Arturia KeyLab mkII


The Arturia KeyLab mkII is a "bridge" tool to make these MIDI controller keyboards (KeyLab mkII 49, KeyLab mkII 61 or KeyLab mkII 88) compatible with Renoise.
In general, it enables all the extra buttons of the controller and converts the wheels and faders into dedicated controls for direct editing in the pattern editor and for navigation.
Activate the tool and go. The learning mode of MIDI mapping is not necessary! Turn this controller into something useful!!!

Steps to start:

  1. Start Renoise.
  2. Plug the Arturia KeyLab mkII controller.
  3. Turn ON the back switch of the controller. Make sure Renoise has detected it.
  4. Launch the tool: Renoise/Tools/Arturia KeyLab mkII.
  5. Turn ON the tool.
  6. Done! Use your MIDI controller in "Daw Standard MCU".
  7. You can put the tool window in the background or close it and continue using the controller. To deactivate the tool, set it to "OFF".
  8. Important: In Renoise/Edit/Preferences/MIDI/ "in devices" or "out device", never use the "MIDIIN2(...)", "MIDIOUT2(...)"!

New GUI (v1.3.023)

Old GUI (v1.1.017)

Update history:

1. Arturia KeyLab mkII v1.3.023, January 2021 (last release R3.3.0)

  • Modified: need API 6.1 (R3.3.0 or higer).
  • Modified: new compact GUI.
  • Added: new access of preferences panel.
  • Added: Pads RGB control (beta).
  • Improved: code review.

2. Arturia KeyLab mkII v1.1.017, August 2019 (old, R3.2.0)

  • Modified: need API 6 (R3.2.0 or higer).
  • Added: HiDPI support. New icons included.
  • Added: some titles with style: "strong".

3. Arturia KeyLab mkII v1.0.016, August 2019 (old, first release R3.1.1)


Renoise VersionRelease Date
com.ulneiz.ArturiaKeyLabmkII V1.003.1Aug 6th, 2019
com.ulneiz.ArturiaKeyLabmkII V1.103.2Aug 29th, 2019
com.ulneiz.ArturiaKeyLabmkII V1.303.3Jan 10th, 2021

Installation: Drop the Tool File (.xrnx) on a Renoise window to install.

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