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Arturia announces MiniLab MkII

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Arturia MiniLab MKII Introductory Tutorial


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Hundreds of exciting iconic keyboard and synth sounds with Analog Lab Lite, including the perfectly sampled UVI Grand Piano Model D. Record and edit all your ideas in Ableton Live Lite. MiniLab MkII gives you everything you need to make music straight out of the box.

25-note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard
The focal point of any controller, the keyboard is your gateway to discovering exciting new melodies. The high-quality slim keys feature a mechanical action which is comfortable to play, while still being durable enough to withstand life on the road.

8 RGB backlit performance pads

The MkII pads are velocity- and pressure-sensitive which will give your drums a great, dynamic feel. The pads also feature RGB backlighting to help you clearly identify whether you’re launching clips in Live, triggering drum sounds, or tweaking presets in Analog Lab. You can also switch between two different internal pad banks, giving you control of a full 16 drum sounds or audio clips.

16 rotary encoders
Giving you hands-on access to all the parameters of your favorite sounds, with dedicated pre-mapping for the included Ableton Live Lite and Analog Lab Lite software. Tweak the cutoff and resonance of your filters, adjust the LFO speed and depth in your synths, and alter your effects. Two of the encoders are also clickable, invaluable for controlling DAW software.

The little touches
MiniLab MkII has several small, but no less important updates that make it the professional’s choice. Easily switch the keyboard octave up and down for full range access using the dedicated buttons; add a pitch bend or modulation using the ultraresponsive capacitive touch-strips; and plug in a sustain pedal to capture that authentic keyboard performance.

MiniLab MkII also includes a powerful collection of complementary software: Recording and production platform Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D virtual piano.

Your very own recording studio
MiniLab MkII comes with a complementary version of Ableton Live Lite: an introduction to one of the most intuitive and powerful DAW platforms around. A complete recording package that lets you record audio tracks, MIDI tracks, apply effects and combine your ideas into a complete song. It also features advanced time warping, pitch shifting, sampling tools and virtual instruments.

A stunningly sampled piano legend

Arturia teamed up with virtual instrument developers UVI to include the truly excellent Grand Piano Model D with MiniLab MkII. This sample-based virtual instrument has captured the sound of a classic Steinway Model D in meticulous detail, putting that rich, evocative tone at your disposal. Every note has been sampled at multiple velocity levels to create a dynamic, authentic sound.

Stay connected
A modern controller that’s ready for anything the future may bring, MiniLab MkII will integrate into any small or large set-up. The revitalized MiniLab is USB class-compliant, meaning there’s no awkward installation process or quirky settings, it’s as simple as "plug-and-play." Not only can MiniLab MkII be used to control software instruments on your PC, Mac or laptop, it can also be used to control virtual instrument iOS apps.

MiniLab MkII also works beautifully with Arturia's MIDI Control Center software, letting you create, edit and save different MIDI mappings to suit whatever project you may be working on. MiniLab MkII can also save up to eight of these MIDI maps on its internal memory. Recalling them is as simple as pressing "shift" and hitting one of the eight pads.
Arturia MiniLab MkII Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Deep Black
Arturia MiniLab MkII Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Deep Black

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  • Proven track record
  • Acclaimed 25 velocity sensitive Slim-Keys keybed
  • Capacitive pitch and modulation touch strip
  • Customizable RGB pads
  • MIDI & power over USB, with footswitch support
  • Analog Lab Lite included: 650+ high-quality sounds right out of the box
  • Record with Ableton Live Lite and perform using UVI Grand Piano Model D
  • Perfect integration with Analog Lab thanks to two clickable encoders
  • 2 banks of eight high-quality velocity and pressure-sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
  • 16 rotary encoders (2 of them are clickable)
  • 2 capacitive touch sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • Octave up and octave down buttons for full range
  • USB powered
  • USB/MIDI class-compliant—no drivers needed
  • Mac or PC compatible
  • Kensington Security Slot

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Analog Lab
  • Windows
  • Win 7+ PC: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • Apple
  • 10.10+: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit), VST 3 (32-bit and 64-bit), AAX (32 bits with PT 10.3.8, 64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center
Ableton Live Lite
  • Windows
  • Win 7+ PC: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation
  • Apple
  • 10.8+: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • 1024x768 display
  • DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation
UVI Grand Piano Model D
  • Windows
  • Win 7+ PC: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • Apple
  • 10.7+: 4GB RAM; 2GHz CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit
  • Free iLok account—not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation
Size & weight
  • Instrument size: 14" x 8.7" x 2" (355 mm x 220 mm x 50 mm)
  • Instrument weight : 3.3 lb. (1.5 kg)