Arturia MiniLab - USB Controller with Analog Labs Software

Arturia MiniLab - USB Controller with Analog Labs Software

Arturia MiniLab - USB Controller with Analog Labs Software

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Product Highlights

  • 25 Key Velocity Sensitive Mini Keyboard
  • 16 Encoders and 16 Pads
  • Pitch Bend/Modulation Touch Strip
  • Footswitch Input
  • Bus Powered
  • Includes Analog Lab Software
  • Standalone, Audio Units, RTAS, VST
  • 5,000 Sounds
  • iPad Compatible
  • Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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The MiniLab from Arturia is a full-featured, twenty-five velocity sensitive mini-key MIDI controller that functions with most DAW or other audio software. But when paired with the included Analog Lab software, it creates a hybrid synthesizer with over 5,000 classic keyboard sounds. Sixteen encoders provide various programming functions, while two, touch-sensitive strips deliver pitch bend and modulation control with "last position hold" or "return to zero" modes.

Two banks of eight backlit performance pads can be easily assigned as pads, MIDI CC buttons, program change switches, or transport controls. The first eight pads allow for setting up chords that can be recalled, perfect for triggering arpeggiated sounds with a specific set of notes, or set the pad to Toggle mode and hold ambient drones. The other eight pads can be set up for instant recall of various snapshots, such as a collection of favorite sounds.

When using the Analog Lab software, the front-panel controls of the keyboard will automatically map to the most used parameters of each sound in Analog Lab. Functions like cutoff, resonance, envelope controls, LFO rates, etc., are all mapped to the knobs. For other mapping solutions, free MIDI Control Center software allows for mapping parameters from a computer, with those presets stored in the hardware for instant recall.

The Analog Lab software synthesizer delivers over 5,000 sounds chosen from the company's vintage analog recreations, and includes selections from the Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, Arp2600V, Jupiter-8V, Prophet V, Prophet VS, Oberheim SEM V and Wurlitzer V. A Multi mode allows for creating layers and splits as well as warping and twisting sounds with fifteen effects. The software offers fast and simple editing, but owners of any of the individual synthesizer products or the V Collection can open an Analog Lab sound, edit it in the original software, save it, and then add it to the MiniLab library.

The MiniLab keyboard can also function as a perfect mobile solution. It is small enough to fit in a laptop bag, and an assignable pedal input jack (pedal sold separately) with its multiple functions rounds out its comprehensive control features. And with the addition of the (optional) Camera Connection Kit, the system becomes compatible with the iPad.

Twenty-five note, velocity sensitive mini keyboard with user selectable velocity curves
Sixteen assignable encoders
Sixteen assignable pads (two banks of eight)
Pitch bend/modulation touch strips
Assignable footswitch input
Recessed, full sized USB jack
Bus powered
Class compliant - no drivers needed
Analog Lab software for Mac or Windows with over 5,000 sounds from the entire range of the company's vintage software synthesizers
Software functions standalone, or as Audio Units, RTAS or VST plug-ins
iPad compatibility using an optional Camera Connection Kit
In the Box
Arturia MiniLab - USB Controller with Analog Labs Software
  • USB Cable
  • Analog Lab Unlock Code
  • One (1) Year Warranty on Hardware
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    Specifications
    Keyboard 25 x Velocity Sensitive Mini Keys
    Controllers 16 x Encoders
    1 x Modulation Touch Strip
    1 x Pitch Bend Touch Strip
    Pads 2 x 8 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive, Backlit
    Connectors 1 x USB Type B
    1 x 1/4" TS phone Footswitch Input
    Power Requirement USB bus powered
    System Requirements Mac
    2 GHz CPU (multiple cores required)
    OS X 10.6 or higher
    2 GB RAM
    For plug-in use, host that supports Audio Units, RTAS and VST plug-in formats
    PC
    2 GHz CPU (multiple cores required)
    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    2 GB RAM
    For plug-in use, host that supports RTAS and VST plug-in formats
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.7 x 7.5 x 2" (373 x 191 x 50 mm)
    Weight 2.3 lb (1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 8.3 x 2.3"

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