So I’ve spent a couple of hours today with the MiniFreak V app and made a couple of sounds. It is pretty deep. It still doesn’t excite me like the MicroFreak does, but it’s possible that it is because I don’t have the actual piece of hardware to fiddle with.
For those who’d like to try it, here’s a patch that should import into MiniFreak V, and should also work on the MiniFreak hardware. Note: It does use aftertouch to affect Cutoff, Oscillator 1 shape and LFO2 sync rate.
Here’s an updated version of the patch, which includes the sequence used in the video baked into the patch. Instant ambient — just hold a note, and the sequence will play based on the key you press.
For some reason, it sounds different when I use the MiniFreak V plug-in in Ableton Live, as opposed to playing with the patch in the stand-alone version of MiniFreak V. Here’s a sample recorded from the stand-alone application:
And here’s an audio clip from Ableton Live:
I do find it to be far more approachable than the Wavestate, but it is a much simpler synth, after all….
Homework for those with MiniFreaks or MiniFreak V is to use this patch in a song and share it somewhere (and of course, link it in comments for the rest of us to enjoy).
Another update. It’s Sunday morning now, and I’m cruising YouTube and I remembered that I have a great YouTube playlist chock full of MiniFreak wonderfulness…