Firmware Update v1.1

The producer's choice, fine-tuned.

Total expressive control, unparalleled value. MiniLab MkII lets you create instant music right out the box - and we want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it.

This free update makes MiniLab MkII’s interface and workflow more intuitive, tactile and precise than ever - so you can focus on your creative process. Here’s what’s included:

Update your Firmware

Improved control accuracy

Responsive controls are crucial to inspiring music creation. We’ve adjusted MiniLab MkII’s knobs to be more accurate and sensitive to subtle tweaks - capture every detail of your sound.

Enhanced Pitch Bend

The Pitch Bend touch strip is an essential expressive component. We’ve made it even smoother than before, with greater note accuracy, for effortless slides and bends.

Configurable pad backlighting

RGB feedback on MiniLab MkII’s pads has been refined. Pads remain backlit even when not in use, and you can disable individual LEDs without creating new templates.

Octave button feedback

We listened to your feedback and changed the Oct- & Oct+ pad LEDs to be fixed rather than flashing. This makes octaves easier to track and the interface less distracting during your performance or session.

Step into the lab

MiniLab MkII is designed to elevate your performance, music product, and sound design to new heights.

Every element has been designed to enhance your creative experience. 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...

Compact controller, enormous potential

Specially designed to make the most out of its small profile, MiniLab MkII sets a new standard in the portable controller world.

The accessible 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. You can also switch between 2 different internal pad banks, enabling a full 16 drum sounds or audio clips.

A number of interface design appointments make MiniLab MkII 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.

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

MiniLab MkII easily integrates into any setup, large or small.

A USB class-compliant design means no awkward installation process or clunky settings - just plug and play. It also means that MiniLab MkII can control iOS virtual instrument apps as well as software on your PC or Mac - perfect for on-the-go creativity.

Our free MIDI Control Center software lets you create, edit, and save different MIDI mappings to suit whatever project you’re working on. You 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.

No more menu-diving - get lost in the moment.

Rock solid, ready for action

Whether you’re a budding producer or a gigging professional, dependable and robust equipment is essential.

Perfectly portable and durable, MiniLab MkII ticks all the boxes for a reliable, easy-to-use controller. It’s small enough to fit in an everyday backpack, laptop bag, or messenger bag, but rugged enough for even the toughest demands.

You deserve simple, sturdy gear that you know you can count on - take the next step in your musical journey with MiniLab MkII.

Platform Requirements

Analog Lab

  • Windows: Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    1 GB free Hard disk Space
  • Apple: OS X 10.10 or later (64 bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    1 GB 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: Windows 7 (SP1) or later (64-bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    3 GB free Hard disk Space
    Broadband Internet connection for installation
  • Apple: OS X 10.11.6 or later (64 bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    3 GB free Hard disk Space
    Broadband Internet connection for installation

UVI Model D

  • Windows: Windows 8 or later (64-bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    1 GB free Hard disk Space
    Broadband Internet connection for installation
  • Apple: OS X 10.9 or later (64 bit)
    64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (i5 processor or faster recommended) with 4 GB RAM (8 GB+ recommended)
    1 GB free Hard disk Space
    Broadband Internet connection for installation

Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit.

VST 3
AAX
AU

FREE iLok account - not necessarily an iLok dongle, just a free account Internet connection for the license activation

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

Awards

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