The Arturia Microfreak Hybrid Synthesizer was definitely made for the curious. It blends legendary wavetable, digital oscillators and smooth analogue filters. It features a unique poly-aftertouch flat keyboard. It adds controlled randomness to sequences.
The best of both worlds
Inspired by the trailblazing 12-dB Oberheim SEM filter, you can make MicroFreak’s 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. In addition, the Arturia MicroFreak has a sequencer and mod matrix - creative heaven!
Can I play with Madness
to take things a little more far-out, the Microfreak features a versatile digital oscillator so you can create rare and interesting timbres with ease. Modes like Texturer, 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.
Arturia and acclaimed modular synth pioneers Mutable Instruments have collaborated to bring you this exceptional instrument. Among the multiple modes of MicroFreak’s synth engine, you’ll be able to select the much-loved Plaits oscillator and with added paraphony. Now you can enjoy the same otherworldly sounds, the same modes, and with the same parameter controls as the iconic Eurorack module!
A completely new playing surface
The Arturia Microfreak comes with a totally new playing surface. It’s a PCB. Super-flat board, with no moving parts. Will it track lightning-fast synth solos? Sure will. Will it let you be expressive? Of course, it’s not only pressure sensitive, but also offers poly-aftertouch.
You can also use the Microfreaks 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 your existing virtual instruments.
Manufacturer Arturia Model Microfreak Hybrid Synthesizer Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.2 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches (311 x 233 x 55mm) Weight 1kg Keyboard 25-key capacitive keybed with polyphonic aftertouch Sound Source Wavetable, Digital, Analog Sequencer 64-step Arpeggiator Up, Order, Random, Spice & Dice Connectivity CV In/Out, USB, MIDI, 1/4" Audio Out, 6.3mm and 1/8" Headphone Out
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