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40points

Arturia MiniLab

47points

Novation Launchkey Mini

Arturia MiniLab
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27 facts in comparison

Arturia MiniLab vs Novation Launchkey Mini

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
40
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Arturia MiniLab
47
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Novation Launchkey Mini

Why is Arturia MiniLab better than Novation Launchkey Mini?

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • 8 more knobs
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • Has touch strips
    ?

Why is Novation Launchkey Mini better than Arturia MiniLab?

  • 3 more buttons
    ?

    7vs4
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • 16mm shorter
    175mmvs191mm
  • 31.36% less body volume
    2445.63cm³vs3562.15cm³
  • 7mm thinner
    43mmvs50mm
  • 48mm narrower
    325mmvs373mm

Price comparison

Arturia MiniLab

Novation Launchkey Mini

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

1.03kg

675g

3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

191mm

175mm

4.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

3562.15cm³

2445.63cm³

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

50mm

43mm

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

373mm

325mm

Controls & Buttons

1.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
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.Has navigation buttons
?

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
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
Novation Launchkey Mini
4.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

4

7

5.number of faders
?

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

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

0

0

6.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.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

16

8

Keys & Pads

1.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
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
4.drum pads
?

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

16

5.Has synth-action keys
?

A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
6.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
Novation Launchkey Mini

Ports

1.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.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini

Features

1.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
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.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
Novation Launchkey Mini
3.Has plug and play feature
?

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
4.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

Arturia MiniLab
Novation Launchkey Mini

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