Hands-On Review: Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller
The Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller is a multi-purpose MIDI controller and sequencer for music producers. Native Instruments recently released the Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller, a powerful MIDI controller and sequencing tool designed with the modern music producer in mind. The controller was designed with the same attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship that one expects from Native Instruments, with its heavy-duty steel chassis sure to withstand years of use. The controller offers all the features of a full-featured keyboard controller, with 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, 8 touch faders, 8 rotary encoders, and 21 assignable buttons. With the included software, you can easily create sequences and custom performances with precision control.
The Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller comes with a range of useful features. The controller is capable of controlling up to four separate MIDI devices simultaneously, giving you unparalleled control over your entire setup. It includes MIDI mapping and automation support for popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, Protools, Cubase, and Logic Pro. For added convenience, the controller allows for multi-channel setups, so you can quickly switch between different sounds and MIDI devices with the press of a button. Additionally, the controller is USB bus-powered, so no additional power source is needed.
The Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller also comes with an array of software instruments and effects. The controller comes with Native Instruments’ KOMPLETE Select Software Suite, which includes a range of powerful instruments and effects for sound design. You also get access to the Massive X Synthesizer, a powerful soft-synth from Native Instruments that delivers high-quality sounds with ease. Additionally, the software suite includes the KOMPLETE KONTROL software, which allows for easy integration with DAWs, as well as the Maschine software, giving you powerful pattern-based production with your controller.
Overall, the Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller is an impressive and convenient piece of equipment for any music producer. Its durable construction and range of features make it a great choice for both live performance and studio production. Its software integration and included software instruments make it ideal for any producer looking to take their sound to the next level. With its unbeatable features and versatility, the Keylab Essential mk3 Universal Controller is an excellent choice for music producers of any skill level.