Arturia MiniLab

MiniLab is a compact MIDI controller designed by Arturia to provide the easiest way for anyone to get started synthesizing using its Analog Lab software which preloaded with 5000 sounds. The keyboard features 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys, 16 encoders, 2x8 backlit pads, and pitch bend/modulation touch strips.

Product Information

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COMPACT SIZE BUT FEATURE RICH

Arturia’s MiniLab USB Controller marries the style you love with the hands-on control and portability you need to take your studio wherever you go.

Made for the musician on the go or the performer with limited space, the MiniLab gives you a great depth of features in a portable package that is sturdy and looks great.

Combined with the Analog Lab software, you get a real hybrid synthesizer that comes with a collection of 5000 sounds from the Modular V, CS-80V, Mini V, Arp 2600V, Jupiter 8V, Prophet V, Oberheim SEM V, and Wurlitzer V.

MIDI Controller

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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 overview

  • 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

Connectivity

  • Recessed full sized Type-B USB jack
  • Bus powered
  • Class compliant – no drivers required
  • Works with iPAD (camera connection kit required)

 

Hardware Specifications :

  • Keyboard : 25 velocity sensitive minikeys
  • Controllers : 16 encoders
  • Pads : 2 banks of 8 backlit pads with velocity and pressure 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 : 1030 g

 

Included Accessories

  • Quickstart manual
  • USB cable
  • Analog Lab unlock code

THE ULTIMATE SOUND COLLECTION

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 15 high quality effects. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level.

Main Features

  • 5000 sounds from some of the best sound designers in the industry
  • TAE® Sounds are selected from the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, Arp2600V, Jupiter 8V, Prophet V, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer V.
  • Graphic Studio view of synths
  • Detailed sound browser and filtering for finding your sounds fast.
  • Multi mode for creating your own layers, splits and adding effects.
  • Effects include: Analog Chorus, Analog Delay, Phaser, Overdrive, Vocal Filter, Pitch-shift Chorus, Leslie, Flanger, Reverb, Digital Delay, Compressor, Sub-generator, Bit Crusher, Parametric EQ, Destroy, Limiter.
  • Automatic mapping of parameters for Arturia keyboards.
  • MIDI mapable parameters
  • Standalone or Plug-in operation (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX coming soon)
  • Full editing of sounds for owners of any of the Arturia Classic Keyboard products (Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, Wurlitzer V, etc.).
  • 64 bit operation
  • Interface automatically changes to match your Arturia Keyboard that is connected.

 

MIDI Control Center

 

Arturia MiniLab   $152

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