform with any modular rig, all with the timeless feeling of a piano at your fingertips. The most expressive controller Arturia ever made. It also features multiple, assignable expression pedal inputs so you can have total control of your sound.
KeyLab 88 MkII’s modular options let you unite the worlds of MIDI and CV/gate like no other controller out there. Gives you a huge scope for integrating your modular gear with your DAW.
The rear panel includes five control voltage connections: Pitch Out, Gate Out, 2 Mod Outs and CV In. The CV outputs can be used to send control voltages and triggers to a modular synthesis system. The input can be used to output CV signals from MIDI data in your DAW. The voltage range can quickly be defined using the quick access “User Edit” mode, or through the free, dedicated hardware hub Arturia MCC. KeyLab 88 MkII can interface with practically any kind of music-making technology. Letting you use external modulation sources for plug-in instruments in your DAW, like Analog Lab. You can also start to integrate your modular setup into your software projects by sending perfect, automated data to your modular gear. This level of control is what KeyLab 88 MkII is all about.