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.
Double the engines,
double the fun
2 engines, 6 voices, 22 oscillator modes.
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
A simple analog-style pad evolves into a stuttering rhythmic motif, introducing modulation, filter sweeps, and FX.
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.
A simple sustained chord, progressively modulated with slewed S&H affecting the engines and filters.
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
Hear a simple sequence turned thick, wide, and resonant by introducing distortion, chorus, and reverb.
Explore MiniFreak’s layout, controls, and secret sonic weapons in detail, from the one-knob Modulation Matrix to the multi-functional touch strips.
Engine 1 - A typically Freaky array of classic, quirky, and cutting-edge oscillator modes. Engine 1’s selection includes Arturia modes like SuperWaves, Karplus Strong, and Audio In, Mutable Instruments’ open-source Plaits modes like Speech and Modal, and 3 modes designed with LA modular heavyweights Noise Engineering. Engine 2 - Expanding on Engine 1’s selection, Engine 2 can be used to process Engine 1 itself, with modes like Comb Filter, Destroy, and Ring Mod.
Polyphonic state-variable resonant filters, with low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass modes, capable of self-oscillation.
A standard ADSR envelope with 4 modes to choose from: polyphonic, monophonic, paraphonic, and unison.
A handy shape-adjustable second envelope that can also be used in Run or Loop modes for responsive repeating modulations, even up to audio rate.
2 LFOs perfectly complement MiniFreak’s dual-engine architecture, with the familiar shapes to choose from, free-running or sync’d operation, and even a custom LFO shaper.
Create your own modulation tapestry with 7 sources, and dozens of possible destination combinations, from the familiar to the assignable.
3 FX engines, 10 FX to choose from on each engine, for beautiful or explosive stereo sound depending on your mood.
Navigate core settings, presets, and detailed customizations with single-knob operation and a crystal-clear display for real-time feedback.
The master key to MiniFreak’s many hidden talents; hold Shift to engage secondary settings, highlighted in blue on the control panel.
Yes, they do Pitch Bend and Mod - but it doesn’t end there. Use these strips to tweak your macro controls during performances, or alter your sequences on the fly with Spice & Dice.
Seq & Arp controls
The steering wheel for your sequences and arpeggios. Shift octaves, fire off ratchets, record modulation, or mutate any sequence of notes with a single touch.
Use these pads to add segments to your custom LFO shapes.
A 37-note velocity-sensitive Slim-key keybed with aftertouch for responsive, comfortable playing.
Connect MIDI in, out, or thru to get MiniFreak talking to your setup.
Connect to your computer for updates, preset management, and using MiniFreak V in sync with your hardware.
Keep things in sync with analog gear and modular.
Using MiniFreak’s ’Audio In’ mode, process incoming signals through its engines and filters.
Capture the full width of dual oscillators and 3 FX engines.
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.
A sequence that never fully repeats, thanks to MiniFreak's Spice & Dice randomization and one-touch mutations.
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, free and exclusive for its registered users. You can even use the same presets physically or virtually, and tweak the VST with MiniFreak’s controls for a seamless creative flow.More Info
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.
Digital organ sound. Mod wheel adds brightness.
Sci Fi Slam
A huge, texture gesture generator.
Plat In Clood
Classic ambient eurorack patch using chord engine sent to a digital delay.
A MiniFreak exploration of textures and sounds finding between something beautiful and broken, something melodic and distorted.
A vibrant funk demo using Minifreak Factory presets.
Hit The Bass
A hard hitting banger mixing elements of EDM and trap using Minifreak presets.
A hyperpop track using the Minifreak's Engine capabilities. No external effects were used.
In 20 Years Time
An intimate, expressive cinematic track using the Minifreak. 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.
Sound On Sound
“Bigger, Better, Freakier! The MiniFreak really is a great sounding and uniquely versatile synth. ”
“The multi-engine synth core of the MiniFreak is incredibly versatile.”
“This is a versatile-sounding hybrid synth that’s a joy to get hands-on with. For all of its versatility too, Arturia has done an excellent job of creating a UI that feels like it has no wrong answers.”
“It wins the 2022 Quality/Price Award!”
“A bantamweight synth that packs a heavyweight punch.”
“It is difficult to remain indifferent to this stroke of genius by Arturia. This MiniFreak may well be a revolution. ”
dBridge/Bad CompanyMinifreak is definitely punching above it's weight. This freak offers mood, tones and attitude for any occasion. I love incorporing off grid sound design in my compositions and this is a useful tool to arrive to this kind of result really quickly !
DJ / ProducerThe MiniFreak is a very powerful synth with a sound that should be in a box as large as the MatrixBrute. The bass sounds are heavy but the few string sounds included are Detroit Techno production ready. Its a bigger freak when I plugged it into my Prime Time and H949. Watch out, this Freak will make an amateur sound like a pro!
ProducerArturia's MiniFreak is an outstanding synthesizer! I am really impressed by its versatility and its ability to generate fantastic and original sounds! Compact and very powerful, I can't live without it and I take it with me wherever I go. It inspires me and opens up new and exciting possibilities! Congrats Arturia!
ProducerCompact and powerful, it's the most versatile synth I've been able to use on tour. The large keys are well fitted for live shows, for a synth of this size, this is astonishing. And it fits in your backpack !
Breakbot & Irfane
DJ / ProducerIt is so much fun to play with the mini freak ! It offers endless possibilities in terms of sound and texture creation, with a wide array of extremely varied and well designed presets to start off from should you want to take a safer route.
ProducerThe minifreak has become a favourite addition to my composition process, I love its versatility and capabilities on its own, its hold function has become a simple obsession and definitely a synth that will be with me more often in the studio and live
6-voice polyphonic hybrid synthesizer
37-note velocity-sensitive Slim-key keybed with aftertouch
2 sound Engines with 22 oscillator modes in total
Engine 2 can be used to process Engine 1
1 envelope per voice
1 cycling envelope per voice
2 LFOs per voice
Polyphonic analog filters and VCAs
6-voice polyphonic, 12-voice paraphonic, unison, or mono configuration
3 digital FX slots in insert or send mode, with 10 FX to choose from
User-customizable LFO curves
Mod Matrix with 7 sources and 13 potential destinations
OLED display for real-time visual feedback
Intuitive 64-step sequencer (4 pages of 16 steps)
4 lanes of automated modulation
Performance Arpeggiator controls including Ratchet, Octave Randomize, and more
Sustain, audio in, and clock in/out connectivity
Balanced stereo outputs
256 factory presets
256 user preset slots for MiniFreak hardware
- Win 10+ (64bit)
- 2.5 GHz CPU
- 4 GB RAM
- 2GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- ARM processors not supported on Windows
- VST, AAX, Audio Unit
- Mac OS 10.13+
- 2.5 GHz or Apple Silicon CPU
- 4 GB RAM
- 2GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
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What's in the box
- MiniFreak Unit
- Universal PSU - 12V 1A
- USB A to USB 2.0
- Registration card
- Size : 22.75 x 9.09 x 1.57 inches (578 x 231 x 55mm)
- Weight : 6.48 lbs. (2.94 Kg)