Play, perform, create:
MiniLab MkII Black Edition has everything you need to unleash your creativity.

MiniLab MkII Black Edition 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, and enjoy its sleek new look.

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.

Midnight Special

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 Black Edition 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 Black Edition 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 MiniLab, from the keybed to the controller knobs, the touch sensors to the outer casing. Despite the hardware upgrade, MiniLab MkII Black Edition is still one of the most affordable dedicated controllers on the market.

Portable, yet fully featured. Lightweight but rugged, the smart choice MIDI controller just got a smokey makeover.

At your command

Time is precious. and you need simple, effective control. MiniLab MkII Black Edition gives you unadulterated access to your software sounds.

Helping you make the most of your virtual instruments and recording software, MiniLab MkII Black Edition 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 Black Edition 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 Black Edition keeps you in control every step of the way.

Inspiring software

What good is a controller with nothing to control?
MiniLab MkII Black Edition 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.

Your very own vintage keyboard collection.

Analog Lab Lite gives you access to hundreds of the best sounds from our award-winning V Collection, and gives an amazing introduction to our whole software instrument catalog. Featuring 17 iconic instruments, including analog synths, revolutionary digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos, all pristinely recreated using Arturia’s exclusive True Analog Emulation® technology.

An introduction to one of the most the most intuitive, popular production platforms around.

New users and seasoned pros alike love working with Ableton Live Lite. Featuring an innovative twin workflow, time stretching and pitch shifting functions, as well as numerous studio quality effects, you’ll be releasing professional quality tracks in no time.

An essential instrument for any songwriter’s sound palette.

Steinway pianos are found in only the very best concert halls and recording studios. Thanks to MiniLab, you can have one in your living room. The UVI Grand Piano Model D puts the sound of the famous Steinway Model D grand piano at your fingertips, sampled in exquisite detail, and ready to play.

MiniLab MkII Black Edition gives you everything you need so you can start creating music right out of the box.

It comes back with a new appearance, but it preserved all the aptitudes on which its white counterpart built its success. Check out all the strenghts of this small sized juggernaut!

Learn more about the MiniLab MkII

Master the dark arts

Let’s take a closer look at what MiniLab MkII Black Edition 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.

Gojko Marić

Artists Corner

I have found the MiniLab and this was the beginning of a whole new journey for me in the world of Arturia. I was so impressed by the ease I was working with. The MiniLab it still to date my main MIDI controller.
Gojko Marić
( Welicoruss )

Main Features

  • 25 note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard
  • 2 banks of 8 high quality velocity & pressure sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
  • 16 rotary encoders (2 of them are clickable)
  • 2 capacitive touch sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • 8 user presets
  • Sustain pedal jack
  • Octave up and octave down buttons for full range
  • USB powered
  • USB/MIDI class compliant no drivers needed.
  • Mac or PC
  • Kensington Security Slot