Arturia MiniLab Mk II Midi Controller Portable Solution For The Modern Studio



MiniLab Mk II

Portable solution for the modern studio

Compact, feature-packed, fun. More than just a portable keyboard, MiniLab MkII offers plug and play integration, inspiring sounds, and tactile control – your entire session in a box. The perfect introduction to sound exploration.

The perfectcreative companion

Don’t let the MiniLab MkII’s compact form factor fool you.

It’s powerful, hands-on and unrivalled in quality, built to streamline your creative process. Portable, yet fully featured. Lightweight but rugged. MiniLab MkII is the new go-to small controller for producers in the know.


MiniLab MkII’s portable, versatible, and USB-powered design makes it the ideal keyboard for playing anywhere, from busking to your compact touring rig.


Control VSTs like Analog Lab Intro, trigger your favorite samples and drum loops, and record expressive automation – all with a single controller.


Use MiniLab MkII’s creative software bundle alongside its assignable controls to refine and experiment with your mix, whatever your style.

Portable, powerfulpractical

Not only will you save time thanks to MiniLab MkII’s simple, all-encompassing feature set – you’ll save space too.

You might have limited room in your home studio setup. Or perhaps you need a portable solution that you can easily slip into a rucksack. MiniLab MkII is among the most compact controllers of its kind. Add bus-powered functionality to the mix, and you can get creative no matter where you find yourself.

You can’t have portability without reliability. A rugged, high-quality construction ensures that MiniLab MkII can handle even the most demanding of schedules. And not only that – it looks the part and feels great to play too.

Inspiringsoftware included

Whether you’re an experienced veteran of the industry, or just starting out as a music producer, you’ll love the awesome instruments that come with Minilab MkII.

Analog Lab Intro

Your very own vintage keyboard collection

Analog Lab Lite gives you instant access to hundreds of stunning sounds from our award-winning software instrument catalogue. Featuring 17 iconic instruments from V Collection, including analog synths, revolutionary digital workstations, organs, string machines and pianos, all beautifully recreated using Arturia’s innovative True Analog Emulation® technology.

Ableton Live lite

An introduction to one of the most intuitive, popular production platforms around

An introduction to one of the most popular recording and performing platforms in the world, Ableton Live Lite lets you record, effect, mix, and export your tracks, so you can start making music straight out of the box, even if you don’t already own a DAW. Live Lite can also help you hit the stage with performance controls!

Uvi Grand Piano

An essential instrument for any songwriter’s sound palette

Steinway pianos are found in only the very best concert halls and recording studios. Thanks to MiniLab MkII, you can have one in your own home. The UVI Model D puts the sound of the famous Steinway Model D grand piano at your fingertips, sampled in exquisite detail, and ready to play.

Control hardware,software

and your DAW at the same time

If you prefer to create music “in the box”, MiniLab MkII can also help your creativity come alive. Easily sequence and arpeggiate your virtual instruments, sync it with your software studio, and switch to the dedicated Control mode to control parameters in your favorite synths and effects. The possibilities are limitless.


Platform Specifications

Step intothe lab

MiniLab MkII is designed to elevate your performance, music product, and sound design to new heights.

Every element has been designed to enhance your creative experience. Beautifully playable mini keys, responsive and durable performance pads, wiggle-free rotary knobs – all wrapped up in a compact, ergonomic, rugged design.

Let’s take a closer look at what makes the MiniLab MkII tick…

Compact controller,enormous potential

Specially designed to make the most out of its small profile, MiniLab MkII sets a new standard in the portable controller world.


MiniLab MkII’s keybed strikes the perfect balance between comfort, size, and expressivity. Its velocity-sensitive Slim-key design gives you more notes-per-inch than full-size keys, while also capturing the impact and emotion of your performance. A 2-octave range gives you plenty of room for melodies, basslines, and chords alike, with instant octave switching for when you need extra.


The accessible pads are velocity and pressure sensitive which will give your drums a great, dynamic feel. The pads also feature RGB backlighting to help you clearly identify whether you’re launching clips in Live, triggering drum sounds, or tweaking presets in Analog Lab. You can also switch between 2 different internal pad banks, enabling a full 16 drum sounds or audio clips.


A number of interface design appointments make MiniLab MkII the professional’s choice for performance and recording. Add a pitch bend or modulation using the ultra-responsive capacitive touch-strips, and plug in a sustain pedal to capture that authentic keyboard performance. Better still, use its built-in encoders to easily adjust your sound on the fly.

Analog Lab IntroIncluded

Imagine conveniently having all the keyboard and synth sounds you need for a gig or session all in one place on your computer. No racks. No stacks.

Analog Lab Intro brings the refined components of every V Collection title together into a single, inspiring interface – your go-to keyboard plug-in. Enjoy a curated selection of over 500 presets spanning every instrument, with lightning-fast sound browsing so you can instantly find whatever sound you need.

Combining superb controller keyboard integration, lightning-fast sound browsing, powerful combo sounds, and quick access to every sound’s most important parameters, Analog Lab Intro will become your go-to keyboard plug-in.

  • Search anything: tags, instruments, sound designers, styles
  • Concert panel and Stage View lets you prepare and perform with ease
  • Integrated effects section to color your sound
  • Find similar presets with machine learning algorithms
  • Seamless integration with Arturia and other MIDI controllers
  • Expand your palette with new presets in the Sound Store
  • ‘Multi’ sounds that can combine 2 instruments
  • Streamlined mapping for all instruments and presets

The completeproduction package

MiniLab MkII also includes a powerful collection of complementary software: recording & production platform Ableton Live Lite and UVI Grand Piano Model D virtual piano.

Your very own recording studio

MiniLab MkII comes with a complementary version of Ableton Live Lite: an introduction to one of the most intuitive and powerful DAW platforms around. A complete recording package that lets you record audio tracks, MIDI tracks, apply effects and combine your ideas into a complete song. It also features advanced time warping, pitch shifting, sampling tools, and virtual instruments.

A stunningly sampled piano legend

We have teamed up with virtual instrument developers UVI to include the truly excellent Grand Piano Model D with MiniLab MkII. This sample-based virtual instrument has captured the sound of a classic Steinway Model D in meticulous detail, putting that rich, evocative tone at your disposal. Every note has been sampled at multiple velocity levels to create a dynamic, authentic sound.


MiniLab MkII easily integrates into any setup, large or small.

A USB class-compliant design means no awkward installation process or clunky settings – just plug and play. It also means that MiniLab MkII can control iOS virtual instrument apps as well as software on your PC or Mac – perfect for on-the-go creativity.

Our free MIDI Control Center software lets you create, edit, and save different MIDI mappings to suit whatever project you’re working on. You can also save up to 8 of these MIDI maps on its internal memory. Recalling them is as simple as pressing ‘shift’ and hitting one of the 8 pads.

Rock solid,ready for action

Whether you’re a budding producer or a gigging professional, dependable and robust equipment is essential.

Perfectly portable and durable, MiniLab MkII ticks all the boxes for a reliable, easy-to-use controller. It’s small enough to fit in an everyday backpack, laptop bag, or messenger bag, but rugged enough for even the toughest demands.

Platform Specifications


  • Win 8.1+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2,5 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

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


  • Mac OS 10.13+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2,5 GHz CPU
  • 2GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU


  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here →.

What’s in the box

Box content

  • MiniLab MkII unit
  • Registration card
  • Quick Start
  • USB cable

Instrument dimensions

  • Size: 14 x 8.7 x 2 inches (355 x 220 x 50mm)
  • Weight: 3.3lbs (1.5kg)

Main Features

25 note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard
2 banks of 8 high quality velocity & pressure sensitive pads with RGB backlighting
16 rotary encoders (2 of them are clickable)
2 capacitive touch sensors for pitch bend and modulation wheel
8 user presets
Sustain pedal jack
Octave up and octave down buttons for full range
USB powered
USB/MIDI class compliant no drivers needed.
Mac or PC
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