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Arturia MiniLab
Arturia MiniLab
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Top 19%
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Arturia MiniLab review: 25 facts and highlights

1. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia MiniLab
30% have it

2. volume

3562.15cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

3. Has a bank selector button

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
Arturia MiniLab
38% have it

4. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
Arturia MiniLab
49% have it

5. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia MiniLab
40% have it

6. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia MiniLab
73% have it

7. The device is mappable

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
Arturia MiniLab
79% have it

8. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
8
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

9. weight

1.03kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

10. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia MiniLab
36% have it

11. Has velocity sensitive keys

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
Arturia MiniLab
69% have it

12. Has octave buttons

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
Arturia MiniLab

13. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

14. width

373mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

15. Has pressure sensitive pads

When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.
Arturia MiniLab
11% have it

16. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia MiniLab
99% have it

17. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

18. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

19. thickness

50mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

20. Has touch strips

Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signals/sounds through touch, using different pressure sensitivities.
Arturia MiniLab
10% have it

21. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

22. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
16
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Arturia MiniLab
99% have it

24. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
Arturia MiniLab

25. height

191mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm

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