GRENOBLE, FRANCE: Music software and hardware developer Arturia is proud to announce that its award-winning KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboards are not only back in black but better value than ever, as KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition bundles available as of July 30.
Arturia’s clever KeyLab concept of creating the ultimate hybrid synthesizer by perfectly pairing a high-quality MIDI controller keyboard — available in various sizes to musically meet the studio or onstage demands of any amateur or professional player — with its award-winning Analog Lab software solution — serving up an astonishingly inspirational collection of classic synth sounds from the company’s classy vintage analogue recreations with which it initially made its name — first turned the musician’s world upside down when launched at Musikmesse 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. Sales success soon followed with thousands of seriously satisfied KeyLab users turning their musical dreams into reality throughout the world.
The KeyLab 49 Black Edition and its KeyLab 61 Black Edition bigger brother take the KeyLab concept several (software) steps further by bundling limited-edition black versions of those award-winning white KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboards that have hitherto dazzled the musical world with a four-course software selection fit for sound design diehards and piano-driven performers alike...
Alongside Arturia’s aforesaid Analog Lab, laden with 6,000 plus-presets by internationally-renowned sound designers, KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition each come complete with two Analog Classics: Prophet-V, Arturia’s authentic software reincarnation of the Prophet 5 and Prophet VS Digital Synthesizer, respectively the first (analogue) and last (digital) polysynths made by the trailblazing Californian creator, Sequential Circuits® — although, Arturia being Arturia, the software succeeds in taking those two classic hardware synths that helped define the distinctive sounds of so many classic bands to another level by blending both innovative instruments into one super-synth, the likes of which has never before been seen, thanks to its imaginative Hybrid mode; meanwhile, Solina V brings back the still-sought after sounds of the Seventies-vintage Solina String Ensemble as an authentic-sounding software recreation of one of the era’s sonically-defining string machines, characterised by the lush string sounds it produced, plus its renowned sound-thickening Ensemble effect to which it owes its name.
Not wishing to leave pianists out in the dark, the KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition bundles also add Grand Piano Model D from fellow French developer UVI into the highly musical mix. This third-party sampled-based virtual instrument par excellence delivers the sought-after sound of the superlative Steinway Model D concert grand piano with all the warmth, expressiveness, and detail of the real thing, thanks to deep multi-sampling, precision mastering, and advanced scripting — surely the perfect acoustic-sounding performance partner to compliment Arturia’s already expansive electronic sound palette packaged with KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition, and surely more than enough to tempt musicians to turn to the ‘dark side’ of the KeyLab concept to help realise their musical dreams?
Still better, by being priced to match their ‘lighter’ KeyLab 49 and KeyLab 61 MIDI controller keyboard siblings at €369.00 EUR/$399.00 USD and €429.00 EUR/$499.00 USD respectively, KeyLab 49 Black Edition and KeyLab 61 Black Edition both represent really remarkable value. Best be quick, though... they are limited-edition bundles after all!
The limited-edition KeyLab 49 Black Edition bundle is available to purchase for €369.00 EUR/$399.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or directly from Arturia here: http://www.arturia.com/store/hybrid-synths/keylab49blackedition
The limited-edition KeyLab 61 Black Edition bundle is available to purchase for €429.00 EUR/$499.00 USD from any authorised Arturia dealer or directly from Arturia here: http://www.arturia.com/store/hybrid-synths/keylab61blackedition
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated KeyLab 49 Black Edition product webpage here: http://www.arturia.com/keylab49-be/overview
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated KeyLab 61 Black Edition product webpage here: http://www.arturia.com/keylab61-be/overview
Watch Arturia’s appropriately dressed KeyLab Black Edition demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Rh2LRfAPk
About Arturia (www.arturia.com)
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians alike. Focusing on innovation, the company strives to integrate the latest advances in computer music research and technology into its products. This involves working closely with partner research institutions, such as IRCAM France, in the development of cutting-edge musical instruments and software, which have gone on to be used in making many hit records and Hollywood soundtracks. One of Arturia’s core technologies is TAE® (True Analog Emulation), an advanced proprietary technology allowing accurate modelling of analogue circuitry behaviour on personal computers. Developed by Arturia’s in-house Signal Processing team, this technology has been employed to successfully recreate the sounds produced by many classic analogue synthesizers. Having successfully launched Origin, its first hardware synthesizer (housing several synth classics and associated components in one powerful, no-holds-barred DSP-based modular system), and the hybrid hardware/software SPARK Creative Drum Machine (cleverly combining analogue synthesis, physical modelling, and samples with the intuitive workflow of a hardware drum machine), 2012 saw Arturia introducing the cost-conscious MiniBrute, an amazingly compact and bijou analogue monosynth (boasting MIDI, USB, and CV connectivity together with a host of unique features). Having already broadened its appeal further still by successfully entering the iOS soft synth market and building upon its analogue synth and hybrid hardware/software successes, 2015 sees Arturia making a grand entrance into the audio interface market with its next-generation AudioFuse.