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Rating and Reviews: Arturia Keylab 61 MKII

Unlock the power of your software instruments! The Arturia Keylab 61 MKII MIDI controller has faders, pads, and aftertouch for expressive, hands-on control.

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"Great Controller" submitted August 17, 2018

By Charles K in Dunbar, WV
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Overall: I just received this today and it is very nice. I was using the Arturia Essentials 61 which isn't bad at all for the price but this mkii is much nicer. The keybed (semi weighted) is very nice and extremely responsive. The keys feel very sturdy unlike the Essentials line and it has aftertouch which the former also does not. It integrates even better with Analog Lab 3 and V Collection 6. I am currently running Reason 10 and it works much better than the Essentials for my DAW as well but it still doesn't recognize Reason as it does other DAWs to my understanding which is something Arturia should really consider and the only reason I didn't give it a 5 on ease of use. That being said, setting up my configs wasn't too much of a hassle. I have to say Arturia really nailed it with this controller. You want find anything close to it at its price point Well Done Arturia.
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"Great Controller" submitted August 18, 2018

By Charles Keaton in Dunbar, WV
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Overall: Very nice build, great keybed. Huge step up from my Essentials 61. Seamless integration with V 6 collection/Analog Lab. Wish Arturia would focus more with integrating better with Reason but the configuration wasn't too bad to map. Arturia really hit it out of the park with this one.
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