This quick and easy guide runs through how to install presets into the Arturia MiniFreak hardware synthesizer. In this tutorial, we’ll be using our ‘Awake’ preset pack to demonstrate the steps.
You’ll need to use the official MiniFreak V plugin to install the patches, which you can download from your account on the Arturia website. If you haven’t yet registered your MiniFreak and gained access to the plugin, you can do so here. If you have registered your product and need to re download the plugin, you’ll find it in your account products here.
Once the plugin is installed, connect the hardware MiniFreak to your computer via the USB port, open up a DAW and then open the MiniFreak V plugin. Click the ‘Link to MiniFreak’ button:
Wait a moment for your MiniFreak to connect. Once connected, the software will mirror the hardware. To import the presets into the hardware, first open the preset menu:
Then select the MiniFreak from the left panel to display the presets saved onto the device:
Now from the preset list, choose a location you wish to import the presets from (there are 41 in total – they will import from top to bottom, for example 001-042) and right click. Now select ‘Import here’:
Now locate your presets – you can import either a bank file or individual files. We recommend using a bank file – if you’re using our ‘Awake’ pack, it’s located inside the ‘Banks’ folder. Bank files will import the whole list of presets, whereas you’ll have to import one preset at a time if using individual preset files. Job done!
You can also import the bank into the software – to do this, select ‘Import’ from the top left menu and then choose to import a bank:
You can access your banks from the preset menu, where you should now see your bank (or Awake_SG if you’re using our presets).
If you encounter any issues installing SoundGhost presets, you can contact us via our Contact form. For any issues with third party packs or your synth, please contact the vendor your purchased them from. 😊 If you haven’t already, check out our MiniFreak preset pack ‘Awake’!
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