The Power of Simplicity.

The SL88 Grand is nothing less than the reinvention of the high-end keyboard controller.


True innovation.

More than 30 years’ experience in exclusive keybeds meets an all-new, powerful, operating system. Perfect for you to control your hardware and virtual instruments. All provided in a powerful new refreshing way. Working together with musicians we have created a user interface which is perfect for quick navigation and setup, but also gives you excellent in-depth control. The SL88 Grand is ready to be at the very heart of your system.

A Great Keyboard for a Grand Touch.

The SL88 Grand uses the best-graded hammer action keybed with Ivory Touch and wooden keys, to give you the natural feel of a well balanced grand piano. Each of the keys provides 3 contacts for superior performance. The results of this combination are simply amazing. From the slightest pianissimo up to the strongest fortissimo, the keys translate every nuance of your performance in an inspiring and truly superb way.

Form follows perfomance.

With its compact profile, the SL88 Grand is an extremely portable professional controller. Even with its high-end graded hammer action / wooden keyboard, it weighs less than 21 kilograms. The SL88 Grand is studio and stage ready with a rugged full metal casing. Sculptured endcaps made of a highly resistant synthetic material help to shield the premium TP40 wood keybed perfectly and provide a safe grip when handling and transporting.

Total access with total ease.

Located in the center of the instrument is a razor-sharp TFT color display. In combination with the high quality six-way controller knob, you can navigate through all SL88 Grand functions fast and with ease. Functions such as switching through the four zones are achieved by moving the controller, and then by clicking and turning the same knob again, you can select and adjust the desired parameter. Simple, intuitive and fast! Additionally, the three pushbuttons to the right of the control knob bring you back to the top-level from any location in the system with just one push.

Real-time control.

The SL88 Grand offers three X/Y stick controllers, not just for performance but also for direct control and manipulation of any desired sound parameter. Stick one is spring-loaded for both X/Y directions. The typical use for this stick is pitch and modulation control. Stick 2 is spring-loaded in X direction only. Stick 3 is free in X and Y directions, ideal for panning, cross fading and parameter control. All sticks feature an elegant, aluminum control shaft which feels perfectly balanced and expressive between your fingertips.

Magnetic rail system.

With the innovative Magnetic Rail System at the rear of the SL88 Grand you can easily adapt a note stand or an extension plate to hold your written notes, music, laptop or tablet. It works as brilliantly easy as it looks. Just click the brackets into the backrail to match the position you need for your accessory items.

Ty Unwin's experience on the SL88 Grand.

Setup, backup, perform.

The powerful new software editor helps you to easily setup your virtual keyboard rig. Mirroring the basic functional scheme of the SL operating system, its clear and ergonomic user interface makes creating and editing Splits and Layers a quick and easy job.

Setup, backup, perform.

The SL Editor is one of the great innovations of the SL new line of MIDI Controllers.
Connect your SL to the Editor and give an edge to your way of making music.

Mirroring the system. Ease your setup.

The SL Editor provides a clear and comfortable user interface, which resembles the instrument’s editing structure, expanding and integrating the simple and complete screens.
Each parameter can be easily edited and all changes are synchronized in real time.

Organize your music.

The software Editor allows you to maintain and organize your projects; it works as a database and a perfect backup system for your SL controller. Organize your band and studio setups by dragging and dropping programs, groups or even entire content packages in a safe and fast way.

Shape your touch.

Use the SL Touch button to change, load or modify the internal Velocity Curves, according to your setup and playing preferences. Soft, Medium and Hard are the default Velocity Curves designed by Studiologic. In addition, you can draw your personal Velocity Curves, inserting points and connecting them with lines, controlling the relation between key speed and output value in all details. You can start from zero or import a curve, adapt it to your style and instrument and save it in one of the 6 user’s memories.

Balance each key. Feel the difference.

With the powerful and unique Key-Balance function, you can change the response of each key, draw new balance curves or balance the black/white keys with a single control, with the help of a MIDI Meter visual feedback.
Drag and drop single keys to the desired value on the Balance Line. Or draw a whole new curve, by keeping the click pressed while moving the cursor all over the Balance area.
The result will be simultaneous on your SL88 unit.

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  • 88 Keys, TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action
  • Ivory Feel
  • Triple switch detection system
  • Aftertouch
touch_app Touch
  • Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed (programmable)
  • 6 Editable user's velocity curves (with SL Editor)
check_circle Features
  • 250 Programs
  • 12 Programs Groups
  • 4 Programmable Zones
  • 2 MIDI Ports separately assignable
tune Controls / UI
  • 3 Programmable sticks
  • Rotating encoder with navigation controls
  • 3 Function buttons
  • Display
  • Color graphic LCD - TFT
  • 320 x 240
settings_input_hdmi Connections
  • Pedals: 2 switch, 1 continuous, 1 universal
  • MIDI: In, Out1, Out2
  • USB: USB to Host, MIDI, USB Powered
power Power supply
  • DC IN: 9V
  • Adapter
  • Input: 100-240V / Output: 9V-1A
zoom_out_map Size and Weight
  • Width: 126 cm / 49,6"
  • Depth: 31 cm / 12,2"
  • Height: 12,5 cm / 4,9"
  • Weight: 20,8 Kg / 45,8 lbs
unarchive Package content
  • SL88 Grand
  • Studiologic VFP1/10 sustain pedal
  • Power adapter
  • CD Manual
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • import_contactsSL88 Grand - User Manual


    Available languages

    English, Italiano, Deutsch, Français

  • import_contactsUSB connection instructions


    Available languages

    English, Italiano

  • import_contactsSL Editor - Quick Guide


    Available languages

    English, Italiano, Deutsch

Firmware and updates
  • memorySL88 Grand OS


    Update procedure

    1. Connect the SL Controller to the computer via USB;
    2. Turn the SL on;
    3. Launch the SL Editor;
    4. On the GLOBAL / MIDI page set the PORT 2 of the SL as INPUT and OUTPUT devices (don’t click CONNECT);
    5. Switch the SL Controller off;
    6. Turn on the SL while pressing the IN button: the display will show “FIRMWARE UPGRADE”;
    7. On the SL Editor select the new firmware that you have downloaded from Studiologic website;
    8. Click “TRANSMIT” and wait for the end of the procedure, then reboot the instrument (OFF then ON).

    Release notes

    PROGRAM CHANGE: now it is possible to increment or decrement the internal SL-Programs; the function can be set independently on Pedal 1, Pedal 2 or sent to external devices/software via USB through the selected (enabled) Common Channel.
    COMMON CHANNEL can be set to values from Channel 1 to 16, allowing to select the main SL-Programs from an external computer software and send the Programs Plus/Minus controls via USB.
    Program change and Common channel are in the GLOBAL/SYSTEM page (the new functions might overwrite the existing pedal settings).

    Improved position detection of sticks
    Default value of Stick 1 Y set to OFF
    Default value of Stick 2 X set to OFF

    Minor fixes

    Improved USB-IN management
    Possibility to use the HOME button from any location

    Improved functionality and connection to the Editor

    New implementation of the OFF value for Volume, Program Change, MSB and LSB
    Corrected connection to the SL-Editor, while editing the User Curves, in order to get a real time feedback of the editing
    Synchronized values of the Global Transposer with the related page of the Editor
    The pedal SLP3 Grand has been renamed as 'SLP3-D'

    Improved connection with the SL Editor

    Initial release

  • desktop_windowsSL Editor



    Run the setup file and follow on screen instructions.

    Release notes

    Optimized smoothing of the velocity curves values (User Curve 1-6) created by the Mac version of the Editor

    New implementation of the OFF value for Volume, Program Change, MSB and LSB

    Initial release

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