Akai Miniak Editor Gets Update

HyperSynth has released a v2 update to its Miniak-editor, a Windows software editor for controlling the Akai Miniak synthesizer in your DAW.

Miniak-editor can retrieve presets from Miniak memory or load them from hard drive into the editor. You can send a complete program to Miniak via sysex or change any parameter of synthesizer in real time.

Update details below.

New In Miniak Editor 2.0:

  • Added numerical and graphical readout for all envelopes.
  • Now mod matrix can be displayed in front panel using new panel switch.
  • Added intelligent randomizer.
  • Added graphical readout for EX-input balance.
  • Added readout for mod matrix level and offset.
  • Added readout for filter freq (range 0-10 KHz).
  • Added readout for portamento time and “FX1 LFO rate”.
  • Added X, Y, Z knobs “mapped to”.
  • Added option to set “category” via NRPN.
  • Added option to set tracking generator preset.
  • Now it is possible to set “FX1 LFO synced rate” via NRPN.
  • Now “Load sysex” does not show pop-up screen after opening file and it can be accessible via new “Sysex tools” menu, “Load and Send” acts like the old behavior of “Load sysex” button.
  • Added remotely saving Miniak programs in sysex format.
  • Added “Save (editor program)” in sysex format.
  • Added option to change program name and category in a sysex file.
  • Added “Settings” menu.
  • Now it is possible to configure editor in a way that it does not load panel-mode and program/bank numbers from preset.
  • Added default sysex file with pre-added 12 mod slots (useful for building a patch from scratch without manually adding mod slots in Miniak).
  • Fixed minor bug in pre-filter mix balance readout which did not display correct value at the first click.
  • Fixed issue in “update mode” auto function that did not force editor to update all parameters via NRPN properly at startup.
  • Now if you set “update mode” to manual it will block updating edit buffer at plugin startup too.
  • Fixed minor graphical mistake in osc sqr waveshape
  • Fixed issue about inverted “pitch wheel mode” after requesting patch.
  • Fixed issue about updating “env loop mode” after requesting patch.
  • Corrected “OSC fine” default value.
  • Now “All notes off” mutes all notes properly.
  • Now FX balance, FX1 feedback, vocoder analsis, vocoder bandshift are utilized with centered knob.
  • Now selecting program using program knob triggers/sends MIDI bank number too.
  • Deleted unusable “Arp module” from GUI.
  • Sorted/Renamed parameters names in a way that they are displayed in VST host list properly.
  • Updated documentation; PDF.
  • Minor GUI enhancements.

The updated Miniak Editor for Windows is available now for $38, or $9.99 for registered users.


6 thoughts on “Akai Miniak Editor Gets Update

  1. micronAU plugin is for mac and it´s free. written for alesis micron, but should also work for miniak.
    just google..

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  2. might seem like a silly question, but how is the miniak connected to the computer for editing if there is no usb port on the miniak? thanks

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  3. You connect from PC to synth via MIDI. You can get MIDI to USB cables for less than £10. Then the application sends SYSEX (MIDI messages) to change the patches.

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