Arturia MiniLab 3 - Counterpoint
Arturia MiniLab 3 - Counterpoint
Arturia MiniLab 3 - Counterpoint
Arturia MiniLab 3 - Counterpoint
Arturia MiniLab 3 - Counterpoint

Arturia MiniLab 3

  • SKU: W-MKB012C
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Arturia MiniLab 3

The Arturia MiniLab 3 is a 25-note MIDI Controller keyboard with an impressive range of creative features that allow you to get hands-on with your music. The highly portable and condensed MiniLab 3 is connected and powered via USB-C, it allows you to take your music anywhere, just plug the minilab into your laptop and start producing or playing wherever you see fit. An extensive range of extra controls and features can command your software and shape your music in a streamlined workflow.

Automatically integrating into your DAW, the Minilab 3 requires minimum effort to be used with the software. Additional to your DAW you can connect to five additional user programs. Utilise eight rotary encoders, four sliders and 8 pads to control and play your sounds with the utmost accuracy. With two capacitive touch strips, you can bend pitch and adjust modulation and you can easily adjust the octave with the +Oct and -Oct buttons. The built-in arpeggiator is useful for creating rhythmic melodies and performing live.

Fitted with a 5-Pin DIN output for connecting your MIDI-compatible instruments and equipment, allowing you to work with vintage synths and play music without a DAW. The USB-C connection allows you to connect any compatible device such as your phone or tablet. Included with the MiniLab 3 is Analog Lab Intro and Ableton Live Lite as well as software from Native Instruments; giving you the ultimate starter package for production. The lightweight and versatile MiniLab 3 is made from 50 per cent recycled plastic, and the packaging is 100 per cent recycled. The Arturia MiniLab 3 is a sustainable, resourceful and useful tool for any music maker.

Key Features

  • Two banks of eight RGB backlit pads and an onboard display
  • Ultimate control with a wide variety of assignable physical parameter dials and faders
  • In-built arpeggiator, pitch bend, modulation and octave control
  • In-depth DAW and Arturia Software integration and compatibility
  • Premium software bundle that includes a DAW and over 500 synth and keyboard presets

Get hands-on with your sounds

Arturia presents the third generation of its MiniLab series. The MiniLab 3 MIDI controller is a useful tool for anyone looking to take control of their sounds. Offering simplicity without restricting creativity, anyone can easily operate the Minilab 3 and its diverse range of useful features.

The Minilab 3 features a 25-note velocity-sensitive slim keyboard that provides articulated expression, that suits any playing style. Eight RGB backlighted pressure and velocity-sensitive pads have two banks that you can switch between, for a total of 16 samples you can play, chop and switch up. You can map up the eight rotary encoders and four vertical sliders to any parameter of compatible hardware or software, enjoying an effortless workflow that drives your creativity.

The arpeggiator is accessed by holding the shift and the first pad, you can then adjust the arpeggiator to your preference with the rotary dials or main encoder. Control buttons on the top left of the MiniLab 3 allow you to browse the extensive utility and change presets such as hold and chord modes. The Oct- and Oct+ buttons allow you to quickly change between octaves and two capacitive strip sensors provide modulation and pitch bend. Information is shown on the built-in mini display and you can explore in depth with the clickable browsing knob, all with real-time feedback on adjustments.

Creative integration

The MiniLab 3 is connected and powered via USB-C, which means that it can be connected to any compatible device such as Apple or Microsoft computers and Android or iOS devices. Arturia and DAW programs automatically connect to the MiniLab 3 Custom-written DAW scripts allow the MiniLab 3 to coordinate with and control all major DAW’s without complicated setup, synergising your favourite digital tools with your new hardware. The integrated transport control allows you to record and playback without having to keep clicking in your DAW.

Use the MiniLab 3 to control your other instruments and equipment with the five-pin DIN output for MIDI; with this, you can connect and control vintage synthesizers and play music without using a DAW. The control input can be used for a pedal and can be set to sustain, expression or footswitch. Included is a creative software bundle that includes Ableton Live Lite and over 500 synths and keyboard presets.

Portable, compact and sustainable

Built to last, the MiniLab 3 is made of 50 per cent recycled plastic and is rugged enough to be taken anywhere. With a polymer composition, it can be transported easily in any bag due to its condensed size. Lack of space isn’t an issue when using the MiniLab as it measures just 35.5 cm in width, great for people with a limited area for their music equipment, or those who want to save desktop space for synths and other important hardware. The Arturia MiniLab 3 is an important accessory for any artist shaping their sounds.


  • 25-key velocity-sensitive slim MIDI keyboard controller
  • Tactile control panel for intuitive playing
  • Two banks of eight premium-quality RGB backlit pads
  • Eight rotary encoders and four sliders – perfect for controlling parameters and automation
  • Crisp mini display with clickable real-time browsing knob
  • Onboard arpeggiator
  • Hold/Chord modes
  • Custom-written DAW scripts provide unparalleled music software integration
  • DAW transport controls
  • Octave up/down buttons for a full range
  • Two capacitive touch-strip sensors for pitch bend and modulation
  • USB-C MIDI connects to the computer and MIDI control centre
  • Seamless integration with all Arturia software instruments
  • MIDI 5-pin DIN output for connection to external MIDI instruments/gear


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



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