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Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition

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Arturia's MiniLab USB Controller was designed to marry the style you love with the hands-on control and portability you need to take your studio wher...Click To Read More About This Product

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MiniLab back in black in a limited bundle with additional software.

Arturia's MiniLab USB Controller was designed to marry the style you love with the hands-on control and portability you need to take your studio wherever you are inspired. Made for the on-the-go musician or the performer with a limited working space, the MiniLab gives you a great depth of features in a package that is portable, stylish, and sturdy.

Control Freak
MiniLab features 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside Aruturia's special pitch and modulation touch controls, giving you maximum expression and playability in a highly portable package. 16 encoders makes 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, a sustain pedal input jack and you have the premiere mobile keyboard solution.

Thanks for the memories
All of this control is further expanded by having direct access to 8 user presets. MiniLab offers Arturia's free MIDI Control Center software which 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.

Power, Style and Sound
The power of the features and visual styling are obvious, but Arturia gave the MiniLab their award-winning Analog Laboratory 2.0 software so that it sounds good too. This extremely powerful software synthesizer solution with over 5000 classic synthesizer sounds from Arturia's premier vintage analog recreations at your fingertips. All presets in Analog Lab 2.0 have been carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths: Mini V, Modular V, CS-80 V, ARP2600 V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet 5, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer V. These TAE powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality. Analog Lab will take your sound and workflow to a new level. And it adapts to your MiniLab interface, providing you with an easy 1:1 user experience.

More than just a sound library
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. Arturia's new Multi mode allows you to create amazing layers and splits as well as warping and twisting your sounds with 15 high-quality effects.

Limited Edition Bundle
In addition to Analog Lab and its 6000 keyboards sounds, MiniLab Black Edition is bundled with one of Arturia's most praised virtual synthesizers, the Oberheim SEM V, a faithful reproduction of the original Oberheim SEM from 1974. The second part of this bundle, the exceptional UVI Grand Piano Model D, offers you the sound of a brilliantly-sampled Steinway. Last but not least, you'll also receive a copy of Ableton Live Lite so you can start creating music immediately.

FEATURES
Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 25
  • Action: Synth
  • Key size: Full
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Key type: Piano-style
Connectivity
  • USB MIDI: Yes
  • 8-Pin MIDI: No
  • Pedal input(s): 1
  • iOS compatibility: Not applicable
  • Audio I/O: Not applicable
  • Other: Not applicable
Controls
  • Knobs: 16
  • Faders: 0
  • Drum pads: 8
  • Buttons/switches: 9
  • Pitch wheel: Yes
  • Mod wheel: Yes
  • DAW transport: No
Onboard Features
  • Edit mode: Yes
  • Auto mapping: Yes
  • Number of presets: 8
  • Display: No
  • Bundled Software: Yes
  • Arpeggiator: Not applicable
Other
  • Width: Info not available
  • Height: Info not available
  • Depth: Info not available
  • Weight: Info not available.
  • USB power: Yes
  • Power adapter: Sold separately

Make huge leaps in your musical creative process with help from the MiniLab. Order today!

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ArturiaMiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great selection of instruments and sounds!

By Christo4850

from Baltimore MD

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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live
    • Production
    • Recording

    Comments about Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition:

    This midi synth shines because of the free software you get with it from Arturia once you register on their site. With Analog Lab 2 and SEM v2 you easily get over 6000 instruments/sounds that can be tweaked as well. I also have an Akai LPK25 but I'm using the Minilab in my studio as it provides wayyy more sounds.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Most Versatile Little MIDI Controller Out There

    By Don

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Software is Buggy

    Best Uses

    • iOS Music
    • Studio MIDI control

    Comments about Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition:

    I recently got into iOS music production, and got this primarily to use in combination with various synthesizer apps including Korg Gadget. I selected this over other MIDI controllers like the Akai MPC Mini Mk2 and Korg's nanoKEY Studio primarily due to the simplicity and no-frills versatility. Having 8 presets for MIDI mappings, and the ability to quickly switch between 16 channels was the major selling point, and it's awesome in use. I love, love the options this gives me.

    My only (minor) disappointments are related to the pads. First, they do not seem to respect changes to the MIDI channel (the keys and knobs do though). This seems like something that might be fixed in future firmware, and it's almost a "feature" in that I can use the 8 presets to define the channel for the pads and use the channel switch to control other things at the same time (E.g. using the Bilbao Sample Gadget simultaneously with another synth Gadget).
    Second, the travel time on the pads is very minimal which results in not getting great tactile feedback on the press. You have to be intentional about hitting the pad with a reasonable amount of force. Still very usable, but they don't feel nearly as good as the pads on my Novation Launchpad Mini.

    The MIDI control center software works great and is mostly intuitive. The other bundled software does not work so well on my retina display MacBook Pro as everything is super tiny and there's no ability to resize the window. The Arturia Software Center app that manages the licenses and downloads the applications seemed to crash frequently, but I was able to use it to get everything installed (eventually).

    Primarily, I bought this for the versatility and portability of the MIDI controller, not the software, and I am not disappointed. In spite of the quirks, I think it's the best little MIDI controller on the market at this or even double the price point.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice for the backpack!

    By Chris C.

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition:

      I bought this for the limited edition black controller for basically free, because the software it comes with is the same price! Only thing is.. the lights on this are "RED" and NOT "BLUE" not a big deal, but the pictures shown are not accurate, just so you know. It works nice and it is made solid. All pluses, enjoy!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Controller/Software Package Edition

      By Julian Leal

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition:

        For all the great software you get with this mini controller it's an excellent bargain. I have several controllers and this one is great to use anywhere with a laptop or I even use it with my iPhone. Analog Lab alone has over 5000 sounds from 12 different synths so I'm happy and it will take me a long time to explore all the sounds included in this package.

         
        4.0

        great lil unit

        By sizzurp903

        from tyler,tx

        About Me Novice

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Arturia MiniLab Mini Hybrid Keyboard Controller Black Edition:

          good price great product

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