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Arturia is at it again. The company has announced a few new additions to its KeyLab lineup, called the Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61.
Arturia has announced the KeyLab 49 Black Edition, a revised version of its KeyLab 49, with a new coat of paint. Not only does it look great, but it works great too, and comes with a number of virtual instruments to add to your library. Because of the fact that the KeyLab 49 Black Edition is the same as the KeyLab 49, and we’ve already reviewed the KeyLab 49, we decided to take a look at the...[Read More]
Over a year ago we reviewed Arturia‘s BeatStep pad MIDI controller and step sequencer. Now, the company is at it again, having released an updated version of the device, called the BeatStep Pro. Clearly the BeatStep Pro looks more fully featured than its smaller brother, but just how much better is it? And is it worth the extra $120? Interface An important part of this kind of hardware is it...[Read More]
Arturia is offering its KeyLab 49 controller with the new BitWig Studio DAW. To celebrate, we took a look at the KeyLab 49, which marks Arturia’s return to keyboard controllers. Design and Hardware The Arturia KeyLab 49 is one of the best looking MIDI controllers on the market, at least in its price range. The classy looking wood-side panels coupled with the clean white look give the control...[Read More]
Arturia announced the MicroBrute SE just last month, offering a limited edition and colorful take on the popular Arturia MicroBrute. We took a look at the MicroBrute SE in celebration of the new release. The MicroBrute SE is well laid out and is not too daunting to look at. All the controls for the device are easy to access, without the users feeling like they don’t have proper control of th...[Read More]
Over the years, Arturia has established itself as a leading company in the software and hardware instrument worlds, and the company recently unveiled its BeatStep MIDI controller/sequencer combo, and we had the opportunity to take a look at it. The BeatStep comes with a USB plug, MIDI, CV and Gate outputs, and it can be used standalone or with a computer and iPad. One of the great things about the...[Read More]
Arturia are becoming a huge name in the software instrument world, releasing some incredible products over the years. Recently, they announced the availability of their new VOX Continental-V organ simulator, and today we have a review of the new software. The plugin emulates the VOX Continental 300. The first thing to notice when opening up the software is the user interface, which is really very ...[Read More]
Today Arturia announced the availability of its new organ emulation, the VOX Continental-V organ. The emulation aims to bring the classic sound of the VOX Continental 300 organ, a classic organ used by a number of bands in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The emulation includes an emulation of the rare Jennings J70, as well as including a number of stompbox-type effects. It also models three microphones: the...[Read More]
Arturia recently released the second version of their Spark software, Spark 2, for “premiere beat creation”. With the first version of Spark being quite a hit, the name had a lot to live up to this time around. But would it live up to that name? Upon opening Spark 2 it became apparent just how intense the software is. I even got the “pinwheel” of death for a few seconds while it started up, someth...[Read More]