The MCU & HUI are communication protocols.
This allows a DAW and a controller to exchange MIDI information.
The protocols are very convenient to use your controller as your DAW control surface.
(More info on the manual p.10.)
Please refer to this article to help you setup your DAW to work with the Keylab Essential MCU/HUI mode.
Both TR & TRS pedal are compatible.
However, if you are using a TRS pedal, it will act as a TR pedal (ON/OFF) and not as a continuous pedal.
In Analog Lab Audio Settings (Standalone) > MIDI Devices or in your DAW MIDI preferences, you will find two Keylab Essential MIDI ports.
- Arturia Keylab Essential Midi In / Midi Out: Used for the standard Midi communication
- Arturia Keylab Essential MIDI IN2 / MIDI OUT2: Used for the MCU/HUI protocols communication
Individual instruments: Available in the forthcoming individual instruments updates.
In this mode, the selected memory is highlighted.
If you press another pad, it immediately loads this memory and all the associated parameters.
/!\ In this mode, the functions associated to the pads are not available.
You have to exit the Map Select mode them.
However, to power the Keylab essential, you will have to use a power supply .