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Author Topic: Is Keylab a synthesizer?  (Read 844 times)


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Is Keylab a synthesizer?
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:14:33 am »
It says its a hybrid synthesiser and no where does it say it requires a lap top etc. plus its expensive and heading into the bottom end NI Machine price range - so does it generate any sounds by its self?
(I'm guessing not but I find the product page misleading)

"Keylab 49 is more than a controller, it is an instrument unto itself."

see what I mean this implies it needs nothing other than its-self

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Re: Is Keylab a synthesizer?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 01:46:17 am »
Essentially, it's a controller. I'm never a fan of marketing speak, and whoever wrote their lines is pushing it in a few areas...but when running the standalone Analog Lab in particular, with the integrated control of the library and pre-assigned parameters for each patch, plus things like the chords and snapshot, it does feel a lot more comprehensive to use than, say, when I was running an Axiom on a NI plugin or TERA3 or something. Similar to using my Micron, a hardware synth, but with a lot more knobs and faders.

If you need a standalone synth, this ain't it. It's easily the best-feeling controller I've ever put my hands on, though.


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