Arturia has announced the imminent release of MiniLab MkII: a space-saving, high-quality controller that's suited to small home studios and musicians on the move.
The latest in Arturia's range of controllers, MiniLab MkII combines an expressive two-octave keyboard, RGB backlit performance pads, 16 rotary knobs, and a suite of included software.
Key features include:
- Take it anywhere: portable and durable, MiniLab MkII combines control with space-saving, small studio-friendly size.
- Great feeling keyboard: MiniLab MkII features a 25-note slim-keys, velocity-sensitive keyboard, striking a balance between size and playability.
- Performance pads: record a drum pattern, launch clips, cycle through presets; MiniLab MkII's eight multi-purpose pads are responsive and RGB backlit, helping you easily identify the sound or function they are controlling.
- Rotary knobs: 16 rotary encoders give you full access to all of the important parameters of your favorite effects, synths, and DAW functions; two of the knobs are also clickable, allowing even deeper control of your music-making.
- Expressive performance controls: MiniLab MkII features responsive touchstrip controls for pitch bend and modulation, sustain pedal input to capture that authentic keyboard performance, and dedicated octave up & down buttons for full creative access.
- Record your songs: Ableton Live Lite is now included with MiniLab MkII, meaning you can record and produce your songs straight out of the box.
- Keyboard sounds: the included Analog Lab Lite software gives you access to hundreds of iconic preset keyboard sounds taken from Arturia's V Collection 5 — from electric pianos to analog monosynths, string machines to modular monsters, and everything in between.
- A famous piano at your fingertips: a realistic piano sound is always useful, and that's exactly what you get with the included UVI Grand Piano Model D software — meticulously sampled from a classic Steinway.
- Upgrade paths: owners of MiniLab MkII will be entitled to exclusive upgrade offers.
MiniLab MkII is priced at 99€ / 119US$.
Watch the introductory movie: YouTube.com/watch?v=q34lhdJmcyQ