For any of you that own the Akai Miniak, you may have noticed that the factory reset instructions in the manual don't work. For some, this probably isn't a big deal, but over the past year, I've really made a mess of things and wanted a fresh start. More so, when I bought my Miniak, it was the last one in stock, and unfortunately, it was the floor model so a lot of the patches were edited or renamed. Randomly, I stumbled upon an article last night that provided updated instructions for initializing the Miniak, and low and behold; it worked! It goes without saying that this will delete any custom patches and sequences you've created, however if you're using HyperSynth's Miniak Editor, you can always back up/restore your patches via MIDI/USB.
Now, for the instructions...
Power Miniak off
Press & hold |Octave Down| |Sequences| |Programs|
Power Miniak on
At this point, you should receive the following message:
Config is reset.
You may restart.
Turn the Miniak off and once you restart, she'll be fresh as a daisy!