Arturia - MiniFreak
MiniFreak is a polyphonic hybrid keyboard that unites dual digital sound engines with analog filters, playful modulation, instinctive sequencing, and rich stereo effects for sounds that are immediately curious, beautiful, and chaotic in equal measure.
In the rift where digital meets analog, engine meets engine, hardware meets software, expression meets impulse, and reality meets boundless imagination, dwells MiniFreak.
Discover endless sweet spots between sonic universes and tear up the rulebook with an addictive hybrid synthesizer that invites you to play without consequences.
From Virtual Analog to FM, Additive to Ring Mod, collide contrasting modes for compound polyphonic timbres, feed Engine 1’s sound into Engine 2 for stacked sonic interplay, and process external audio through its architecture to unleash any sound’s wild side. Whether it’s mix-filling bass, textural percussion, or center-stage synth lead, you can mold MiniFreak’s many voices into whatever shape you desire.
- Karplus Str.
- Audio In
- Multi Filter
- Surgeon Filter
- Comb Filter
- Phaser Filter
- Two Op. FM
Immediate Modulation Means Nothing Is Off-Limits.
With twin LFOs, polyphonic cycling envelopes, and customizable LFO shapes, modulate your sound engines, filters, effects - even your modulation sources themselves. Anything goes with this simple-but-powerful modulation matrix, putting any flavor of animated, evolving, or untamed sonic alteration at your disposal in seconds.
Madness In Stereo
Savor Vivid Stereo Textures With Built-In Effects
Embellish your dual-engine sounds with beautifully hypnotic chorus, brutal distortion, immersive borderline-3D atmosphere, and beyond. MiniFreak is armed with stereo outputs and 3 FX slots, each with 10 curated FX algorithms to choose from, ensuring that every patch is mix-ready and as wide as you need it to be.
- Bit Crusher
- 3-Band EQ
- Peak EQ
- Multi Comp
A Hands-On Experience
Explore MiniFreak’s layout, controls, and secret sonic weapons in detail, from the one-knob Modulation Matrix to the multi-functional touch strips.
Playfulness That Communicates On Your Level
MiniFreak is a monster built for playing. Enjoy polyphony that responds to your every input with a quality Slim-key keybed with aftertouch, make sweeping changes to your sound with dynamic macros, turn your melodies into dense chord stacks with Chord mode, and keep your harmony in-check with Scale mode.
Movement On Tap, Randomization On Command
Explore sequencing and arpeggiation that goes way beyond tapping notes in. Lock variety into your patterns with 4 modulation lanes, introduce dramatic octave jumps, drop in ratchets, repeats, and mutations on the fly - and of course, the Freaks’ signature Spice & Dice guarantees musical alterations and creative randomizations aplenty.
MiniFreak’s sound and architecture mirrored virtually.
Enjoy the same wild hybrid sound, complete with modeled analog filters, in your DAW of choice with a like-for-like VST counterpart to MiniFreak, included with the instrument for free. You can even use the same presets physically or virtually, and tweak the VST with MiniFreak’s controls for a seamless creative flow.
Out of the box, explore a curated selection of over 250 patches to whip up your appetite for Freaky hybrid sound. Created by some of the world’s most experienced and prolific sound designers, this library has a little something for everyone. But don’t take it from us, hear it for yourself…
A hard bass. The macro 1 controls the HP Filter cutoff and macro 2 adds an octave up.
Heavy bass sound, as the title suggests.
An old school UK rave lead sound with a lot of artifacts like back in the day with limited sample memory and resolution.
Supersaw patch on steroids.
Dreamy dark polyphonic pad.
A majestic pad sound where the aftertouch plays a big role in the expressiveness of the sound by increasing the modulation speed.
A thin and noisy pluck sound. Macro 1 adds dramatic tremolo.
A vibrant funk demo using Minifreak Factory presets.
A hyperpop track using the Minifreak's Engine capabilities. No external effects were used.
A soulful drum & bass beat with some jazz and funky flavours blended. Sounds are balanced between classic synths textures and modern electronic sonic designs.