A controller is a piece of hardware that allows you to control things on your computer without having to rely just on your computer keyboard and mouse. When you’re working with a digital audio workstation (DAW), you can use a controller’s physical knobs to pan, physical sliders to control the sliders on your screen, and a music keyboard of course, to play music and trigger other MIDI functions.
MusicTech has selected the Arturia MiniLab Mk II as the best controller of 2017. Affordable as well as portable this controller comes with an generous software bundle built in to help with the editing and mixing of sounds. This article provides some insight into the usefulness of this device.
- Mini-lab is the newest music-technology with many features
- Very small; equipped with any pads and rotaries for personal adjustments
- Also equipped with software bundles like MiniMoog, Solina String machine, Analog Lab, etc
“Despite its size, it still manages to pack in enough pads and rotaries to wrestle with most of your plug-ins and has a more robust build than its predecessor.”