MiniFreak V

Spontaneous algorithmic sofsynth

MiniFreak V is an experimental virtual instrument fusing digital voices with modeled analog filters, spontaneous modulation, and playing sequencing, unleashing endless sweet spots between familiar and unheard, order and chaos, beauty and beast. Set your wildest sonic creations free.


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…


For basslines that bite and truly lethal low-end character.

Harming Bass

A hard bass. The macro 1 controls the HP Filter cutoff and macro 2 adds an octave up.

Heavy B

Heavy bass sound, as the title suggests.


Organic pulsations, glitchy mechanisms, and everything in between.


A simple sequence brought to life with each note being from a different oscillator type.

Simple MAdd2

A rolling dub techno chord sequence, with bouncing stereo reflections, subtly opening and closing.


Fill and embellish your mixes with lush, sprawling, dream-like ambience.


Dreamy dark polyphonic pad.

Aevus Aeternu

A majestic pad sound where the aftertouch plays a big role in the expressiveness of the sound by increasing the modulation speed.


Virtual sounds made real with plucky, hammered, circuit-driven tones.

Crusty Pluck

A thin and noisy pluck sound. Macro 1 adds dramatic tremolo.


Digital organ sound. Mod wheel adds brightness.


What’s that sound? We have no idea, but you’ll love it.

Sci Fi Slam

A huge, texture gesture generator.

Plat In Clood

Classic ambient eurorack patch using chord engine sent to a digital delay.


From glittering to grimy, retro to straight-outta-2049.

90 Ravers

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.

Full hybrid synthesizer power, directly in your DAW.

Bridging the gap between hardware and software doesn’t just mean getting the best of both worlds.

Surpass hardware limitations by firing up multiple instances in your DAW, automating parameters, and having total flexibility over the ‘Freak’s sound without committing to audio. Enjoy a softsynth that has the tactility of a hardware instrument, the rich hybrid response of digital engines and analog filters, and the expressive features of a polyphonic performance keyboard.

MiniFreak V goes further in every sense - so too can your sound.

Dual sound engines

Start with two sound generators, including every mode from MiniFreak itself, and combine them in whatever fashion you see fit. Stack, blend, or process one engine with the other with gloriously wild results.

Analog response

We modeled MiniFreak's polyphonic multimode filters in extreme detail, to truly bring the fusion of digital and analog to life in your DAW. Capture the crunch, savor the warmth, and embrace the scream.

Express yourself

MiniFreak is an instrument designed to be played; it's only fair that its software counterpart matches that. Sequence & automate expression in your DAW for a seamless & expressive workflow.

Mind-bending modulation

Unlock MiniFreak V's advanced panel to open the like-for-like modulation matrix, letting you rewire and create connections between its parameters. Tap into any aspect of MiniFreak V's sound and make it your own.

Seq & Arp combined

Blur the lines between sequencing & arpeggiation with this intuitive, powerful, and sometimes unpredictable feature, putting playful melodies, patterns, and rhythmic ideas at your fingertips.

Stereo perfection

Just like its hardware relative, MiniFreak V features 3 FX slots with 10 FX to choose from, so you can embellish and color your sound with any combination of rich, delicate, or explosive FX in full stereo.

A Freak of all trades

Tap into the mad inner-workings of a hybrid virtual instrument that does it all.

Skull-rattling FM bass; shimmering cinematic brass pads; bit-crushed white noise mechanisms; cavernous wavetable leads. MiniFreak isn’t just digital engines, modeled analog filters, stereo FX, deep modulation, and expressive sequencing. It’s every sound you’ve ever wanted - and some you’ve never heard before.

Capture the experimental spirit, untamed sonic character, and uncharted sound design depth of a wild hybrid polysynth right in your DAW, and dare to sound different.

your player

Pick a workflow that suits your setup and your style, and MiniFreak V will respond in kind to keep your creativity firing on all cylinders.

No hardware needed

Use MiniFreak V in your DAW or as a standalone virtual instrument, without needing any hardware, so you can keep your setup compact, fast, and super-fun.


Enjoy hands-on tactility with MiniFreak V by connecting your favorite MIDI controller and mapping your controls, or connect any Arturia Lab controller for an optimal hybrid workflow.

Mirroring MiniFreak

If you’re the happy owner of both MiniFreak and MiniFreak V, enjoy one-for-one mirroring, from mapped parameters to sound editing to your preset library.

Hybrid, simplified

An accessible softsynth that delivers quick results.

Accessible, inspiring, chaotic sounds are always only seconds away thanks to MiniFreak V’s simplified control layout, giving you essential control over your sound engines, filters, modulation, and expression. When you need to delve deeper, advanced controls are ready and waiting - but for now, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the mayhem.


As if you’re standing over MiniFreak itself, this is your overview of the sonic essentials. Choose and tweak your oscillator modes, sweep and interact with your filters, dial in your own combination of effects, and get expressive with macro and keyboard controls.

Dive into MiniFreak V’s internals with the Advanced view, giving you more control over how its sound interacts with your project. Adjust your polyphony, lock into a scale of your choice, unleash wild and wonderful modulation to whatever degree - and much more.

Identical to its hardware counterpart, the Sequencer view gives you access to MiniFreak V’s sequencer-arpeggiator hybrid. Kickstart ever-evolving chord sequences, ignite repeating motifs that mutate on the fly, weave intricate polyphonic melodies full of randomized character - without ever leaving MiniFreak V’s interface.

A closer

Take a guided tour through MiniFreak V’s powerful inspiration-inducing interface, features, and hidden talents.

A mirror image

MiniFreak and MiniFreak V don’t just look alike;
their connection goes deeper.

Whatever your style, whatever your project, MiniFreak V gives you the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tactility of hardware, the flexibility of software, or whatever balance of both that works for you.

More Info

Presets unity

Edit presets on MiniFreak and pick up where you left off on MiniFreak V, or vice versa. Use the same sounds in your DAW and your hardware setup for a seamless sound design workflow.

Synced to hardware

Use your MiniFreak keyboard and controls to tweak and play its VST companion in perfect sync, letting you interact with your DAW projects in real-time without committing to audio.

Dedicated controller

Use MiniFreak V freely alongside other virtual instruments by utilizing your MiniFreak hardware as your dedicated controller, using its creative sequencing and expression to control your favorite instruments.

Hear it
in action

Broken Landscapes


A MiniFreak exploration of textures and sounds finding between something beautiful and broken, something melodic and distorted.

Funk Freak

Louison Pugin

A vibrant funk demo using Minifreak Factory presets.

Hit The Bass


A hard hitting banger mixing elements of EDM and trap using Minifreak presets.


Victor Morello

A hyperpop track using the Minifreak's Engine capabilities. No external effects were used.

In 20 Years Time

Dimitris Kordis

An intimate, expressive cinematic track using the Minifreak. No external effects were used.

Inflared Moonset


A soulful drum & bass beat with some jazz and funky flavours blended. Sounds are balanced between classic synths textures and modern electronic sonic designs.


  • MusicTech

    On MiniFreak V

    “MiniFreak V is an astonishing synth.”

  • Engadget

    On MiniFreak V

    “The multi-engine synth core of the MiniFreak is incredibly versatile.”

  • Happy Mag

    On MiniFreak V

    “The MiniFreak V is one of those synths that does everything, and everything well.”

  • Sonic State

    On MiniFreak V

    “The MiniFreak V has unusual and harmonically rich oscillator types.”

  • Gearspace

    On MiniFreak V

    “ MiniFreak V can make some great, freaky sounds as well as excellent pads and slowly evolving soundscapes and has a lot going for (5/5).”


The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.


Main Features

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

MIDI in/out/thru

USB connectivity

Sustain, audio in, and clock in/out connectivity

Balanced stereo outputs

256 factory presets

Platform specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

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