Arturia Announces $99 Minilab MK2 MIDI Controller Keyboard For Modern Musicians

Arturia have quietly announced their latest new MIDI keyboard controller, a comprehensive update to the Minilab controller designed for mobile and studio musicians where size and price are everything.  

Arturia tells us they have refined the original MiniLab into something new and exciting. Sounds promising? Of course it should. The original Minilab is a very capable and affordable MIDI controller. MK II has seen improvements in every component. It's still a portable, lightweight, and small. And now it comes bundled with Analog Lite, Ableton Live Lite, and UVI Grand Piano Model B. 

Arturia Minilab MK2

So, we've now got another excellent value MIDI keyboard controller under the $100 / €100 euro price point with excellent bundled software and solid features. There's really not much else you need to get started making music!



Arturia Minilab MKII


Features at a glance:


  • 25 note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard
  • 8 RGB backlit performance pads
  • 16 rotary encoders
  • Dedicated octave up and down buttons
  • 2 ultra-responsive pitch and mod wheel touch-strips
  • Footswitch input for sustain pedal
  • Includes Arturia Analog Lite, Ableton Live Lite & UVI Grand Piano Model B

It appears that the Arturia Minilab MKII is available soon. We'll have a review here on AskAudio as soon as we ca get hands on a unit.


Price: $99 / €99 EUR




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