MiniLab under the hood

The MiniLab is full-featured MIDI Controller designed to work with any software or DAW software you own.

MiniLab goes a step beyond other mini key controllers however; more than just a great MIDI controller, it comes with our Analog Lab software that gives you a dream studio of classic keyboards. The integration of MiniLab and Analog Lab creates an amazing hybrid synthesizer with excellent functionality and great sound.

MIDI Controller

  • 25 note velocity sensitive mini keyboard. User selectable velocity curves
  • 16 encoders
    • Individual MIDI channel selection
    • Absolute mode
    • Three relative data modes
    • Minimum and maximum range settings
  • 16 pads (two banks of 8 pads/buttons). Pads can be set to send :
    • Note data
    • Program Change
    • MIDI CC
    • MMC Transport messages: PLAY, STOP, Rewind, Fast Forward, Record
  • Gate or Toggle mode for latched operation
  • Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip
    • Can be programmed for Pitchbend or any MIDI CC
    • Latched value or Return to Zero operation
  • Modulation touch strip
    • Can be programmed for any MIDI CC
    • Latched value or Return to Zero operation
  • Footswitch input
    • NOTE
    • MIDI CC
    • MMC Transport messages: PLAY, STOP, Rewind, Fast Forward, Record

Thanks for the memories :

Having direct access to 8 user presets further expands all of this control. MiniLab offers our free MIDI Control Center software that lets you map parameters in a simple and easy way directly from your computer. Those presets are then stored in the hardware for instant recall.

Take it on the run :

The MiniLab keyboard is designed for maximum portability, flexibility and performance. It is small enough to fit in a laptop bag but big on features. The 16 encoders and the ergonomic spacing of the knobs keep this small controller from feeling cramped. The touch sensitive faders for Pitchbend and Modulation offer low profile controllers with ‘last position hold’ or ‘return to zero’ modes of operation.

Control Freak :

The MiniLab offers you more control options than any other compact USB/MIDI controller on the market. Minilab features 25 velocity sensitive mini-keys alongside our brand new pitch and modulation touch controls, giving you maximum expression and playability in a highly portable package. 16 encoders make sure you have everything you need to program or perform wherever life takes you. Two banks of 8 backlit performance pads, for 16 total, can easily be assigned as pads, MIDI CC buttons or Program change switches. The recessed full sized MIDI jack will keep your connection safe and out of the way. Add to all this, an assignable pedal input jack and you have the premiere mobile keyboard solution.

Hybrid Synthesizer

The power of the features and visual styling are obvious but sound? Yes, sound, we also include our new Analog Lab software. This software gives you over 5000 of the best classic synth and keyboard sounds around. The interface also adapts to your MiniLab interface for a nice 1:1 user experience.

The front panel controls will automatically map to the most used parameters of each sound in Analog Lab. Functions like Cutoff, Resonance, Envelope controls, LFO rates, etc. all are mapped automatically to the knobs on the front panel.

You can browse and load your sounds from the hardware that gives you a true hardware synth feel. The pads on the MiniLab give you two different performance features.

Pads 1-8 allow you to set up chords that you can recall. This is perfect for triggering arpeggiated sounds that you want have play a specific set of notes or set the pad to Toggle mode and allows you to hold ambient drones.

Pads 9-16 allow you access to snapshots. Snapshots are a way to choose a collection of your favorite SOUNDS or MULTIS for instant recall.

Connectivity

Recessed full sized Type-B USB jack

Bus powered

Class compliant – no drivers required

Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required)

MIDI Control Center

The MIDI Control Center software provides you with a fast and easy way to edit parameters.

Editing your MIDI setups and sequences is a cinch with this software.

Export your presets to back them up or create archives of your favorite presets to share with others.

Analog Lab Software

Analog Lab is an extremely powerful software synthesizer solution with over 5000 classic synthesizer sounds from Arturia’s premier vintage analog recreations at your fingertips.

Analog Lab offers the ability to do fast and simple editing and customizing of your presets but it doesn’t stop there; owners of the original individual synthesizer software products or the V Collection can open an Analog Lab sound and edit it in the original software, save it and then add it to their library.

Our new Multi mode allows you to create amazing layers and splits as well as warping and twisting your sounds with 17 high quality effects. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level.

What will you find in Analog Lab?

Graphic Studio mode

Our Graphic Studio mode allows you to view the synthesizers and keyboards whose sounds make up the library in Analog Lab.

Sound mode

When you need to find your sounds fast, choose the Sound Mode and you will have multiple options for choosing and selecting your sounds. The data filtering allows you to narrow your search and helps you find that special Bass or Pad sound you need. Our updated browser allows you to rate the sounds to your own liking, choose favorites, arrange your columns and sort by name, type, sound designer, favorite, ratings, etc.

Multi mode

Imagine being able to layer the rich pads of a CS-80 and Jupiter 8 together or being able to create a split with your signature Mini V bass on the bottom and a twisted Wurlitzer on top. The new multi mode allows you to create your own layers and splits in a fast and easy way. Just drag and drop your chosen sounds. You can further sculpt your sound by processing each layer with a plethora of effects. There are 17 high quality and unique effects that will allow you to create a wild variations on the existing sounds.

Snapshots

The Snapshot tab will allow you to access your favorite sounds immediately. Simple drag and drop your favorite MULTI or SOUND program onto the snapshot button and then you can recall that sound with a simple press.

Pads

The PADS tab on the lower hardware section of the screen will open when you click on it to reveal the number of pads that your Arturia controller has. You can then program these pads to play individual notes or chords. These can be set to send notes or chords from a list of standard chords and voicing’s.

Live mode

Drag and drop Sounds or Multis to create a selection of presets to be recalled quickly from your Arturia controller

Graphic Studio mode

Our Graphic Studio mode allows you to view the synthesizers and keyboards whose sounds make up the library in Analog Lab.

Sound mode

When you need to find your sounds fast, choose the Sound Mode and you will have multiple options for choosing and selecting your sounds. The data filtering allows you to narrow your search and helps you find that special Bass or Pad sound you need. Our updated browser allows you to rate the sounds to your own liking, choose favorites, arrange your columns and sort by name, type, sound designer, favorite, ratings, etc.

Main Features

  • 25 note velocity sensitive mini keyboard.
  • 16 encoders.
  • 16 pads (two banks of 8 pads/buttons).
  • Pitchbend/Modulation touch strip.
  • Footswitch input.
  • Recessed full sized USB jack.
  • Bus powered, Class compliant.
  • Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required).
  • Comes with Analog Lab software.
  • 5000 sounds from the best synths and keyboards.

Hardware Specifications

  • Keyboard: 25 velocity sensitive minikeys.
  • Controllers: 16 encoders.
  • Pads: 2 banks of 8 backlit pads with velocity sensitivity.
  • Connectivity : USB, Assignable Footswitch Input.
  • Class compliant – no drivers needed!
  • iPad compatibility using Camera Connection kit.
  • Product dimensions : 373mm x 191mm x 50mm - Net weight: 1030g.

Included Accessories

  • Quickstart manual.
  • USB cable.
  • Analog Lab unlock code.

(AR-MINILABMK2)

SKU AR-MINILABMK2
Brand Arturia

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