Introducing the Arturia Astrolab

Published: 9th April 2024

AstroLab is a 61-key stage keyboard unlike any other synth on the market, it packs in over 30 iconic instruments derived from V-Collection (and more!) with 1,300 onboard presets and access to up to 10,000 sounds.

Just imagine playing a polyphonic MiniMoog layered with Pigments, through lush stereo FX then effortlessly switching to a Jupiter-8 split with a CS-80, then to a stunning American grand acoustic Piano….with Astrolab, the impossible just became possible.

It’s a dream keyboard studio in one high-quality instrument.

Unlike other performance synthesizers on the market, the sound engines in Astrolab are NOT sample based, they instead utilize Arturia’s world-class TAE and PHI modelling, meaning you’re not just manipulating a static sample, you’re instead interacting with the actual synthesis engines in real-time…piano’s sound more realistic with versatile sound design capabilities and synths have incredible flexibility, fidelity and sound quality.

All of this is powered by a brand new system architecture, which provides effortless synchronization with Analog Lab Pro, meaning you can go beyond the sounds that you’ve meticulously designed in the studio / writing process and take them onto the stage using the desktop app or the forthcoming Astrolab Connect app (iOS & Android).

The whole process is seamless.

_Key Features:

  • 61-note semi-weighted keyboard
  • 10 sound engines
  • Virtual Analog
  • Samples
  • Wavetable
  • FM
  • Granular
  • Physical modelling
  • Vector Synthesis
  • Harmonic
  • Phase distortion
  • Vocoder
  • Piano-size keys
  • Over 1300 in-built sounds from Arturia instruments
  • Up to 10.000 sounds via Arturia software
  • Navigation wheel & screen for easy browsing
  • 10 Preset Buttons for quick sound access
  • 4 macro controls for quick editing
  • 17 insert FX & dedicated Delay/Reverb
  • 4 dedicated knobs to control FX
  • Multis/Keyboard Split
  • MIDI i/o, audio input, and control pedal I/o
  • USB-C connection and USB-A host
  • Bluetooth audio and WiFi for wireless control
  • Arpeggiator, Looper, Chord & Scale modes

RRP: £1369 inc VAT