Analog Experience The Laboratory Now Available

Arturia is now shipping Analog Experience – The Laboratory, a hardware/software combination, featuring a 49-key MIDI keyboard controller that’s designed to integrate closely with their Analog Laboratory software.

Official preview video abo ve & details below.


  • Main features
    • Includes Analog Laboratory with 3500 synths sounds and 200 scenes.
    • All presets are carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths (Minimoog V, Moog Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V, Prophet VS and Jupiter-8V). These TAE® powered sounds offer unparalleled audio quality.
    • Fast filter the presets to your requirements: by Instrument, by Type, and by Characteristics.
    • In-depth Preset Editing available for the owners of the Arturia Classic Synthesizers (Minimoog V, CS-80 V, etc.). Edit your sounds on the original instruments within Analog Laboratory.
    • 200 Scenes organized by musical genres offering complete live sets, including : loops assignation to pads, splitting and layering of two synths and advanced arpeggiation melodies.
    • Straight forward Editing, with a complete array of parameters for tweaking sounds : Filter and LFO sections, 4 Key Parameters differing for each preset, Chorus & Delay mix, 2 ADSR envelopes, 4 pads.
  • Hardware specifications
    • Keyboard : 49 keys with velocity and aftertouch.
    • Controllers : 2 encoders with select, 11 standard encoders, 9 sliders, 22 switches, 4 touch-sensitive pads, 1 modulation wheel, 1 pitch bend wheel.
    • Connectivity : Midi in & out, USB, Sustain pedal, Expression pedal, Aux pedal, Breath controller.
    • High quality aluminium and wooden case.
    • Also functions as a universal MIDI controller.

The Analog Experience – The Laboratory is available now for around $350.

14 thoughts on “Analog Experience The Laboratory Now Available

  1. It seems like a cheaper, knobbier version of the Venom. Im all for good sounding VA's getting cheaper, but ill stick with my venom because the way it's structured allows for new, unique sounds, rather than emulations of old synths.

    That being said, if i had seen this a few months ago, it totally would have taken the place of my micron.

  2. This sounds completely different than the Venom to me.

    Much more analog sounding than the Venom. The Venom sounds good, too – just not especially analog.

  3. Not really the same as the Venom since you need to have your laptop along with the Arturia keyboard. Venom and Micron actually make sounds, the Arturia kbd here is just a controller.

  4. Got the software version of this. Large library of great analog sounds, but don't expect too much editing capability: it's rather limited in that respect, unless of course you own one or several of their plugin synths (such as the Jupiter-8V that can be seen in the video: this is not included with The Laboratory!).
    There are 4 parameters unique to each preset, controlled by the colored knobs. The parameters filter frequency, resonance, LFO Rate & Amount, Chorus and Delay Mix, as well as the parameters for the Filter and Amp Envelope (ADSR), are available in every preset.

  5. You guys are loony. You hate the venom, but like this? This is like a romper with even less editing. It’s a preset box. Read the venom review on Matrixsynth. I understand you guys all thought it sucked just by noticing it only had four knobs or whatever. But with the editor the things an industrial beast. It has a million tricks. I’m dying to invert the base waveform from the modulation wheel while playing. Is not really VA it’s like something else. Hard to say… Anyway, this artiria preset garbage gets the thumbs up here? That’s crazy.

    1. Who said anything about hating the Venom and liking this better? Did you actually read anybody else comments?

      Based on the both company's official demos, Arturia's software does a much better job of analog emulation, but the Venom still does a great job of being an interesting sounding synth.

      Neither are going to be anybody's dream synth, though, because of their compromises.

  6. This appears to be the minimally-programmable "lite" version of their analog emulations. Not a rompler – it's their usual vintage analog simulations, but crippled so that you can only tweak existing presets.

    The full, editable versions are much more expensive. I think they sound nice, but people here say they sound nothing like the originals. 😉

  7. This is great for players who just want to find the right sound and play, not tweek knobs endlessly, but for the same reason it should come with a weighted 88-key controller, or, a least, with a 5-octave keyboard, like the one in the Origin, with the nice ribbon controller.
    How about it, Arturia ?

  8. other than site reviewers, blog comments pretty much show a universal dislike of the venom.
    i think he was speaking in general of the synth community.
    the venom is cool and hated. preset box here is apparently well liked lol.

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