Arturia MiniFreak V Now Available to Everyone


Good News! Arturia is now letting anyone buy its MiniFreak V as a standalone product.

Arturia has announced that MiniFreak V – the software version of its MiniFreak hardware synthesizer – is now available as an independent product for everyone.

When Arturia initially announced that its new MiniFreak  hardware synth would come with an accompanying like-for-like software version, there was some disappointment. It was only available as a freebie for owners of the MiniFreak hardware. It’s now available to everyone.

MicroFreak V is described as a “like-for-like software emulation of its hardware polysynth counterpart”. It is a six-voice, twin-engine synth. Each engine can operate in multiple different modes, and you can use the engines individually, stacked, or to process each other’s output for “unique compound sonic behaviour”. While the hardware MiniFreak has analogue filters and VCAs, these are emulated in V version.

Further sound design takes place in the modulation matrix, which offers the likes of polyphonic ADSR envelopes, customisable multi-segment LFO shapes, FM & ring modulation, and ‘Spice & Dice’ randomisation

The MiniFreak V’s controls are spread across multiple pages: the front panel keeps things relatively simple with a stripped-back set of parameters (you can tweak the two oscillators, filter and FX), while the Advanced panel adds access to the mod matrix, shaper and more. Finally, there is a dedicated page for the sequencer and arpeggiator.

MiniFreak V comes with the same preset selection as the hardware, and sounds can be exchanged between the two versions. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. All users can enjoy limited-time discounts on MiniFreak V itself and is available now for the introductory price of $99 until 2 February 2023 (the regular price, as of 3 February, will be $199). It’s also currently being given away for free to anyone who buys V Collection 9. Find out more and download a demo on the Arturia website.


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