Arturia MiniLab MKII Deep Black
Portable solution for the modern studio.
MiniLab MkII is an essential tool for musicians on the move and studios where workspace is at a premium.
Play, perform, create
MiniLab MkII has everything you need to unleash your creativity.
MiniLab MkII is a high quality, feature-packed controller which gives you hands-on access to the sounds in your virtual studio. Breathe new life into your sounds by playing, tweaking, tapping and twisting its rugged controls.
This powerful controller also comes with several critically acclaimed software titles that will have you creating professional recordings in no time. Analog Lab Lite lets you perform using hundreds of legendary synth, piano, organ & string machine sounds. Ableton Live Lite lets you record, arrange, and cultivate your musical ideas into a finished product. UVI Grand is a recreation of the Steinway Model D piano.
Your musical journey starts here.
Ready when you are
Thanks to the constructive feedback from Arturia’s family of product owners - people just like you - we have refined the original MiniLab into something new and exciting.
Created with the mobile musician in mind, MiniLab MkII has a slim, compact profile which makes it perfect for transporting to and from gigs, and for keeping you creating when you’re travelling. With its rugged, durable construction, the revitalized MiniLab can take the strain of life on the road, ready to perform night after night.
Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious studio, and this is where our reinvented controller really shines. MiniLab MkII has a tiny footprint allowing you to place it virtually anywhere within your set-up, even if the only space available is on your lap.
The quality of every component has seen an improvement over the original model, from the keybed to the controller knobs, the touch sensors to the outer casing. Despite the hardware upgrade, MiniLab MkII is still one of the most affordable dedicated controllers on the market.
Portable, yet fully featured. Lightweight but rugged. MiniLab MkII is the new go-to small controller for producers in the know.
At your command
Time is precious. and you need simple, effective control. MiniLab MkII gives you unadulterated access to your software sounds.
Helping you make the most of your virtual instruments and recording software, MiniLab MkII features a great-feeling keybed with 25 slim-keys, 16 knobs, 8 pads, and touch controls in a space-saving package. Whether you want to experiment with a bass line, tap out a solid drum beat, or tweak the parameters of your favorite synth patch, our new controller gives you the freedom to totally control your music any way you like.
To help transform your musical ideas into fully-fledged, pro-sounding recordings, MiniLab MkII includes a powerful music production platform, Ableton Live Lite. Every single one of MiniLab’s controls is automatically assigned thanks to dedicated pre-mapping, letting you spend less time in the settings menu and more time making music. Adjust your track levels, tweak filters and effects using the knobs; launch clips, capture drum performance, or control playback with the pads. MiniLab is here to make your musical life easier.
From inception to completion, MiniLab MkII keeps you in control every step of the way.
What good is a controller with nothing to control?
MiniLab MkII comes loaded with some of the best software around.
Our new MiniLab is a pure controller which - while containing no onboard sounds - lets you play, tweak, and manipulate software instruments via MIDI. To get your virtual recording studio up and running, we have included a wealth of professional quality instruments and production software to take your music to exciting new places.
About ANALOG LAB
MiniLab MkII gives you everything you need so you can start creating music right out of the box
Let’s take a closer look at what MiniLab MkII has to offer…
|1. Shift button||Select MIDI presets and MIDI channels with this button|
|2. Pad 1-8 / 9-16 button||Switch between two banks of eight pads|
|3. Octave Transpose buttons||Octave transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard up and down|
|4. Pitch Bend and Modulation touch strips||Accurate touch sensitive strips|
|5. 16 Multi-Function Encoders||Assign these knobs to your favorite plug-in or DAW. Two of those encoders are clickable|
|6. Multi-color velocity & pressure sensitive Pads||8 ultra responsive velocity and pressure sensitive pads|
|7. 25 velocity sensitive Slim-Keys||Highly playable, compact format keyboard|
|8. Footswitch input||Sends MIDI Note & CC data. Can be programmed for Gate or Toggle operation|
|9. USB 2.0 port||Full-sized Type-B USB jack: Bus-powered, class-compliant. No drivers needed|
Step into the lab
MiniLab MkII is a powerful controller that will open up a new world of sound design, performance, and music production to you.
Every element of the reinvented MiniLab has been carefully chosen to give you the best experience possible. Beautifully playable mini keys, responsive and durable performance pads, wiggle-free rotary knobs, all wrapped up in a compact, ergonomic, rugged design.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes the MiniLab MkII tick...
Huge control, small size
Specially designed to make the most out of its small profile, MiniLab MkII sets a new standard in the portable controller world.
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 all-new 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. We can also switch between 2 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 ultra-responsive capacitive touch-strips; and plug in a sustain pedal to capture that authentic keyboard performance.
- Keyboard: 25 note velocity-sensitive slim
- Key Size: Mini
- Pads: 2 banks of 8 high quality velocity and pressure sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
- Encoders: 16 rotary (2 of them are clickable)
- Touch sensors: 2 capacitive touch sensors (for pitch bend and modulation wheel)
- User presets: 8
- Sustain pedal jack
- Buttons: Octave up and octave down (for full range)
- Powered by: USB
- Systen requirements: Mac or PC
- Connectors: Pedal, USB