[Feature Request] A collection of Feature Requests

Hi, I wanted to share some ideas for features that I would love to see on the Minifreak : )

  • Shift-Function for Knobs: I think it would be great to have a similar function as the Elektron machines where you can hold shift while turning a knob to instantly get to the middle or the 0 and 100 values. It could also be useful for certain engines to have easy access to some musically relevant values that one can skip through while holding shift. also there are a lot of engines where especially the wave-parameter detunes the sound a lot, sometimes the start position being 30, sometimes 23 or another value - it would be nice to get back to these start/ middle positions more easily.

  • Arpeggiator/ Sequencer: as a another person in this forum proposed already - a combination of arpeggiator and sequencer where the arpeggiator is led by the tones of the sequencer would be amazing. also the ability to use arpeggiator functions like mutate and octave within the sequencer would be a great improvement. there are so many great things about the arpeggiator but the moment one transforms it into or programs a sequence, most of these features are gone. an option would be to change the way the sequencer and its editing is accessed, where similar to the electron sequencer the steps are only shown when record is pressed which would free up the arpeggiator buttons outside the step editing mode.

  • Mod-Matrix: another huuuuge improvement would be to have mutate/ octave/ splice & dice as destinations within the mod-matrix so one could create generative sequences. i hope its not too difficult to achieve that which would allow for octave and dice to be controlled with an lfo or aftertouch. the mutate-function on the other side would need a trigger. if its not supposed to be triggered with every step but once in a while, another kind of trigger (maybe an end of cycle trigger from the lfo or cycling envelope?) would be needed.

  • A deeper implementation of mutable instruments plaits/ noise engineering virtl iter algorithms: the algorithms from both manufacturers sound quite different from the eurorack modules and the engines seem to me like they are lacking a lot of their power and sharpness when it comes to the sound - maybe its possible to improve that? also a resonator like rings would be a great addition to the engines of oscillator 2.

  • Oscillator Parameters: Related to that I think it could also be helpful to have a wider range for some of the parameters of the oscillator engines. They often stay within a nice sounding range where i wish i could make them a bit more freaky, crank them up and sound more dirty/ aggressive. i get that digital clipping is not the same as analog clipping but it would be amazing to push them a bit more.

  • Stereo Image: it would be great to have some more options when it comes to the stereo image aside from the effects. I dont know if thats possible hardware-wise but i would love to have stereo oscillators or filter or the possibility to perhaps spread the oscillators within the stereo image. im also missing the possibility to have pan as a destination within the mod-matrix.

  • Round-Robin: another idea would be a moog matriarch inspired round-robin mode for the oscillators or engines where triggered notes alternate between oscillators or engines.

  • Oscillator Sound Variety: one last thing for which i dont have a clear suggestion is my impression, that a lot of the engines sound quite similar in their core sound. they have different timbres but compared to mutable plaits or the elektron model cycles they all share a quite similar character – maybe its me who is lacking to tweak the minifreak in the right way but i would love to see a further refinement of the engines to make them sound more different from each other and also more dynamic and raw/ edgy.

Thank you for the amazing work <3


HI elicious and welcome to the new Sound Explorers forum!

There are some really nice suggestions in there, we’ll be sure these get to the Dev team, obviously can’t guarantee they’ll be implemented though, but of course it’s always worth asking :smile:


Hey @elicious welcome to our Sound Explorers community!

Wow, thanks so much for this is detailed list.
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These are all excellent suggestions and on the whole it would take the Minifreak to a different level

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You said the part about arpeggiator in the sequencer way better than I did!

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De bonnes idées d’amélioration auxquelles j’ajouterai la possibilité de sauter les presets de 10 en 10…

Good ideas for improvement, to which I would add the possibility of skipping presets from 10 to 10…


Hey @MrBlue welcome to our Sound Explorers community!

Thanks for your feature request, indeed it could be nice this improvement.

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this options are awesome

I would have liked the microfreak to have built-in effects, as it would have been a complete synthesizer, but as it is I love it hahaha.