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.

MiniLab MkII has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of even the most demanding producers and musicians.

Analog Lab Lite included

Imagine conveniently having all the keyboard and synth sounds you need for a gig or session all in one place on your computer. No racks. No stacks.

Keeps on Holding

Analog Lab Lite gives you streamlined, tag-based access to hundreds of the hottest presets from our award-winning V Collection. You’ll be spoilt for choice with 17 faithfully modeled legendary analog synths, digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos. Each preset automatically maps the most important sound parameters to MiniLab MkII for intuitive tweaking and performance control, and you can easily custom map to any controllers via the MIDI Learn feature. Everything you need for creativity and inspiration is right here in Analog Lab Lite.

The complete production package

MiniLab MkII also includes a powerful collection of complementary software: recording & 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.

We have 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 & 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 our 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 8 of these MIDI maps on its internal memory. Recalling them is as simple as pressing ‘shift’ and hitting one of the 8 pads.

Get lost in the moment, not in the menus. MiniLab MkII is designed to simplify your creative process.

Rock solid & ready for action

When build quality can mean the difference between playing the gig and missing out, dependable and robust equipment is essential.

Perfectly portability, strong and durable, MiniLab MkII ticks all the boxes for musicians and producers looking for their perfect small controller. Small enough to fit in an everyday backpack, laptop bag, or messenger bag, but tough enough to withstand the knocks and bumps on the journey, MiniLab MkII has been developed to make life easy for gigging musicians and producers on the go. MiniLab MkII’s small footprint also make it the ideal addition to home studios where space is at a premium.

From tracking ideas in your bedroom to nailing it on stage, MiniLab MkII gives you the tools you need to take the next step in your musical journey.

Platform Requirements

Analog Lab

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    2GB free hard disk space
  • Apple: 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz 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).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.

Ableton Live Lite

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    3GB free hard disk space
    1024x768 display,
    DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation
  • Apple: 10.8+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz 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: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    3GB free hard disk space
  • Apple: 10.7+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    3GB free hard disk space

Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit.

VST 3
AAX
AU

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Size & weight

  • Instrument size : 14 x 8.7 x 2 inches (355 x 220 x 50mm)
  • Instrument weight : 3.3 lbs. (1.5 Kg)

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