Arturia MiniFreak Hybrid Keyboard Synthesizer, 37-Key

Get the flexibility of digital synthesis plus analog filters, stereo effects, and crazy modulation and mutation capabilities with the Arturia MiniFreak.

Arturia's 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.

Explore The Unconventional

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

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.

You get 2 engines, 6 voices, and 22 oscillator modes:
- Noise
- Superwave
- Harmo
- Karplus Str.
- BasicWaves
- Audio In
- Multi Filter
- Surgeon Filter
- Comb Filter
- Phaser Filter
- Destroy
- FM/RM
- V.Analog
- Waveshaper
- Two Op. FM
- Formant
- Chords
- Speech
- Modal
- SawX
- Harm
- Bass

Effortless Sound Experimentation

Immediate modulation means nothing is off-limits. With twin LFOs, polyphonic cycling read more 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

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.

Savor vivid stereo textures with built-in effects:
- Chorus
- Phaser
- Flanger
- Reverb
- Delay
- Distortion
- 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.

Like-minded Expression

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.

Momentum Meet Chaos

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 V

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.

What's in the box?
- MiniFreak Unit
- Universal PSU - 12V 1A
- USB A to USB 2.0
- Registration card

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
- Stereo outputs
- 256 factory presets
- 256 user preset slots
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8.2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 11 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 571001

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Web: https://www.arturia.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 5, 2022 by William Blanchard in Phoenix, NY

"A LOT of synth packed into this thing"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This board is super solid. Awesome build quality. Metal frame is fantastic. Knobs feel unbelievingly great. The FX alone on this are incredible.Be sure to REGISTER this with Arturia to get the VST plugin for free with this as well. Totally worth the time to do that. I am very impressed with this synth so far after having it in my hands for less than a day.

Musical Background:

Professional gigging musician and studio writer

Musical Style:

Everything. I like all types
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