Arturia has announced its latest iteration of the insanely popular MiniLab controller. I still remember when the MK2 dropped, and it seems as though every bedroom producer and musician using a DAW had one.
The MiniLab Mk3 has a new slick design, with added multi-function faders and 5-pin MIDI output along with the 500 curated sounds from Analog Lab, making the new MiniLab a versatile, go-to controller. In this video, I go through the key features and show you how easy it is to set it up and use with Ableton Live.
I always loved the Minilab as I would always find myself needing something around that size to quickly lay down some ideas, and welcome the refreshed version with sliders. The Minilab 3 is hands-on and easy to use, has a bunch of creative features, it’s portable and fit’s perfectly within any studio and has a solid construction. The Minilab 3 also features updated integrated DAW mappings so you are always in control of your software, plus it comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite so you’re ready to go straight out of the box.
• 25-note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard.
• Useful, tactile controls:
• 2 banks of 8 high-quality velocity & pressure sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
• 8 rotary encoders
• 4 sliders
• Mini display & clickable browsing knob, with real-time feedback on tweaks and controls.
• Built-in Arpeggiator.
• Hold and Chord modes.
• Effective DAW functionalities:
• Custom-written DAW scripts for intuitive integration with major DAWs
• 8 DAW & user presets
• DAW Transport Control
• Octave up and down buttons for full range, Transpose for semitone transposition.
• 2 capacitive touch sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel.
• Control input for pedal: sustain, expression, or footswitch.
• USB-C MIDI connects to computers and MIDI Control Centre.
• MIDI 5-pin DIN output for connection to external MIDI instruments and gears.
•Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments, including Analog Lab: select sounds, browse presets, switch parts, and smart-assigned controls.
Expect to pay $169 AUD
Arturia is distributed by CMI Music & Audio in Australia.