Arturia have released a firmware update for their MiniLab 3 controller, adding a range of performance improvements and DAW integration upgrades based on user feedback.
With the introduction of the V1.1 firmware, it is now possible to set the MiniLab 3’s encoders to Absolute or Relative, with the latter offering three different operation modes which Arturia say helps to adapt the controller for use with any type of device. Transport control has also been improved, with users able to lock the device’s pads in Shift mode for instant access to the controls at all times.
In terms of DAW integration, MiniLab 3 is now capable of using HUI, MCU or its own scripts for DAW control duties, allowing the device to take control of parameters such as track navigation and fader levels. The company have also introduced a new dedicated script for users of Cubase. Additionally, a new Auto Clock function has been introduced, which will allow the controller to automatically switch to its internal clock in the absence of a clock signal from a connected DAW.
New options within the MIDI Control Center mean users can now rename their custom programs, change the MiniLab 3’s sleep mode settings and more. The update also implements some minor improvements and tweaks to improve user experience, with some changes made to the Arp feature’s behaviour, DAW-specific optimisation and a number of bug fixes.
You can check out our review of the MiniLab 3 in the January 2023 issue of SOS (print / web / app / replica / PDF editions).
The new firmware is available as a free download to all MiniLab 3 owners, and can be obtained via Arturia’s MIDI Control Center software.