Arturia KeyLab 61 mkII
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Arturia KeyLab 61 mkII

KeyLab 61 mkII, 61-Key MIDI Keyboard from Arturia in the KeyLab series.

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Godly75 06/11/2019

Arturia KeyLab 61 mkII : Godly75's user review

« Very good features but again toy quality, second version »
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Value For Money : Poor Audience: Beginners
I was hoping this second version of Keylab would be road-safe, and Arturia could and should have learned from the many many complaints they got on the internet and their aftersales probably.
But it ain't so, it's the same toy quality as MkI.
Read my review here: https://en.audiofanzine.com/49-key-midi-keyboard/arturia/keylab-49/user_reviews/r.133848.html

It's the second time I buy a keylab and I will return it.

Check my YT video


As said, very disappointing because I was hoping to finally get a decent controller with decent keybed. Because it has all the features one could wish that I don't find on the competition:

Pro:
- lightweight
- compact design, for 61keys, PW/MW are placed on top
- height is also ok, so it doesn't take to much space.
- enough controllers and pads
- aftertouch (!)

Con:
- Key quality is very bad
- rotary and sliders are low quality

I doubt this will last longer then 5 gigs ;-)
Maybe good on your desk to play some tunes, but nothing road-worthy.
And sure not at 450€.
On the contrary, Arturia software is very nice. but I almost feel I bought the software with a free China keyboard extra ;-)

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