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Arturia Microfreak Experimental Hybrid Synth

MICROFREAK

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Retail Price: $405.00
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MicroFreak
EXPERIMENTAL HYBRID SYNTH

A synthesizer like no other, MicroFreak is a peculiar, exceptional instrument that rewards the curious musician. It blends wavetable and digital oscillators with analog filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences. This isn’t a revolution, it’s a mutiny.

 

 

Whether you’re looking for your first, affordable hardware synth or are a collector looking for original sounds and unique interface, MicroFreak is the synth you need.

This out-there little music machine features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Wavetable, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give adventurous musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities. Like having dozens of synths in just one instrument, both wild-eyed newcomers and seasoned professionals will fall in love with MicroFreak’s flexible, powerful synth engine.

Microfreak Detail of Keys

Small but fierce
MicroFreak packs so much in to such a compact instrument, you'll wonder how we did it. We'd love to say it was magic, but it was pure skill and passion.

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Physical modelling, wavetable synthesis, virtual analog - MicroFreak features 16 awesome oscillator modes, including 5 bespoke Arturia engines, 7 modes from Mutable Instruments, and 3 oscillator modes designed with Noise Engineering.

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Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB SEM filter, you can make MicroFreak’s analog filter scream or whisper to taste. The filter is state-variable, and can even auto-oscillate! You can use this is any way you like, from taking the edge of the razor-sharp wavetable sounds, or automating the cutoff by modulating it with keyboard pressure or the in-built sequencer.


Did we mention that MicroFreak has a sequencer? And a mod matrix?

 

Arturia Microfreak Spice and Dice controls

Record up to four automations, edit notes per step or use the innovative Spice and Dice sequencer functions to find happy accidents. Add randomization to create evolving, original patterns, and virtually rewire and reconfigure its signal chain and controls with the 5x7 modulation matrix.


“That’s a funny looking keyboard”

That’s right, it is. It isn’t really even a keyboard. It’s a PCB. Super-flat, with no moving parts. Will it track lightning-fast synth solos? You bet. Better than a traditional keyboard, actually.

Will it let you be expressive? Of course, it’s not only pressure sensitive, but also offers poly-aftertouch. This means each key can control parameters in a different way depending on how much you touch.

You can also use its USB, MIDI, and CV outputs to control instruments in your DAW and modular synths. This also means that you can also use MicroFreak as a controller to experience polyphonic aftertouch with cutting edge software instruments.

 

Microfreak Features:
  • Synthesizer with 384 preset slots and 320 factory presets
  • 18 digital oscillator modes, including engines from Mutable Instruments and Noise Engineering
  • Up to 4-voice unison mode with 12-semitone unison spread
  • Analog State Variable Filter, 12dB/octave, resonant, Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass
  • ADSR envelope
  • Cycling Envelope offering two modes
    • Envelope
    • LFO
  • LFO with Sync: Sine, Tri, Saw, Square, Random, Slew Random
  • Modulation matrix with 5 sources and 7 destinations (3 custom destinations)
  • Monophonic or Paraphonic modes - Up to 4 voices
  • Chord mode lets you program a chord shape and play it on any note
  • Scale Quantize lets you set a specific scale for the white notes to simplify the creative process
  • 25-key capacitive keybed with polyphonic aftertouch
  • Capacitive touch strip
  • Crisp OLED display for editing and parameter values
  • Powerful arpeggiator
    • Up, Order, Random, Pattern modes
    • Spice & Dice Gate randomizers
  • 64-step sequencer
    • 2 patterns per preset
    • 4 automation tracks per preset
    • CV / Gate / Mod outputs
    • USB, Clock and MIDI in and out
    • 6.35mm master and 3.5mm headphone output (TRRS input compatible for Vocoder engine)

    Box contents:
    • MicroFreak unit
    • Power supply
    Size & Weight:
    • Instrument size : 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm)
    • Instrument weight : 2.3 lbs. (1.02 Kg)

OPTIONAL ACCESSORY

Arturia Microfreak Gooseneck Vocoder Microphone

Add the Optional Microfreak Gooseneck Vocoder Microphone and manipulate your sound like never before with the built-in 16-band vocoder. Sequence vocal melodies, modulate voice parameters with the LFO, and much more.

 



Model: MICROFREAK
Manufacturer: Arturia

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