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A digital synth 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. MicroFreak features a versatile Digital Oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Textu
€ 299.00

A digital synth 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.

MicroFreak features a versatile Digital Oscillator so you can create rare and interesting sounds with ease. Modes like Texturer, KarplusStrong, Harmonic OSC, and Superwave give musicians the chance to explore totally new, unheard possibilities - like having dozens of synths in just one instrument !

Arturia love to collaborate, so we’re exciting to bring you the first collaboration with acclaimed modular synth pioneers Mutable Instruments. Among the multiple modes of MicroFreak’s synth engine, you’ll be able to select the much-loved Plaits oscillator and with added paraphony.

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 or the in-built sequencer.

But wait. Did we mention that MicroFreak has a sequencer ? And a Modulation Matrix ? Things are about to get seriously interesting...

Taste the spice, throw the dice - 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 you play.

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)

Main Features

  • Synthesizer with 384 preset slots and 320 factory presets
  • 16 digital oscillator modes, including engines from Mutable Instruments and Noise Engineering
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  • 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)