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Arturia MiniLab

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Arturia MiniLab review: specs and price

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Arturia MiniLab

Why is Arturia MiniLab better than the average?

  • Number of knobs
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    16vs5.97
  • Drum pads
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    8vs4.83
  • Height
    191mmvs246.59mm
  • Width
    373mmvs701.78mm
  • Thickness
    50mmvs73.85mm
  • Weight
    1.03kgvs3.86kg
  • Volume
    3562.15cm³vs173049.67cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

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2.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

191mm

3.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

1.03kg

4.thickness
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Best

CME Xkey

16mm

50mm

5.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

3562.15cm³

6.width
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Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

373mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.

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2.number of buttons
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The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

4

3.Has a bank selector button
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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.

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4.number of knobs
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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.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

16

5.number of faders
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Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

0

6.encoders
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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.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

8

0

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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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.

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2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
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4.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

5.Has pressure sensitive pads
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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.

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Ports

1.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

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Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

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2.The device is mappable
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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.

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3.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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4.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

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5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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6.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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