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Arturia's MiniFreak is a 6-voice polyphonic hybrid synthesizer that lets you shape and evolve your sound through its customizable modulation matrix and stereo digital effects. Designed for musicians looking to push the boundaries of synthesis, the MiniFreak features two sound engines that interact to produce complex sonic behaviors. With an analog filter, FM and ring modulation, and the ability to process one engine through the other, the MiniFreak opens up a world of sound design possibilities in a portable package.

Customizable Modulation Matrix Provides Experimental Control

The MiniFreak's modulation matrix gives you extensive control over transforming and evolving your sounds. Features like polyphonic ADSR envelopes, customizable multi-segment LFOs and randomization tools let you craft and customize unique sounds. Tweak parameters to shape everything from subtle nuances to dramatic changes over time. The MiniFreak's modulation capabilities are ideal for experimental sound designers looking to craft their own signature sounds.

Stereo Outputs and Digital Effects for a Mix-Ready Sound

The MiniFreak comes equipped with stereo outputs to produce wide, lush sounds from its dual engines. It also includes three digital effect slots with 15 effects to choose from, including chorus, EQ and distortion. Add dimension and polish to your sounds and have them sit perfectly in a mix. The MiniFreak gives you professional-level tools to craft not just unique sounds, but sounds that are designed to work with other instruments as well.

Velocity-Sensitive Keyboard and Sequencer for Expressive Playing

Despite its focus on open-ended sound design, the MiniFreak remains an expressive instrument. Its 37-note velocity-sensitive keyboard lets you articulate your sound with care. An intuitive sequencer and arpeggiator also let you build momentum and movement. Playfulness is built into the MiniFreak's design, from its randomization features to its modulation matrix. It inspires you to perform and not just program.

Comes With a Dedicated VST for Integration Into DAWs

The MiniFreak comes with a dedicated VST plug-in, allowing you to use its dual engines and architecture directly in your DAW. Seamlessly continue your hardware sound design workflow in your DAW and vice versa. The VST plug-in offers a familiar software version of this powerful analog/digital hybrid synthesizer.

Arturia MiniFreak 6-Voice Polyphonic Hybrid Synthesizer Keyboard
Arturia MiniFreak 6-Voice Polyphonic Hybrid Synthesizer Keyboard
Arturia MiniFreak 6-Voice Polyphonic Hybrid Synthesizer Keyboard

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  • 37-note velocity-sensitive Slim-key keybed with aftertouch
  • Four lanes of automated modulation
  • Performance Arpeggiator controls including Ratchet, Octave Switch and more
  • MIDI in/out/thru
  • USB connectivity
  • Sustain, audio in and clock in/out connectivity
  • Engine 2 can be used to process Engine 1
  • Custom LFO and envelope curves
  • Mod Matrix with 7 sources and 13 potential destinations
  • OLED display for real-time visual feedback

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  • Keys: 37
  • Polyphony: 6-voice
  • Sound Engines: 2
  • Oscillator modes: 22
  • Envelope per voice: 1
  • Cycling envelope per voice: 1
  • LFOs per voice: 2
  • Polyphonic analog filters and VCAs: 6
  • Digital FX slots, in insert or send mode: 3 (with 15 FX to choose from)
  • Sequencer: 64-step (4 pages of 16 steps)
  • Stereo outputs: Yes
  • Factory presets: 256
  • User slots: 256

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