Arturia MiniLab MKII

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Way more than I expected
TiagoTaveira, 18.11.2020
This midi keyboard is perfect for home studios and even for small live sessions/ jam sessions.
I is really versatile and the software is good too.

Cons in my opinion:
the pads are not that sensitive. You have to press a little hard when compared with other pads (e.g. Akai )
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It really worths the price!
Armanii, 29.12.2019
The controller is really solid made and has quite good built quality. If you're using Ableton Live, it comes with quite good midi mapping preset and of course, you have the option to customize your midi mappings and what I love about it is the limitless rotary 16 encoders, so you can adjust the parameters, no matter what's the current knob's position.
It also comes with really good software bundle! AnalogLab lite is more than enough if you are just starting the synth world! It comes with 500 presets which you can tweak around all the different parameters and mix different synths here and there!
I really recommend to have it as a handy gadget in your home studio!
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excellent little midi controller
HopelessComposer, 24.10.2019
I have absolutely no regrets buying this.
It works so well with my Arturia V collection, as well as with the Ableton Suite. I had no problems getting it to work with Sibelius as well.

I was a little worried before I bought it that my rock-climbing man hands might not like the mini keys, but my concerns were unfounded. The keys are nice to play, very expressive and seem to be able to take a beating. The whole unit is solidly constructed and honestly looks much more expensive than it was. I'm not much of a finger drummer but the velocity sensitive pads are of the same high quality are the rest of the unit. Having 16 rotary encoders is a real life enhancement. I was previously using a mouse :p

The pitch and modulation strips work well. The pitch bend auto-centers when you let go, as it should.
The modulation strip will stay at the value of your last touch.
Controlling modulation via a touch sensitive strip is actually better than having a wheel, since you can pick out individual values without passing through the intermediate values if you want. That just isn't possible with a wheel, so yay :)

So, I'd say if you are looking for a 2 octave midi controller on a budget the MiniLab is excellent value for your money.
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Just Arturia
Oliver Berlin , 15.03.2021
No words needed. Arturia is top quality. Perfect for begginers
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Really, really good
fisherbim, 07.10.2020
I just been testing it a day, but as far as I can say for now is that it is a really good midi controller. I use it with ableton live to track instruments that I don't usually have. I play and record traditional acoustic instruments. I play only for family and friends but when I do, I...This is my first personal midi controller. I wanted it to be mobile, versatile, and structurally solid (and I think I found it). I plan to use it for a long time. I updated to the latest firmware that was released recently. It's good to know that it is still being supported after years of its initial release. I upgraded to Analog Lab 4 though the Analog Lab Lite that came as a software download is enough get things started. The UVI Grand Piano Model D software is also a good addition to my arsenal. I recommend it.
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Easy to use
Audiolab studios, 11.03.2021
It is very easy to use it.
My computer sees it directly and the knobs are working fine.
As for the pads, you need more force than expected, so you need to press them hard. That means that it is not to easy to handle the dynamics.
As for the sound quality, there is no sound of it's own (it's a midi controller). The quality of the clavie is great. Small and fits everywhere. It is what i needed for my desk and helps me to find very easily small mellodies (2 octaves) and some chords very fast.
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Great small keyboard with pads and encoders
JThomas, 28.01.2019
The main reason why I bought this controller was to have a small keyboard with endless rotary encoders. I don't like pan pots because it's hard to map them to your VSTs. So after a lot of research, I found that this Minilab was basically the only keyboard who actually had proper encoders!

I was also looking for a smaller keyboard to put on my desktop. Most keyboards with only 2 octaves tend to have a "cheap" feel, and move easily when playing on it (I'm a pianist). But here, the build is quite sturdy. You can really play on it and it won't budge. I must say some of the keys can be a bit stiff, but I feel that it gets better overtime.

The keys themselves are a decent size, and I like the fact that they're not hollow at the bottom (like most cheaper controllers). The pads are alright, but they're not as good as Maschine or Ableton Push pads because you have to press harder to trigger them correctly. But I don't really mind since I don't really use the Minilab to drum on it.

The cherry on the cake? This keyboard comes with a free full version of Arturia Lab, meaning that you get hundreds of great sounding presets from the Arturia VSTs. And it's perfectly mapped to the Minilab, so you can play and tweak the sound at the same time.

Overall a great buy. I actually bought Arturia's Keystep after that. They're a good combo.
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Great addition to a home studio.
Peter Ivanov, 04.06.2021
There is no cons.
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Great experience and easy to get going
Pillow Slap, 25.01.2021
Packaging was cool and build quiality of the unit is great. Set up was straight forward especially for someone not tech minded. The analog lite program was exactly that, light on features. But all progrmas that come with it are great overall.
Overall would recommend, bulit to last, easy to use and plenty there to feel like you got waayy more than your monies worth!
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Still learning its capabilities and overall a really good keyboard
TAiradus, 09.06.2020
Great keyboard for my amateur music production. I'm still learning how to make the most of this keyboard and so far I really love it.

Keys strokes are similar to pianos which is what I wanted. Also, the keys are, though short, a bit longer than most mini keyboards which is also a plus for me.

Recommend to anyone like to turn their instruments and make new sounds, as there're tons of buttons which can be mapped to the DAW.

The only slight disadvantage is that it is quite heavy, but the build quality is excellent and I don't feel people would move around a lot while using it.
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great to start making music
Gabri88, 26.09.2019
bought it to produce electronic music, it is very well built and the keys give a natural response when pressed (quite close to a real piano). the knobs are not super smooth but they are endless encoder that makes them a very nice addition compared to similar products. You get a nice selection of presets with it, however you need to install a lot of software to use them.
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life changing.
CHE888, 15.07.2019
along with the analog lab.. the sound possibilities are just fascinating
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Great quality for its price !
Wollfie, 30.12.2020
I'm quite surprised of the quality of this product for its price. Although the keys are quite close to each others, it is still very comfortable to play with.
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very good midicontroller
gnf404, 02.03.2021
i'v been having loads of fun with this thing and if you are an ableton fan it comes with integrated features for ableton it's easy to use and the keys sensitivity feel nice.
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Tottaly worth!
simis, 14.05.2020
Really nice mini keyboard, the keys are easy to play, the knobs help the user handle the macros in any DAW.
The software include a large variety of sounds i use in my projects.
The pads are quite hard to hit but overall its a value for money product.
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Really like the feel of the keys
martin no, 10.06.2020
not the smoothest setup with logic pro x
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Easy and Useful!
WillB, 22.06.2017
All in all an excellent product whether you need a portable controller, something compact for a home studio, or if you're just getting into computer synths/keyboard controllers!

Highly recommended.
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Very very satisfied
usemusictofeel, 30.06.2018
This is a great piece of work, bought it for my brother, he's a rapper. Absolutely satisfied.
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Best mini midid controller
Vage, 13.07.2017
I had different mini midi controllers and this one is the best! Its very flexible, each knob can be assigned as you want, all pads also can be assigned. Especially if you work with Ableton Live - this midi controller will make your life easier! And of course its very beautiful and stylish!
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Great for the price!
Airzone, 29.01.2019
Cool looking on the table, sturdy. Great support and feedback from the manufacturer. With product itself, comes software with good sounds. And this software made especially for this key station, so it saves a bunch of time because you don't need to bind any macros to the controller.
Knobs are working very precisely. Driver never crashes.
The only thing: velocity on the keys is not the best. Never know, how hard it needs to press to play with constant volume. But I think, it's more about size. Big sized key stations don't have this problem.
But for this price, you get even more than you expect.
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Really good bundle
c h a p o, 13.07.2018
Very good midi controller, analog late and ableton really favour this bundle, not only the keyboard is actually sell built but the software included is so amazing, although you can only use the presets in analob lab 3 instead of being able to control every button like in v collection
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Very useful midi controller
ulas3242, 29.04.2018
Very useful and all in one midi controller.
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