Arturia’s Laboratory keyboards, which combine hardware and software to combine into a pretty high value package, has thus far only had 25 and 49 key versions… until now. We’ve had our hands on the existing keyboards briefly, but not yet had time to do a full review.
software – particularly revivals – seems to be Arturia’s real expertise
Whilst admittedly first impressions weren’t great when it came to the build quality of the hardware, The Laboratory Experience software that’s bundled with every purchase is a really nice set of sounds to boost your collection, as software – particularly revivals – seems to be Arturia’s real expertise.
In the software revival vein, Arturia’s upcoming Oberheim SEM emulation has had screenshots and a couple of audio demos released for it too, ahead of its December launch. We’ll be interested to see how it performs and just how warm it sounds then; until December you can head over to Arturia’s site to to listen to a couple of demo audio files, and we also dug up a YouTube video of one of the real things to give you a better taste…