Item #1603277 Model #231542

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 mk3 Controller Black


In Stock
Pickup In-Store
Save to Wishlist

An 88-key MIDI controller removing barriers between inspiration and creation.

The KeyLab Essential 88 mk3 controller from Arturia puts limitless musical potential at your fingertips. With its 88 semi-weighted keys, inspired composition tools and seamless software integration, the mk3 makes your wildest creative visions a reality. With the mk3's velocity-sensitive RGB pads, contextual buttons and LCD screen, your music flows from imagination to speakers faster than ever.

Express Yourself With 88 Hybrid Synth-Piano Keys

Nothing unlocks musical ideas like an 88-key range. The mk3's synth-action keys are weighted just enough for highly nuanced playing dynamics and rapid runs. Yet their smooth synth-style feel invites you to perform inspired riffs and chord patterns. The mk3's keys excel equally at piano parts or synth solos to grant limitless versatility.

Compose With Versatile Composition Modes

Getting melodies, harmonies and beats out of your head is easier with the mk3's intelligent composition modes. Activate Scale Mode and the keys light up chromatically in the chosen scale. Now you can't hit a wrong note when soloing. Chord Mode maps chords of your choice to single keys for quick chord progressions. Turn on the Arpeggiator, hold any chord and hear it become an instant beat. The mk3's composition tools make musical ideas flow seamlessly from imagination to speakers.

Control Top DAWs Via Custom Scripts

The mk3 integrates with your DAW like a natural extension of your creativity. It ships with custom control scripts for deep hands-on control in top production software like Ableton Live, Logic and FL Studio. Transport controls, mixer adjustments and parameter tweaks are only a button away. The mk3's LCD screen provides real-time feedback on the parameters you're controlling. Whether you produce on Mac, Windows or iOS, the mk3 fits right into your workflow.

Explore Versatile Sounds

Analog Lab Pro's immense library guarantees you have the right sonic starting point. Choose from over 2,000 presets spanning iconic vintage keys to cutting-edge digital tones. Dial up classic electric pianos and synth leads, layer orchestral strings behind your piano hook or twist modern synth FX into your EDM drop. The sounds you need to bring any musical vision to life are right at your fingertips.

Perform Intuitively With Pads, Buttons & Screen

Everything about the mk3 is designed for seamless music-making. Its RGB-backlit velocity pads give your fingers drum machine-style expression, while contextual buttons put functions like transport and track mute at your fingertips. Additionally, the LCD screen provides real-time visual feedback on the controls you're tweaking. The mk3 brings hardware-style immediacy to in-the-box production. Transform inspiration into full-blown productions faster than ever.

Included Software:
  • Analog Lab V software with 2,000 synth & keyboard sounds
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • UVI Model D & Native Instruments The Gentleman pianos
  • Loopcloud subscription
  • Melodics subscription


  • 88 semi-weighted keys with synth-piano feel Scale, Chord and Arpeggiator modes for intuitive composition
  • Custom control over Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, FL Studio 2,000+ presets for Analog Lab Pro, now including hybrids and modern sounds