MiniLab 3

Universal music-making controller

Find your own flow and enjoy making music with a plug-and-play MIDI keyboard that does it all. MiniLab 3 gives you easy controls, great-feeling keys, and a fully-integrated all-in-one software package that’s ready to get creative right out the box.

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Go with
your flow

Finally, an easy keyboard controller that adapts to your needs, your style, and your workflow, so you can make music just the way you like it. Hook it up, discover fresh sounds, enjoy premium velocity-sensitive keys, and get hands-on with your music like never before.

It’s that easy

You don’t need to understand music theory, learn production, or buy any software to enjoy MiniLab 3. Easily control your DAW projects in real-time, explore amazing instrument sounds in a few clicks, and get those tracks, beats, and mixes sounding as good as you’ve always wanted with a workflow fit for a pro.

It’s that creative

Write platinum melodies, record massive chords with a single key, create totally customized synth sounds in seconds, and so much more. This controller is all about letting you follow your musical curiosity and discover how far your sound can really go.

It’s that versatile

Play keys, punch in a drum loop, connect to MIDI gear, browse your preset library - all in one. MiniLab 3 comes pre-mapped for most DAWs, gives you every tactile control you need, and delivers a full production-ready suite of software & sounds to fit your flavor of music-making.

Every sound you need
included

What software & sounds do you get with MiniLab 3? From recording software to a library of over 4 million samples, you’re totally kitted out for whatever music you want to make.

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Hundreds of synth & keys presets

The hardest basses, lushest leads, smoothest keyboard sounds, and more, taken from the award-winning Analog Lab V, V Collection, and Pigments libraries.

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Music recording software

Record, perform, and produce anything with an introduction to one of the hottest DAWs in the business, including instrument presets, drums, FX, MIDI clips, and more.

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Intimate upright piano

Enjoy the cheery, vintage sound of a Century-old upright piano, recorded to deliver charm and intimate character to your mix.

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A timeless grand piano

The epic stage-sized character of a Steinway grand piano, arguably the most iconic piano of all time, sampled in detail to bring your production to life.

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Millions of samples & loops

A 2-month subscription to Loopcloud gives you millions of hi-def royalty-free samples, from lo-fi drum loops to vocal one-shots, plus a 1GB welcome pack.

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Learn with MiniLab 3

Improve your pad & keyboard skills with a subscription to Melodics, offering 40 lessons, tips, and musical hacks that are fun, easy, and tailored to your style.

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What’s in it
for you?

Whatever your style, whatever your ability, whatever your setup, MiniLab 3 is built to get the job done - there’s something for everyone.

Great for beginners, fit for pros

Whether you’re new to music production or a DAW veteran, you need more than just a keyboard.

You need plug-and-play simplicity; you need flexible recording software; you need to be able to tweak every aspect of your mix in an instant; you need access to decent sounds and samples to make your music shine. Don’t sweat it - MiniLab 3 has got you covered.

A beat-maker’s paradise

From the lo-fi to the hard-hitting, MiniLab 3 is your ultimate DAW beat machine.

The perfect beat-making setup needs quick results, a hands-on approach, and the flexibility to follow a vibe when it catches. MiniLab 3 lets you control instruments, punch in your pad drums, and adjust your faders with a flow so fluid, you’ll forget you had a mouse.

Not just for keyboardists

Calling all guitarists, singer-songwriters, drummers, DJs…

Wanna add keyboard parts to your rock tracks, trigger samples next to your drum kit, or find fresh synth sounds for your next project? MiniLab 3 is the accessible little box that’ll finally make keys work for you, complete with deeper integration with your DAW of choice.

Performance-ready portability

Save time with a controller prepared for inspiration to strike at any place, any time.

On your commute, at home, between lessons, or on stage, MiniLab 3 is light enough for your backpack, connects seamlessly to your computer, and is ready to unleash your creativity in seconds. Whether recording, performing, or jamming with friends, inspiration doesn’t wait - why should you?

A Hands-on
Experience

Explore the layout, features, and hidden talents of MiniLab 3 in detail, from its quality slim keyboard to its easy-to-use creative commands.

The world’s first
eco-designed MIDI controller

A better product for the environment means a more sustainable creative future.

MiniLab 3 represents a new benchmark in eco-friendly instrument design and lifespan, built to last longer, produce less waste, and reduce our carbon footprint for good. Made with minimum 50% recycled plastic, brand new fully-recyclable cardboard packaging, and a 5-year warranty, rest assured that this keyboard takes value and sustainability seriously, from manufacture to your music-making setup.

Hardware,
meet software

MiniLab 3’s unique software-hardware link doesn’t stop with Analog Lab.

From Ableton to Logic, Bitwig to FL Studio or Reason, this controller uses specially-made scripts to give you seamless control over your DAW of choice. You can tweak settings, create custom mappings, and even bounce around your project in real-time - all without ever leaving MiniLab 3’s controls.

PressClippings

  • Music Radar

    On MiniLab 3

    “Not only great value but upgrades the feature set and quality to deliver one of the best mini keyboard controllers available.”

  • Future Music

    On MiniLab 3

    “One of the best in its class and offers fantastic value”

  • Sound On Sound

    On MiniLab 3

    “A compelling starter package and portable controller.”

  • MusicTech

    On MiniLab 3

    “Arturia’s MiniLab 3 packs a lot of pro studio control options into a small and stylish package.”

  • Magnetic Mag

    On MiniLab 3

    “A Perfect MIDI Keyboard For Beginners and On-The-Go Professionals”

  • Engadget

    On MiniLab 3

    “A big upgrade for a budget MIDI controller.”

  • Gearspace

    On MiniLab 3

    “An excellent controller with a beautiful design!”

  • Amazona

    On MiniLab 3

    “Full control in the smallest space. Arturia has done everything right with the MiniLab 3.”

  • Tsugi

    On MiniLab 3

    “Whether you are a beginner or an experienced producer, this little controller ticks all the boxes!”

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Main Features

Premium Keybed quality

  • 25 high quality note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard

Pads & controls

  • 2 banks of 8 velocity & pressure sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
  • 8 rotary encoders
  • 4 sliders
  • 2 capacitive touch sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel

Display control

  • Mini display & clickable browsing knob
  • real-time feedback on tweaks and controls

Smart features

  • Built-in arpeggiator
  • Chord mode
  • Hold function
  • Octave up and down buttons
  • Semitone transpose

Software integration

  • Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments, including Analog Lab: select sounds, browse presets and smart-assigned controls
  • 1 DAW preset for automatic integration with any major DAWs
  • DAW Transport Control with MCU protocol for every other DAWs
  • Up to 5 user presets for a totally customizable experience

Connectivity

  • USB-C connects to computers and iPad
  • MIDI 5-pin DIN output for connection to external instruments, gear
  • Control input for pedal: sustain, expression, or footswitch
  • USB powered

Size & weight

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

Platform specifications

Windows

  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple

  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software instruments.

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