Karanyi Minipol Synthesizer Is FREE For A Limited Time


Karanyi Sounds offer the Minipol virtual analog synthesizer as a free download for a limited time.

Nothing ushers in a holiday quite like free stuff. If you’ve been searching for a new sound maker to while away the hours, look no further.

Minipol is available for free download after subscribing to Karanyi Sounds’ newsletter.

For the uninitiated, Minipol is a virtual analog synthesizer. It is a subtractive synthesizer, which you undoubtedly have at least a dozen examples of. However, it has some neat features to help set it aside from the pack.

Minipol houses four oscillators, each with its own independent gain controls. Each oscillator has its own waveform, your expected sine, saw, square, and pulse waves. All of these can be independently panned as well.

There is a single filter, which is a state variable by design. You cannot select the filter’s slope, which is a bit of a bummer.

There are also effects included, with a delay, reverb, tone, and chorus present. These all mesh well with the synthesizer’s overall tone and are a welcome inclusion.

Minipol’s smart randomization feature is a novel take on preset randomization.

Naturally, you can have it randomize all parameters, but you can also set it to only randomize a single set of parameters. This is a great way to quickly get inspiration for new sounds.

The controls are kept to a single page, with no additional tabs or menus. For quick ideas or bread-and-butter sounds, Minipol can do quick work.

You cannot cross-modulate or apply FM or RM to the waveforms themselves, which sort of hampers making more complex textures. But for the price, I can’t complain.

Also packaged with Minipol are 300 artist-designed presets. If smart randomization is too random for you, then you’ve got a plethora of sound choices to make without having to get down to sound design.

Minipol is available for Windows and Mac computers. Supported plugin formats are VST3 and AU. Apple Silicon compatibility isn’t supported at this time, at least as far as I can see. Mac users will likely have to run it in Rosetta.

Download: Minipol


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    • Mine throws an initial block due to “unknown application” and then warns you again when you override it, but that’s normal for WinDef and third-party apps. An actual scan, both on the zip and the extracted files, gives no other flags.

      The files are clean.

  1. Head’s up, when you go to the Minipol downloads page the files “Minipol_MacOS_UB_xxxx” are labeled “UB” for Universal Binary 2 which means they are natively supported on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs. :-)

    Yet another BPB community shout out to Kate Stone’s extremely handy PlugInfo app in the App Store for verifying which plugs are Intel-32/64 and and which ones are Apple Silicon-friendly.

    $3.00 well spent:


  2. Can’t enjoy AI GUIs anymore, Acustica ones are cool yet too much of the same thing… now companies start to look pretty much all the same 🤦🏻‍♂️ actually that sale banner looks AI generated too.

  3. Michal Ochedowski


    My expectations were low for this holiday period. I actually haven’t thought about any free offers being posted here until Tuesday. What a great surprise with this instrument. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Patrik Bane Wiking


    I absoluty love Minipool, it’s very analogue and warm sounding. Almost like a Diva by U-He light with a random buttom. :)

  5. Michal Ochedowski


    Can anyone confirm that all knobs on Minipol are very blurry when GUI is scaled beyong 100 %? Some of the fonts are blurry too.

  6. Nice, thanks a lot this synth sounds really analog, at one level with blamsofts VK1
    Now the big master question, where can we find the analog digital converters 😂

  7. Installed on windows 7 with service pack 2 and couldn’t get it to work, according to the log file installation was successful, no error massages… also Sonar couldn’t identify vst plugin; all others requirements was meet as specified within installation instructions… after installation I was prompted to provide serial #/key and set sounds directory, after that I couldn’t start program anymore….neither once…any idea/suggestions what could be or where to look to get itwork?

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