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.